Warrior (Scandal album)

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Warrior
Scandal - Warrior album.jpg
Studio album by Scandal
Released August 21, 1984
Recorded The Record Plant, New York City, New York, August 1983–January 1984
Genre AOR, pop rock
Length 43:19
Label Columbia
Producer Mike Chapman
Scandal chronology
Scandal
(1982)Scandal1982
Warrior
(1984)
Scandalous
(1992)Scandalous1992
Singles from Warrior
  1. "The Warrior"
    Released: 1984
  2. "Hands Tied"
    Released: 1984
  3. "Beat of a Heart"
    Released: 1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauC[2]

Warrior is the debut and the only full-length album by American rock band Scandal (billed on the album as "Scandal featuring Patty Smyth"). The album reached a high of #17 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 200 album charts on the strength of the lead single "The Warrior".

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Warrior"Holly Knight, Nick Gilder4:03
2."Beat of a Heart"Zack Smith, Patty Smyth, Keith Mack4:46
3."Hands Tied"Knight, Chapman4:07
4."Less Than Half"Smith, Smyth, Mack4:18
5."Only the Young"Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon4:29
6."All I Want"Smith, Smyth, Benjy King4:11
7."Talk to Me"Doug Lubahn3:56
8."Say What You Will"Smith, Smyth4:41
9."Tonight"Smith, Smyth4:19
10."Maybe We Went Too Far"Smith, Smyth, Mack4:50

Personnel[edit]

Scandal

  • Patty Smyth - lead vocals
  • Zack Smith - guitar, background vocals
  • Ivan Elias - bass guitar
  • Keith Mack - guitar, background vocals
  • Thommy Price - drums, background vocals

Additional musicians

+ On the album, it states that Andy Newmark played drums on the song "Hands Tied"; however, drum aficionados believe he actually plays on the song after, "Less Than Half" instead, since the complicated rhythm pattern replicates a technique/style that he commonly uses.

Production[edit]

  • Mike Chapman - producer
  • John Agnello, David Alhert, Carol Cafiero, John Davenport, Eddie Garcia, Dave Hernandez, Greg Mack, William Wittman, Gene Wooley - engineering
  • John Davenport, William Wittman, Dave Alhert, Gene Wooley - mixing
  • LP dead-wax reads "A Disgusting Pile Of Guts" on the A-side. The B-side reads "I Like That About Myself"

Chart performance[edit]

The album spent 41 weeks on the U.S. Billboard album charts and reached its peak position of #17 in early October 1984.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Warrior at AllMusic
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review
  3. ^ "Billboard 200: Scandal". Billboard.com. Billboard. 2017. Retrieved February 9, 2017. 

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