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Heaven Tonight

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Heaven Tonight, like In Color, was produced by Tom Werman, but the difference between the two records is substantial. Where In Color often sounded emasculated, Heaven Tonight regains the powerful, arena-ready punch of Cheap Trick, but crosses it with a clever radio-friendly production that relies both on synthesizers and studio effects. Even with the fairly slick production, Cheap Trick sound ferocious throughout the album, slamming heavy metal, power pop, and hard rock together in a humongous sound. "Surrender," the definitive Cheap Trick song, opens the album with a tale about a kid whose parents are hipper than himself, and the remainder of the record is a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Heaven Tonight, like In Color, was produced by Tom Werman, but the difference between the two records is substantial. Where In Color often sounded emasculated, Heaven Tonight regains the powerful, arena-ready punch of Cheap Trick, but crosses it with a clever radio-friendly production that relies both on synthesizers and studio effects. Even with the fairly slick production, Cheap Trick sound ferocious throughout the album, slamming heavy metal, power pop, and hard rock together in a humongous sound. "Surrender," the definitive Cheap Trick song, opens the album with a tale about a kid whose parents are hipper than himself, and the remainder of the record is a roller coaster ride, peaking with the sneering "Auf Wiedersehen," the dreamily psychedelic title track, the roaring rocker "On Top of the World," the high-stepping, tongue-in-cheek "How Are You," and the pulverizing cover of the Move's "California Man." Heaven Tonight is the culmination of the group's dizzying early career, summing up the strengths of their first two albums, their live show, and their talent for inverting pop conventions. They were never quite as consistently thrilling on record ever again. [Epic/Legacy's 1998 reissue adds outtakes of "Stiff Competition" and "Surrender."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972378527
  • Catalog Number: 723785
  • Sales rank: 36,162

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Surrender (4:16)
  2. 2 On Top of the World (4:01)
  3. 3 California Man (3:44)
  4. 4 High Roller (3:58)
  5. 5 Auf Wiedersehen (3:42)
  6. 6 Takin' Me Back (4:52)
  7. 7 On the Radio (4:33)
  8. 8 Heaven Tonight (5:25)
  9. 9 Stiff Competition (3:40)
  10. 10 How Are You? (4:21)
  11. 11 Oh Claire (1:10)
  12. 12 Stiff Competition (4:03)
  13. 13 Surrender (4:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cheap Trick Primary Artist
Robin Zander Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Bun E. Carlos Drums, Trap Kit, Group Member
Rick Nielsen Guitar, Vocals, Mandocello, Group Member
Tom Petersson Bass, Bass Guitar, Vocals, 12-string Bass Guitar, Group Member
Jai Winding Keyboards
Technical Credits
Bruce Dickinson Reissue Producer
Roy Wood Composer
Robin Zander Composer
Bun E. Carlos Composer
Gary Ladinsky Engineer
George Marino Mastering
Rick Nielsen Composer
Tom Werman Producer
Greg Kot Liner Notes
Vic Anesini Mastering
Tom Petersson Composer
Frank Harkins Art Direction
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