Reach for the Sky: The Anthology

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All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
This double-disc collection is about as complete as can be expected, drawing the best material from Billy Squier's long and it must be said, uneven solo career, as well as a few nuggets from his late-'70s days fronting the rather boring band Piper. Except for these early blunders, disc one is quite impressive, featuring such hard rock radio staples as "The Big Beat," "The Stroke," "My Kinda Lover," and "Everybody Wants You." Disc two is a more challenging affair, with Squier obviously attempting to cater to changing musical tastes and trends. The results are dubious at best, and while "Stronger," "G.O.D." and "When It's Over" show some lasting power, much of the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
This double-disc collection is about as complete as can be expected, drawing the best material from Billy Squier's long and it must be said, uneven solo career, as well as a few nuggets from his late-'70s days fronting the rather boring band Piper. Except for these early blunders, disc one is quite impressive, featuring such hard rock radio staples as "The Big Beat," "The Stroke," "My Kinda Lover," and "Everybody Wants You." Disc two is a more challenging affair, with Squier obviously attempting to cater to changing musical tastes and trends. The results are dubious at best, and while "Stronger," "G.O.D." and "When It's Over" show some lasting power, much of the pop-inflected material has aged poorly.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/27/1996
  • Label: Polygram Records
  • UPC: 731452929624
  • Catalog Number: 529296

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Who's Your Boyfriend (4:32)
  2. 2 Little Miss Intent (3:55)
  3. 3 You Should Be High Love (4:20)
  4. 4 The Big Beat (3:39)
  5. 5 In the Dark (4:07)
  6. 6 Lonely Is the Night (4:41)
  7. 7 My Kinda Lover (3:33)
  8. 8 Nobody Knows (4:17)
  9. 9 The Stroke (3:37)
  10. 10 Everybody Wants You (3:46)
  11. 11 Emotions in Motion (4:58)
  12. 12 Learn How to Live (4:04)
  13. 13 She's a Runner (4:03)
  14. 14 (Another) 1984 (4:54)
  15. 15 Fall for Love (4:50)
  16. 16 All Night Long (4:48)
  17. 17 Rock Me Tonite (4:57)
  18. 18 Reach for the Sky (5:30)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Love Is the Hero (5:11)
  2. 2 Lady with a Tenor Sax (4:24)
  3. 3 Til It's Over (6:06)
  4. 4 Rock out/Punch Somebody (3:13)
  5. 5 Stronger (4:02)
  6. 6 Don't Let Me Go (3:16)
  7. 7 Don't Let Me Go (5:16)
  8. 8 G.O.D. (5:29)
  9. 9 Hands of Seduction (5:31)
  10. 10 She Goes Down (4:07)
  11. 11 Lover (4:48)
  12. 12 (L.O.V.E.) Four Letter Word (4:56)
  13. 13 The Girl's All Right (4:08)
  14. 14 Lovin' You Ain't So Hard (5:17)
  15. 15 Hercules (4:43)
  16. 16 Time Bomb (6:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Billy Squier Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Synclavier
Freddie Mercury Vocals, Background Vocals
Jeff Golub Dobro, Guitar
David Sancious Keyboards
Brian May Guitar
Jimmy Maelen Percussion
Eric Weissberg Mandolin
Bucky Ballard Bass
Jeff Bova Synthesizer, Keyboards
Kyf Brewer Background Vocals
Ernest Carter Percussion
Bobby Chouinard Drums
Mark Clarke Bass, Background Vocals
Godfrey Diamond Percussion
Rory Dodd Background Vocals
Larry Fast Synthesizer
Anton Fig Drums
Sammy Figueroa Percussion
Richie Fontana Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals
David Frank Synthesizer, Keyboards
Brian Gulland Recorder
Alan St. Jon Synthesizer, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Chuck Kentis Synthesizer
Bruce Kulick Guitar
Alex Ligertwood Background Vocals
Doug Lubahn Bass, Background Vocals
John McCurry Guitar
Danny McGary Bass, Background Vocals
Alan Laine Nolan Guitar, Background Vocals
David Palmer Drums
Andy Richards Synthesizer, Keyboards
Carmine Rojas Bass
Steve Scales Percussion
Cary Sharraf Guitar
T.M. Stevens Bass
Eric Troyer Background Vocals
Mitch Weissman Background Vocals
Mars Williams Saxophone
Lisa Fisher Vocals
Alfa Anderson Background Vocals
Steve Conte Background Vocals
Robin Jeffrey Guitar
Jody Linnscott Percussion
Tommy Gun Guitar, Background Vocals
Roger Taylor Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Freddie Mercury Arranger
Billy Squier Arranger, Producer, Contributor, Vocal Arrangements
Peter Collins Arranger, Producer
Jim Steinman Producer
Sean Delaney Producer
Larry Alexander Engineer
John Anthony Producer
Steve Boyer Engineer
Jimmy Bralower drum programming
Jason Corsaro Producer, Engineer
Godfrey Diamond Producer
Ben Edmonds Liner Notes
David Frank Arranger
Ken Friesen Engineer
Brian Gulland Arranger
Alan St. Jon Vocal Arrangements
Chris Kimsey Producer
Doug Lubahn Vocal Arrangements
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Mack Producer, Engineer
Dave O'Donnell Engineer
Tony Platt Engineer
Bill Scheniman Engineer
Kevin Shirley Engineer
Robin Jeffrey Contributor
Jim Barton Engineer
Mike Chapman Producer
Alex Haas Engineer
Brian Lee Mastering
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