The Law (The Law album)

The Law is the first and only album from the Paul Rodgers led group The Law.[2]

The Law
Studio album by
Released19 March 1991, 2002 (Re-Released)
Length50:50 (2008 version)
ProducerChris Kimsey, Ahmet Ertegün, Howard Albert, Ron Albert, Kenney Jones, Shane Keister, Paul Rodgers, Eddie Wilner (re-issue producer)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Q Magazine[2]



The Law was formed when Paul Rodgers met Kenney Jones in a nightclub in London and decided to put a band together.[3] The two teamed up with different supporting musicians in order to give Rodgers freedom to pursue whatever music style he felt like.[4] Unlike his previous projects, in which he wrote or co-wrote most of the material, Rodgers relied heavily on outside writers to write songs for the album (such as Phil Collen, Chris Rea and Bryan Adams);[4] the only chart topper of the album, "Laying Down the Law", was written by Rodgers himself.[4] The album features notable appearances by David Gilmour, Bryan Adams and Chris Rea. The song "Stone" was previously recorded by Rea for his album Shamrock Diaries, and Rea (as well as Gilmour) plays guitar on this version. The track "Miss You in a Heartbeat", written by Phil Collen, was later recorded by Collen's band Def Leppard as a B-side for their Adrenalize album.

Aside from the single, the album was received very poorly by the critics. Paul Henderson in Q Magazine called it "lightweight".[2] Rodgers soon moved on from the band to his solo work.[4]

Track listing

1."For a Little Ride"Mark Mangold, Benny Mardones3:54
2."Miss You in a Heartbeat"Phil Collen4:32
3."Stone Cold"Tamara Champlin4:13
4."Come Save Me (Julianne)"Charlie Black, Cliff Downs, Austin Roberts4:01
5."Laying Down the Law"Paul Rodgers4:22
6."Nature of the Beast"Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance3:53
7."Stone"Chris Rea5:12
8."Anything for You"Steve Diamond, Eric McCusker3:57
9."Best of My Love"Jerry Lynn Williams4:36
10."Tough Love"Rodgers3:41
11."Missing You Bad Girl"Rodgers4:42
2008 reissue bonus track
12."That's When You Fall in Love"Rodgers3:47



The Law


Additional Musicians



  • Produced By Chris Kimsey, Ahmet Ertegün, Howard Albert, Ron Albert, Kenney Jones, Shane Keister & Paul Rodgers
  • Engineers: Christopher Marc Potter, Alex Sadkin
  • Programming: John Jones
  • Mixing: Ahmet Ertegün, Shane Keister, Christopher Marc Potter
  • Mastering: Bob Ludwig
  • Re-Mastering: Jimmy Starr


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b c Henderson, Paul (5 March 1991). "The Law review". Q Magazine. 55: 75.
  3. ^ "The Paul Rodgers Interview". Archived from the original on 2008-07-05. Retrieved 2008-08-31.
  4. ^ a b c d