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Artist: Magnum

Title: Vigilante

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Magnum Vigilante Album Cover


Category: AOR

Year: 1986

Label: Polydor

Catalog Number: 829 986-2


Bob Catley vocals
Tony Clarkin guitars
Mark Stanway keyboards
Wally Lowe bass
Mickey Barker drums


1.  Lonely Night  3:48
2.  Need a Lot Of Love  4:48
3.  Sometime Love  4:20
4.  Midnight (You Won't Be Sleeping)  4:14
5.  Red On The Highway  4:14
6.  Holy Rider  4:14
7.  When The World Comes Down  5:20
8.  Vigilante  6:40
9.  Back Street Kid  5:01
Total Running Time:  42:39

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Fredrik Nilsson Date: May 11, 2002 at 5:47
This is their most 80's sounding albums, especially the drums sounds like Def Leppard. That doesn't mean I don't like that sound, but for Magnum I prefer the warm sound of their previous albums. It is not as good as On A Storytellers Night but still a great album. My favorite songs are Lonely Night, Sometime Love, Midnight & the fantastic title track. 9/10

From: koogles Date: July 20, 2002 at 13:41
Bigger production and more drawn-out arrangements make for an extremely satisfying follow-up to "Storyteller's Night". I love the pompous gait of "Holy Rider" and the slow building power of "Midnight (You Won't Be Sleeping)". The title track will rocks your world and ass (in that order). An album of incredible power and stunning performances.

From: B. CASARIN -MEX Date: September 14, 2002 at 0:43
this time i agree with you, koogles.my favourite album 95/100

From: 9 CHAMPIONS A 1 Date: September 14, 2002 at 5:33
Para mi sin lugar a dudas su disco mas completo.Temazos como el mismo Vigilante,tope peliculera,,uno de los temas AOR por antonomasia como es Lonely Night o la cojonuda Red on the Highway,en de finitiva un disco que todo amante del buen AOR de los 80 deberia tener.MUY BUENO.

From: Mark Jevons Date: April 22, 2003 at 16:54
Absolute masterpiece from one of the most talented bands ever.

From: Tom Morton Date: May 10, 2003 at 12:36
Been awhile since I last listened to Vigilante but as I write this I'm being taken back to so many wonderful live performances that the hairs on the back of my neck are on end just with the sounds of this album Tony Clarkin is a very gifted guy,Bob Catley on vocals is truly gifted,if you have never seen them live!!and you get the chance you will come away from one of their shows cobsmacked and in awe!!! at how just good these guys are you will wonder how its taken you so long truly inspiring!!.

From: Scandinavia Date: June 7, 2003 at 12:50
Absolutely fucking amazing album!!! In the past I've always avoided Magnum but one day I picked up this album anyway. At first it didn't do much to me but after some time it really grew on me and today I can only say this album has entered my all-time top 10 of albums. Can't really explain what it is, but I think it's that immaculate 80s sound, the huge keyboards and the original melodies along with Catley's warm vocals. This album has it all: The pop rocker, the anthem, the ballad,

From: Scandinavia Date: June 7, 2003 at 12:55
(Continued)...The R'n'R track and the "metal" classic...In my opinion a total experience of pure listening delight...Normally I'm into Hardrock stuff but Magnum's sure got some tricks up their sleeves...Personal favorites: "Vigilante", "Backstreet Kid" and "Sometime Love". "Midnight" is a nice soft song too...Well, the whole album is perfect! 10/10!!! The Roger Taylor production and the inevitable Queen sounding guitar only makes better yet...Remember to keep your night light burning...

From: SrFloppy5 Date: November 4, 2003 at 17:21
Decente, pero es un disco de pop: demasiado sencilllito. Mucho mejor Chase the dragon, que sin ser progresivo sí entra en estructuras un pelín más curradas. Me recomendáis alguno más en que se curren las composiciones. El storyteller lo veo aún demasiado sencillo

From: Alister Hill Date: January 28, 2004 at 4:50
Wow! After the sheer brilliance of OASTN this comes as a refreshing surprise! A definite change of direction, but somehow the destination is still the same! And that destination is the hearts and minds of everyone who appreciates genuine melody & emotion! From the stubbornly English pomp of OASTN to the wide eyed European pop rock of Vigilante Magnum lost none of their vitality and class. And this journey progressed to the stunning WOH - perhaps the ultimate combination of everything 'Magnum'!

From: illimey Date: August 24, 2004 at 4:23
Ahhh...can anybody really explain why Magnum never took over America, and indeed the world, like a joyous fire? These open-hearted, stomping, wild-eyed, gleeful slices of melodic genius would have sounded SO GOOD echoing in unison from thousands of dancing radios. Maybe they are simply too good, too 'nice', too GENUINE. There is no rebellion here. No angst. No hate. No sexual perversion. No bitter twist. All there is is honesty and emotion and passion and talent and oh! that endless melody.

