Take No Prisoners (David Byron album)

Take No Prisoners is the debut solo album of British rock singer David Byron. It was released while he was still vocalist for Uriah Heep, and features Heep bandmates Mick Box and Lee Kerslake, as well as Ken Hensley and John Wetton on select tracks.

Take No Prisoners
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 1975
RecordedFebruary 1975 in Morgan Studios and Roundhouse Studios, London, England Mixed at the Roundhouse Studios
GenreProgressive rock, hard rock
Length40:17
LabelBronze (UK original release)
Repertoire (UK 1992 reissue)
Mercury (U.S.)
Producer
  • Peter Gallen
  • David Byron
David Byron chronology
Take No Prisoners
(1975)
Baby Faced Killer
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Track listingEdit

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Man Full of Yesterdays"
5:36
2."Sweet Rock 'n' Roll"
  • Stonebridge
  • McGuinness
2:49
3."Steamin' Along"
  • Byron
  • Box
  • Denny Ball
  • Pete Thompson
  • Stonebridge
5:09
4."Silver White Man"Byron3:29
5."Love Song"
2:56
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Midnight Flyer"
  • Stonebridge
  • McGuinness
5:55
2."Saturday Night"Stonebridge2:16
3."Roller Coaster"
  • Byron
  • Box
  • Ball
  • Kerslake
  • Stonebridge
3:58
4."Stop (Think What You're Doing)"
  • Byron
  • Stonebridge
  • McGuinness
4:16
5."Hit Me with a White One"
  • Byron
  • Box
  • Stonebridge
3:53
  • Sides one and two were combined as tracks 1–10 on CD reissues.
Bonus tracks (2011 CD reissue)
No.TitleLength
11."Steamin' Along" (single version) 
12."What's Goin' On" (studio outtake) 
13."Silver White Man" (alternate version) 

PersonnelEdit

  • David Byron – voice, producer
  • Mick Box – guitars
  • Lou Stonebridge – keyboards
  • Denny Ball – bass
  • Lee Kerslake – drums
  • Pete Thompson – drums (tracks: 2–4, 6)
  • Ken Hensley – acoustic guitar (track 10)
  • John Wetton – mellotron (tracks: 1, 5)
  • Chanter Sisters – backing vocals
  • Martha Smith – backing vocals
  • Neil Lanchaster – backing vocals
  • Chas Mills – backing vocals
  • Russ Stone – backing vocals
  • Peter Gallen and David Byron
  • Ashley Howe – engineer
  • Dave Harris – assistrant engineer
  • Trevor Hallesy – assistrant engineer
  • John Gallen – assistrant engineer
  • Dell Roll – equipment
  • Pete Gibbs – equipment

ReferencesEdit