The Birthday Eve

The Birthday Eve
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 21, 1981
RecordedAugust-October 1981
StudioChestnut Studio, Studio Birdman, Tokyo, Japan
GenreHeavy metal
Length40:04
LanguageJapanese
LabelNippon Columbia
ProducerLoudness, Daikoh Nagato
Loudness chronology
The Birthday Eve
(1981)
Devil Soldier
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal6/10[2]
"Burning Love"
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Single by Loudness
A-side"Burning Love"
B-side"Bad News"
ReleasedMay 01, 1982
Format7"
GenreHeavy metal
Length8:24
LabelB&M
Songwriter(s)Akira Takasaki, Minoru Niihara
Loudness singles chronology
"Burning Love"
(1982)
"Geraldine"
(1983)

The Birthday Eve is the first studio album by Japanese heavy metal band Loudness. It was released in 1981 only in Japan. The 24bit digitally remastered Japanese limited ion CD includes two additional tracks not on the original release, coming from the first single of the band.[3] The success of the album was measured by Loudness' sold out debut concert at Asakusa International Theater, in front of an audience of 2.700.[4]

Track listing[]

All music by Akira Takasaki, all lyrics by Minoru Niihara

Side one
  1. "Loudness" - 5:10
  2. "Sexy Woman" - 5:40
  3. "Open Your Eyes" - 4:32
  4. "Street Woman" - 5:17
Side two
  1. "To Be Demon" - 6:07
  2. "I'm on Fire" - 3:41
  3. "High Try" - 5:07
  4. "Rock Shock (More and More)" - 4:56
2005 Japanese CD ion bonus tracks
  1. "Burning Love" - 3:57
  2. "Bad News" - 4:27

Personnel[]

Loudness
Production

References[]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Loudness The Birthday Eve review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-07-13.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 201. ISBN 978-1894959315.
  3. ^ "Loudness - The Birthday Eve". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 2010-03-20.
  4. ^ "Loudness Biography". Doom Radio.net. 2005. Archived from the original on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2010-03-20.
  5. ^ "The Birthday Eve". Lightning Strikes Loudly. 2007-05-27. Retrieved 2010-03-31.