React (The Fixx album)

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The Fixx - React.jpg
Live album by
Recorded1986-1987 in Canada
GenreNew Wave, progressive rock
ProducerHugh Padgham
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React is the first official live album, and fifth overall, by British new wave band The Fixx, released in 1987. It was recorded during two concerts in Canada in 1986 in the band's tour in support of their album Walkabout. The album contains three new studio tracks: "Big Wall", "Rules and Schemes", and "Don't Be Scared", which was released as a single. Also included is a re-recorded studio version of "Red Skies".

Track listing[edit]

All songs are written by Dan K. Brown, Cy Curnin, Rupert Greenall, Jamie West-Oram, and Adam Woods, except where noted.

Tracks 5,6,8 & 11 recorded at Le Spectrum, Montreal, Quebec 22nd October 1986

Tracks 7,9,10,12 & 13 recorded at Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario 24th October 1986

  1. "Red Skies" (Carlton "Carlie" Barrett, Curnin, Greenall, West-Oram, Woods) – 4:33
  2. "Big Wall" – 4:15
  3. "Don't Be Scared" – 5:00
  4. "Rules and Schemes" – 3:43
  5. "Deeper and Deeper" – 4:20
  6. "Stand or Fall" (Barrett, Curnin, Greenall, West-Oram, Woods) – 4:25
  7. "Built for the Future" – 4:04
  8. "Saved by Zero" (Alfie Agius, Curnin, Greenall, West-Oram, Woods) – 3:26
  9. "Are We Ourselves?" – 2:44
  10. "One Thing Leads to Another" (Agius, Curnin, Greenall, West-Oram, Woods) – 4:11

CD extra tracks:

  1. "Less Cities, More Moving People" – 4:12
  2. "Chase the Fire" – 5:29

CD/Cassette extra track:

  1. "Secret Separation" (Brown, Curnin, Greenall, Jeannette Obstoj, West-Oram, Woods) – 4:56


Additional personnel


  • Producer: Hugh Padgham
  • Engineers: Guillame Bengle, Scott Litt, Doug McClenet, Hugh Padgham
  • Mixing: Hugh Padgham
  • Mastering: Bob Ludwig
  • Art direction: Michael Ross
  • Design: Michael Ross
  • Photography: Peter Mountain


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1987 The Billboard 200 110

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1987 "Don't Be Scared" Mainstream Rock 32