Soldiers Under Command

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Soldiers Under Command
Soldiers Under Command - Stryper.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 15, 1985
GenreChristian metal, glam metal, heavy metal
Length45:02
LabelEnigma
ProducerMichael Wagener
Stryper chronology
The Yellow & Black Attack!
(1984)
Soldiers Under Command
(1985)
To Hell with the Devil
(1986)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Kerrang!3.5/5 stars[2]

Soldiers Under Command is the second release, and second studio album from Christian metal band Stryper, released in 1985. It was the first Christian metal album to achieve Gold record status, selling more than half a million copies. The album was originally issued on white vinyl. The Live in Japan in-concert video, released in 1986, was filmed on July 8, 1985 during Stryper's tour in support of this album.

A music video of the title track was released.

The inspirational verse for this album is 2 Timothy 2:3-4.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Michael Sweet, except where noted.

  1. "Soldiers Under Command" (Michael Sweet, Robert Sweet) – 5:03
  2. "Makes Me Wanna Sing" – 2:51
  3. "Together Forever" – 4:03
  4. "First Love" – 5:43
  5. "The Rock That Makes Me Roll" – 4:56
  6. "Reach Out" (M. Sweet, R. Sweet) – 5:21
  7. "(Waiting for) A Love That's Real" – 4:36
  8. "Together as One" – 5:01
  9. "Surrender" – 4:28
  10. "Battle Hymn of the Republic" (Julia Ward Howe) – 2:36

Personnel[edit]

Stryper

Additional musicians

Production

Singles[edit]

  • "Soldiers Under Command" / "Together as One" - released June 11, 1985
  • "Reach Out" / "Together as One" - released September 30, 1985

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Soldiers Under Command - Stryper". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 27, 2011.
  2. ^ Johnson, Howard (October 17, 1985). "Heaven's on Fire". Kerrang!. 105. London, UK: Morgan Grampian. p. 22. |access-date= requires |url= (help)