Perfect Timing (McAuley Schenker Group album)
|Studio album by|
|Released||12 October 1987|
|Studio||PUK Studios, Denmark|
Scorpio Sound Studios and Studio M., Germany
Sound City Studios and Baby 'O Recorders, Los Angeles, USA
|Genre||Hard rock, glam metal|
|Label||Capitol / EMI|
|McAuley Schenker Group chronology|
|Michael Schenker chronology|
|Singles from Perfect Timing|
|Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal||4/10|
Perfect Timing is the debut album recorded by the McAuley Schenker Group. It was the first collaboration between Michael Schenker and Robin McAuley (ex-Grand Prix and Far Corporation), resulting in Schenker's first top 100 US hit with the song "Gimme Your Love."
At this point, the band featured an eclectic mix of musicians in terms of nationalities. McAuley hails from Ireland originally, while Schenker and drummer Bodo Schopf are both from Germany. American guitarist Mitch Perry (aka Mitch Brownstein from the band The Kydz) had originally played in bass virtuoso Billy Sheehan's band, Talas (and had later joined the revamped Australian/American version of the band Heaven), while bassist Rocky Newton and guest keyboardist/rhythm guitarist Steve Mann were British and had previously been members of the band Lionheart. Mann would officially join the band for MSG's next album, replacing Perry.
- All songs written by Robin McAuley and Michael Schenker, except where noted.
- "Gimme Your Love" (Rocky Newton, McAuley) – 4:52
- "Here Today - Gone Tomorrow" – 4:38
- "Don't Stop Me Now" – 3:56
- "No Time for Losers" – 4:13
- "Follow the Night" – 4:39
- "Get Out" – 4:07
- "Love Is Not a Game" (Newton, McAuley, Alan Nelson) – 4:12
- "Time" (Schenker, McAuley, Newton) – 4:00
- "I Don't Wanna Lose" 4:15
- "Rock 'Til You're Crazy" 4:05
2000 Japanese remaster bonus tracks
- "Gimme Your Love" (Edit) (Newton, McAuley) – 4:25
- "Follow the Night" (Edit) (Schenker, McAuley) – 4:21
- Band members
- Robin McAuley – lead vocals
- Michael Schenker – lead guitar
- Mitch Perry – rhythm guitar, additional lead guitar on tracks 1 and 6, backing vocals
- Rocky Newton – bass guitar, backing vocals
- Bodo Schopf – drums
- Additional musicians
- Steve Mann – keyboards and rhythm guitars
- Andy Johns – producer, engineer, mixing
- Henrik Nilsson, Frank Wuttke, Jan Nemec, John Hanlon, Mark Stebbeds – engineers
- Paul Wertheimer – mixing
- Stephen Marcussen – mastering
Album - Billboard (United States)
|1987||The Billboard 200||95|
Singles - Billboard (United States)
|1987||"Gimme Your Love"||Mainstream Rock||40|
Singles - UK Singles Chart
|1988||"Love Is Not a Game"||79|
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- ^ "McAulay Schenker Group The Official Charts Company". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-08-01.
- Alexandra van den Broek (24 October 1987). "MSG – Perfect Timing for Hard Rock" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 4, no. 42. Amsterdam: European Music Report BV. p. 16. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 October 2022. Retrieved 6 November 2022 – via World Radio History.