Night of the Crime

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Night of the crime
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 20, 1985
StudioBearsville Studios, Bearsville, New York and Chaton Studios, Phoenix, Arizona
GenreHeavy metal, glam metal
Length41:00
LabelCapitol
ProducerEddie Kramer
Icon chronology
Icon
(1984)
Night of the crime
(1985)
More Perfect Union
(1987)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal4/10[2]
Kerrang!5/5 stars[3]

Night of the Crime is the second album by the heavy metal band Icon. It was far more polished than their self-titled debut and forayed into areas of glam only previously alluded to on their debut. It was produced and engineered by legendary producer, Eddie Kramer. Around 30 songs were demoed for the album, and Kramer´s version included one more finished track, "Hang Tough" (later covered by Pretty Maids). Ron Nevison mixed the album and "Hang Tough" did not make it to the final release. The album has, like the debut, been remastered and re-released several times on CD. "Night of the Crime" was voted 3rd best AOR album of all time by Kerrang! magazine readers in 1988, behind multimillion selling classic albums by Journey and Michael Bolton.[4]

Track list[edit]

Side one
  1. "Naked Eyes" (Bob Halligan Jr., John Aquilino) – 4:04
  2. "Missing" (Halligan Jr.) – 4:30
  3. "Danger Calling" (Halligan Jr., Dan Wexler) – 3:39
  4. "(Take Another) Shot at My Heart" (Wexler, Stephen Clifford) – 3:23
  5. "Out for Blood" (Wexler, Aquilino) – 5:40
Side two
  1. "Raise the Hammer" (Halligan Jr.) – 3:33
  2. "Frozen Tears" (Halligan Jr.) – 4:00
  3. "Whites of Their Eyes" (Halligan Jr., Wexler) – 3:43
  4. "Hungry for Love" (Wexler, Clifford) – 4:17
  5. "Rock My Radio" (Wexler, Clifford, Mike Varney) – 4:14

Personnel[edit]

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  • Stephen Clifford – vocals
  • Dan Wexler – guitars
  • John Aquilino – guitars
  • Tracy Wallach – bass, vocals
  • Pat Dixon – drums
Production
  • Eddie Kramer – producer for Remarkable Productions Inc., engineer
  • Mark McKenna – engineer
  • Bill Scheniman, Chris Isca, Steve Escallier – additional engineers
  • Ron Nevison – mixing at The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA
  • Dan Wexler, Mike Clink – mixing assistant
  • Mike Reese – mastering
  • Tom Muller – CD mastering
  • Stan Watts – illustrations
  • Klee Shea – design
  • Karen Filter, Norman Seeff – photography
  • Volker Kurze – reissue producer for ATM Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ Theakston, Rob. "Icon - Night of the Crime review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-09-03.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (November 1, 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 167. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5.
  3. ^ Oliver, Derek (6 Mar 1986). "Icon 'Night of the Crime'". Kerrang!. No. 115. London, UK: Morgan Grampian. p. 26.
  4. ^ http://www.rocklistmusic.co.uk/kerrang.html#AOR Albums