Next (The Sensational Alex Harvey Band album)

Next is the second album by The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, released in 1973.

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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1973
StudioAudio International, London; Apple Studios, London
GenreHard Rock, Glam
LabelVertigo, 2002 CD reissue released on Universal International
ProducerThe Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Phil Wainman
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band chronology
The Impossible Dream
Singles from Next
  1. "Giddy Up A Ding Dong"
    Released: October 12, 1973 - UK only
  2. "Swampsnake"
    Released: 1973 - US only
  3. "The Faith Healer"
    Released: February 15, 1974 - UK only
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]

"Swampsnake" was covered by American rock band Zilch on their 1998 debut album 3.2.1..

"The Faith Healer" was covered by Recoil in 1992 on the album Bloodline with the vocals of Douglas McCarthy of Nitzer Ebb. Other covers have been made by the Australian band The Church on their 1999 covers album A Box of Birds. In the same year, ex-Marillion singer Fish released his version on the album Raingods With Zippos. Power metal band Helloween also covered the song in their 1999 Metal Jukebox album.

The album and was featured in Robert Dimery's book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[2].

It has been reissued separately on CD numerous times since 1985, and is also widely available on a 2-in-1 album, the other album being the group's debut Framed.[3]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Alex Harvey and Hugh McKenna, except where noted.

Side one
2."Gang Bang"4:42
3."The Faith Healer"7:21
Side two
1."Giddy Up a Ding Dong"Freddie Bell, Joey Lattanzi3:14
2."Next"Jacques Brel, Mort Shuman, Eric Blau4:02
3."Vambo Marble Eye"Alex Harvey, Hugh McKenna, Zal Cleminson, Chris Glen, Ted McKenna4:25
4."The Last of the Teenage Idols"Harvey, H. McKenna, Cleminson7:15


The Sensational Alex Harvey BandEdit


  • Phil Wainmanproducer
  • Pete Coleman – engineer
  • John Mills – engineer
  • David Batchelor – assistant producer, backing vocals
  • Pip Williams – arrangements on "Swampsnake", "Gang Bang", "Next" and "The Last of the Teenage Idols"
  • Dave Field – sleeve


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (23 March 2010). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 978-0-7893-2074-2.
  3. ^

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