Knife (album)

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Knife
Knife aztec camera.jpg
Studio album by Aztec Camera
Released 1984
Recorded Air Studios
Genre Indie pop
Label Sire (LP), WEA (CD)
Producer Mark Knopfler
Aztec Camera chronology
High Land, Hard Rain
(1983)High Land, Hard Rain1983
Knife
(1984)
Love
(1987)Love1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (B+)[2]
Rolling Stone 2/5 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. ^ "Robert Christgau review". Robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  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