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 first full-length 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.