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
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]

Writing Edit

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]

Recording Edit

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 listing Edit

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

Personnel Edit

U.K.

Singles Edit

  • "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 positions Edit

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

References Edit

  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.