Next (The Sensational Alex Harvey Band album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember, 1973
StudioAudio International, London; Apple Studios, London
GenreHard Rock, Glam
LabelVertigo, 2002 CD reissue released on Universal International
ProducerThe Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Phil Wainman
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band chronology
The Impossible Dream
Singles from Next
  1. "Giddy Up A Ding Dong"
    Released: October 12, 1973 - UK only
  2. "Swampsnake"
    Released: 1973 - US only
  3. "The Faith Healer"
    Released: February 15, 1974 - UK only
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]

Next is the second album by The Sensational Alex Harvey Band. The album was released in 1973. It was released separately on CD, though it is widely available on a 2 in 1 album, the other album being their debut album Framed.

"Swampsnake" was covered by American rock band Zilch on their 1998 debut album 3.2.1..

"The Faith Healer" was covered by Australian band The Church on their 1999 covers album A Box of Birds. In the same year ex-Marillion singer Fish released his version on the album Raingods With Zippos.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Alex Harvey and Hugh McKenna, except where noted.

Side one
2."Gang Bang"4:42
3."The Faith Healer"7:21
Side two
1."Giddy Up a Ding Dong"Freddie Bell, Joey Lattanzi3:14
2."Next"Jacques Brel, Mort Shuman, Eric Blau4:02
3."Vambo Marble Eye"Alex Harvey, Hugh McKenna, Zal Cleminson, Chris Glen, Ted McKenna4:25
4."The Last of the Teenage Idols"Harvey, H. McKenna, Cleminson7:15


The Sensational Alex Harvey Band[edit]


  • Phil Wainmanproducer
  • Pete Coleman – engineer
  • John Mills – engineer
  • David Batchelor – assistant producer, backing vocals
  • Pip Williams – arrangements on "Swampsnake", "Gang Bang", "Next" and "The Last of the Teenage Idols"
  • Dave Field – sleeve


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