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Artist: Night Ranger

Title: Man In Motion

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Night Ranger Man In Motion Album Cover


Category: AOR

Year: 1988

Label: MCA

Catalog Number: MCAD-6238


Jack Blades bass, lead vocals
Brad Gillis guitars, vocals
Kelly Keagy drums, lead vocals
Jeff Watson guitars
Jesse Bradman keyboards


1.  Man In Motion  4:26
2.  Reason To Be  4:10
3.  Don't Start Thinking (I'm Alone Tonight)  4:42
4.  Love Shot Me Down  4:04
5.  Restless Kind  4:40
6.  Halfway To The Sun  5:18
7.  Here She Comes Again  4:20
8.  Right On You  4:12
9.  Kiss Me Where It Hurts  4:33
10.  I Did It For Love  4:46
11.  Woman In Love  4:43
Total Running Time:  49:54

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Existing comments about this CD

From: eka Date: January 24, 2002 at 13:01
"dont start thinkin im alone tonight..." this song is enough. dont care bout the rest. satisfaction guaranteed.

From: Tony Date: April 10, 2002 at 1:34
My favorite Night Ranger cd by far. They trimmed a lot of fat on this album and the songwriting is spectacular. came out at a weird time where hair metal was just blossoming and bands of this ilk (REO, Loverboy, Foreigner) were just being ignored. Still love this album.

From: Federico Date: May 7, 2002 at 9:52
Maybe this is their best cd. I really love Halfway to the sun (check out the amazing guitars solo). Restless kind is a great ballad, I don't like Sister Crhistian that much.

From: koogles Date: July 1, 2002 at 21:43
For my money, "Man in Motion" is Night Ranger's best, most consistent and most rocking record. Give the title track or "Halfway to the Sun" a crank and objects not securely fastened down will be re-located and/or reduced to a fine, granular powder. This is a monster. But it's not all decibels and decadence... the ballad form is well represented here as well: "I Did It For Love" and "Restless Kind" being two. ESSENTIAL!

From: Gar Date: August 11, 2002 at 19:53
They stripped down the production on this one and it sounds great. An improvement over "Big Life".

From: robert Date: October 21, 2002 at 9:30
pero, como me gusta este discazo!! que elegancia y q gran gusto, no me estraña q siempre hayan sido uno de los mejores grupos de este estilo. i did it for love, insuperable!!

From: ted Date: May 16, 2003 at 14:18
El mejor disco sin discusión de Night Ranger,la producción de keith olsen es de otra dimensión y la balada "I Did It For Love" eriza el vello

From: fasteddie Date: May 21, 2003 at 19:05
One of my favorite cds! Great lyrics/vocals, KILLER harmonies (check out Half Way...), mean, in-your-face guitars, just tasteful rock-n-roll! Very under-rated cd by under-rated band. If I could play guitar with/write music with a band, IT WOULD SOUND LIKE THIS. Their best by far!

From: aormilwaukee Date: November 1, 2003 at 11:58
the best night ranger album ever.. too bad it wasn't even promoted when it first came out. a must have people 10/10.

From: holyroller Date: January 20, 2004 at 22:49
Why is it my favorite albums by these bands are the ones which went directly to the delete bins? This album absolutely rocks! Get it if you can find it.

From: aorjocke Date: January 21, 2004 at 5:07
"Don't Start Thinking (I'm Alone Tonight)", "Restless Kind", "I Did It For Love" are all great AOR, but rest of the album has not the same quality, but it's still a nice album.

From: TIM (2) Date: May 26, 2004 at 13:55
Good album, but the track "Restless Kind" makes it worth the (now fairly high) price alone. What a track, big keys, huge chorus, and check out the duelling lead guitars during the solo. This track alone is a definition of all I love about this music.

