Knife (album)

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Knife
Knife aztec camera.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1984
RecordedFebruary-June 1984
VenueAir Studios
GenreIndie pop
LabelSire (LP), WEA (CD)
ProducerMark Knopfler
Aztec Camera chronology
High Land, Hard Rain
(1983)
Knife
(1984)
Love
(1987)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideB+[2]
Rolling Stone2/5 stars[3]

Knife is the second album by Aztec Camera and was released in 1984. It reached number 14 on the UK Albums Chart – their highest showing at that time.[4] It also charted at No. 29 on the Swedish Albums Chart.[5]

The original release did not include the acoustic cover of "Jump" by Van Halen; this was added after Aztec Camera's version (originally the B-side of "All I Need Is Everything") gained popularity.

Track listing[edit]

Side A

  1. "Still on Fire" – 3:56
  2. "Just Like the USA" – 4:03
  3. "Head Is Happy (Heart's Insane)" – 4:16
  4. "The Back Door to Heaven" – 5:22

Side B

  1. "All I Need Is Everything" – 5:44
  2. "Backwards and Forwards" – 4:13
  3. "The Birth of the True" – 2:42
  4. "Knife" – 9:05

All songs written by Roddy Frame

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mason, Stewart. "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 17 March 2012.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1990). "A". Christgau's Record Guide: The '80s. Pantheon Books. ISBN 0-679-73015-X. Retrieved 16 August 2020 – via robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review Archived 12 April 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 35. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  5. ^ Knife @ finnishcharts.com Retrieved June 2009