by The AlarmThe Alarm


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The Alarm's first full-length album was, to a certain extent, a collection of the singles they had been releasing since October 1982: "Marching On," "The Stand," "Sixty Eight Guns" (number 17 U.K.), "Where Were You Hiding When the Storm Broke?" (number 22 U.K.) and "The Deceiver" (number 51 U.K.). As such, it had a strident, immediate appeal that was also somewhat relentless: the Alarm seemed to play every song as if it was the climax of their set. In the short term, that excited listeners, however; Declaration was a number six hit in England and broke through to the Top 50 in the U.S. In retrospect, it's more smoke than fire.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/16/2018
Label: Twenty First Century
UPC: 0881034136756
catalogNumber: 96

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alarm   Primary Artist
Dave Sharp   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Ian Kewley   Hammond Organ
Eddie Macdonald   Bass,Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Mike Peters   Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Bass Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Alan Shacklock   Keyboards
Nigel Twist   Percussion,Drums,Tambourine,Background Vocals,tin whistle,Group Member
Road Crew   Hand Clapping,Foot Stomping

Technical Credits

Woody Guthrie   Composer
Pete Seeger   Composer
Alarm   Producer
Dave Sharp   Composer,Producer
Nigel Luby   Producer
Eddie Macdonald   Composer,Producer
Mike Peters   Composer,Liner Notes
Alan Shacklock   Producer
Virginia Turbett   Cover Photo
Idris Davies   Composer
Phil Bush   Producer
Dan Shearn   Artwork

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