Warrior (Scandal album)

Warrior is the debut, and the only, full-length album by American rock band Scandal (billed on the album as "Scandal featuring Patty Smyth"). The album reached a high of #17 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 200 album chart on the strength of the lead single "The Warrior". In 2014, an expanded and remastered edition was released, which included as bonus tracks the five songs from 1982's Scandal (EP).[3]

Warrior
Scandal - Warrior album.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 21, 1984
RecordedThe Record Plant, New York City, New York, August 1983–January 1984
GenreAOR, pop rock
Length43:19
LabelColumbia
ProducerMike Chapman
Scandal chronology
Scandal
(1982)
Warrior
(1984)
Scandalous
(1992)
Singles from Warrior
  1. "The Warrior"
    Released: 1984
  2. "Hands Tied"
    Released: 1984
  3. "Beat of a Heart"
    Released: 1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauC[2]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Warrior"Holly Knight, Nick Gilder4:03
2."Beat of a Heart"Zack Smith, Patty Smyth, Keith Mack4:46
3."Hands Tied"Knight, Chapman4:07
4."Less Than Half"Smith, Smyth, Mack4:18
5."Only the Young"Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon4:29
6."All I Want"Smith, Smyth, Benjy King4:11
7."Talk to Me"Doug Lubahn3:56
8."Say What You Will"Smith, Smyth4:41
9."Tonight"Smith, Smyth4:19
10."Maybe We Went Too Far"Smith, Smyth, Mack4:50
2014 collector's edition bonus tracks (from Scandal (EP))
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
11."Goodbye to You"Smith3:46
12."Love's Got a Line on You"Smith, Kathe Green3:24
13."Win Some, Lose Some"Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance, Eric Kagna, Paul Dean3:47
14."She Can't Say No"Smith, Smyth4:21
15."Another Bad Love"Smith, Smyth3:35

PersonnelEdit

Scandal

  • Patty Smyth - lead vocals
  • Zack Smith - guitar, background vocals
  • Ivan Elias - bass guitar
  • Keith Mack - guitar, background vocals
  • Thommy Price - drums, background vocals

Additional musicians

+ On the album, it states that Andy Newmark played drums on the song "Hands Tied"; however, drum aficionados believe he actually plays on the song after, "Less Than Half" instead, since the complicated rhythm pattern replicates a technique/style that he commonly uses.

ProductionEdit

  • Mike Chapman - producer
  • John Agnello, David Alhert, Carol Cafiero, John Davenport, Eddie Garcia, Dave Hernandez, Greg Mack, William Wittman, Gene Wooley - engineering
  • John Davenport, William Wittman, Dave Alhert, Gene Wooley - mixing
  • LP dead-wax reads "A Disgusting Pile Of Guts" on the A-side. The B-side reads "I Like That About Myself"

Chart performanceEdit

The album spent 41 weeks on the U.S. Billboard album charts and reached its peak position of #17 in early October 1984.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Warrior at AllMusic
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review
  3. ^ "Rock Candy Records New Releases - KROKUS & SCANDAL". MelodicRock.com. August 22, 2014.
  4. ^ "Billboard 200: Scandal". Billboard.com. Billboard. 2017. Retrieved February 9, 2017.

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