The Law (The Law album)

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The Law
The Law album cover.jpg
Studio album by The Law
Released 19 March 1991, 2002 (Re-Released)
Recorded 1991
Genre Rock
Length 50:50 (2008 version)
Label Atlantic
Producer Chris Kimsey, Ahmet Ertegün, Howard Albert, Ron Albert, Kenney Jones, Shane Keister, Paul Rodgers, Eddie Wilner (re-issue producer)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

The Law is the first and only album from the rock supergroup The Law.

History[edit]

The Law was formed when Paul Rodgers met Kenney Jones in a nightclub in London and decided to put a band together.[2] The two teamed up with different supporting musicians in order to give Rodgers freedom to pursue whatever music style he felt like.[3] Unlike his previous projects, in which he wrote or co-wrote most of the material, Rodgers relied heavily on outside writers to write songs for the album (such as Phil Collen, Chris Rea and Bryan Adams);[3] ironically, the only chart topper of the album, "Laying Down the Law", was written by Rodgers himself.[3] The album features notable appearances by David Gilmour, Bryan Adams and Chris Rea. The song "Stone" was previously recorded by Rea for his album Shamrock Diaries, and Rea plays guitar on this version. The track "Miss You in a Heartbeat", written by Phil Collen, was later covered by Collen's band Def Leppard as a B-side for their Adrenalize album.

Aside from the single, the album was received very poorly by the critics and the public which led to disbanding of the band.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "For a Little Ride" (Mark Mangold, Benny Mardones) - 3:54
  2. "Miss You in a Heartbeat" (Phil Collen) - 4:32
  3. "Stone Cold" (Tamara Champlin, Terry Wilson) - 4:13
  4. "Come Save Me (Julianne)" (Charlie Black, Cliff Downs, Austin Roberts) - 4:01
  5. "Laying Down the Law" (Rodgers) - 4:22
  6. "Nature of the Beast" (Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance) - 3:53
  7. "Stone" (Chris Rea) - 5:12
  8. "Anything for You" (Steve Diamond, Eric McCusker) - 3:57
  9. "Best of My Love" (Jerry Lynn Williams) - 4:36
  10. "Tough Love" (Rodgers) - 3:41
  11. "Missing You Bad Girl (Rodgers) - 4:42
  12. "That's When You Fall in Love" (Rodgers) - 3:47 (Bonus track on 2008 re-release)

Personnel[edit]

The Law[edit]

Additional Musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Produced By Chris Kimsey, Ahmet Ertegün, Howard Albert, Ron Albert, Kenney Jones, Shane Keister & Paul Rodgers
  • Engineers: Christopher Marc Potter, Alex Sadkin
  • Mixing: Ahmet Ertegün, Shane Keister, Christopher Marc Potter
  • Mastering: Bob Ludwig
  • Re-Mastering: Jimmy Starr

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