March of the Saint

March of the Saint is the debut album by American heavy metal band Armored Saint. It was released in 1984 on Chrysalis Records and recorded with producer Michael James Jackson who previously worked for Kiss. The debut album yielded a minor MTV hit with "Can U Deliver", but Joey Vera and John Bush later recalled the album's recording as a frustrating and disappointing experience, explaining that Jackson's approach was much more commercial than the heavy metal sound the band had wanted.[2] As Vera recalled in 2006: "At the end of the record we were very unhappy with the production, the mix, the way we worked and who we worked with. And the producer and our manager let us spend over ($)300,000 on our first record. To this day we are still in debt for that one."[3]

March of the Saint
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 9, 1984
RecordedOcean Way Recording, Hollywood, California
Clover Recordings Studios, Hollywood, California
The Village Recorder, West Los Angeles, California
GenreHeavy metal
LabelChrysalis
ProducerMichael James Jackson
Armored Saint chronology
Armored Saint (EP)
(1983)
March of the Saint
(1984)
Delirious Nomad
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Track listingEdit

Side A
No.TitleLength
1."March of the Saint"4:11
2."Can U Deliver"3:34
3."Mad House"3:53
4."Take a Turn"3:50
5."Seducer"3:49
Side B
No.TitleLength
6."Mutiny on the World"3:29
7."Glory Hunter"5:09
8."Stricken by Fate"3:40
9."Envy"2:56
10."False Alarm"4:14
Total length:38:35
2006 Collector's Edition Bonus Tracks
No.TitleLength
1."March of the Saint" (24-track Demo Version)3:32
2."Seducer" (24-track Demo Version)3:39
3."Mutiny on the World" (24-track Demo Version)3:37
Total length:49:23

NoteEdit

The 2006 remastered edition, released by Rock Candy Records, includes a 16-page color booklet containing archive pics & memorabilia, an extended essay by English music journalist Malcolm Dome and new interviews with John Bush and Joey Vera.

Band membersEdit

ProductionEdit

  • Steve MacMillan - engineering (assistant)
  • Steve Hirsch - engineering (additional)
  • Todd Prepsky - engineering (additional)
  • Gareth Williams - cover art
  • John Pasche - art direction
  • Dave Whittman - mixing
  • Bernie Grundman - mastering
  • David Egerton - engineering (additional)
  • Michael James Jackson - producer
  • Neil Zlozower - photography
  • Chris Minto - engineering

ChartsEdit

Album

Year Chart Position
1984 Billboard Pop Albums 138

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ March of the Saint (Inset). Armored Saint. UK: Rock Candy Records. 2006. CANDY016.CS1 maint: others (link)
  3. ^ "Joey Vera interview". fullinbloommusic. 2006. Retrieved September 25, 2010. Cite has empty unknown parameters: |separator=, |month=, and |coauthors= (help)

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