The Birthday Eve

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The Birthday Eve
The Birthday Eve.jpg
Studio album by Loudness
Released November 21, 1981
Recorded August-October 1981
Studio Chestnut Studio, Studio Birdman, Tokyo, Japan
Genre Heavy metal
Length 40:04
Language Japanese
Label Nippon Columbia
Producer Loudness, Daikoh Nagato
Loudness chronology
The Birthday Eve
(1981)
Devil Soldier
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 6/10[2]
"Burning Love"
Loudness burning love.jpg
Single by Loudness
A-side "Burning Love"
B-side "Bad News"
Released May 01, 1982
Format 7"
Genre Heavy metal
Length 8:24
Label B&M
Writer(s) Akira Takasaki, Minoru Niihara
Loudness singles chronology
"Burning Love"
(1982)
"Geraldine"
(1983)

The Birthday Eve is the first studio album by Japanese heavy metal band Loudness. It was released in 1981 only in Japan. The 24bit digitally remastered Japanese limited edition CD includes two additional tracks not on the original release, coming from the first single of the band.[3] The success of the album was measured by Loudness' sold out debut concert at Asakusa International Theater, in front of an audience of 2.700.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All music by Akira Takasaki, all lyrics by Minoru Niihara

Side one
  1. "Loudness" - 5:10
  2. "Sexy Woman" - 5:40
  3. "Open Your Eyes" - 4:32
  4. "Street Woman" - 5:17
Side two
  1. "To Be Demon" - 6:07
  2. "I'm on Fire" - 3:41
  3. "High Try" - 5:07
  4. "Rock Shock (More and More)" - 4:56
2005 Japanese CD edition bonus tracks
  1. "Burning Love" - 3:57
  2. "Bad News" - 4:27

Personnel[edit]

Loudness
Production
  • Daikoh Nagato - producer
  • Seigen Ono - engineer, mixing[5]
  • Kenichi Kishi, Masao Nakajima - label executives
  • Keisuke Tsukimitsu - art direction

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Loudness The Birthday Eve review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-07-13. 
  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. 201. ISBN 978-1894959315. 
  3. ^ "Loudness - The Birthday Eve". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 2010-03-20. 
  4. ^ "Loudness Biography". Doom Radio.net. 2005. Retrieved 2010-03-20. 
  5. ^ "The Birthday Eve". Lightning Strikes Loudly. 2007-05-27. Retrieved 2010-03-31.