When the Bough Breaks (album)

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When the Bough Breaks
When the Bough Breaks (Bill Ward album) cover art.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 27, 1997
GenreHeavy metal, hard rock
LabelCleopatra Records
ProducerPeter R. Kelsey
Bill Ward chronology
Ward One: Along the Way
When the Bough Breaks
Accountable Beasts
Alternative cover
Original print cover art
Original print cover art
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

When the Bough Breaks is the second solo album from Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward. It was originally released on April 27, 1997, on Cleopatra Records. It is currently out of print.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hate" – 5:00
  2. "Children Killing Children" – 3:51
  3. "Growth" – 5:45
  4. "When I was a Child" – 4:54
  5. "Please Help Mommy (She's a Junkie)" – 6:40
  6. "Shine" – 5:06
  7. "Step Lightly (On the Grass)" – 5:59
  8. "Love & Innocence" – 1:00
  9. "Animals" – 6:32
  10. "Nighthawks Stars & Pines" – 6:45
  11. "Try Life" – 5:35
  12. "When the Bough Breaks" – 9:45

CD Cleopatra CL9981 (US 1997)


Cover art and reprint issues[edit]

As originally released, this album featured cover art that had two roses on it. After it was released, Bill Ward (as with Ward One, his first solo album) stated on his website that the released cover art was not the correct one that was intended to be released. Additionally, the liner notes for the original printing had lyrics that were so small, most people needed a magnifying glass to read them. This was eventually corrected in 2000 when the version of the album with Bill on the cover from the 70's was released. The album was later on released in a special digipak style of case, but this was later said to be released prematurely, and was withdrawn.


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