Voices of Babylon
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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|
|Studio album by|
|Released||28 March 1989|
|Recorded||Sunset Sound Recorders, Hollywood, California; Farmyard Studio, Little Chalfont, Bucks; Scarf Studio, London January–April 1988|
|Genre||Pop rock, power pop|
|Producer||John Spinks, David Kahne, David Leonard|
|The Outfield chronology|
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.
- "Voices of Babylon"
- "My Paradise"
- "Part of Your Life"
- "Shelter Me"
- "The Night Ain't Over"
- "No Point"
- "Taken By Surprise"
- "Reach Out"
- "Makin' Up"
- "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.
- Tony Lewis - vocals, bass guitar
- John Spinks - guitar, vocals, keyboards, songwriter
- Alan Jackman - drums
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. The second-single was "My Paradise", which peaked at #72 on the Billboard Hot 100, not achieving the success expected of it.