From: James Date: July 3, 2004 at 14:48
Keyboard Player out--that means more Guitar Driven songs. Maybe their most guitar heavy album yet. Some great songs on here but a little of the Night Ranger Classic Sound is missed. overall 8/10. This is really a great guitar cd though

From: Jesse Date: August 23, 2004 at 2:08
This is where the change really keyboards, but this is still an album worth picking up. I honestly don't think it ranks above any of the previous 4 albums, but again worthwhile. Title track is a good rocker and you have "Restless Kind" and "I Did It For Love" as the ballads. "Halfway To The Sun" rocks...that and "Reason To Be" are my favorites from this one. I suppose you could say it's more guitar driven since there are no keyboards here. Give this one a spin and you'll like it

From: Geoff Date: August 23, 2004 at 8:25
WOW! I don't even have this CD! Sorry to intrude on a page for a CD I know nothing about, but thanks to the site and the commentators above for turning me onto a CD I now feel I must own. Sounds awesome. Where does an Aussie kid get a hold of this one? Hope it's not too hard... Can't believe I knew nothing of it's existance.

From: TIM (2) Date: August 23, 2004 at 9:38
Geoff, Schmankerl Records have this for €20 (AUS$34), and I've seen it on eBay a fair bit but tends to go for about the same price. Is well worth getting and one of their best 2 or 3 albums...

From: AOR freaky Date: August 23, 2004 at 15:39
What a joke, Geoff ! You didn't know of the existance of this one ! Well, well : no more words needed here, folks ! Only one thing : it's far from their best, but still good cause Night Ranger is a class band !

From: Wotty Date: August 23, 2004 at 15:52
Nightranger are a class band.Freaky,they are top class...But you understand irony,unlike certain contributers to this site.They know who they are. OR DO THEY?...

From: Geoff Date: August 23, 2004 at 20:12
OH F*CK AOR Freaky?!!! Have you got the firing squad ready? Quick, line them up and I swear I won't move or sob. I understand I must immediately be shot and have my life taken for not knowing about this CD! I'm so sorry that amidst the billions of CDs worldwide I did not know about one of them! Why aren't you firing yet? I know I deserve death, and now clearly know nothing about music. You're right! You really got me this time! No more comments needed. I'm really sorry sir.

From: AOR freaky Date: August 24, 2004 at 6:51
I'm not a killer type, Geoff ! So don't be afraid ! Nobody deserves to be shot or to be dead, not even you ! Let's keep it by the facts : I was surprised that you didn't know all Night Ranger records and I'm still convinced that you are/were kidding us all ! Good joke, anyway !

From: jack Date: August 25, 2004 at 7:16
Too Aor for my liking-i prefer the more metal midnight madness album.

From: TIM (2) Date: August 25, 2004 at 7:44
Jack, this is 'too AOR' but Europe's "Out of this World" and Winger's 2nd aren't? I don't believe you've ever heard this album so until you have don't bother posting comments.

From: Rockhead Date: August 25, 2004 at 8:12
This ablum cannot be AOR as it contains NO keyboards!! True AOR will have keys. jack why bother!!

From: Dean Date: August 25, 2004 at 12:05
Don't worry-give Jack a couple of days and he'll post a dissenting opinion from/with/to himself. Yeah Jack-"Sister Christian" is so much "more metal." -hilarious.

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From: Jez Date: August 29, 2004 at 16:24
The first album without Fitz on keyboards, but there are keyboards there (that duty fell to various session guys including the great Alan Pasqua (Giant, Van Stephenson), John Purdell & Jesse Bradman amongst others), but they were used sparingly compared to all the other NR releases thus far. An excellent set of songs and definately a slightly tougher sound all round. My Highlight would have to be the excellent Russ Ballard penned 'I Did It For Love'.

