On the Rocks (album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
On the Rocks
OntheRocks.jpg
Studio album by The Byron Band
Released 1981
Recorded 1981
Genre Rock
Length 36:30 (LP Release)
50:04 (1993 CD Reissue)
Producer Robin George
The Byron Band chronology
Baby Faced Killer
(1978)
On the Rocks
(1981)
Lost And Found
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

On the Rocks is an album by the Byron Band, taking its name from their singer, British rock vocalist David Byron.

Despite featuring Byron and lauded guitarist Robin George the album didn't achieve commercial success.

The original UK vinyl release, on Creole Records, came with a poster of the sleeve's artwork.

It was first issued on CD in 1996, by the German specialist label Repertoire (Repertoire REP 431). This now-deleted edition had bonus tracks, as detailed below. For completists, the CD inlay-tray was cream in colour.

The album was re-released on CD in 2010, by Angel Air Records.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Rebecca (Byron / George) – 4:01
  2. Bad Girl (Byron / George) – 4:52
  3. How Do You Sleep (Byron / George) – 6:09
  4. Little By Little (Byron / George) – 3:54
  5. Start Believing (Byron / George) – 4:04
  6. Never Say Die (Byron / George) – 4:25
  7. King (Byron / George) – 3:40
  8. Piece Of My Love (Byron / George) – 6:47

1993 CD release bonus tracks:

  1. Every Inch Of The Way (Byron / Boone) – 3:25 / Single release
  2. Routine (Byron / Boone) – 3:52 / b-side of 'Every Inch Of The Way'
  3. Tired Eyes (Byron / George) – 2:39 / b-side of 'Rebecca' single.
  4. Every Inch Of The Way (Byron / Boone) – 4:58 / Long version out-take, previously unreleased

Personnel[edit]

  • David Byron – vocals, executive producer, mixing
  • Robin George – guitars, mixing, producer, arranger
  • Mel Collins – saxophones
  • Bob Jackson – keyboards
  • Roger Flavelle – bass
  • John Shearer – drums and percussion
  • The Powder Puffs – background vocals
  • Robin George – bass guitar (on "Little By Little")
  • David Baker – engineer, mixing
  • Melvyn Abrahams – mastering
  • Lon Goddard – cover design

References[edit]