Fastway (album)

Fastway is the debut studio album by British heavy metal band Fastway, released in April 1983.

Fastway
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Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1983
StudioMarcus Music and Maison Rouge Studios, London, UK
Genre
Length41:58
LabelColumbia
ProducerEddie Kramer
Fastway chronology
Fastway
(1983)
All Fired Up
(1984)
Singles from Fastway
  1. "We Become One"
    Released: 1983
  2. "Easy Livin'"
    Released: 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal10/10[2]

Founding member Pete Way (ex bass guitar player with UFO) did not play on the album, because by the time the recording sessions began Way left the band.[3] He soon formed another band, Waysted. The bass guitar parts on the album were actually played by Rafaelito Benitez. He worked in the studio where the album was recorded and when Pete Way (who was meant to be there) didn't show up that day, Benitez offered to play bass for the album. He came up with the bass lines and remains uncredited for the album.[3]

The album has been reissued as a two-fer with the second Fastway album, All Fired Up; however, that edition omits the song "Far Far from Home", bonus track featured on the standalone CD release of the first album.

UK-based record label Rock Candy Records has since re-issued the album with additional liner notes and bonus tracks, including B-sides and BBC sessions.

Track listingEdit

All tracks composed by Fastway

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Easy Livin'"2:47
2."Feel Me, Touch Me (Do Anything You Want)"3:27
3."All I Need Is Your Love"2:32
4."Another Day"4:41
5."Heft!"5:38
Side two
No.TitleLength
6."We Become One"3:59
7."Give It All You Got"3:01
8."Say What You Will"3:20
9."You Got Me Runnin'"3:04
10."Give It Some Action"4:11
11."Far Far from Home"5:29
  • Originally, "Far Far from Home" was a separate promotional single, included in the first vinyl LP pressings. It was not on the original cassette versions, and not included in subsequent LP editions, but is included as a track on the compact disc edition.

PersonnelEdit

FastwayEdit

Additional musiciansEdit

  • Mick Feat - bass guitar (uncredited)

ProductionEdit

  • Eddie Kramer - producer, engineer, arrangements with Fastway
  • Alan Douglas, Tim Hunt - engineers
  • Howard Gray - assistant engineer

ChartsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Adams, Bret. "Fastway - Fastway review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. pp. 117–118. ISBN 978-1894959315.
  3. ^ a b "Fastway". Fast Eddie Clarke Official Website. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Fastway Billboard Albums". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Fastway Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  6. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 38, No. 20, July 16 1983". Library and Archives Canada. 16 July 1983. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Fastway Billboard Singles". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 3 October 2015.