Moxy II

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Moxy II
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Studio album by Moxy
Released 1976
Recorded Sound Stage Studios, Toronto, April 1976
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 35:40
Label Mercury
Producer Jack Douglas, Edward Leonetti
Moxy chronology
Moxy
(1975)Moxy1975
Moxy II
(1976)
Ridin' High
(1977)Ridin' High1977
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Moxy II is the second studio album by the Canadian hard rock and heavy metal band Moxy, released in 1976. The album was recorded in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at Sound Stage studio in April 1976 with Jack Douglas producing. The album produced two songs that hit the charts in Canada with "Take It Or Leave It" that reached number 14 and "Cause There's Another" that reached number 16 on the Top 30 on CHUM (AM) in Toronto Canada,[2] and the KISS-FM Texas hits "Midnight Flight" and "One More Heartbreak". The album sold well because of strong live appearances that included tours with Black Sabbath,[3] Boston, and Triumph[4] with heavy promotion by the label (Polydor) (Mercury Records). The album was highly acclaimed on release by Geoff Barton in the UK music publication, Sounds, following which the magazine made the album available to readers for the special price of £1.50.

Credits[edit]

  • Buzz Shearman - vocals
  • Earl Johnson - Guitar, Slide Guitar
  • Buddy Caine - Guitar, blowbag & acoustic guitar
  • Terry Juric - Bass
  • Bill Wade - drums, percussion
  • Mika Sharun - Vocals (Background)
  • Steve Byron - Vocals (Background), Assistant
  • The Wisconsin Kid (Background vocals)
  • Edward Leonetti - Producer
  • Jack Douglas - Producer
  • Jay Messina - Mixing, Mixing Engineer
  • Lee DeCarlo - Engineer
  • Recorded April, 1976 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at Sound Stage Sudio
  • Mixed May, 1976 in New York City at The Record Plant

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Cause There's Another" - 3:45 (Buddy Caine, Buzz Shearman)
  2. "Take it or Leave It" - 3:43 (Buddy Caine, Buzz Shearman)
  3. "Through the Storm" - 4:00 (Earl Johnson)
  4. "One More Heartbreak" - 2:38 (Earl Johnson)
  5. "Slippin' Out" - 4:02 (Earl Johnson, Bill Wade, Terry Juric)
  6. "Midnight Flight" - 3:30 (Earl Johnson)
  7. "Change in My Life" - 4:38 (Buzz Shearman, Buddy Caine)
  8. "Tryin' Just for You" - 4:30 (Buzz Shearman, Buddy Caine)
  9. "Wet Suit" - 4:54 (Buzz Shearman, Buddy Caine, Terry Juric, Bill Wade, The Wisconsin Kid)

Reissued[edit]

Moxy’s original catalogue of albums were again available starting in 1993 when Valerie Shearman ("Buzz" widow) oversaw the release of all of Moxy's back catalogue of albums on CD through Pacemaker Records, again starting in 2003 this time through Unidisc Music Inc. and in 2009 by Cyclone records Canada.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Chart at CHUM AM". 1050chum.com. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 
  3. ^ "Black SabbathTour dates for 1976". Black Sabbath.com. Archived from the original on 2009-11-24. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 
  4. ^ "Bio at CanadianBands.comTopic:Triumph". CanadianBands.com. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 

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