Collage (Ratt album)

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Collage
Rattcollage.jpg
Compilation album by
ReleasedJuly 22, 1997
Recorded1982-1997
StudioThe Office (Van Nuys, California)
Silver Cloud (Burbank, California) (tracks 5, 7, 8),
Music Grinder (Hollywood, California) (track 10)
Genre Heavy metal, glam metal
Length39:19
Label DeRock (US)
Victor (Japan)
Producer Warren DeMartini, Stephen Pearcy
Ratt chronology
Ratt & Roll 81–91
(1991)
Collage
(1997)
Ratt
(1999)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
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Collage is a compilation album by American glam metal band Ratt. It consists of alternate recordings, B-sides, and versions of songs from the band's Mickey Ratt period. It was mostly recorded and released in 1997, concurrently with Ratt's reunion tour, so that they would have a new album to promote. In 1998, the band would sign a new major label deal with Sony.

Contents

The track "Mother Blues" first appeared as an Arcade song on their 1993 self-titled release, but was originally a Ratt demo, ending up on Collage. "Steel River" is an alternate version of the Mickey Ratt song "Railbreak".

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Steel River" Stephen Pearcy, Warren DeMartini 4:19
2."Dr. Rock"Pearcy, John Turner (1978)3:51
3."Diamond Time Again"Pearcy, DeMartini3:39
4."Ratt Madness"Pearcy (1977)2:31
5."Hold Tight"Pearcy, DeMartini4:21
6."I Want It All" Robbin Crosby, Pearcy3:52
7."Mother Blues"Pearcy3:01
8."Top Secret" (Re-Recorded Version)Pearcy (1977)4:41
9."Take It Anyway"Pearcy (1977)2:33
10."Lovin' You..." (Fonic Mix LP Version)Pearcy, DeMartini, Juan Croucier, Desmond Child 6:31
Japanese edition bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
11."She's Got Everything"Pearcy, DeMartini4:00

Personnel

Ratt

Additional musicians

Production

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References

  1. Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Ratt - Collage review". AllMusic . All Media Network . Retrieved June 20, 2015.