Power of the Night

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Power of the Night
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Studio album by Savatage
Released May 20, 1985
Recorded Bearsville Studios, Bearsville, New York
Length 38:43
Label Atlantic
Producer Max Norman
Savatage chronology
The Dungeons Are Calling
(1984)The Dungeons Are Calling1984
Power of the Night
Fight for the Rock
(1986)Fight for the Rock1986
Singles from Power of the Night
  1. "Hard for Love"
    Released: 1985[1]
  2. "In the Dream"
    Released: 1985[2]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[3]
Martin Popoff 10/10 stars[4]

Power of the Night is the second full-length album by the American heavy metal band Savatage and was released in 1985. This record was produced by the hot producer of the time, Max Norman, who became better known as the producer of Megadeth's 1992 hit album Countdown to Extinction.[5]

The record was not originally pressed with a Parental Advisory sticker on the cover. However, Atlantic Records did have a problem with some of the sexual metaphors mentioned in "Hard for Love" and "Skull Session." It was also a marketing ploy to encourage more people to buy the record as a result of it being "banned" by some outlets.[5]

This was bassist Keith Collins's last album with the band. Jon and Criss Oliva were not completely happy with Collins' playing and corrected some of his mistakes for the final version. Collins was replaced by Johnny Lee Middleton in 1986.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Power of the Night" Jon Oliva Criss Oliva 5:13
2. "Unusual" J. Oliva, Keith Collins C. Oliva, J. Oliva, Collins 4:27
3. "Warriors" J. Oliva, Collins C. Oliva, J. Oliva, Collins 4:03
4. "Necrophilia" J. Oliva, Collins C. Oliva 3:36
5. "Washed Out" J. Oliva C. Oliva, J. Oliva 2:13
Side two
No. Title Lyrics Music Length
6. "Hard for Love" J. Oliva, Collins J. Oliva, C. Oliva 3:59
7. "Fountain of Youth" J. Oliva, Collins, Steve Wacholz C. Oliva 4:31
8. "Skull Session" J. Oliva C. Oliva, J. Oliva 3:21
9. "Stuck on You" J. Oliva C. Oliva, Collins 3:10
10. "In the Dream" J. Oliva C. Oliva, J. Oliva 4:15


Band members
  • Max Norman - producer, engineer
  • Ken Lonas - assistant engineer


  1. ^ Hard for Love (track listing). Savatage. Atlantic Records. 1985. PR 722. 
  2. ^ Power of the Night (track listing). Savatage. Atlantic Records. 1985. PR 748. 
  3. ^ Orens, Geoff. "Savatage Power of the Night review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-05-07. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ a b "Savatage FAQ, Section 2 The Albums, Part 1". Savatage.com. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
  6. ^ "Savatage - Power of the Night". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 2011-04-16.