The Info List - Declaration (The Alarm Album)

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Declaration is the debut studio album from The Alarm. It was released in 1984 by IRS Records. The album was released initially on vinyl and cassette. A CD version was released on 24 October 1990. An extended re-master version was released in 2000, including extra tracks.


1 Critical reception 2 Track listing 3 Single releases 4 Personnel 5 Notes

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings

Review scores

Source Rating

AllMusic [1]

Robert Christgau C+[2]

Rolling Stone [3]

Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
magazine wrote: "This is one of the best new live bands I heard last year, and they've put a lot of that power into their first album."[3] Track listing[edit] All songs written by Eddie Macdonald and Mike Peters, except where noted.

Side one

"Declaration" — 0:45 "Marching On" — 3:35 "Where Were You Hiding When the Storm Broke?" — 2:56 "Third Light" — 3:25 "Sixty Eight Guns" — 5:49 "We Are the Light" — 3:16

Side two

"Shout to the Devil" (Macdonald, Peters, David Sharp) — 4:10 "Blaze of Glory" (Macdonald, Peters, Sharp) — 6:04 "Tell Me" (Sharp) — 3:14 "The Deceiver" — 5:05 "The Stand (Prophecy)" (Macdonald, Peters, Sharp) — 1:15 "Howling Wind" — 6:44

2000 Remastered CD edition bonus tracks

"The Peace Train" "Reason 41" "Second Generation" "Unbreak the Promise" "The Chant Has Just Begun" "Bells of Rhymney" "Bound for Glory" "Absolute Reality"

Single releases[edit] "Marching On", "The Stand", "Sixty-Eight Guns" and "Where Were You Hiding When the Storm Broke?" had already been released as singles before the album went on sale. "The Deceiver" was the only single to be released post sale. Personnel[edit]

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Mike Peters — vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica Dave Sharp
Dave Sharp
— acoustic and electric guitars, vocals Eddie Macdonald — bass, guitar, vocals Twist — drums, percussion, vocals


Alan Shacklock — producer Chris Porter — engineer Michael Ross, Simon Adamcewski — artwork Robert Mason — illustrations Stephen Oliver — photography


^ Ruhlmann, William. " The Alarm
The Alarm
- Declaration review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2016-12-09.  ^ Christgau, Robert (June 12, 1984). "Christgau's Consumer Guide: Turkey Shoot". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved August 22, 2013.  ^ a b Miller, Debby (29 March 1984). " Album
Reviews: The Alarm
The Alarm
- Declaration". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 29 March 2007. Retrieved 2016-12-09. 

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