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UFO No Place To Run [album] The Wild, The Willing And The Innocent [album] Mechanix [album]

UFO: The Wild, The Willing And The InnocentThe other-worldly hard rock pioneers
  UFO has landed back in 2009 with the
  EMI Records New Catalogue Release of
  three divine albums: No Place To Run;
  The Wild, The Willing And The Innocent
  and Mechanix...”


ONE OF THE UK
'S MOST PROLIFIC AND INFLUENTIAL rock bands, UFO has built up an extremely loyal and dedicated fan base. The band's musical influence can be seen across a host of modern metal artistes proving that it's not just the fans that have their eyes on UFO's abilities!

Blasting their way into hearts and ears everywhere comes the phenomenal UFO with all the energy the band could muster when they released these three wonderful albums: No Place To Run; The Wild, The Willing And The Innocent and Mechanix, all shining examples of UFO's remarkable talent.

2008 saw two sets of UFO reissues, with combined OTC sales currently standing at 21,000 units. The third set is now ready for release and features three albums from their most commercially successful period. The original albums No Place To Run; The Wild, The Willing And The Innocent; and Mechanix have all been digitally remastered, now contain previously unreleased bonus material and are accompanied by sixteen-page booklets housing extensive inner notes, rare photos, press clippings and much more.

NO PLACE TO RUN was UFO's eighth studio album and the first featuring Paul Chapman on guitar as Michael Schenker's replacement. These changes signalled a fresh new sound (aided by none other than superstar producer George Martin) and consequently the album reached Number 11 in the January of 1980. This remaster now includes four previously unreleased tracks and it is wildly beautiful we'll have more of this please…

Rocking the floor and rolling those drums is Lettin' Go, a track that must surely notch up a special place for UFO, but it is the brilliant Mystery Train with its showcase of musical ability that is one of the all-time greats for us. No Place To Run has a good, very American sort of sound and two lovely tracks are Take It Or Leave It and Gone In The Night. Isn't it great when a track gives you a perfect closing line? The Fire Burns

No Place To Run Tracklisting


1 Alpha Centauri (2009 Digital Remaster) | 2 Lettin' Go (2008 Digital Remaster) | 3 Mystery Train (2009 Digital Remaster) | 4 The Fire Burns Tonight (2009 Digital Remaster) | 5 Gone In The Night (2009 Digital Remaster) | 6 Young Blood (2009 Digital Remaster) | 7 No Place To Run (2009 Digital Remaster) | 8 Take It Or Leave It (2009 Digital Remaster) | 9 Money Money (2009 Digital Remaster) | 10 Anyday (2009 Digital Remaster).

Bonus Tracks (All Previously Unreleased)

11 Gone In The Night (Alternative Studio Version) | 12 Lettin' Go (Recorded live at the Marquee, London 16 November, 1980) | 13 Mystery Train (Recorded live at The Marquee, London, 16 November, 1980) | 14 No Place To Run (Recorded live at The Marquee, London 15 November, 1980).

Catalogue Number: CHRX 1239.


UFO'S NEXT ALBUM The Wild, The Willing And The Innocent was self-produced and represented a move back to the basics of their hard rock tradition, reaching Number 19 in January 1981.

The album is full of beautiful numbers and the bonus material on the remaster includes previously unreleased live tracks taken from concerts at the time.

Among such greats it's difficult to choose the special tracks, but the musically-accomplished title track, The Wild, The Willing And The Innocent is one and It's Killing Me and Makin' Moves are two more than are created in the true spirit of rock 'n' roll this is what makes it all worthwhile. The emotive rock track Lonely Heart and melodic Profession Of Violence are both terrific.

The Wild, The Willing And The Innocent Tracklisting

1 Chains Chains (2008 Digital Remaster) | 2 Long Gone (2009 Digital Remaster) | 3 The Wild, The Willing And The Innocent (2009 Digital Remaster) | 4 It's Killing Me (2009 Digital Remaster) | 5 Makin' Moves (2009 Digital Remaster) | 6 Lonely Heart (2009 Digital Remaster) | 7 Couldn't Get It Right (2009 Digital Remaster) | 8 Profession Of Violence (2009 Digital Remaster).

Bonus Tracks (All Previously Unreleased)

9 Long Gone (Recorded live at The Hammersmith Odeon 29 January, 1981) | 10 Lonely Heart (Recorded live at The Hammersmith Odeon 29 January, 1981) | 11 Makin' Moves (Recorded live at The Marquee, London, 15 November, 1980).

Catalogue Number: CHRX 1307.

THE THIRD REMASTER IN THIS SET (and UFO's tenth studio album) signposted the departure of a founding member and bassist, Pete Way. With that change came a new, cleaner sound and their highest chart success to date at Number 8 in Feb '82. Again, the Mechanix album is a collection of great numbers with three of the four rare bonus tracks previously unreleased live tracks.

Great tracks abound but The Writer really rocks. Doing It All is a fantastic, creative track and the whole album sits nicely together as a superb whole. With a great American sound, Let It Rain pours out with ease and Terri is a fine, slow beat track that has its merits. One really tremendous track is Dreaming; that makes you want to get up and dance. Heel Of A Stranger is given a more unusual, rock ballad treatment that stops you in your 'tracks'. And, as usual with live recordings, you are brought just that little bit closer to UFO.

Mechanix Tracklisting

1 The Writer (2009 Digital Remaster) | 2 Somethin' Else (2009 Digital Remaster) | 3 Back Into My Life (2009 Digital Remaster) | 4 You'll Get Love (2009 Digital Remaster) | 5 Doing It All For You (2009 Digital Remaster) | 6 We Belong To The Night (2008 Digital Remaster) |
7 Let It Rain (2008 Digital Remaster) | 8 Terri (2009 Digital Remaster) | 9 Feel It (2009 Digital Remaster) | 10 Dreaming (2009 Digital Remaster)

Bonus Tracks

11 Heel Of A Stranger (Non album B-side of the Chrysalis 45 Let It Rain) | 12 We Belong To The Night* (Recorded at Oxford 25 March, 1983) | 13 Let It Rain* (Recorded at Oxford 25 March, 1983) | 14 Doing It All For You* (Recorded at the Soundcheck, Birmingham Odeon 26 March, 1983)

*previously unreleased

Catalogue Number: CHRX 1360.

UFO's EMI Records New Catalogue Releases No Place To Run; The Wild, The Willing And The Innocent and Mechanix are out now (Release Date: 19 January 2009).

"Blasting their way into hearts and ears everywhere comes the phenomenal UFO with all the energy the band could muster when they released these three wonderful albums: No Place To Run; The Wild, The Willing And The Innocent and Mechanix, all fine examples of UFO's remarkable talent" Maggie Woods, MotorBar