Making Contact (album)

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Making Contact
UFO - Making Contact.jpg
Studio album by UFO
Released February 1983
Recorded August-December 1982
Studio
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 43:24
Label Chrysalis
Producer Mick Glossop
UFO chronology
Mechanix
(1982)Mechanix1982
Making Contact
(1983)
Misdemeanor
(1985)Misdemeanor1985
Singles from Making Contact
  1. "When It's Time to Rock" / "Everybody Knows"
    Released: 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 8/10[2]

Making Contact is the eleventh studio album released by the British hard rock band UFO, the first album without founder bassist Pete Way. UFO disbanded after an unsuccessful European tour and a few UK dates in 1983.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Blinded by a Lie" (Neil Carter, Phil Mogg) – 3:58
  2. "Diesel in the Dust" (Carter, Mogg) – 4:29
  3. "A Fool for Love" (Carter, Mogg) – 3:57
  4. "You and Me" (Carter, Mogg) – 3:20
  5. "When It's Time to Rock" (Paul Chapman, Mogg) – 5:27
Side two
  1. "The Way the Wild Wind Blows" (Carter, Chapman, Mogg) – 4:14
  2. "Call My Name" (Carter, Mogg) – 3:14
  3. "All Over You" (Carter, Mogg) – 4:24
  4. "No Getaway" (Carter, Chapman, Mogg) – 3:32
  5. "Push, It's Love" (Carter, Mogg) – 3:16
Japanese CD edition bonus track
  1. "Everybody Knows" (Chapman, Mogg) – 3:33
2009 Remastered edition bonus tracks
  1. "When It's Time to Rock" (Live Birmingham 26/03/83)
  2. "Blinded by a Lie" (Live from Oxford 25/03/83)

Personnel[edit]

UFO
Production
  • Mick Glossop - producer, engineer
  • Peter Thea, Richard Mainwaring - engineers
  • Gavin McKillop, Keith Nixon, Leigh Mantle - assistant engineers
  • Alan Adler - illustration
  • John Pasche, Andrew Ellis - art direction

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1983 UK Albums Chart[3] 32
Billboard 200[4] 153

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1983 "When It's Time to Rock" UK Singles Chart[5] 70

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anderson, Jason. "UFO Making Contact review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. pp. 376–377. ISBN 978-1894959315. 
  3. ^ "Making Contact Chart Stats". Chart Stats.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  4. ^ "Making Contact Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-08-31. 
  5. ^ "When It's Time To Rock Chart Stats". Chart Stats.com. Archived from the original on 2012-09-06. Retrieved 2011-08-31.