The Pack Is Back

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The Pack Is Back
Raven - The Pack Is Back.jpg
Studio album by Raven
Released March 1986
Recorded October 1985-January 1986
Studio Bearsville Studios, Bearsville, New York
Genre Heavy metal
Length 36:55
Label Atlantic
Producer Eddie Kramer
Raven chronology
Stay Hard
(1985)Stay Hard1985
The Pack Is Back
(1986)
Mad
(1986)Mad1986
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 5/10[2]

The Pack Is Back is the fifth full-length album by the English heavy metal band Raven, released in 1986 (see 1986 in music). It was recorded in the USA with renowned producer Eddie Kramer and features a sound more FM-friendly and commercial than any other Raven album. Despite the pressure of the label to produce a commercially successful album, The Pack Is Back did not have any relevant chart entry.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by John Gallagher, Mark Gallagher and Rob Hunter, except where indicated.

Side one
  1. "The Pack Is Back" – 3:43
  2. "Gimme Some Lovin'" (Spencer Davis, Steve Winwood, Muff Winwood) – 3:14
  3. "Screamin' Down the House" – 4:00
  4. "Young Blood" – 3:24
  5. "Hyperactive" – 3:41
Side two
  1. "Rock Dogs" – 4:00
  2. "Don't Let It Die" – 3:47
  3. "Get into Your Car and Drive" – 3:54
  4. "All I Need" – 3:34
  5. "Nightmare Ride" – 3:38

CD reissue bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "How Did You Get So Crazy" - 3:49
  2. "Seen It on the T.V." - 4:06

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

  • John Gallagher - bass, vocals
  • Mark Gallagher - guitar, guitar synthesizers, synthesizers, vocals
  • Rob Hunter - drums

Additional musicians[edit]

  • The Uptown Horns - brass on tracks 5 and 7

Production[edit]

  • Eddie Kramer - producer, engineer, mixing, piano
  • Chris Isca - engineer
  • Larry Swisp - mixing
  • Bob Ludwig - mastering
  • Bob Defrin - art direction

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)[4]

Year Chart Position
1985 The Billboard 200 121

References[edit]

  1. ^ Anderson, Jason. "Raven - The Pack Is Back review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2016-11-20. 
  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. 285. ISBN 978-1894959315. 
  3. ^ "Raven (Gbr) - The Pack Is Back". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 2011-03-27. 
  4. ^ "The Pack Is Back - Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-03-27.