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Encyclopedia > Faster Than the Speed of Night
Faster Than the Speed of Night
Faster Than the Speed of Night cover
Studio album by Bonnie Tyler
Released 1983
Recorded The End Studios
Genre Wagnerian Rock
Length 41:49
Label Columbia Records
Producer Jim Steinman
Professional reviews
Bonnie Tyler chronology
Goodbye to the Islands
(1981)
Faster Than the Speed of Night
(1983)
Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire
(1986)

Faster Than the Speed of Night is an album by Bonnie Tyler released in 1983. Her fifth album, and her most successful, it includes her UK and US no.1 hit "Total Eclipse of the Heart." Image File history File links FasterThanTheSpeedNight. ... A studio album is a collection of studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... Bonnie Tyler (born June 8, 1951 in Skewen in Wales, United Kingdom) is a pop/rock singer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Wagnerian Rock is a musical genre that was created by Jim Steinman due to his love for the music of Richard Wagner and Phil Spector. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Jim Steinman (born November 1, 1947 in New York City, New York)[1] is a record producer, composer, and lyricist responsible for several hit songs. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 4. ... Bonnie Tyler (born June 8, 1951 in Skewen in Wales, United Kingdom) is a pop/rock singer. ... Secret Dreams and Forbidden Fire is an album produced by Jim Steinman, with Bonnie Tyler as the main performer. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... Bonnie Tyler (born June 8, 1951 in Skewen in Wales, United Kingdom) is a pop/rock singer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In April of 1983, Faster Than the Speed of Night entered the UK album charts at No.1, making Tyler the first ever female artist to have achieved this. The album peaked at no.4 in the U.S.


Tyler earned herself two Grammy nominations for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for "Faster...", and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Total Eclipse." Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music...

Contents

Track listing

  1. "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" (John Fogerty) - 4:10
  2. "Faster Than the Speed of Night" (Jim Steinman) - 6:45
  3. "Getting So Excited" (Alan Gruner) - 3:32
  4. "Total Eclipse of the Heart" (Steinman) - 7:02
  5. "It's a Jungle Out There" (Dennis Polen, Paul Pilger, William Moloney) - 4:39
  6. "Going Through the Motions" (Ian Hunter & Eric Bloom) - 4:09
  7. "Tears" (duet with Frankie Miller) (Frankie Miller) - 3:51
  8. "Take Me Back" (Billy Cross) - 5:23
  9. "Straight from the Heart" (Bryan Adams & Eric Kagna) - 3:42

Have You Ever Seen The Rain? is a song written by John Fogerty and released in 1970 in the album Pendulum of the American rock musical group Creedence Clearwater Revival. ... This article is about the musician. ... Jim Steinman (born November 1, 1947 in New York City, New York)[1] is a record producer, composer, and lyricist responsible for several hit songs. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... William Moloney was an American track and field athlete who competed at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. ... Ian Hunter (born Ian Hunter Patterson on June 3, 1939 in Oswestry, Shropshire, England) was the lead singer of the band Mott the Hoople from 1969 until the band broke up in 1974. ... Eric Bloom, 2006 Eric Bloom (born December 1, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and keyboardist. ... Francis John Frankie Miller (born 2 November 1949, in Bridgeton, Glasgow, Scotland) is a Scottish rock singer/songwriter, who had moderate success in the 1970s with a gritty voice similar to Rod Stewart or Joe Cocker. ... Straight from the Heart is a pop ballad, which was the first single from Bryan Adams first hit album Cuts Like a Knife. ... For other persons of the same name, see Brian Adams. ...

Charts

Chart 1983 Peak
position
UK 1
Norway 1
Sweden 3
U.S 4
France 12
Swiss 19
Germany 20
NL 24

Awards

American Music Awards The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major American music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ...

  • Favorite Rock/Pop Female Artist (Nomination)
  • Favorite Rock/Pop Single "Total Eclipse of the Heart" (Nomination)

Grammy Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music...

  • Best Pop Vocal Performance Female "Total Eclipse of the Heart" (Nomination)
  • Best Rock Vocal Performance Female "Faster Than the Speed of Night" (Nomination)

Guinness World Record The Guinness Book of Records (or in recent editions Guinness World Records, and in previous US editions Guinness Book of World Records) is a book published annually, containing an internationally recognized collection of superlatives: both in terms of human achievement and the extrema of the natural world. ...

  • First British Female Artist to enter at no.1 in UK Album Charts (1983)

Goldene Europa

  • Best Singer 1983

Variety Club Of Great Britain Award

  • Recording Artist of the Year (1983)

Album credits:

  • Roy Bittan: Keyboards, Piano
  • Martin Briley: Guitar
  • Hiram Bullock: Guitar
  • Steve Buslowe: Bass
  • Rick Derringer: Guitar
  • Rory Dodd: Vocals, Vocals (Background)
  • Larry Fast: Synthesizer
  • Erika Katz: Vocals
  • Dave Lebolt: Synthesizer
  • Will Lee: Bass
  • Steve Jordan: Drums
  • Jimmy Maelen: Percussion
  • Steven Margoshes: Keyboards
  • Brian Pew: Vocals
  • Paul Shaffer: Organ
  • Holly Sherwood: Vocals, Vocals (Background)
  • Jim Steinman: Director, Vocals, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, and Songwriter
  • Edward Skylar: Vocals
  • Tristine Skylar: Vocals
  • Eric Troyer: Vocals, Vocals (Background)
  • David Varga: Vocals
  • Max Weinberg: Drums

Roy Bittan (born July 2, 1949 in Rockaway Beach, Queens, New York City) is an American keyboardist, best known as a member of Bruce Springsteens E Street Band, which he joined on August 23, 1974. ... Martin Briley, a London, England-born singer/songwriter/guitarist/keyboard player, began playing and writing music when he was 10. ... Hiram Bullock (born 11 September 1955) is a Japanese-born jazz guitarist born in Osaka, Japan, most notable for his time on The David Letterman Show and work with David Sanborn, Carla Bley, Miles Davis and Gil Evans. ... Rick Derringer (born Richard Zehringer, 5 August 1947, in Fort Recovery, Ohio) is an American guitarist, vocalist, and entertainer. ... Rory Dodd (born Port Dover, Ontario, Canada) is a rock vocalist who has performed many songs written by Jim Steinman. ... Will Lee (born September 8, 1952) is an American musician and bassist, best known for his work on the CBS Television program, The Late Show with David Letterman as part of the CBS Orchestra. ... Paul Allen Wood Shaffer (born November 28, 1949 in Fort William (now Thunder Bay), Ontario, Canada) is a Jewish-Canadian-American musician, actor, voice actor, author, comedian and composer currently seen as the bandleader on the Late Show with David Letterman. ... Holly Sherwood next to a Picasso painting. ... Jim Steinman (born November 1, 1947 in New York City, New York)[1] is a record producer, composer, and lyricist responsible for several hit songs. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

External link

  • "Total Eclipse of the Heart" music video with lyrics

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