On the 13th Day

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On the 13th Day
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Studio album by
Released21 September 2012 (2012-09-21)
Magnum chronology
On the 13th Day
Escape from the Shadow Garden
Singles from Magnum
  1. "Let It Rain"

On the 13th Day is the 17th studio album from the rock group Magnum (including Keeping the Nite Light Burning and ignoring Evolution), which was released in September 2012, under the label of Steamhammer Records/SPV.[1] The cover artwork was painted by Rodney Matthews.

The album entered the charts at number 3 in the UK Rock & Metal Charts,[2] number 5 in the UK Indie Charts,[3] number 28 in the German Album Charts,[4] #36 Swedish Album Charts,[5] #43 UK Album Charts[6] during its first week, making it their most successful album since their reformation in 2002 at the time of its release. The song "Let It Rain" was released as the first single from the album.

Bob Catley has stated that he considers On the 13th Day to be Magnum's rockiest album to date, with the track Dance of the Black Tattoo possibly classifying as a heavy metal song.[7]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Tony Clarkin.

Original 2012 release
1."All the Dreamers"7:09
2."Blood Red Laughter"4:40
3."Didn't Like You Anyway"4:33
4."On the 13th Day"5:36
5."So Let It Rain"4:50
6."Dance of the Black Tattoo"5:17
7."Shadow Town"5:57
8."Putting Things in Place"4:41
9."Broken Promises"4:53
10."See How They Fall"4:57
11."From Within"4:42

Bonus disc 2[edit]

1."Those Were The Days (demo from 1988/9)"4:12
2."Eyes Like Fire (full version)"5:23
3."Blood Red Laughter (acoustic version)"4:12
4."We all need to be loved (live from Prague CZ)"4:12
5."Shadow Town (acoustic version)"4:59
6."Moonking (live from Mannheim D)"6:29


Additional musicians[edit]

  • Sue Parkes, Dan Clark, Susanna Westwood, Tony Nicholl, Mark Carlton, Stacey Green, Kay Savannah, Debby Alexander, Mark Tonks, Katy Jane G. — Choir on "From Within"
  • Dan Clark — brass on "See How They Fall"


  1. ^ "MAGNUM - On The 13th Day - SPV". SPV GmbH. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
  2. ^ "2014 Top 40 Rock & Metal Albums Archive 6th October 2012". UK Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
  3. ^ "2014 Top 40 Independent Albums Archive 6th October 2012". UK Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Album - Magnum, On The 13th Day". German Album Charts. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
  5. ^ "swedishcharts.com - Magnum - On The Thirteenth Day". Swedish Album Charts. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Magnum - Artist - Official Charts". UK Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
  7. ^ Interview with Bob Catley of Magnum, Rok Podgrajšek. therocktologist.com, 2012.