The Visitor (UFO album)

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The Visitor
Studio album by UFO
Released 2 June 2009
Recorded February – March 2009
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 42:21
Label SPV/Steamhammer
Producer Tommy Newton
UFO chronology
The Monkey Puzzle
(2006)The Monkey Puzzle2006
The Visitor
Seven Deadly
(2012)Seven Deadly2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Dangerdog Music Reviews4.5/5 stars[2]

The Visitor is the nineteenth studio album by the British hard rock band UFO, which was released on 2 June 2009.[3] It was their first album in three years since the release of The Monkey Puzzle in 2006. Bass parts were recorded by Peter Pichl. Since there are no writing credits on the album booklet, they were posted on UFO's official website (June 2009).

The digipak edition bonus track, "Dancing with St. Peter", had previously been recorded by Phil Mogg with his side project, $ign Of 4, featuring Mogg/Way guitarist Jeff Kollman, one-time Michael Schenker Group drummer Shane Gaalaas, and bassist Jimmy Curtain. The album was originally released in 2002 through Track Records and re-issued in 2008 by Kollman's label Marmaduke Records under the name Mogg & The Sign Of 4.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Phil Mogg, all music composed by Vinnie Moore, except where noted.

  1. "Saving Me" - 5:08
  2. "On the Waterfront" (Paul Raymond) - 3:50
  3. "Hell Driver" - 4:26
  4. "Stop Breaking Down" - 4:55
  5. "Rock Ready" - 3:06
  6. "Living Proof" - 4:32
  7. "Can't Buy a Thrill" - 5:14
  8. "Forsaken" (Raymond) - 3:57
  9. "Villains & Thieves" (Raymond) - 3:34
  10. "Stranger in Town" (Robert Barth, Andy Parker) - 3:39

Digipak edition bonus track[edit]

  1. "Dancing with St. Peter (2009 Edition)" (Mogg, Jeff Kollman, Shane Gaalaas)


Band members[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Peter Pichl – bass guitar
  • Martina Frank – backing vocals on "Living Proof" and "Forsaken"
  • Melanie Newton – backing vocals on "On the Waterfront" and "Forsaken"
  • Olaf Senkbeil – backing vocals on "Stop Breaking Down", "Saving Me", "Hell Driver" and "On the Waterfront"


  • Tommy Newton – producer, engineer, mixing
  • Andy Le Vein – engineer
  • Tristan Greatrex – album artwork
  • Kai Swillus – photography
  • Peter Knorn – management


  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "UFO The Visitor review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-12-07.
  2. ^ Hartranft, Craig (31 May 2009). "UFO: The Visitor". Dangerdog Music Reviews. Retrieved 2011-12-07.
  3. ^ "UFO To Release 'The Visitor' In The Spring". Roadrunner Records. 18 February 2009. Archived from the original on 12 September 2009. Retrieved 2011-12-07.

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