The Big Bang – The Essential Collection

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The Big Bang: The Essential Collection
TNT The Big Bang.jpg
Greatest hits album by TNT
Released 2003
Recorded 1982-2003
Genre Heavy metal
Length 78:08
Label Universal
Producer Bjørn Nessjø, Tony Harnell, Ronni Le Tekrø
TNT chronology
Transistor
(1999)Transistor1999
The Big Bang: The Essential Collection
(2003)
My Religion
(2004)My Religion2004

The Big Bang: The Essential Collection is a compilation album by the Norwegian hard rock band TNT, released in 2003. The compilation mainly focuses on the studio albums the band released in the 1980s, from TNT (1982) to Intuition (1989).[1] Guitarist Ronni Le Tekrø had suggested for the inclusion of several tracks from the 1992 album Realized Fantasies, however only the single "Downhill Racer" was included.[1] No material was included from the band's most recent albums at the time, Firefly (1997) and Transistor (1999).[1] The compilation also includes two newly recorded tracks, "Hey Love" and "Satellite", and an outtake from the Tell No Tales sessions, "Destiny".[1]

The compilation went gold in Norway.[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) From album Length
1. "Harley-Davidson" (UK version) Dag Ingebrigtsen, Gustav Alfheim, Steel TNT 4:06
2. "Eddie" (US version) Dag Ingebrigtsen, Steel, TNT Knights of the New Thunder 4:44
3. "10,000 Lovers (In One)" Tony Harnell, Ronni Le Tekrø, Diesel Dahl Tell No Tales 2:56
4. "Intuition" Tony Harnell, Ronni Le Tekrø Intuition 4:18
5. "As Far as the Eye Can See" Tony Harnell, Ronni Le Tekrø Tell No Tales 3:44
6. "Tonight I'm Falling" Tony Harnell, Ronni Le Tekrø Intuition 3:54
7. "Everyone's a Star" Tony Harnell, Ronni Le Tekrø Tell No Tales 3:22
8. "Take Me Down (Fallen Angel)" Tony Harnell, Ronni Le Tekrø Intuition 4:26
9. "Seven Seas" TNT Knights of the New Thunder 4:16
10. "Downhill Racer" Tony Harnell, Ronni Le Tekrø, Morty Black Realized Fantasies 4:49
11. "Forever Shine On" Tony Harnell, Ronni Le Tekrø, Morty Black Intuition 4:47
12. "Break the Ice" Dag Ingebrigtsen, Tony Harnell, Diesel Dahl Knights of the New Thunder 2:24
13. "Listen to Your Heart" Tony Harnell, Ronni Le Tekrø Tell No Tales 3:18
14. "Last Summer's Evil" TNT, Tony Harnell, Ronni Le Tekrø Knights of the New Thunder 2:36
15. "Caught Between the Tigers" Tony Harnell, Ronni Le Tekrø Intuition 4:14
16. "Knights of the Thunder" TNT, Tony Harnell, Diesel Dahl Knights of the New Thunder 4:11
17. "Sapphire" (instrumental) Tony Harnell, Ronni Le Tekrø Tell No Tales 1:16
18. "End of the Line" Tony Harnell, Ronni Le Tekrø Intuition 4:20
19. "Hey Love" Tony Harnell, Ronni Le Tekrø, Anne Vada, Amund Enger New song 3:44
20. "Satellite" Tony Harnell, Ronni Le Tekrø New song 3:01
21. "Destiny" TNT outtake from Tell No Tales 3:42

Personnel[edit]

Band[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Bård Svendsen – keyboards, programming and background vocals
  • Håkon Iversen – background vocals
  • Bjørn Nessjø – keyboards and programming
  • Carlos Waadeland – keyboards and programming
  • Kjetil Bjerkestrand – keyboards
  • Joe Lynn Turner – background vocals
  • Dag Stokke – keyboards
  • Rich Tancredi – keyboards
  • T.J. Kopetic – keyboards

Album credits[edit]

  • Bjørn Nessjø – producer (tracks 1-18)
  • Tony Harnell, Ronni Le Tekrø – producers (tracks 19-20)
  • Rune Nordahl – engineer
  • Björn Engelmann at Cutting Room Studios – mastering, remastering
  • Tommy Hansen – mixing
  • John Cappadona – front cover artwork
  • Tor-Erik Ledang – cover design and additional artwork

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Dahle, Jan (April 2003). "Nye eksplosiver fra den gamle gjengen". Scream Magazine (in Norwegian) (75). pp. 4–5. 
  2. ^ "Puls - TNT: The Big Bang: The Essential Collection". puls.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-03-21.