Out of the Night

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Out of the Night
EP by Great White
Released 1983
Recorded 6 and 17 November 1982
Studio Total Access Recording, Redondo Beach, California
Genre Glam metal
Length 16:34
Label Aegean Records
Producer Michael Wagener, Don Dokken, Alan Niven
Great White chronology
Out of the Night
(reissued 1987 as On Your Knees)
Great White
(1984)Great White1984
On Your Knees cover
On Your Knees cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 1.5/5 stars[1]
Martin Popoff 8/10 stars[2]

Out of the Night is the first release by the American hard rock band Great White in 1983.[3] It was independently released and sold more than 8,000 copies in less than three months, with the band supporting Dokken in their 1983 US tour.[4] This led to EMI picking up the band for their first full-length, eponymous LP. It was reissued as On Your Knees by Enigma Records in 1987, likely to capitalize on the band's growing popularity due to the album Once Bitten....

The songs also appeared on the US CD release of the live album Recovery: Live! and 3 of them ("Out of the Night", "On Your Knees" and "Dead End") appeared in the re-recorded versions on the debut LP.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Jack Russell and Mark Kendall, except "Dead End" by Russell, Kendall, and Gary Holland

  1. "Out of the Night" - 2:14
  2. "On Your Knees" - 3:42
  3. "Last Time" - 4:19
  4. "No Way" - 2:57
  5. "Dead End" - 3:22


Great White[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Don Dokken, Michael Wagner, Alan Niven - backing vocals on "On Your Knees"
  • Mary Ulanskas - additional vocals on "On Your Knees"


  • Michael Wagener - producer, engineer, mixing at Larrabee Sound Studios
  • Don Dokken - producer
  • Alan Niven - producer on "No Way", executive producer, management
  • Sabrina Buchanek - mixing assistant
  • Jack Hunt - mastering


  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Great White On Your Knees review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-07-17. 
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (November 1, 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. ISBN 978-1-894959-31-5. 
  3. ^ "Great White - Out of the Night". Sleaze Roxx. Retrieved 2011-03-22. 
  4. ^ "Mayhem!". Kerrang! (42): 10. 19 May 1983.