Voices of Babylon

Voices of Babylon is the third studio album by the British band The Outfield, released during the spring of 1989 and which spawned an eponymous single. It was the group's last album to feature drummer Alan Jackman until the release of Replay in 2011. It was also their final album on the Columbia label. Following the album's release, and with their commercial success slipping, the band parted ways with drummer Alan Jackman and soon hired Paul Read as a replacement for the album's tour.

Voices of Babylon
Voices of Babylon album cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released28 March 1989
RecordedSunset Sound Recorders, Hollywood, California; Farmyard Studio, Little Chalfont, Bucks; Scarf Studio, London January–April 1988
GenrePop rock, power pop
Length40:36
LabelColumbia
ProducerJohn Spinks, David Kahne, David Leonard
The Outfield chronology
Bangin'
(1987)
Voices of Babylon
(1989)
Diamond Days
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

This album features a unique script similar to what is known as the Pigpen cipher. On the album cover, the script says "OUTFIELD", and the liner notes show the title of each album track in that same script.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Voices of Babylon"
  2. "My Paradise"
  3. "Part of Your Life"
  4. "Shelter Me"
  5. "The Night Ain't Over"
  6. "No Point"
  7. "Taken By Surprise"
  8. "Reach Out"
  9. "Makin' Up"
  10. "Inside Your Skin"

All songs were written by John Frederick Spinks, with the exception of "Taken By Surprise", which was written by John Spinks and Tony Lewis.

PersonnelEdit

Additional musiciansEdit

SinglesEdit

The album's title track was a Top 40 hit single, peaking at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #2 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.[2] The second-single was "My Paradise", which peaked at #72 on the Billboard Hot 100, not achieving the success expected of it.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r14673
  2. ^ Billboard Charts, Billboard.com. Accessed May 14, 2008.