On the Prowl (album)

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On the Prowl
Loudness Prowl.jpg
Cover art by Jim Warren
Studio album by Loudness
ReleasedFebruary 25, 1991 (Japan)
May 24, 1991 (US)
StudioLong View Farm Studios, North Brookfield, Massachusetts,
Hollywood Sound Recorders, Los Angeles, California, US
GenreHeavy metal, glam metal
WEA Japan
ProducerLoudness, Mark Dearnley, Tokugen Yamamoto
Loudness chronology
Soldier of Fortune
On the Prowl
Singles from On the Prowl
  1. "In the Mirror" / "Sleepless Nights"
    Released: April 25, 1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal7/10[2]

On the Prowl is the ninth studio album released by the Japanese heavy metal band Loudness. It is also their second and last album with American vocalist Mike Vescera, before his leaving to join Yngwie Malmsteen's band for the album The Seventh Sign (1994). On the Prowl is mainly a compilation of self-covers of songs from early Loudness' albums, containing only three new songs written by the band (♠). However, Mike Vescera translated and adapted the lyrics of the old songs written by former vocalist Minoru Niihara, to be sung in English.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All music by Akira Takasaki. The lyrics for all the new songs and "Find a Way" written by Mike Vescera, except for "Love Toys" by Vescera/Dearnley. Other lyrics by Minoru Niihara.

  1. "Down 'n' Dirty" ♠ - 4:36
  2. "Playin' Games" ♠ - 3:47
  3. "Love Toys" ♠ - 4:02
  4. "Never Again" - 5:01 (cover of "Silent Sword", b-side of the single "Risky Woman")
  5. "Deadly Player" - 4:47 (cover of "Lonely Player", from the album Devil Soldier)
  6. "Take It or Leave It" - 4:31 (cover of "Milky Way", from the album Disillusion)
  7. "Girl" - 4:20 (cover of "Girl", from the album Devil Soldier)
  8. "Long Distance" - 4:15 (cover of "Long Distance Love", from the EP Jealousy)
  9. "In the Mirror" - 3:34 (cover of "In the Mirror", from the album The Law of Devil's Land)
  10. "Sleepless Nights" - 4:39 (cover of "Sleepless Night", from the album The Law of Devil's Land)
  11. "Find a Way" - 7:31 (cover of "To Be Demon", from the album The Birthday Eve)


Additional musicians
  • Jim Wilkas - keyboards
  • Nat, Gary and Chris Vescera, Marty Earley - backing vocals
  • Mark Dearnley - producer, engineer, mixing at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles
  • Charles Paakkari, Chris Rich, Jesse Henderson - assistant engineers
  • Bob Ludwig - mastering
  • George Azuma - supervisor
  • Tokugen Yamamoto - executive producer


  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Loudness On the Prowl review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-07-13.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (August 1, 2007). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 3: The Nineties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 250. ISBN 978-1-894959-62-9.
  3. ^ "Loudness - On the Prowl". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 2010-03-29.