Caught in the Crossfire (album)

Caught in the Crossfire is the debut solo album by the English rock musician John Wetton, released in 1980 by E.G. Records. Featuring guitarist Martin Barre (of Jethro Tull), drummer Simon Kirke (of Bad Company), as well as saxophonist Malcolm Duncan (of Average White Band), whom Wetton had played with in Mogul Thrash. The album's release took place during a transitional period in Wetton’s career, after he had left U.K. but before he joined Wishbone Ash and then formed Asia.

Caught in the Crossfire
John Wetton - Caught in the Crossfire.jpg
Original UK album cover by Hipgnosis
Studio album by
RecordedGallery Studios
(Chertsey, Surrey, England)
Air Studios
(London, England)
John Wetton chronology
Caught in the Crossfire
Voice Mail / Battle Lines
Singles from Caught in the Crossfire
  1. "Turn On the Radio"
    Released: 1980
  2. "I'll Be There"
    Released: 1980
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Caught in the Crossfire has been reissued numerous times with various album covers. The artwork of the original UK vinyl edition was designed by Hipgnosis art studio. In the U.S., the album was first released in early 1986 by Jem Records.[2]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by John Wetton, except where noted.

Side one
1."Turn On the Radio"3:47
2."Baby Come Back"3:24
3."When Will You Realize?"4:34
4."Cold Is the Night"5:22
5."Paper Talk"4:00
Side two
6."Get Away" 4:30
7."Caught in the Crossfire" 5:03
8."Get What You Want"Wetton, Pete Sinfield3:18
9."I'll Be There" 3:33
10."Woman" 4:33
Total length:41:58
1999 remastered edition bonus tracks
11."Every Inch of the Way"Curt Cuomo, Wetton4:39
12."Out of the Blue"Bob Marlette, Wetton, Tom Whitlock4:32
Total length:51:10


Technical personnel


  1. ^ Connolly, Dave. John Wetton: "Caught in the Crossfire" > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved August 15, 2016.
  2. ^ Freeman, Kim (December 28, 1985). "Grass Route". Billboard. 97 (52): 85.