World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Lights Out (UFO album)

Article Id: WHEBN0000163930
Reproduction Date:

Title: Lights Out (UFO album)  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Michael Schenker, No Heavy Petting, The Essential UFO, UFO (band), Space Metal (UFO album)
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Lights Out (UFO album)

Lights Out
Studio album by UFO
Released May 1977
Recorded AIR Studios, London, UK, February–March 1977
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 36:51
Label Chrysalis
Producer Ron Nevison
UFO chronology
No Heavy Petting
(1976)
Lights Out
(1977)
Obsession
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic [1]
RateYourMusic

Lights Out is the sixth studio album by the British rock band UFO, released in May and also on 11 October 1977 (see 1977 in music). All songs are band originals except for "Alone Again Or" which is a cover of a song by the band Love.

The album was UFO's first to feature lush string arrangements alongside more complex song structures than their previous albums. Producer Ron Nevison brought in Alan McMillan to handle the string and horn arrangements. The most notable song to feature the orchestral coloring was "Love to Love" which became one of the band's most successful singles.

In 1994, a CD comprising this album and No Heavy Petting was released by BGO Records.

2008 EMI's remastered edition includes 4 live bonus tracks, recorded at The Roundhouse, London. The album cover erroneously states that these tracks were recorded in 1976, but the correct year is 1977. EMI did correct the writing credits, with Paul Raymond finally being credited for his contributions.

The title track and "Love to Love" were featured in the 1999 movie Detroit Rock City. "Love to Love" was also covered by Djali Zwan for the 2002 movie Spun.

Kerrang! magazine listed the album at No. 28 among the "100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time".[2]

Steve Harris - primary songwriter, founder, leader and bassist of British heavy metal band Iron Maiden - calls Love To Love his favourite song.

Contents

  • Track listing 1
  • UK singles 2
  • Personnel 3
    • Band members 3.1
    • Production 3.2
  • Charts 4
  • References 5

Track listing

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Too Hot to Handle"   Pete Way, Phil Mogg 3:37
2. "Just Another Suicide"   Mogg 4:58
3. "Try Me"   Michael Schenker, Mogg 4:49
4. "Lights Out"   Schenker, Andy Parker, Mogg, Way 4:33
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Gettin' Ready"   Schenker, Mogg 3:46
2. "Alone Again Or"   Bryan MacLean 3:00
3. "Electric Phase"   Schenker, Mogg 4:20
4. "Love to Love"   Schenker, Parker, Mogg, Way 7:38
2008 CD reissue bonus tracks - Live at The Roundhouse, London 1977
No. Title Length
9. "Lights Out"   5:14
10. "Gettin' Ready"   4:03
11. "Love to Love"   7:15
12. "Try Me"   4:03

UK singles

  • 1977 - "Too Hot to Handle" / "Electric Phase" (red vinyl)
  • 1977 - "Gettin' Ready" / "Too Hot to Handle"
  • 1977 - "Alone Again Or" / "Electric Phase"
  • 1978 - "Try Me" / "Gettin' Ready"

Personnel

Band members

Production

  • Ron Nevison - producer
  • Alan McMillan - horn arrangements, string arrangements

Charts

Album

- Billboard (North America)[4]

Year Chart Position
1977 Pop Albums 23

References

  1. ^ Kantor, Matt. "Lights Out - UFO". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Guy, Lyn (21 January 1989). "UFO 'Lights Out'".  
  3. ^ Saulnier, Jason (23 January 2009). "Michael Schenker Interview". Music Legends. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Lights Out Billboard Albums".  
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.