Standing on the Edge
is an album by the American rock group Cheap Trick
, released in 1985
. Jack Douglas
, the producer of Cheap Trick's debut album Cheap Trick
, made a return for this release.
Cheap Trick's LP Standing on the Edge, which peaked at number #42 on Billboard's Hot 100 LP chart in 1985, saw the band return to their standard hard-rocking sound with this album. The album was produced by Jack Douglas
, who produced the band's eponymous debut album as well as the Found All The Parts
EP. The original plans for the album called for band to return to the rough sound of their first album. However, Douglas backed out of mixing process due to legal issues he was having with Yoko Ono
. Engineer Tony Platt
was called in, and as a result, the album's production featured keyboards and electronic drums more prominently than before.
The album's most successful single "Tonight It's You", is the most well-known track from the album and also appears on numerous greatest hits compilations. Two promotional music videos were made for the song and both clips received much airplay on MTV.
- "Little Sister" (R. Nielsen) – 3:55
- "Tonight It's You" (M. Radice/J. Brant/R. Nielsen/R. Zander) – 4:47
- "She's Got Motion" (R. Nielsen/M. Radice) – 3:17
- "Love Comes" (R. Zander/R. Nielsen) – 4:40
- "How About You" (R. Zander/R. Nielsen/M. Radice) – 3:00
- "Standing on the Edge" (R. Nielsen/R. Zander/M. Radice) – 4:44
- "This Time Around" (J. Brant/M. Radice/R. Zander/R. Nielsen) – 4:33
- "Rock All Night" (R. Nielsen/R. Zander/B. Carlos/M. Radice) – 2:51
- "Cover Girl" (R. Nielsen/M. Radice) – 3:41
- "Wild Wild Women" (R. Nielsen/R. Zander/B. Carlos/M. Radice) – 4:16
One outtake is available on the Sex, America, Cheap Trick box set.
- "A Place In France" (R. Nielsen/R. Zander/J. Brant/M. Radice/B. Carlos) – 3:52
Bun E. Carlos
insisted on being credited with "acoustic drums" because he hated the electronic drums that were used on much of the album.
Song doctor Mark Radice was brought in to help the band with the songwriting process. He played keyboards and co-wrote 8 of the album's 10 tracks. He claims that the majority of "Tonight It's You" was written by himself and Bassist Jon Brant.
Guitarist Rick Nielsen's name is misspelled on the back cover as "Rick Nelson."
This album is currently out of print in every region except Japan, were it was re-released in remastered form in 2003.
The Japanese import version has Nielsen's name spelled correctly.