The Wild, the Willing and the Innocent
The Wild, the Willing and the Innocent is the ninth studio album by the British hard rock band UFO and the first to be entirely self-produced by the band. The song "Lonely Heart" was a minor UK hit single. The original cover was as usual designed by the art studio Hipgnosis. This is the band's first album with the former Wild Horses' keyboard player Neil Carter, replacing Paul Raymond, who had left to join the Michael Schenker Group.
|The Wild, the Willing and the Innocent|
|Studio album by|
|Released||January 6, 1981|
|Recorded||AIR Studios, Wessex Sound Studios and Utopia Studios, London|
|Genre||Hard rock, heavy metal|
|Singles from The Wild, the Willing and the Innocent|
|Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal||10/10|
The album was remastered at Sound Recording Technology in Cambridge in 1994 and re-issued on Repertoire Records. The album was also reissued in 2009, remastered with an expanded booklet and bonus tracks.
- Side one
- "Chains Chains" (Pete Way, Phil Mogg) – 3:24
- "Long Gone" (Paul Chapman, Mogg) – 5:17
- "The Wild, the Willing and the Innocent" (Chapman, Mogg) – 4:57
- "It's Killing Me" (Way, Mogg) – 4:29
- Side two
- "Makin' Moves" (Chapman, Mogg) – 4:43
- "Lonely Heart" (Chapman, Way, Mogg) – 5:00
- "Couldn't Get It Right" (Chapman, Way, Mogg) – 4:33
- "Profession of Violence" (Chapman, Mogg) – 4:22
- (Listed as "Profession Of" on original US and Canadian releases)
- Japanese CD edition bonus track
- "Hot 'n' Ready" (live) (Michael Schenker, Mogg) – 3:34
On the original US vinyl release, the tracks (on both sides) were numbered 1, 2, 3, 5.
- "Couldn't Get It Right"/"Hot 'n' Ready" (recorded live at the Reading Festival 1980) (Chrysalis CHS 2454)
- "Lonely Heart"/"Long Gone" (Chrysalis CHS 2482) #41 UK
- Phil Mogg - vocals
- Paul Chapman - guitars
- Neil Carter - keyboards, guitar, backing vocals, saxophone on "Lonely Heart"
- Pete Way - bass guitar
- Andy Parker - drums
- Additional musicians
- Steve Churchyard, Gary Edwards, Jeremy Green - engineers
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- Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 376. ISBN 978-1894959315.
- "Lonely Heart The Official Charts Company". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
- "The Wild, The Willing and the Innocent The Official Charts Company". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
- "The Wild, The Willing and the Innocent Billboard Albums". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 26 August 2011.