Living in Fear

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Living in Fear
Studio album by The Power Station
Released 30 September 1996
Recorded 1996 at Ocean in L.A.; Hit Factory, Electric Lady and The Power Station in New York; Stonehenge in Milan; El Vino, Spain; and Digital Studios in Capri.
Genre Hard rock
Length 48:29
Label Chrysalis/Capitol
Guardian Records (US)
Producer Bernard Edwards
The Power Station chronology
The Power Station
(1985)The Power Station1985
Living in Fear
Singles from Living in Fear
  1. "She Can Rock It"
    Released: 30 September 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Living in Fear is the second and final studio album from the supergroup The Power Station, released in 1996.

Although unconfirmed strong rumors state that the title of the album was inspired by John L. O'Connor. Also considered but not used was "Shakebox".

In the pre-recording stage of the album, the band had the same lineup as for their previous album in 1985 (Robert Palmer, Andy Taylor, John Taylor and Tony Thompson), and all four musicians worked on the writing and arranging of the songs. However, John Taylor was going through a divorce at the time, as well as entering drug rehab, and pulled out before the album was recorded. Instead Bernard Edwards, the producer, played all bass parts on Living In Fear, and took over as the group's official fourth member. John Taylor still receives writing and arranging credits on the finished album, but does not play on it, and is not listed as a group member.

Unfortunately, Edwards died of pneumonia in Japan before the album was released; the album is dedicated to his memory. These two events did not help the album and it was not a commercial success, with only one single, "She Can Rock It", being released.

The band, now officially a trio, toured in support of the album in 1996, with Guy Pratt (bass) and Luke Morley of Thunder (additional guitar) along as session musicians. The set-list contained a mix of Palmer, Chic, old and new Power Station songs.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Robert Palmer, Andy Taylor, John Taylor and Tony Thompson, except where noted.

  1. "Notoriety" – 5:06
  2. "Scared" – 4:06
  3. "She Can Rock It" – 4:16
  4. "Let's Get It On" (Marvin Gaye, Ed Townsend) – 7:03
  5. "Life Forces" – 4:08
  6. "Fancy That" – 3:41
  7. "Living in Fear" – 4:37
  8. "Shut Up" – 4:12
  9. "Dope" – 2:53
  10. "Love Conquers All" – 4:30
  11. "Taxman" (George Harrison) – 3:51

Note: the US release had "Power Trippin'" as track 4.

Japan edition, reissue[edit]

This edition features four bonus tracks, "She Can Rock It (edit)", "Power Trippin'" and "Charanga", previously released on the "She Can Rock It" CD single, plus the unreleased "Babyin' You", a different, pink, color sleeve, and a different track list.

  1. "Living in Fear" – 4:37
  2. "She Can Rock It" – 4:16
  3. "Scared" – 4:06
  4. "Fancy That" – 3:41
  5. "Notoriety" – 5:06
  6. "Power Trippin'" – 4:21 (bonus track, previously released)
  7. "Life Forces" – 4:08
  8. "Let's Get It On" (Marvin Gaye, Ed Townsend) – 7:03
  9. "Babyin' You" – 3:12 (bonus track)
  10. "Shut Up" – 4:12
  11. "Love Conquers All" – 4:30
  12. "Charanga" – 6:01 (bonus track, previously released)
  13. "Taxman" (George Harrison) – 3:51
  14. "Dope" – 2:53
  15. "She Can Rock It" – 4:00 (edit, bonus track, previously released)