Tom Cochrane & Red Rider (album)

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Tom Cochrane & Red Rider
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Studio album by Tom Cochrane & Red Rider
Released May 7, 1986
Recorded Rockfield Studios, Wales; Cedartree Studios, Kitchener
Genre Rock
Label Capitol
Producer Patrick Moran & Tom Cochrane
Tom Cochrane & Red Rider chronology
Breaking Curfew
(1984) Breaking Curfew1984
Tom Cochrane & Red Rider
Over 60 Minutes with Red Rider
(1987) Over 60 Minutes with Red Rider1987
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Tom Cochrane & Red Rider is the fifth studio album by the Canadian rock band Red Rider, released on May 7, 1986 (see 1986 in music). A remastered CD was released by EMI in 2004. The album earned Cochrane two Juno Awards for Composer of the Year and Group of the Year.

Album collection of recorded music, words, sounds

An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a collection on compact disc (CD), vinyl, audio tape, or another medium. Albums of recorded music were developed in the early 20th century as individual 78-rpm records collected in a bound book resembling a photograph album; this format evolved after 1948 into single vinyl LP records played at ​33 13 rpm. Vinyl LPs are still issued, though album sales in the 21st-century have mostly focused on CD and MP3 formats. The audio cassette was a format used alongside vinyl from the 1970s into the first decade of the 2000s.

Canadians citizens of Canada

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Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll, a style which drew heavily on the genres of blues, rhythm and blues, and from country music. Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical styles. Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass, drums, and one or more singers. Usually, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse–chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political.


The album reached #116 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart in 1986. In Canada "Boy Inside the Man" reached #27, "The Untouchable One" hit #70, "One More Time (Some Old Habits)" hit #85, and "Ocean Blues (Emotion Blue)" made #88.

The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States. It is published weekly by Billboard magazine. It is frequently used to convey the popularity of an artist or groups of artists. Often, a recording act will be remembered by its "number ones", those of their albums that outperformed all others during at least one week. The chart grew from a weekly top 10 list in 1956 to become a top 200 in May 1967, and acquired its present title in March 1992. Its previous names include the Billboard Top LPs (1961–72), Billboard Top LPs & Tape (1972–84), Billboard Top 200 Albums (1984–85) and Billboard Top Pop Albums.

Track listing

All tracks written by Tom Cochrane unless otherwise noted.

Tom Cochrane singer-songwriter, musician

Thomas William Cochrane is a Canadian musician best known as the frontman for the rock band Red Rider and for his work as a solo singer-songwriter. Cochrane has won eight Juno Awards. He is a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, an officer of the Order of Canada, and has an honorary doctorate from Brandon University. In September 2009 he was inducted onto the Canadian Walk of Fame. Cochrane has also been recognized for his significant charitable work.

1."Boy Inside the Man" 5:17
2."Love Under Fire"Cochrane, Ken Greer 4:48
3."The Untouchable One" 4:31
4."Lasting Song" 4:55
5."Citizen Cain" 3:32
6."Ashes to Diamonds" 4:39
7."The Loading"Cochrane, Greer3:36
8."Ocean Blues (Emotion Blue)" 4:39
9."River of Stone" 3:55
10."One More Time (Some Old Habits)"Cochrane, Greer4:26


Singing act of producing musical sounds with the voice

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Kenneth William "Ken" Greer is a Canadian guitarist and keyboardist. He was one of the founding members of the Canadian rock band Red Rider.

Additional personnel
Graham Broad English drummer

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