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Wait for Night

Rick Springfield Audio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)


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  • Audio CD (July 13, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 1976
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Wounded Bird Records
  • ASIN: B003P8JMPS
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #223,158 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Take a Hand
2. Goldfever
3. One Broken Heart
4. Where's All the Love
5. Archangel
6. Jessica
7. Million Dollar Face
8. Old Gangsters Never Die
9. Treat Me Gently in the Morning
10. Life Is a Celebration

Editorial Reviews

First time on CD for this 1976 album from the Rock/Pop artist and teen idol. Originally released on Chelsea Records, it hit the Billboard charts when re-released on RCA Records in 1982. Rick is well known for his role of Noah Drake on the soap opera General Hospital. Wounded Bird.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rick's Underated Masterpiece August 22, 2010
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I was a Rick Sprigfield Fan when I first heard "Speak To The Sky". His debut American LP ("Rick Springfield" 1972) had the Beatle-esque/ Raspberries Style (Their 1st LP debuted at the same time) that I really enjoy. When "Wait For Night" came out in 1976, I was shocked to see how far his guitar & piano playing had come. His talent went completely unnoticed because of his "Teen Idol/ Pretty Boy" image. I think that alone shows how shallow the critics at that particular time were. While I'm sure there were some critics applauding his developing songwriting, musical, and recording skills, this record-unfortunately still fell on deaf ears. This was probably due to the fact that this LP was released on a smaller subsidiary label of RCA's called "Chelsea Records". The owner of the label was Wes Farrell known primarily for his role in The Partridge Family's recordings. I think this also added to the "Teen Idol" attitude towards this record. Any of this negative attitude was completely unjustified. There are Gems to be found on this album. "Old Gangsters Never Die" is such a great tune. I agree with others who have claimed that this may be one of his best tunes. "Jessica", "Take A Hand" (which almost cracked the Top 40-#41- with it's tip of the hat to Chuck Berry), "Archangel" (which is another standout track in Rick's catalogue) and "Goldfever" are among some of his finest. While there are a couple of schmaltzy "Manilow-wannabes", don't let that discourage you. Even the syrupy ballads grow on you with each listen. I truly think this album rivals some of Sir Paul's and Sir Elton's (whose rhythm section is actually on this recording) finest from those years. Give it a chance. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars About Time... August 7, 2010
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One of the most underrated albums ever made. Had this been released originally on any other label than flailing Chelsea Records, it would have stormed the charts. The musicianship and arrangements are top notch - Dee Murray and Nigel Olsson shine in awesome virtuosity on their respective instruments and vocals. Rick actually does quite well on the pianos and guitars, and the sound is tight. Why there was such a delay in getting this released - I have no idea. To me it is an essential part of the Rick Springfield catalogue. I cannot begin to express the thrill in finding it here. My day has been made!
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5.0 out of 5 stars awesome July 31, 2010
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this by far "besides working class dog" is the best cd he ever put out,now this is just my opinion,i remember having this on lp when it first came out back in the late 70"s ive been a fan since then and now my 2 daughters 16 and 13 enjoy his music as well,this is truly an awesome cd,ive looked for this on cd for a long time the record i used to own was all scratched up 6 months after i got it so thanx for putting this on cd its about darn time
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rick Springfield's "Wait For Night" December 22, 2012
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I really like the whole album, but I bought the CD for "Celebrate Life." It is absolutely the best song I have ever heard him sing. I wish he would sing it in concert. Getting old isn't a lot of fun [ personal experience, here ] but worshipping youth as we seem to be doing now is only self-destructive. This is a powerful, positive-viewpoint song, and I've loved it since the actual record album came out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great Rick Springfield album!! November 21, 2011
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I have been a Rick Springfield fan for over 30 years! He is an amazing artist,song writer and guitar player. This album is another example of his excellent song writing and musical talents.The songs each tell a detailed story and take you there into the moment of what was happening. Rick is an amazing story teller and writer. I have had this album scince it's orginal release and am back for a second copy for a friend!! I would recomend this to any Rick Springfield fan or anyone just looking for a great album!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't wait for this one July 21, 2011
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I am a huge Rick Springfield fan, and when I saw this was released on CD, I jumped and ordered it immediately. This album is actually Pre-Jessie's Girl, and it's a shame it didn't do better for Rick when it was released. The selections all follow classic Rick stylings. The Rock rocks and the Ballads are beautiful. My favorite selections are "One Broken Heart" and "Million Dollar Face". One Broken Heart is a rocker, and it tells the listener that just because your heart was broken, if you keep your mind and heart open a new love will come along to repair the breaks. Again, very classic RS styling. If you are a fan, do yourself a favor and get this album!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of Rick's Best! December 3, 2010
By Mary
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I was lucky enough to have the Wait for Night album in the early 1980's. It is one of Rick's best bodies of work and I am thrilled to FINALLY have it on CD. I wish Rick would perform a track from this in his live show.
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5.0 out of 5 stars OMG!!! IT ROCKS!!!!
OMG!!! I can't believe the condition this came in!!! Thank you so much, I used to have it on vinyl....lost alot of good ones out there. Still looking for BEAUTIFUL FEELINGS.... Read more
Published on November 2, 2010 by La Donna L. Horejsi
5.0 out of 5 stars So Excited!!!
I too had this album growing up and was my favorite one by far. I was just going to break down and get the lp on ebay and found the CD...YEAH!!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.
Published on October 20, 2010 by Dawn Learst
5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Re-release!
This has always been one of my favorite albums. I had it on LP and just discovered it's release on it CD. It say I was ecstatic would be an understatement. Read more
Published on October 19, 2010 by P. Morrell
5.0 out of 5 stars Wait for night- Never really saw the light of day
"Wait for night" is the "album" from 1976 By Rick Springfield and unfortunately for Rick this release by him went mostly unnoticed
due to the record label it was released on... Read more
Published on September 9, 2010 by Alicia Maloney
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Rick Springfield's best!!
This is most definately one of Rick Springfield's best albums! It was originally recorded & releasd in 1976 on Chelsea Records, then re-released by RCA in 1982 after Rick's success... Read more
Published on August 30, 2010 by Joe
5.0 out of 5 stars Top-notch tunes
I cannot BELIEVE this is finally available on CD!!! Incredible, incredible work by Rick. "Jessica" could and should have been a hit, and I honestly think "Old Gangsters Never Die"... Read more
Published on August 21, 2010 by Leslie
5.0 out of 5 stars At long last!!
My wife has been looking for this for years. It's about time they put this on CD. Would love to have it downloadable, though.
Published on August 6, 2010 by SkeeneJ
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