From: Nick Clarkson Date: October 21, 2004 at 15:29
Storming release ... maybe their best. The title track is superb with a big chorus and Halfway to the Sun is superdooper! Nice heavy album. Just a quickie I don't believe the presence of keyboards denotes AOR. There are plenty of AOR songs which don't have any keyboards, straight off my head tons of John Waite/Eddie Money/Danny Wilde/Brett Walker stuff. Maybe I'll get into Liberace. AOR I always thought was Adult Orientated Rock or Album Orientated Radio not Arp Overuse Rock!

From: Joan Date: February 25, 2005 at 9:01
Que buenos Night Ranger eh? De este disco mi favorita es Restless Kind

From: Lennie Date: March 24, 2005 at 16:23
But if youre gonna buy a Nightranger album, buy this one. Its about as close as you get to a perfect melodic rock listen. Every song is huge. A great band at their peak.

From: ROBERT Date: June 6, 2005 at 20:18
Bueno, bueno, bueno!!! Como me gusta esta banda, como me gusta este para mi su mejor discazo!!! Q Genios, estos Yankees, grupo mitico donde los haya, grandes entre los grandes.... Este disco del 88' es algo fuera d serie, es tan bueno, pero tan buenisimo q casi casi se puede comer Temas Sobre naturales como: DON'T START THINKIG, RESTLESS KING, I DID IT FOR LOVE... hacen d esta Maravilla una Obra Maestra del AOR mas Genial y clasico!! Encima echa no por musicos sino por Magos.... Super-Mega Recom

From: Geoff Date: September 20, 2005 at 5:21
Ah, finally heard it. Definately their most consistent CD. Great sound - especially the guitars and the vocals. The first song is okay, sounds like a Giant b-side and the 2nd song is by far the worst on the album. From there on, though, it's great. 'Don't start thinking' is superb, 'Restless kind' and 'Here she comes' are 2 quality gems and 'I did it for love' is an album highlight and probably my fave. Great disc, and although I think it could have been better in '88, it's damn good.

From: Lennie Date: September 20, 2005 at 7:56
Geoff, why did it take you nearly a year to get this one man??! Should have been top of your list ;-) Its been a great year for new titles but this is probably better than most released in 2005! Anyways glad you like it, its my personal fav Nightranger album!

From: ROBERT Date: January 30, 2007 at 12:08
La Grandiosa Super Bandaza Olvidada del A.O.R. y HARD MELODICO!! NIGTH RANGER ya el nombre lo dice todo: Exkisitez!! Cada vez q escuxo un disco mitico d los xoxenta d esta una d mis Bandas Favoritas d todos los tiempos del A.O.R. con mas Garra, me emociono. Señoras y señoras, preparense para la esncia del mas Grand A.O.R. d Traje y Corbata q se ha exo jamas. Estamos en 1988!! (el ermanito grand d mi xoxenta y nueve!!) Man In Motion - Brutal comienzo, Estilo, clase, categoria, Finura, etc etc Rea

From: ROBERT Date: January 30, 2007 at 12:08
Reason To Be - Comienzo Acustico/Melodico, epico! Don't Start Thinking (I'm Alone Tonight) Una d mis grandiosas super Favoritas d esta Obra maestra! Q Teclados estratosfericos mas alucinantes, q Lujo, q maraviya, q Placer..., un tema Super Acojonante, repleto d harmonias, riffs d Guitarra, melodias estremecedoras, Una d las mejores canciones d la historia d este estilo, esto en el 88' debio d ser un pelotazo directo al nº 1!!! Cielo d A.O.R.!! Love Shot Me Down - Aki en su vena mas cañerita.. ot

From: ROBERT Date: January 30, 2007 at 12:09
Aki en su vena mas cañerita.. otra gemita d las buenas y d las q briyan con muxos kilates!! Restless Kind - Todo un pedazo d Himno Legendario en los Usa d los Bestiales 80'!! Esto es Magia pura exa por extraterrestres q eran musicos sin duda en su jodido planeta!! uffffffffffffff!!! Otro Trayazo d mil pares d pelotas, con ese doble solarraco d alucinantes guitarras d otro Mundo, q se fusionan y se mezclan como si fueran una sola... q puta locura!!

