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Atomic Bomb is the third studio album from the Filipino rock band, Rivermaya. It has 16 tracks and was released by BMG Records (Pilipinas) Inc. on 31 January 1997.

Atomic Bomb
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Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 31, 1997
RecordedDigital FX International Inc.
GenreAlternative rock/Pop
Length1:07:18
LabelMusiko Records
&
BMG Records (Pilipinas) Inc.
ProducerChito S. Roño & Lizza G. Nakpil
Rivermaya chronology
Trip
(1996)
Atomic Bomb
(1997)
It's Not Easy Being Green
(1999)
Singles from Atomic Bomb
  1. "Hinahanap-Hanap Kita"
    Released: 1997
  2. "Elesi"
    Released: 1997
  3. "Kung Ayaw Mo, Huwag Mo"
    Released: 1997
  4. "Luha"
    Released: 1998
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

It was reported that the album had gone gold before it hit the stores on January 31. Basing on initial orders from Metro Manila record bars, BMG shipped out 25,000 cassettes. Major record bars on malls reported they were out of stock after a few days.[2] In the Philippines, an album must sell 20,000 copies to be certified gold.

This is the last Rivermaya album with Bamboo Mañalac as lead singer.

Track listingEdit

All tracks by Rico Blanco, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Mabuhay" 3:58
2."Elesi" 5:00
3."Inst. 1: Spike The Mayo" 2:20
4."Sunny Days" 4:49
5."Hangman (I Shot the Walrus)"B. Mañalac/Rivermaya (part 1 and 3), Rico Blanco (part 2)6:46
6."Saturday (Bakit Ako?)"N. Azarcon/Rivermaya2:22
7."Inst. 2: The Chase" 1:15
8."If"N. Azarcon5:28
9."Wild Angel Candy" 2:47
10."Hinahanap-Hanap Kita" 6:03
11."Luha"N. Azarcon4:04
12."Tea For Two"N. Azarcon/Rivermaya3:33
13."Ballroom Dancing" 4:01
14."Inst. 3: Ground Control To Major Tom" 0:56
15."Fever"B. Mañalac/Rivermaya5:14
16."Kung Ayaw Mo, Huwag Mo" 3:47
17."Destiny (CD Bonus Track)" 4:55

PersonnelEdit

Other

  • Executive producer for Rana Entertainment, Inc.: Chito Roño & Lizza G. Nakpil
  • Executive producers for BMG Records Pilipinas: Rudy Y. Tee
  • A&R direction: Vic Valenciano
  • Sound engineer: Slick
  • Assistant sound engineers: Caryl Campos & Minnith Mota
  • Album mix: Slick with Rivermaya
  • Recorded at Digital FX International Inc.
  • Additional string tracks recorded at Cinema Audio, Inc. Recording Studio
  • Package design: Ariel Dalisay of Artworks Adv.
  • Cover photography: courtesy of Philippine Daily Inquirer
  • B&W inside photography: courtesy of Philippine Daily Inquirer
  • Back cover and color photography: Eddie Boy Escudero
  • Strings for "If" and "Luha" arranged by Mel Villena
  • Strings for "If" and "Luha" performed by Sonata Strings led by Benjie Bautista

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Rivermaya's Atomic Bomb". Philmusic.com. Archived from the original on 2006-08-19. Retrieved 2008-08-06.