No Parole from Rock 'n' Roll

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No Parole from Rock 'n' Roll
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Studio album by Alcatrazz
Released 15 October 1983
Recorded Rocshire Studios, Anaheim, California,
Skyline Studio, Topanga, California
Genre Heavy metal
Length 41:20
Label Rocshire Records (US)
RCA (Europe)
Polydor (Japan)
Producer Dennis Mackay, Andrew Trueman
Alcatrazz chronology
No Parole from Rock 'n' Roll
(1983)
Live Sentence
(1984)
Singles from No Parole from Rock 'n' Roll
  1. "Island in the Sun" / "Hiroshima Mon Amour"
    Released: 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 10/10[2]

No Parole from Rock 'n' Roll was the first album by the American heavy metal band Alcatrazz led by veteran singer Graham Bonnet, released in 1983. It spent seven weeks on the Billboard 200 albums chart, peaking at No. 128.[3] It is considered by fans of the group to be the best Alcatrazz release and launched guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen into a glittering solo career. The album is most famous for the singles "Island in the Sun" and "Jet to Jet". Other notable offerings are "Hiroshima Mon Amour", for which a video was shot (an excerpt for which was seen in the UK on the Channel 4 TV programme The Tube), "General Hospital" and "Incubus", a solo by Yngwie J. Malmsteen he continued to play during his solo career. It has always had a strong following in Japan and songs from which can still be found in karaoke bars today.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Island in the Sun" (Yngwie Malmsteen, Jimmy Waldo, Graham Bonnet) - 3:55
  2. "General Hospital" (Malmsteen, Waldo, Bonnet) - 4:49
  3. "Jet to Jet" (Bonnet, Malmsteen) - 4:27
  4. "Hiroshima Mon Amour" (Bonnet, Malmsteen) - 4:00
  5. "Kree Nakoorie" (Malmsteen, Waldo, Bonnet) - 6:10
Side two
  1. "Incubus" (Malmsteen) - 1:24 (instrumental)
  2. "Too Young to Die, Too Drunk to Live" (Bonnet, Malmsteen) - 4:20
  3. "Big Foot" (Bonnet, Malmsteen) - 4:06
  4. "Starcarr Lane" (Malmsteen, Waldo, Bonnet) - 3:53
  5. "Suffer Me" (Bonnet, Malmsteen) - 4:16
2011 & 2015 Reissue bonus tracks (instrumental demos)
  1. "Island in the Sun" - 3:47
  2. "General Hospital" - 4:10
  3. "Jet to Jet" - 4:11
  4. "Hiroshima Mon Amour" - 3:23
  5. "Kree Nakoorie" - 5:18
  6. "Incubus" - 1:43
  7. "Too Young to Die, Too Drunk to Live" - 3:42
  8. "Big Foot" - 3:54
  9. "Starcarr Lane" - 4:29
  10. "Suffer Me" - 3:25

Personnel[edit]

Band members
Production
  • Dennis Mackay - producer, mixing
  • Willie Harlen - engineer, mixing
  • Andrew Trueman - executive producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Alcatrazz No Parole from Rock 'n' Roll review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 16. ISBN 978-1894959315. 
  3. ^ "No Parole from Rock 'n' Roll Billboard Albums". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-04-04. [dead link]