Stand Your Ground (Wild Horses album)

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Stand Your Ground
Wild Horses stand your ground.jpg
Studio album by Wild Horses
Released May 1981
Recorded Good Earth Studios and Maison Rouge Studios, London
Genre Hard rock
Length 41:22
Label EMI
Producer Kit Woolven, Jimmy Bain, Brian Robertson
Wild Horses chronology
Wild Horses
(1980)Wild Horses1980
Stand Your Ground
Singles from Stand Your ground
  1. "I'll Give You Love" / "Rocky Mountain Way (live)"
    Released: 1981
  2. "Everlasting Love" / "The Axe"
    Released: 1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal7/10[2]

Stand Your Ground is the second studio album by British rock band Wild Horses, co-produced with Kit Woolven at Good Earth and Maison Rouge Studios in London and released in May 1981 on EMI Records.

It was subsequently issued on CD in Japan in 1993 on Toshiba-EMI, and by the now defunct UK labels Zoom Club in 1999 and Krescendo Records in 2009, respectively. The most recent re-issue came in February 2013, courtesy of UK-based Rock Candy Records, and includes several bonus tracks not found on previous re-issues.

Track listings[edit]

All songs by Jimmy Bain and Brian Robertson, except where noted

Side one
  1. "I'll Give You Love" - 3:44
  2. "In the City" - 4:44
  3. "Another Lover" - 3:26
  4. "Back in the U.S.A." (Not the Chuck Berry song) - 3:50
  5. "Stand Your Ground" - 3:36
Side two
  1. "The Axe" - 4:20
  2. "Miami Justice" - 5:00
  3. "Precious" - 4:36
  4. "New York City" - 3:26
  5. "Stake Out" - 3:40

Zoom Club re-issue bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "The Rapist" - 3:34
  2. "The Kid" - 3:12

Krescendo re-issue bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Everlasting Love" (live from BBC 'In Concert', 1981)
  2. "I'll Give You Love" (live from BBC 'In Concert', 1981)
  3. "Stakeout" (live from BBC 'In Concert', 1981)
  4. "Stand Your Ground" (live from BBC 'In Concert', 1981)

Rock Candy re-issue bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "The Kid" - 3:15 (B-side of "I'll Give You Love" single)
  2. "Everlasting Love" (Buzz Cason, Mac Gayden) - 2:26 (1981 non-album single)
  3. "Because I Care" (demo) - 5:36
  4. "Are You Ready" (Brian Downey, Scott Gorham, Phil Lynott, Robertson) (demo) - 2:40
  5. "The Kid" (demo) - 3:16
  6. "Saturday Night" (Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper) - 4:33 (live in Osaka, Japan; B-side of "I'll Give You Love" single)
  7. "Rocky Mountain Way" (Joe Walsh, Joe Vitale, Rocke Grace, Kenny Passarelli) - 7:20 (live in Osaka, Japan; B-side of "I'll Give You Love" single)


White Horses
  • Jimmy Bain - vocals, bass, rhythm guitar, keyboards, producer, arrangements
  • Brian Robertson - guitars, keyboards, backing vocals, producer, arrangements
  • John Lockton - guitars
  • Clive Edwards - drums
  • Kit Woolven - producer, engineer, arrangements
  • Dave Bascombe, Gordon Fordyce, Chris Porter - assistant engineers

Release history[edit]

Date Region Label Catalogue Format
May 1981 Worldwide EMI Records EMC3368 vinyl
1993 Japan Toshiba-EMI/Insideout TOCP-8084 CD
1999 UK Zoom Club ZCRCD23 CD
2009 UK Krescendo KRECD33 CD
2013 UK Rock Candy CANDY169 CD


  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Wild Horses Stand Your Ground review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-08-27.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 415. ISBN 978-1894959315.