From: ROBERT Date: January 30, 2007 at 12:09
Halfway To The Sun - con ese comienzo a lo Leppard, Un Gran Tema a la antigua usanza!! Here She Comes Again - uno tras otro caen los Temazos como si fueran yuvia divina!! Tipico sonido Ranger, marcaron estilo, vaya q si!! Right On You - Otra Cañerita d puro Hard Rock! Kiss Me Where It Hurts - Todo un exitazo, q supongo q no dejarian d poner en las Fm Yankees d los 80'!!

From: ROBERT Date: January 30, 2007 at 12:09
I Did It For Love - Bueno, bueno bueno, esto ya es demasiao para el Heart!! Mi Favorita d siempre!! El tema por excelencia, cuando la descubri aya por el Año del Señor d mil xoxocientos digo novecientos xoxenta y pico, casi me da algo! q Guitarras, q Feeling, q Pasion, q Ternura, q elegancia... Joder como canta el notas!(d exo en el disco canta todo kiske, y d q manera!!!)Por favor muxa atencion a super solo q se marcan los amigos Brad y Jeff!! IM-PRESIONANTE! Woman In Love - Tema d Hard d despe

From: ROBERT Date: January 30, 2007 at 12:10
Kizas mi disco Favorito del Mitico 1988 y sin duda uno d los mejores del A.O.R. con tintes mas MELODIC HARD!! Joder y q jamas vinieran a Etipoain digo Spain!! d Juzgao d guardia!! INCONMENSURABLE Y SUPER MEGA RECOMENDADISIMO!! Matricula d Honor!! 10 d 10!!!

From: Rambo Rockerman Date: January 20, 2008 at 8:54
This is their one that should have been huge and truly the Last Night Ranger record before they reformed with the originals,to record non sounding Night Ranger records to just fit with what's popular.They can't compete with young bands,especially when those teens who follow those energetic young bands,wont bother with old bands.

From: aormelodic80 Date: January 24, 2009 at 17:30
"I Did It For Love" my favorite song..

From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 9, 2011 at 16:49
Great album,solid tracks,simply a must!!! ...fave ones "Man In Motion","Reason To Be","Halfway To The Sun" & "Right On You"..also a couple of extra goodies are "Don't Start Thinking(I'm Alone Tonight)" which is a nice AOR song and the wonderful mid tempo ballad "Restless Kind"...Night Ranger showing one more time what are they made of...96/100

From: hair metal again Date: June 18, 2011 at 0:08
fantastic hard rock release by the NIGHT RANGER and maybe their best release ever.this perfect in everything!keith olsen in production is a wizard,the band is more hard rockin than ever ,strong and melodic,and the songwriting is astonishing."did it for love" is an absolute mega hit ,"halfway to the sun" is a pre damn yankees rocker,"dont start thinking (i m alone tonight)","here she comes again" are melodic heaven.this has no weak points and it is a masterpiece

From: gregmanimal Date: September 23, 2012 at 2:13
Not my favorite NR release by any means, but overall a good album.

From: Locoaor Date: May 9, 2013 at 22:04
Dont Start Thinking que tema cielos esos teclados al incio te elevan al cielo!!! excelente album y gran grupo.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: April 26, 2020 at 16:19
Good Hard Rock/MHR/AOR! "I Did It For Love (A1), Don't Start Thinking, Restless Kind, Here She Comes Again" Cuando las bandas de AOR y Rock Melodico se meten en sacar canciones Hard Rock o mas Rockeras olvidando la melodia son como los porteros tibios en las salidas que se quedan a mitad de camino titubeando, o sacas una buena cancion de Hard Rock o mejor no hagas nada y sigue a lo tuyo y eso pasa en muchas bandas como FM por ejemplo, en su estilo son los mejores pero luego quieren ser mas "rockerilos" y terminan rellenando el album, 80/100.

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