Time to Burn (Giant album)

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Time to Burn
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 31, 1992
Recorded1991-1992 at Kiva Recording Studios, Memphis, Tennessee
Omni Sound Studios, Dugout Studio and Javelina Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
Unique Recording Studios, New York City
GenreHard rock, glam metal
EK 48509
ProducerTerry Thomas
Giant chronology
Last of the Runaways
Time to Burn
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Time to Burn is the second studio album by Giant, released in 1992.

Vocalist/guitarist Dann Huff had proven his guitar-playing chops as a studio musician on hit albums and singles across the popular music spectrum throughout the 1980s before starting a band with brother David on drums, Mike Brignardello on bass and Alan Pasqua on keyboards and scoring a hit of their own with "I'll See You In My Dreams" in 1989-1990. For the follow-up the band was joined in the writing process on two songs by Jim Vallance and on four by Van Stephenson, the latter of whom also guested on background vocals in the studio. Huff had previously done guitar work on Stephenson's solo albums. It was produced by Terry Thomas, a former member of the band Charlie who had previously produced albums for such rock notables as Bad Company and Foreigner.

Although well-reviewed, Time to Burn was among the last of its commercial AOR/melodic hard rock genre to be released by a major label — and not the label of their previous album — as record companies and media outlets stopped promoting '80s artists in favor of newer grunge styles. The album's most successful single was "Chained", which peaked at No. 16 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, although second single "Stay" received some airplay as well.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Thunder and Lightning" (Dann Huff, Van Stephenson) - 4:23
  2. "Chained" (Huff, Alan Pasqua, Michael Brignardello) 7:19
  3. "Lay It on the Line" (Huff, Brignardello) - 5:22
  4. "Stay" (Huff, Pasqua, Stephenson) - 4:46
  5. "Lost in Paradise" (Pasqua, Stephenson) - 5:31
  6. "Smoulder" (instrumental) (Huff) - 0:29
  7. "Time to Burn" (Huff, Pasqua, Brignardello) - 4:49
  8. "I'll Be There (When It's Over)" (Huff, Terry Thomas, Jim Vallance) - 4:29
  9. "Save Me Tonight" (Huff, Pasqua, Brignardello, Todd Cerney) - 6:00
  10. "Without You" (Huff, Brignardello, Vallance) - 4:26
  11. "Now Until Forever" (Huff, Robert White Johnson) - 5:44
  12. "Get Used to It" (Huff, Phil Naish, Stephenson) - 4:50


Band members
Additional musicians
  • Robert Johnson, Van Stephenson, Terry Thomas, Anthony Zecco – backing vocals


  • Mixing – Terry Thomas and Rafe McKenna
  • Engineer – Andrew Scarth, Patrick Kelly and Anthony Zecco (Dugout Studios)
  • Recorded at: Kiva Recording Studio, Omni Sound Studio, Javelina Studio, Dugout Studio & Unique Recording Studio


  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Giant Time to Burn review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-07-21.

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