Heaven Tonight

Heaven Tonight

by Cheap TrickCheap Trick


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Heaven Tonight, like In Color, was produced by Tom Werman, but the difference between the two records is substantial. Where In Color often sounded emasculated, Heaven Tonight regains the powerful, arena-ready punch of Cheap Trick, but crosses it with a clever radio-friendly production that relies both on synthesizers and studio effects. Even with the fairly slick production, Cheap Trick sound ferocious throughout the album, slamming heavy metal, power pop, and hard rock together in a humongous sound. "Surrender," the definitive Cheap Trick song, opens the album with a tale about a kid whose parents are hipper than himself, and the remainder of the record is a roller coaster ride, peaking with the sneering "Auf Wiedersehen," the dreamily psychedelic title track, the roaring rocker "On Top of the World," the high-stepping, tongue-in-cheek "How Are You," and the pulverizing cover of the Move's "California Man." Heaven Tonight is the culmination of the group's dizzying early career, summing up the strengths of their first two albums, their live show, and their talent for inverting pop conventions. They were never quite as consistently thrilling on record ever again. [Epic/Legacy's 1998 reissue adds outtakes of "Stiff Competition" and "Surrender."]

Product Details

Release Date: 02/01/2008
Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC: 0886972378527
catalogNumber: 723785
Rank: 12310

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Cheap Trick   Primary Artist
Robin Zander   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Bun E. Carlos   Drums,Trap Kit,Group Member
Rick Nielsen   Guitar,Vocals,Mandocello,Group Member
Tom Petersson   Bass,Bass Guitar,Vocals,12-string Bass Guitar,Group Member
Jai Winding   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Bruce Dickinson   Reissue Producer
Roy Wood   Composer
Robin Zander   Composer
Bun E. Carlos   Composer
Gary Ladinsky   Engineer
Rick Nielsen   Composer
Tom Werman   Producer
Greg Kot   Liner Notes
Tom Petersson   Composer
Frank Harkins   Art Direction

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