Port Royal (album)
|Studio album by Running Wild|
|Released||26 September 1988|
|Genre||Heavy metal, power metal|
|Running Wild chronology|
Port Royal is the fourth album by Running Wild. This release expanded on the pirate theme introduced in their album Under Jolly Roger (1987) and established them as "pirate metal" in the metal community. The album has sold nearly 1.8 million records worldwide.
"Uaschitschun" tells about the pollution of nature through a Native American's perspective. "Uaschitschun" is a word that the Native Americans used for white males, the nearest translation is "ghost." This was probably just because of the pale appearance of the conquerors and not for their deeds, since ghosts weren't considered evil by Native Americans.
A music video was made for "Conquistadores" which had some air play on MTV's Headbangers Ball. It is also the first to use a 5-string bass in a metal context. The ending words were originally spoken by filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin in 1972 and were probably inspired by a famous speech made by Chief Seattle to the whites when they came to buy the lands of Seattle.
"Warchild" is not the same song that appeared in the band's early demos.
"Calico Jack" is about an English pirate of the 18th century. He designed the skull-and-bones pirate flag that was later named the Jolly Roger, which gave the title to the previous album.
All tracks written by Rolf Kasparek, except where noted.
|3.||"Raging Fire"||Kasparek, Schwarzmann, Moti||3:28|
|4.||"Into the Arena"||Moti||3:59|
|6.||"Final Gates" (Instrumental)||Becker||3:00|
|8.||"Blown to Kingdom Come"||Moti||3:19|
|11.||"Calico Jack"||Kasparek, Moti, Schwarzmann||8:15|
|2017 Remastered bonus tracks|
|1.||"Uaschitschun" (1992 Alternate version)||5:04|
|2.||"Port Royal" (2003 Re-recorded version)||4:13|
|3.||"Conquistadors" (2003 Re-recorded version)||4:48|
- The 1st press CD release has no barcode. There were two variants of the backcover, one with yellow and one with white Noise logo. SID Codes refer to the French press which has the white Noise logo
- The Japanese CD release contains the 1987 album Under Jolly Roger
- Karl-U. Walterbach - executive producer
- Tom Steeler - engineering, mixing
- Sebastian Krüger - artwork
- Becker Derouet - artwork