Enough Is Enough (Billy Squier album)

Enough Is Enough is the fifth solo album by Billy Squier, released on September 27, 1986. It was the first album to be released under his second seven-year Capitol Records recording contract.

Enough Is Enough
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 27, 1986[1]
RecordedThe Power Station, New York City, Sarm East Studios, London
GenreRock
Length47:05
LabelCapitol
ProducerPeter Collins
Billy Squier chronology
Signs of Life
(1984)
Enough Is Enough
(1986)
Hear & Now
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars[2]
Kerrang!4.5/5 stars[3]

The disc peaked at #61 on the Billboard album chart[4] and included the minor hit "Love Is the Hero" which featured Freddie Mercury on backing vocals. Despite mostly positive critical reception, Enough Is Enough was a commercial disappointment and sold about 300,000 copies in the United States, making it his first album since 1980's The Tale of the Tape to not reach platinum status. Mostly because of the negative reception for the video of Squier's 1984 hit "Rock Me Tonite" and changing music trends, his career had taken a sudden dip, damaging both ticket and album sales.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Shot o' Love" (Danny Kortchmar, Squier) - 4:06
  2. "Love Is the Hero" (Squier) - 4:49
  3. "Lady with a Tenor Sax" (Freddie Mercury, Squier) - 4:24
  4. "All We Have to Give" (Squier) - 5:18
  5. "Come Home" (Bobby Chouinard, Squier) - 3:55
  6. "Break the Silence" (Squier) - 4:59
  7. "Powerhouse" (Squier) - 4:18
  8. "Lonely One" (Squier) - 4:16
  9. "Til It's Over" (Squier) - 6:06
  10. "Wink of an Eye" (Squier) - 4:54

PersonnelEdit

  • Billy Squier - vocals, guitars, synthesizers, multiple instruments, arrangements, mixing
  • Jeff Golub - guitars
  • Robin Jeffrey - guitars
  • Jeff Bova - keyboards
  • David Frank - keyboards, synthesizers, arrangements
  • Andy Richards - keyboards
  • Alan St. John - keyboards, synthesizers, backing vocals
  • T.M. Stevens - bass
  • Jimmy Bralower - drums, drum programming
  • Bobby Chouinard - drums
  • Steve Ferrone - drums on track 8
  • Jody Linscott - percussion
  • Freddie Mercury - vocals on track 2, arrangements on track 3
  • Mitch Weissman - backing vocals

ProductionEdit

  • Peter Collins - producer, arrangements
  • Jimbo "James" Barton - engineer
  • Steve Boyer, Paul Wright - assistant engineers
  • Brian Gulland - arrangements, sound recording
  • David Thoener - mixing
  • Tim Leitner - mixing assistant
  • George Marino - mastering

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Enough Is Enough". Rate Your Music. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2011-09-13.
  2. ^ "Billy Squier Enough Is Enough review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-09-13.
  3. ^ Johnson, Howard (30 October 1986). "Billy's the Hero!". Kerrang!. 132. London, UK: United Magazines ltd. p. 18.
  4. ^ "Enough Is Enough Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-09-13.