Marching Out

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Marching Out
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Studio album by Yngwie Malmsteen
Released 30 September 1985 (1985-09-30)
Recorded Cherokee Studios in Los Angeles; Skyline Studios in Topanga, California
Genre Neoclassical metal, heavy metal
Length 45:22
Label Polydor
Producer Yngwie Malmsteen
Yngwie Malmsteen chronology
Rising Force
(1984)Rising Force1984
Marching Out
(1985)
Trilogy
(1986)Trilogy1986
Alternative cover
American vinyl edition
American vinyl edition
Singles from Marching Out
  1. "I Am a Viking" / "Don't Let It End"
    Released: 1985[1]

Marching Out is the second studio album by guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen, released on 30 September 1985 through Polydor Records.[2] The album reached No. 52 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and remained on that chart for 28 weeks,[3] as well as reaching the top 30 in two other countries.[2]

The eighth track, "On the Run Again", is a remake of "Victim of the City", a song written in 1983 by Malmsteen's earlier band Steeler, which was later released on their 2005 compilation album Metal Generation: The Steeler Anthology.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[4]
Kerrang! 3/5 stars[5]
Martin Popoff 10/10 stars[6]

Steve Huey at AllMusic gave Marching Out 3.5 stars out of five, calling it a "worthwhile listen" but being somewhat critical of Malmsteen's lyrics and the songs' fantasy-oriented subject matter. Malmsteen's guitar work was described as "slightly more raw and aggressive" than his 1984 debut album Rising Force.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Yngwie Malmsteen.

No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "Prelude" (instrumental) 1:00
2. "I'll See the Light, Tonight" Malmsteen, Jeff Scott Soto 4:27
3. "Don't Let It End" Malmsteen, Soto 4:09
4. "Disciples of Hell" Malmsteen 5:53
5. "I Am a Viking" Malmsteen 6:00
6. "Overture 1383" (instrumental) 2:58
7. "Anguish and Fear" Malmsteen 3:50
8. "On the Run Again" Soto 3:25
9. "Soldier Without Faith" Malmsteen 6:10
10. "Caught in the Middle" Malmsteen, Soto 4:20
11. "Marching Out" (instrumental) 3:10
Total length: 45:22

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1985 Swedish albums chart 9[2]
Dutch albums chart 30[2]
Billboard 200 52[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yngwie J. Malmsteen's Rising Force – I Am A Viking". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-12-24.
  2. ^ a b c d "Yngwie J. Malmsteen's Rising Force - Marching Out (album)". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-01-12.
  3. ^ a b "Yngwie Malmsteen - Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2014-12-24.
  4. ^ a b Huey, Steve. "Marching Out - Yngwie Malmsteen". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-01-06.
  5. ^ Simmons, Sylvie (17 October 1985). "Risible Farce?". Kerrang!. 105. London, UK: Morgan Grampian. p. 20. 
  6. ^ Popoff, Martin (November 1, 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5. 

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