Danger Money

Danger Money is the second and final studio album by the progressive rock supergroup U.K., featuring John Wetton, Eddie Jobson and Terry Bozzio. It was released by E.G. Records / Polydor in March 1979. Early versions of "The Only Thing She Needs", "Caesar's Palace Blues" and "Carrying No Cross" (which had the opening chords to "Danger Money" in its intro)[2] had been performed on tour throughout 1978 by the band's original line-up with Bill Bruford and Allan Holdsworth. "Rendezvous 6:02" and "Nothing to Lose" were both edited for single release.

Danger Money
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 1979 (1979-03)
RecordedNovember 1978 - January 1979
StudioAIR Studios, London, UK
GenreProgressive rock
Length42:04
LabelE.G./Polydor Records
ProducerEddie Jobson, John Wetton
U.K. chronology
U.K.
(1978)
Danger Money
(1979)
Night After Night
(1979)
Singles from Danger Money
  1. "Nothing to Lose"
    Released: 1979
  2. "Rendezvous 6:02"
    Released: 1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[1]

The album was remastered in 2016 and included as part of the box-set Ultimate Collector's Edition.[3]

WritingEdit

John Wetton recalled of "Nothing to Lose" that "I [came] in with the bulk of it, [Eddie Jobson] rearranged two verses, and then I wrote the lyrics."[4]

RecordingEdit

According to Eddie Jobson, the CS80 solo on "Rendezvous 6:02" was played with all 16 of the instrument's oscillators in monophonic unison.[5]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Eddie Jobson and John Wetton.

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Danger Money"8:12
2."Rendezvous 6:02"5:00
3."The Only Thing She Needs"7:53
Side two
No.TitleLength
1."Caesar's Palace Blues"4:42
2."Nothing to Lose"3:57
3."Carrying No Cross"12:20

PersonnelEdit

U.K.

SinglesEdit

  • "Rendezvous 6:02" /"In the Dead of Night" (released in Europe) (NL #30)
  • "Nothing to Lose"/ "In the Dead of Night" (Re-recorded version) (UK #67)

Chart positionsEdit

Chart (1979) Peak
position
Canada Top Albums/CDs (RPM)[6] 63
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[7] 37
US Billboard 200[8] 45

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "allmusic ((( Danger Money > Overview )))". allmusic.com. Retrieved 27 November 2009.
  2. ^ U.K.: Rainbow Theatre, London, May 15, 1978 (full show) audio only. YouTube. Archived from the original on 10 December 2021.
  3. ^ Kelman, John (25 September 2016). "U.K.: Ultimate Collectors' Edition". All About Jazz. Archived from the original on 5 March 2017. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  4. ^ Curtiss, Ron; Weiner, Aaron (3 June 2016). "John Wetton (King Crimson, U.K., Asia): The Complete Boffomundo Interview". YouTube. Retrieved 3 March 2019.[dead YouTube link] Event occurs at 8:02-8:30.
  5. ^ Kovarsky, Jerry (17 November 2016). "Interview: Eddie Jobson". Keyboard Magazine. Retrieved 28 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 4761b". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – U.K. – Danger Money" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  8. ^ "U.K. Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 22 April 2018.