Fearless (Tim Curry album)

Fearless is the second album by the English actor/singer Tim Curry. Released in 1979, it was his most commercially successful album, reaching #53 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart.

Studio album by
ReleasedJune 28, 1979
RecordedThe Hit Factory, New York City
Long View Farm Recording Studio, Massachusetts
GenreRock, pop
ProducerMichael Kamen
Dick Wagner
Tim Curry chronology
Read My Lips

Unlike his first album which consisted of cover versions, Fearless was composed almost entirely of original songs, mostly written by Curry with producers Michael Kamen and former Lou Reed collaborator Dick Wagner.

A single, "I Do the Rock", became Curry's most successful in the United States, reaching the Billboard Hot 100. "Paradise Garage" was also released as a 7" and 12" single in certain countries.

"No Love on the Street" was covered by Joe Bonamassa on his 2011 album Dust Bowl.

Critical reception edit

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [1]

The Globe and Mail wrote that "Curry is definitely a better interpreter of other people's material than he is a songwriter."[2]

Track listing edit

  1. "Right on the Money" (Tim Curry, Dick Wagner) - 3:15
  2. "Hide This Face" (Tim Curry, Dick Wagner) - 2:56
  3. "I Do the Rock" (Tim Curry, Michael Kamen) - 4:45
  4. "S.O.S." (Dick Wagner) - 4:15
  5. "Cold Blue Steel and Sweet Fire" - (Joni Mitchell) - 3:37
  6. "Paradise Garage" (Tim Curry, Dick Wagner, Bob Babbitt, Charlie Collins) - 6:13
  7. "No Love on the Street" (Tim Curry, Michael Kamen) - 4:53
  8. "Something Short of Paradise" (Dick Wagner) - 3:20
  9. "Charge It" (Tim Curry, Dick Wagner) - 5:17

A 2017 remastered re-release of the album on CD includes the following bonus tracks, after the original nine.

  1. "Paradise Garage (Single Edit)" (Tim Curry, Dick Wagner, Bob Babbitt, Charlie Collins) - 4:05
  2. "Charge It (Single Edit)" (Tim Curry, Dick Wagner) - 3:59
  3. "I Do the Rock (High Fidelity Mix)" (Tim Curry, Michael Kamen) - 4:41
  4. "Sloe Gin" (Bob Ezrin, Michael Kamen) - 6:08

Personnel edit

Chart positions edit

AlbumBillboard (United States)

Year Chart Position
1979 Pop Albums 53

SinglesBillboard (United States)

Year Single Chart Position
1979 "I Do the Rock" Billboard Hot 100 91

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Niester, Alan (14 July 1979). "Fearless Tim Curry". The Globe and Mail. p. F4.

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