No Fun Aloud

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No Fun Aloud
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Studio album by Glenn Frey
Released May 28, 1982
Recorded Early Fall, 1981 - Spring, 1982
Studio Wilder Bros. Studios and Rudy Records, Los Angeles, Muscle Shoals Sound, Sheffield, Alabama, Bayshore Recording Studio, Miami
Genre
Length 39:21
Label Asylum
Producer
Glenn Frey chronology
No Fun Aloud
(1982)
The Allnighter
(1984)The Allnighter1984
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars link

No Fun Aloud is the debut solo studio album by Glenn Frey, the guitarist for the Eagles. the album was released in May 1982 on Asylum in the US and the UK.

Upon release, the album was received fairly well by the majority of music critics and became a moderate commercial success. The album reached #32 on the charts and featured two top 40 singles with "The One You Love" and "I Found Somebody". The album was certified Gold by the RIAA, selling over 500,000 (half a million) copies in the United States alone.

Critical reception[edit]

Writing retrospectively for AllMusic, critic Mike DeGagne wrote of the album "it's Frey's perfectly guided vocals and impeccable talent for crafting laid-back love songs that make[s] the album noteworthy." and he also praises that "With Frey's own production assistance, No Fun Aloud stands up as a modest debut album."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Glenn Frey and Jack Tempchin, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "I Found Somebody" 4:05
2. "The One You Love" 4:34
3. "Partytown" 2:57
4. "I Volunteer" (Jack Tempchin, Bill Bodine) 4:06
5. "I've Been Born Again" (Don Davis, James Dean) 4:36
6. "Sea Cruise" (Huey "Piano" Smith, Johnny Vincent) 2:36
7. "That Girl" (Glenn Frey, Bob Seger) 3:41
8. "All Those Lies" (Frey) 4:43
9. "She Can't Let Go" 3:11
10. "Don't Give Up" 4:48
Total length: 39:21

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Glenn Frey, Allan Blazek, Jim Ed Norman
  • Engineers: Allan Blazek, Steve Melton
  • Assistant engineers: Glenn Frey, Ray Blair, George Gomez, Ben King, Mary Beth McLemore, Jay Parti
  • Mixing: Allan Blazek
  • Horn arrangements: Jim Ed Norman, Lee Thornburg
  • String arrangements: Jim Ed Norman
  • Art Direction: Jeff Adamoff
  • Design: Jeff Adamoff
  • Photography: Jim Shea

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1982 Pop Albums 32

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1982 "Don't Give Up" Mainstream Rock 25
1982 "I Found Somebody" Adult Contemporary 27
1982 "I Found Somebody" Mainstream Rock 57
1982 "I Found Somebody" Pop Singles 31
1982 "Partytown" Mainstream Rock 5
1982 "The One You Love" Adult Contemporary 2
1982 "The One You Love" Pop Singles 15
1983 "All Those Lies" Adult Contemporary 28
1983 "All Those Lies" Pop Singles 41

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/no-fun-aloud-mw0000311674