Tangled in Reins

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Tangled In Reins
Tangled in Reins (Steelheart album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 10, 1992
LabelMCA Records
ProducerTom Werman and Miljenko Matijevic
Steelheart chronology
Tangled In Reins
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]

Tangled in Reins is the second album by Steelheart, recorded and produced in Los Angeles. It only reached #144 on the Billboard 200. However, the ballad "Mama Don't You Cry" reached #1 in Hong Kong, and Japan, prompting an MTV unplugged show in Hong Kong. The album itself only sold about 100,000 copies in the United States. However, it sold about 10,000 copies in Hong Kong, and 50,000 copies in Japan. In Hong Kong, this album has been banned in HMV, due to legalities after the handover in 1997.

This album is often inaccurately cited of having Miljenko Matijevic reaching his highest note on the song "Steelheart" (A5), however this is often disputed with songs from the debut such as "Can't Stop Me Lovin' You" (B♭5) and "She's Gone" (G5). In reality, none of these are true: Matijevic's highest note, a B5, can be heard in the song "Love Ain't Easy".

Band line-up: Michael Matijevic (Lead Vocals), Chris Risola, Frank DiCostanzo (Guitars), James Ward (Bass), C. J. Vanston, Brad Buxer (Keyboards), John Fowler (Drums) + Jeff Scott Soto (Backing Vocals). Produced by Tom Werman for Julia's Music and Mike Matijevic for Jost Productions. Associate Producer: Eddie Delena. MCA: CD; MCAC-10426 (USA) MCA Victor: CD; MVCM-188 (Japan)

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Loaded Mutha" (Miljenko Matijevic) – 5:43
  2. "Sticky Side Up" (Matijevic, James Ward) – 4:32
  3. "Electric Love Child" (Matijevic, Ward) – 6:27
  4. "Late for the Party" (Matijevic, Ward) – 4:17
  5. "All Your Love" (Matijevic) – 6:52
  6. "Love 'Em and I'm Gone" (Matijevic) – 5:38
  7. "Take Me Back Home" (Matijevic) – 4:43
  8. "Steelheart" (Matijevic) – 5:43
  9. "Mama Don't You Cry" (Matijevic) – 5:51
  10. "Dancin' in the Fire" (Matijevic) – 3:49


Additional personnel[edit]


Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1992 The Billboard 200 144