Greatest Hits is a compilation album released May 26, 1989 by Night Ranger. It included tracks from each of the band’s first five studio albums. In 1994, the album was certified Gold by the RIAA for shipments of half a million copies to U.S. retailers.
“(You Can Still) Rock in America” 4:14
“Sing Me Away” 4:08
“When You Close Your Eyes” 4:17
“Sister Christian” 5:01
“Don’t Tell Me You Love Me” 4:20
“Sentimental Street” 4:10
“The Secret of My Success” 4:26
“Restless Kind” 4:39
“Four in the Morning” 3:51
“Eddie’s Comin’ Out Tonight” 4:24
“Rumours in the Air” 4:32
Jack Blades – bass guitar, vocals Alan Fitzgerald – keyboards, vocals (except on Restless Kind) Brad Gillis – guitar, vocals Kelly Keagy – drums, vocals Jeff Watson – guitar Jesse Bradman – keyboards (on Restless Kind) Joyce Imbesi – keyboards (on Restless Kind)
Dawn Patrol is the debut studio album by American hard rock band Night Ranger, released on November 1, 1982, by Neil Bogart’s The Boardwalk Entertainment Co.
During the recording of the album, the band was known as just Ranger. The first issues of the album were printed and ready to be shipped when a country band from California was found to have the same name. The band decided to name themselves Night Ranger after the song that Blades had written for the album, and Boardwalk proceeded to destroy every copy that had “Ranger” on it.
“Don’t Tell Me You Love Me” 4:19
“Sing Me Away” 4:09
“At Night She Sleeps” 4:08
“Call My Name” 3:42
“Eddie’s Comin’ Out Tonight” 4:26
“Can’t Find Me a Thrill” 3:19
“Young Girl In Love” 3:32
“Play Rough” 4:14
“Night Ranger” 4:22
Jack Blades – bass, lead vocals Jeff Watson – guitars Brad Gillis – guitars Alan Fitzgerald – keyboards Kelly Keagy – drums, lead vocals
7 Wishes is the third studio album by the American hard rock band Night Ranger, released May 20, 1985 and produced by Pat Glasser. The album features three Billboard Hot 100 chart hits: “Sentimental Street” reached No. 8, “Four in the Morning” No. 19 and “Goodbye” No. 17.
The title of “Four in the Morning (I Can’t Take Anymore)” describes the time of day Jack Blades wrote the song. In an interview with the Songfacts website, he explained, “Literally, I wrote that song at 4 in the morning. I mean, I woke up, and I had an idea, (singing) ‘I can’t take anymore, I can’t fake anymore, it’s such a hard time loving you.”
“Seven Wishes” 4:53
“Four in the Morning” 3:54
“I Need a Woman” 4:40
“Sentimental Street” 4:13
“This Boy Needs to Rock” 3:59
“I Will Follow You” 4:15
“Interstate Love Affair” 3:15
“Night Machine” 4:35
Jack Blades – bass, lead vocals Jeff Watson – lead and rhythm guitars Brad Gillis – lead and rhythm guitars Alan Fitzgerald – keyboards, synthesizers, piano, vocals Kelly Keagy – drums, percussion, lead vocals Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, Kevin Charles, David Sykes, Fishdog – backing vocals on “Night Machine”
Night Ranger is an American hard rock band from San Francisco formed in 1979 that gained popularity during the 1980s with a series of albums and singles. The band’s first five albums sold more than 10 million copies worldwide and have sold 17 million albums total. The quintet is perhaps best known for the power ballad “Sister Christian,” which peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 in June 1984, along with several other top 40 hit singles in the 1980s, including “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me,” “When You Close Your Eyes,” “Sentimental Street,” “Four in the Morning (I Can’t Take Any More),” and “Goodbye.”
After their success waned in the late 1980s, the band split up in 1989, and its members pursued other musical endeavors, including group and solo efforts. Brad Gillis and Kelly Keagy teamed up with bassist Gary Moon, and released an album without the other original band members in 1995, but the band soon reunited to release two new albums in the latter half of the decade.
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Hole in the Sun is the ninth studio album by Night Ranger, released internationally on April 23, 2007 with Frontiers Records. The album was released in the U.S. on July 1, 2008.
The album features Great White keyboardist Michael Lardie as a replacement for Alan Fitzgerald, who left the band several years prior. Hole in the Sun would also be the last (to date) to feature guitarist Jeff Watson who parted ways with the band before the album was released.
Amazon Review By Cory T. Shaeffer on June 10, 2014
Night Ranger made a comeback of sorts in 2011 with the release of “Somewhere in California,” which actually charted briefly on the Billboard 200. Perhaps the reason for that is the fact that “California” was easily the strongest album by the band on over 2 decades. Like it, “High Road” takes the high road by offering the best of both worlds: it’s the rare album that has some great standout songs that could be great singles, but it also plays through the whole way in a very solid, cohesive manner. That’s what makes “High Road” and “California” such huge successes. It is exactly what is missing from rock today – a solid rock album from start to finish, as opposed to one or two songs being good.
“High Road” kicks off with a bunch of great tracks. The fifth track in particular, “I’m Coming Home,” is as good or better than any rock ballad on mainstream (or even country) radio today. “Knock Knock Never Stop” is a party-themed rocker in the vein of “Rock in America,” the trademark Night Ranger sound. Things do drop off a bit after the first five tracks, however the song “Brother” is an exceptional track near the end of the record. They say that rock albums and bands who produce them are a dying breed, but Night Ranger shows no signs of slowing down. As a matter of fact, they look like they had fun making this record. Best Buy version includes 2 extra tracks. 4.5 stars.