Optimus (album)

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Optimus
John Norum Optimus.jpg
Studio album by John Norum
Released 2005
Genre Heavy metal
Length 37:49
Label Mascot (Europe)
Victor Entertainment (Japan)
Producer John Norum
John Norum chronology
Slipped into Tomorrow
(1999)
Optimus
(2005)
Play Yard Blues
(2010)

Optimus is the sixth solo album by John Norum, the guitarist in the Swedish hard rock band Europe. It was released in 2005 on Mascot Records.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Chase Down the Moon" - 3:50 (John Norum, Thomas Torberg)
  2. "Nailed to the Cross" - 3:32 (Norum, Fredrik Åkesson)
  3. "Better Day" - 3:56 (Norum, Michelle Meldrum)
  4. "One More Time" - 3:41 (Norum)
  5. "Time to Run" - 4:13 (Norum, Glenn Hughes, Meldrum, Karen Kreutzer)
  6. "Optimus - 3:06 (Norum, Karen Hunter)
  7. "Takin' the Blame" - 3:55 (Norum)
  8. "Change Will Come" - 3:35 (Norum)
  9. "Forced" - 3:37 (Norum, Åkesson)
  10. "Solitude" - e4:23 (Norum)
  11. "Natural Thing" [live] (Michael Schenker, Phil Mogg, Pete Way) - bonus track on the Japanese edition

Personnel[edit]

  • John Norum - Lead vocals, guitars
  • Mats Lindfors - Recording Engineer, Mixing, Keyboards
  • Fredrik Åkesson - Guitars
  • Thomas Torberg - Bass
  • Hux Flux - Drums

Album credits[edit]

  • John Norum - Producer