Death Walks Behind You

Death Walks Behind You
Death Walks Behind You
Studio album by Atomic Rooster
Released September 1970
Recorded August 1970
Genre Progressive rock, Hard rock, Heavy Metal
Length 45:27
Label B&C (UK)
Elektra (USA)
Producer Atomic Rooster
Atomic Rooster chronology
Atomic Roooster
Death Walks Behind You
In Hearing of Atomic Rooster
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Death Walks Behind You is the second studio album by British rock band Atomic Rooster. It was their first album to receive US release, albeit in a different sleeve. It is commonly thought of as the archetypal Atomic Rooster album, recorded by the 'classic' line-up of Vincent Crane, John Du Cann and Paul Hammond. It is certainly, critically and commercially, their most successful album and often hailed as a classic of the progressive rock genre. It also produced the hit single "Tomorrow Night" (UK #12), which became one of the band's best-known songs. The album's cover features the William Blake painting Nebuchadnezzar [1].

The title track was covered on record in 1992 by Paradise Lost and in 2000 by Bigelf (album Money Machine).


Track listing

Side one

  1. "Death Walks Behind You" (Du Cann/Crane) 7:28
  2. "VUG" (Crane) 4:57
  3. "Tomorrow Night" (Crane) 3:56
  4. "Seven Lonely Streets" (Du Cann) 6:40

Side two

  1. "Sleeping For Years" (Du Cann) 5:24
  2. "I Can't Take No More" (Du Cann) 3:32
  3. "Nobody Else" (Crane/Du Cann) 4:58
  4. "Gershatzer" (Crane) 7:58

2004 Castle Music CD reissue bonus tracks

  1. "Play the Game" (Du Cann) 4:42 - "Tomorrow Night" B-side 1971
  2. "Devil's Answer" (Du Cann) 3:59 – demo with Carl Palmer 1970
  3. "Tomorrow Night" (Crane) 5:28 - BBC Radio Session 1971
  4. "Shabooloo" aka "Before Tomorrow" (Crane/Du Cann) 6:05 - BBC Radio Session 1971
  5. "Death Walks Behind You" (Crane/Du Cann) 6:06 - BBC Radio Session 1971
  6. "Devil's Answer" (Du Cann) 3:26 - original single version 1971

2006 Akarma Records unlicensed CD reissue bonus tracks

  1. "Tomorrow Night" 5:27 - BBC Radio Session 1971
  2. "Shabooloo" (Crane/Du Cann) 6:10 - BBC Radio Session 1971
  3. "Death Walks Behind You" (Crane/Du Cann) 6:04 - BBC Radio Session 1971
  4. "The Rock" (Crane) 4:32 - In Hearing of Atomic Rooster album track

Personnel (original album)


The New Musical Express Book of Rock, 1975, Star Books, ISBN 0 352 300744

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