Night Attack (album)

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Night Attack
Night Attack.jpg
Studio album by The Angels
Released November 1981
Recorded EMI 301 Studio
Genre Hard rock
Length 38:23
Label Liberation
Producer Ed Thacker, John Brewster, Rick Brewster
The Angels chronology
Dark Room
(1980)
Night Attack
(1981)
Watch the Red
(1983)

Night Attack is the fifth album by Australian band The Angels, it was released in 1981. It had its domestic release under their own name by Liberation Music. The album peaked at #11 on the National albums chart.[1] For the 1982 American release of Night Attack by Epic Records, they used the band name Angel City.

In June 2002, Shock Records issued The Complete Sessions 1980 - 1983. The 4-CD box set included remasters of Dark Room (9 bonus tracks), Night Attack (9 bonus tracks), Watch The Red (5 bonus tracks) and The Blow (2-CD set). In June 2006, Liberation Music re-issued Night Attack from The Complete Sessions 1980 - 1983.

Background[edit]

The Angels had signed an international contract with CBS Records and released Face to Face in March 1980, on the Epic label. The band named itself Angel City, for international releases, to avoid legal problems with the Casablanca Records' act Angel. Dark Room was released in June 1980, with the international version having different tracks. In March 1981, drummer Graham Bidstrup left the band and was replaced by New Zealander Brent Eccles. The Never so Live EP, was issued in October, and the new single "Fashion and Fame" followed. In November 1981 Night Attack, which also included "Fashion and Fame", produced by Ed Thacker, John Brewster and Rick Brewster, was released, But Radio preferred the live version of "Fashion and Fame" from "Never so Live" and continued to play that version which affected sales of the "Night Attack" album.

The band's third international album, Night Attack included a remixed version of "Back On You", previously only available on the flipside of the "Into The Heat" single. Early in 1982, it became apparent Chris Bailey would be unable to tour with the band in the US; American Jim Hilbun was recruited as his replacement.

In June 2002, Shock Records issued The Complete Sessions 1980 - 1983. The 4-CD box set included remasters of Dark Room (9 bonus tracks), Night Attack (9 bonus tracks), Watch The Red (5 bonus tracks) and The Blow (2-CD set). In June 2006, Liberation Music re-issued Night Attack from The Complete Sessions 1980 - 1983. The album artwork was done by Helen (Nay) Jackson, Jana Hartig and Peach with help from Doc Neeson himself, at CBS Records Australia, 1981.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by John Brewster (as John Brewster-Jones), Rick Brewster (as Richard Brewster-Jones), Doc Neeson (as Bernard Neeson) unless otherwise indicated.[2]

Australian 1981 release

  1. "Long Night" - 4:12
  2. "Runnin' Wild" - 4:19
  3. "Fashion and Fame" - 4:38
  4. "City out of Control" - 5:55
  5. "Night Attack" (J Brewster, R Brewster, Neeson, Brent Eccles) - 3:31
  6. "Nothin' to Win" - 4:14
  7. "Living on the Outside" - 4:20
  8. "Talk About You" (J Brewster, R Brewster, Neeson, Eccles) - 3:29
  9. "Storm the Bastille" (J Brewster, R Brewster, Neeson, Chris Bailey) - 3:43

Bonus Tracks on 2002 Shock Records release

  1. "Casablanca" - 4:18
  2. "Small Talk" - 3:31
  3. "Back on You" - 3:05
  4. "Chaplin's Drum" - 3:22
  5. "Fashion and Fame" (Live) - 4:40
  6. "Talk About You" (Live) (J Brewster, R Brewster, Neeson, Eccles) - 3:31
  7. "Bad Dream" (Live) (J Brewster, R Brewster, Neeson, Bailey) - 4:20
  8. "Angel" (Live) - 4:46
  9. "Devil's Gate" (Live) - 5:51

US 1982 release

Night Attack
NightAttack AngelCity.jpg
Studio album by Angel City
Released 1982
Recorded 1981
Genre Hard rock
Length 43:25
Label Epic
Producer Ed Thacker, John Brewster, Rick Brewster
Angel City chronology
Night Attack
AUS release(1981)
Night Attack
US release (1982)
Watch the Red
(1983)
  1. "Long Night" - 4:12
  2. "Living on the Outside" - 4:19
  3. "Back on You" - 3:05
  4. "Fashion and Fame" - 4:38
  5. "Night Attack" - 3:31
  6. "City out of Control" - 5:54
  7. "Talk About You" - 3:29
  8. "Running Wild" - 4:18
  9. "Nothin' to Win" - 4:13
  10. "Storm the Bastille" – 3:34

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Peak position
1981 Kent Music Report
AUS albums chart[1]
11

Personnel[edit]

The Angels / Angel City members

Recording details

  • Producer – Ed Thacker, J Brewster, R Brewster
    • Assistant – Paul Ray
    • Producer on bonus tracks – J Brewster, R Brewster, Peter McIan
  • Engineer – Ed Thacker
  • Mastering – Greg Calbi
    • Remastering – Don Bartley, R Brewster
  • Mixing – R Brewster
  • Reissue coordinator, track selector – David Williams
  • Compilation – R Brewster

Artwork

  • Liner notes – Glenn A. Baker, R Brewster, Eccles
  • Photography – Bob King

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.  NOTE: Used for Australian Singles and Albums charting from 1970 until ARIA created their own charts in mid-1988. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Kent" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ "APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Rights Association. Archived from the original on May 17, 2007. Retrieved 2008-09-27.  Note: requires user to input track title e.g. LONG NIGHT

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