XXV (The Shadows album)

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Studio album by The Shadows
Released 1983 (1983)
Recorded May/June 1983
Genre Pop
Length 46:07
Label Polydor
Producer Bruce Welch
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

XXV is the fifteenth album released by British pop group The Shadows. It was released in 1983 on Polydor Records. It includes instrumental cover versions of songs by Toto, Mark Knopfler, Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes, Dusty Springfield, Jet Harris & Tony Meehan, Elaine Paige & Procol Harum. XXV carries the distinction of being one of very few Shadows albums to feature some vocal tracks, "The Modern Way" and "Liverpool Days" (both sung by Hank Marvin).

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Africa" David Paich, Jeff Porcaro  
2. "Going Home" (from Local Hero) Mark Knopfler  
3. "Up Where We Belong" (from An Officer and A Gentleman) Will Jennings, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Jack Nitzsche  
4. "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" Pino Donaggio, Vicki Wickham, Simon Napier-Bell  
5. "The Modern Way" (Lead vocal by Hank Marvin) Harry Bogdanvos  
6. "Diamonds" Jerry Lordan  
7. "Time Is Tight" Booker T. Jones  
8. "Memory" (from Cats) Andrew Lloyd-Webber, T.S. Eliot, Trevor Nunn  
9. "Liverpool Days" (Lead vocal by Hank Marvin) Tony Catchpole, Roker, Sela  
10. "Queen of Hearts" Hank DeVito  
11. "A Whiter Shade of Pale" Keith Reid, Gary Brooker  


Additional musicians[edit]

  • Harry Bogdanvos
  • Tony Catchpole
  • Alan Hawkshaw
  • Tony Rivers — Vocals

Recorded at[edit]

  • Honeyhill Studios
  • Nivram Studios
  • Herts by Dick Plant


  1. ^ Thompson, Dave. "XXV". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 November 2011.