Running Free (album)
|Studio album by|
|Label||Portrait Records, CBS Records|
|Singles from Running Free|
Running Free is the fourth studio album by New Zealand-Australian rock band Dragon. It was produced by Peter Dawkins and was originally released in November 1977 on vinyl and re-released on CD in 1989. The album peaked at number 6 on the Australian Kent Music Report. The album was certified triple platinum in Australia. 
Skip Jansen from AllMusic gave the album 3 out of 5 saying commented on the change of sound from previous records from the "verbose progressive rock sound into an equally lurid pub rock sound" adding "the album remain [a] timepieces of a dark and decadent era for New Zealand rock."
- "April Sun in Cuba (Marc Hunter, Paul Hewson) - 3:26
- "Rose (M. Hunter, Robert Taylor, Todd Hunter) - 3:36
- "Any Fool Can Tell You (P. Hewson) - 4:42
- "Shooting Stars (P. Hewson) - 3:30
- "Man Gone West (R. Taylor) - " 4:30
- "Bob's Budgie Boogie (R. Taylor) - " 3:53
- "Some Strange Dream" (T. Hunter) - 3:15
- "Mr Thunder (M. Hunter) - " 3:50
- "Since You Changed Your Mind (P. Hewson) - " 3:41
- "Running Free" (M. Hunter, R. Taylor, T. Hunter) - 4:16
|Australian Kent Music Report||6|
|New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)||16|
- Bass – Todd Hunter
- Guitar – Robert Taylor
- Keyboards – Paul Hewson
- Lead Vocals – Marc Hunter
- Percussion – Kerry Jacobson
- Vocals – Paul Hewson, Robert Taylor, Todd Hunter
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