The Montreux Album

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The Montreux Album
Smokie - The Montreux Album.jpg
Studio album by Smokie
Released October 1978
Recorded 6–24 February 1978[1]
Studio Mountain Studios
(Montreux, Switzerland)
Genre
Length 34:32[nb 1]
Label RAK
Producer Mike Chapman
Smokie chronology
Bright Lights & Back Alleys
(1977)
The Montreux Album
(1978)
The Other Side of the Road
(1979)
Singles from The Montreux Album
  1. "For a Few Dollars More"
    Released: January 1978
  2. "Oh Carol"
    Released: May 1978
  3. "Mexican Girl"
    Released: September 1978
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Montreux Album is the fifth studio album by the English rock band Smokie, released in 1978. Recorded primarily at Mountain Studios in Montreux (hence the album's title) between 6 and 24 February 1978, it was the band's last album to be made in partnership with Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Girl Can't Help It" Chris Norman, Pete Spencer 3:44
2. "Power of Love" Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman 1:54
3. "No More Letters" Norman, Spencer 3:27
4. "Mexican Girl" Norman, Spencer 3:57
5. "You Took Me by Surprise" Alan Silson, Terry Uttley 3:38
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Oh Carol" Chinn, Chapman 3:39
7. "Liverpool Docks" Norman, Spencer 2:56
8. "Light Up My Life" Uttley, Silson 4:23
9. "Petesey's Song" Norman, Spencer 2:49
10. "For a Few Dollars More" Chinn, Chapman 3:33
Total length: 34:32

Personnel[edit]

Credits are adapted from the album's 1978 and 2016 liner notes[nb 4][nb 3].

Smokie
Technical personnel

Charts[edit]

Chart (1978) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[2] 6
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[3] 15
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[4] 3
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[5] 29
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[6] 5
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[7] 3
UK Albums (OCC)[8] 52

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Germany (BVMI)[9] Gold 250,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[10] Silver 60,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

Notes

^ "For a Few Dollars More" was recorded in 24–26 August 1977 at Bovema Studios (Heemstede, Holland).

  1. ^ Ariola 261027-217
  2. ^ 7T's GLAM CD 40
  3. ^ a b Sony Music 88985321952
  4. ^ RSO RS-1-3045, 2394 222
Citations
  1. ^ Chrispell, James. Smokie: "The Montreux Album" > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Smokie – The Montreux Album" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Smokie: The Montreux Album" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Smokie – The Montreux Album" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Smokie – The Montreux Album" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Smokie – The Montreux Album". Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Smokie – The Montreux Album". Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Smokie; 'The Montreux Album')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 9 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "British album certifications – Smokie – The Montreux Album". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 9 September 2016.  Enter The Montreux Album in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Silver in the field By Award. Click Search

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