Perfect Man (Rage album)

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Perfect Man
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Studio album by Rage
Released 6 June 1988
Recorded Sky Trak Studios, Berlin, February–March 1988
Genre Speed metal
Length 43:46
Label Noise
Producer Armin Sabol
Rage chronology
Execution Guaranteed
(1987)
Perfect Man
(1988)
Secrets in a Weird World
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Martin Popoff 9/10 stars[2]

Perfect Man is the third full-length album released by the heavy metal band Rage in 1988. It's the first album from the Refuge Years line-up, with the new members Manni Schmidt and Chris Efthimiadis. The album was remastered by Noise/Sanctuary in 2002 with slightly altered cover art, and five bonus tracks.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics by Peter Wagner, music where noted.

Original release[edit]

  1. "Wasteland" (Wagner) – 3:26
  2. "In the Darkest Hour" (Wagner) – 3:17
  3. "Animal Instinct" (Manni Schmidt, Wagner) – 3:48
  4. "Perfect Man" (Wagner) – 3:35
  5. "Sinister Thinking" (Schmidt, Wagner) – 3:18
  6. "Supersonic Hydromatic" (Schmidt, Wagner) – 3:34
  7. "Don't Fear the Winter" (Wagner) – 3:27
  8. "Death in the Afternoon" (Wagner) – 3:56
  9. "A Pilgrim's Path" (Wagner) – 4:27
  10. "Time and Place" (Schmidt, Wagner) – 4:15
  11. "Round Trip" (Schmidt, Wagner) – 3:25
  12. "Between the Lines" (Schmidt, Wagner) – 3:18

Remastered CD edition bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Symbols of Our Fear" (Wagner) – 3:36
  2. "Neurotic" (Wagner) – 3:02
  3. "Shame on You" (live, originally released on Power of Metal in 1994) (Schmidt, Wagner) – 4:30
  4. "Don't Fear the Winter" (live, originally released on Power of Metal in 1994) (Wagner) – 3:56
  5. "Certain Days" (live, originally released on Power of Metal in 1994) (Wagner) – 5:32
  6. "Last Goodbye" (Wagner) – 4:22
  7. "Not Forever" (acoustic) (Wagner) – 4:06 (previously unreleased)

Personnel[edit]

Rage[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Armin Sabol – producer, arrangements
  • Will Reid-Dick – engineer, mixing
  • Karl-Ulrich Walterbach – executive producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Rage Perfect Man review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-09-11. 
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. ISBN 978-1894959315. 
  3. ^ "Rage – Perfect Man". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 2011-09-11.