From: Geoff Date: January 4, 2005 at 6:10
These guys were a good harmless band. While they never had any songs that blew my mind, they had the ability to record an album like this - with a whole bunch of good solid AOR tracks. Nicely done and a good solid album.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: January 27, 2005 at 22:06

From: Lovedrive Date: June 10, 2005 at 14:08
Para los amantes del buen AOR rockero y elegante, con grandilocuentes teclados, voz de ensueño y temas que ponen los pelillos tiesos, como: When the world comes down (espectacular) o Need a lot of love.

From: Adam Blackheart Date: June 27, 2005 at 12:36
I have one thing to say: WHEN THE WORLD COMES DOWN. Magnificent pomp - ballad.

From: thiago Date: January 2, 2006 at 11:20
MAGNUM is a great AOR/Progressive Rock band. This album has great songs as "Lonely Night" (powerful guitars), "Sometime Love" (same here), "Midnight (You Won't Be Sleeping)" and "Vigilante". Pure AOR.

From: AlbertoFR Date: May 30, 2006 at 17:58
Discazo de AOR! 'Lonely night','Need a lot of love','Midnight'....todas geniales, muy Magnum. y qué decir de ese mega-himno llamado 'Vigilante' (alguien sabe pq está en español?), joder...es uno de los temas AOR mas directos que he oido nunca, increible! Compra o muere!

From: SangreAzulForever Date: October 5, 2006 at 12:58
Ohh mamma!! We are in front of an AOR jewell, no doubt!! The song "vigilante", despite having a very typical beginning it gets better. I haven´t listened to the other releases, how are they? I´d like to know whether the sound in other albums are similar to this or not. Thanx!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 27, 2006 at 20:39
"Midnight (you won't be sleepping)" what a song!.The re-mix version is even better.

From: YIRO SEVENTH Date: June 26, 2007 at 19:34
MAGNIFICO!! Un gran disco de AOR sin duda es éste. Creo que ya está todo dicho, sólo comentar de la grandeza de temas como: "Vigilante" que es un tema esplendoroso; "Lonely Night" de gran calidad y "Holy Rider". SUPER RECOMENDADO

From: george_the_jack Date: June 2, 2008 at 8:50
Masterpiece! Vigilante is one among a few albums that leaded melodic rock through the 80ies decade. A must for everyone considered as a fan of AOR. The wrods are poor...Strictly 98/100 (just because I do not rate 10 out of 10)Go out and buy it now! Fortunately Polydor is offering this and it's generally easy to find

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From: Jez Date: April 16, 2009 at 22:24
Definitely the best sounding and produced Magnum album (Queen's Roger Taylor)to date, this is another terrific disc, choc full of great songs. I remember seeing them on the 'Vigilante' tour and the band were really firing on all cylinders and also playing bigger and better venues than before. Lonely Night & 'Vigilante' are typically great Magnum Rockers with some great keyboards and 'Need A Lot Of Love'a great ballad. The rest of the album is good quality aswell and very consistent as usual. Another highly recommended Magnum disc then and a very nice addition to the collection.

From: pibe Date: January 19, 2011 at 6:14
el disco mas aor de toda su carrea y uno de sus mejores albunes.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 24, 2011 at 17:59
Wordless!!!...not a masterpiece but,wow,really close to it...packed with catchy melodic rock/AOR songs..."Lonely Night" so niceeee,"Sometime Love" catchy,"Midnight(You Won't Be Sleeping)" is just fantastic,an all time favorite ,"Red On The Highway" rocks pretty good,"When The World Comes Down" a nice smoothie track & "Vigilante" which is the best track of the album at least 4 me...get it a.s.a.p.!!!.93/100...Bob Catley & Tony Clarkin are excellent musicians

From: Reverend Mayhem Date: August 17, 2013 at 9:22
Producer Roger Taylor (Queen) must've been determined to sonically mire this album in the '80s. Just like his "Strange Frontier" solo album of the same period, programming, sequencers, keyboard bass, choppy eighth notes, plasticized drums & choked cymbals all make an appearance and all make this Magnum's most dated-sounding release, production-wise. Good material abounds, however, some of the best of their most "commercial" period: "Back Street Kid," "Lonely Night," "When the World Comes Down," and the fantastic "Need A Lot of Love" stand out. And the mighty Bob Catley is at the top of his game, which always makes for great listening. Clarkin still can't play a lead to save his life, but when you can write material as prolific and bountiful as he does, it's an aspect that can easily be overlooked. Not quite "Storyteller's Night," but a great sample (Valley Girl production qualities aside) of their '80s incarnation nonetheless. 87 / 100.

From: petermexico13 Date: May 3, 2016 at 17:03
Tony Clarkin demuestra su valía como compositor, y Bob Catley en su mejor época, sin duda los trabajos de este grupo de finales de los ochenta y principios de los 90 son los que les dieron más notoriedad. Uno de los secretos mejor guardados de Inglattera!

From: hair metal again Date: August 27, 2018 at 9:25
excellent release for MAGNUM back in 86 with an even stronger turn to a commercial path ,but without losing their basics!some good songs here ,but not great and an overall fine vibe."vigilante","sometime love","red on the highway" are the highlights!recommended

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