Information (Dave Edmunds album)

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Dave Edmunds Information album cover.jpg
Studio album by Dave Edmunds
Released April 1983
Recorded 1983 at Maison Rouge, Eden and Wisseloord Studios, the Netherlands
Genre Rock
Length 34:49
Label Arista (UK)
Columbia Records (US)
Producer Dave Edmunds, Jeff Lynne
Dave Edmunds chronology
D.E. 7th
Riff Raff
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (B-)[2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[3]

Information is a 1983 album by Welsh rock musician Dave Edmunds. The album was his second release for Arista Records (in the UK) and Columbia Records (in the US).

Information marked the first time in Edmunds' solo career that he collaborated with an outside producer. Electric Light Orchestra frontman Jeff Lynne produced two songs on the album: the title track, and the Lynne-penned "Slipping Away". The latter would become Edmunds' first American top-40 hit in 13 years (and his last top-40 hit to date), reaching #39 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album itself reached #51 on the Billboard 200 and #92 in the UK.

Other notable cover versions on the album include NRBQ's "I Want You Bad" and The J. Geils Band's "Wait".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Slipping Away" (Jeff Lynne)
  2. "Don't You Double" (Moon Martin)
  3. "I Want You Bad" (Terry Adams, Phil Crandon)
  4. "Wait" (Seth Justman, Peter Wolf)
  5. "The Watch on My Wrist" (Paul Kennerley)
  6. "The Shape I'm In" (Lee Cathy, Otis Blackwell)
  7. "Information" (Dave Edmunds, Mark Radice)
  8. "Feel So Right" (Paul Kennerley)
  9. "What Have I Got to Do to Win?" (John David, Edmunds)
  10. "Don't Call Me Tonight" (Dave Edmunds)
  11. "Have a Heart" (John David)