Warrior (Scandal album)

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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
Singles from Warrior
  1. "The Warrior"
    Released: 1984
  2. "Hands Tied"
    Released: 1984
  3. "Beat of a Heart"
    Released: 1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau C [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. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Warrior" Holly Knight, Nick Gilder 4:03
2. "Beat of a Heart" Zack Smith, Patty Smyth, Keith Mack 4:46
3. "Hands Tied" Knight, Chapman 4:07
4. "Less Than Half" Smith, Smyth, Mack 4:18
5. "Only the Young" Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon 4:29
6. "All I Want" Smith, Smyth, Benjy King 4:11
7. "Talk to Me" Doug Lubahn 3:56
8. "Say What You Will" Smith, Smyth 4:41
9. "Tonight" Smith, Smyth 4:19
10. "Maybe We Went Too Far" Smith, Smyth, Mack 4:50



  • 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.


  • 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 1985.[3]


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