Start from the Dark

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Start from the Dark
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Studio album by Europe
Released 22 September 2004
Recorded Studios 301, Little Big Room, Stockholm, Sweden 2004
Genre Heavy metal, hard rock
Length 48:33
Label Sanctuary Records
Producer Kevin Elson, Europe
Europe chronology
Rock the Night: The Very Best of Europe
(2004)Rock the Night: The Very Best of Europe2004
Start from the Dark
The Final Countdown Tour 1986
(2004)The Final Countdown Tour 19862004
Singles from Start from the Dark
  1. "Got to Have Faith"
    Released: 15 September 2004
  2. "Hero"
    Released: 20 September 2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

Start from the Dark is the sixth studio album by the Swedish rock band Europe. It was released on 22 September 2004 by Sanctuary Records. It was the band's first release since reforming in 2003, and the first original album of all-new material since 1991's Prisoners in Paradise.

Start from the Dark departs from the glam metal genre and featured a more modern sound compared to Europe's previous albums.[2] "We wanted to be doing something at least that was a little bit relevant now; bit of a dry mix, detuned a bit," vocalist Joey Tempest said, "So we felt like we didn't want to do an '80s album per se, we just wanted to start like a fresh band really."[3] Eventually, the album sold in excess of 600,000 copies worldwide.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Got to Have Faith" (Joey Tempest, John Norum) – 3:10
  2. "Start from the Dark" (Tempest, Norum) – 4:12
  3. "Flames" (Tempest) – 3:55
  4. "Hero" (Tempest) – 4:15
  5. "Wake Up Call" (Tempest, Norum) – 4:14
  6. "Reason" (Tempest, Mic Michaeli) – 4:37
  7. "Song No. 12" (Tempest, Norum) – 4:09
  8. "Roll With You" (Tempest, Norum) – 4:30
  9. "Sucker" (Tempest) – 3:42
  10. "Spirit of the Underdog" (Tempest) – 4:25
  11. "America" (Tempest) – 3:35
  12. "Settle for Love" (Tempest, Norum) – 3:49


Chart positions[edit]

Year List Peak Week
2004 Swedish Album Chart 2 7
Dutch Album Chart 86 2
Swiss Album Chart 91 1
France Album Chart 114 2