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Artist: Franke and the Knockouts

Title: Franke and the Knockouts

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Category: AOR

Year: 1981

Label: Escape (United Kingdom)

Catalog Number: ESM040


Franke Previte lead vocals
Billy Elworthy lead and rhythm guitars
Blake Levinsohn keyboards
Leigh Fox bass
Claude LeHenaff drums
Tommy Ayers synthesizers, organ, backing vocals


1.  Come Back  4:01
2.  Sweetheart  4:10
3.  She's a Runner  4:06
4.  You're My Girl  3:01
5.  One For All  3:11
6.  Tonight  3:47
7.  Running Into the Night  3:45
8.  Tell Me Why  3:45
9.  Annie Goes Hollywood  4:09
10.  Don't Stop  3:12
11.  The Time of My Life bonus track  5:22
Total Running Time:  42:29

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Jenni Date: January 19, 2002 at 18:08
A classic 80's light rock CD. Sweetheart and She's a Runner are awesome songs that make you remember the poppy early 80's and feathered hair haha.

From: Steve T Date: July 29, 2002 at 7:49
Of it's time and very good album. You're My Girl should have been a smash hit single.

From: Metal Pete Date: February 6, 2004 at 13:51
All I ever heard of these guys is 'running into the night', but it's very good!

From: Previte Date: May 7, 2004 at 7:56
A fantastic album. Early AOR with a westcoast touch. I love the dry production, typical for this time. If you like Alliance (Handshake label), you would love this one.

From: Rycheage Date: May 14, 2004 at 0:03
Another legendary band from New Jersey. Perhaps playing a style which best represents the entire musical genre known as AOR. So, if you want to find out all about AOR, then these guys are your first reference point.

From: AOR freaky Date: May 14, 2004 at 3:51
I don't agree with you on this one and this band, Rycheage. This CD is crap, but their follow ups are great stuff ! But this band representing what's AOR is all about : don't think so ! They have a special style. There are far better acts out, although I like their second and third CD very, very much !!!

From: Seth Date: January 6, 2005 at 12:11
La mejor cancion romantica que existio en los 80s seguramente. Excelente disco.

From: richb Date: April 25, 2005 at 13:47
Sorry AOR freaky I'm with Rycheage on this one. O.K. it's not as hard hitting as the albums that were to follow, but the likes of "Come back" and "Tonight" are still sterling stuff. A staple in any serious AOR fans collection.

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From: Jez Date: April 25, 2005 at 13:59
This is very lite, but does contain the excellent 'Sweetheart' 'Comeback' & 'Running In The Night'. Not as good as the next 2 releases, but don't dismiss this if you are a fan of Lite/ Westcoast stuff, as their is plenty of good material on show.

From: victordeaor Date: September 19, 2005 at 5:43
Muy buen primer disco de esta banda,con un sonido que bascula entre el AOR y el westcoast, aunque para me tampoco son tan lite como lo pueden ser air supply. El sonido esta muy encuadrado en el Aor de inicios de los 8o, y las guitarras me recuerdan mucho a Boston. 9/10

From: West Of Sunset Date: May 24, 2007 at 9:11
Im Looking for this cd, if someone want to sell it contact with me at: westofsunset@hotmail.com

From: Harald Date: December 23, 2009 at 16:21
Like the other albums Franke did release this is excellent AOR and it contains one of my favorite songs of the band. "Annie Goes To Hollywood". Great album!!!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 21, 2011 at 21:50
Pleasant early 80's old school AOR...best tracks for me are "Tonight","Tell Me Why" & "Don't Stop"...there are some other goodies such as the nice song "One For All"...Charlie Dominici(first vocalist of Dream Theater sang backing vocals on the tracks)...i own this on vinyl so i don't how does the CD bonus track sounds like...a nice album to have...85/100

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