Wait for Night

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Wait for Night
Studio album by Rick Springfield
Released 1976
Genre Pop rock, power pop
Label Chelsea Records
Rick Springfield chronology
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Wait for Night
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Wait for Night is an album by Australian singer-songwriter Rick Springfield, originally released by Chelsea Records in 1976. The album was reissued by RCA Records in 1982, and that version managed to crack into the Billboard album charts. The album was reissued on CD in 2010 by Wounded Bird Records. Stylistically, the album represented a move away from Springfield's 1970s light rock sound to the trademark arena-ready power pop/pop rock sound that Springfield would later find success with throughout the 1980s. It received a mostly favorable review from Stephen Thomas Erlewine of the All Music Guide.[1][2]

Most of the instruments were performed by Rick Springfield himself with exception to drums which has been accredited to Nigel Olsson, a former drummer of Elton John. The album's opener "Take a Hand" would later be included in several 'best of' albums for Springfield,[3] and it continues to a staple of Springfield's live performances.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Rick Springfield.

  1. Take a Hand
  2. Goldfever
  3. One Broken Heart
  4. Where’s All the Love
  5. Archangel
  6. Jessica
  7. Million Dollar Face
  8. Old Gangsters Never Die
  9. Treat Me Gently in the Morning
  10. Life Is a Celebration

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Wait for Night - Rick Springfield". All Music Guide. Retrieved April 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Springfield Re-Releases "Wait For Night"". CBS Radio - 98.7 KLUV. August 10, 2010. Retrieved April 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Take a Hand - Rick Springfield". All Music Guide. Retrieved April 8, 2011.