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EUROPE “Rock The Night” /12” Maxi-Single/

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  • Product Code: EPC 650171 6
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Used (cover/disc): NM/NM

The second Single from "The Final Countdown" album by legendary Swedish Hard Rock/Heavy Metal band.
The song "Rock the Night" was written by vocalist Joey Tempest in 1984 and premiered on the band's Wings of Tomorrow Tour the same year. It was released in two different versions, just more than a year and a half apart from each other - in 1985 as a Single from the soundtrack to the Swedish film "On The Loose", and in 1986 as the second international Single from the album "The Final Countdown". The original 1985 release has a rawer, more Metallic Hard Rock sound, than the more polished version released from "The Final Countdown" the following year.
There were two music videos released for "Rock the Night", one corresponding to each of the different versions. The original 1985 version, apparently directly incorporated into the "On The Loose" film, features the band performing the song on stage, interspersed with shots of various audience members singing along and otherwise observing/reacting to the song. The second video was directed by Nick Morris and shot at the Hard Rock Café in Stockholm. It was the first Europe music video to feature the band's new guitarist, Kee Marcello, since the original guitarist John Norum (who had recorded the guitar parts) had left the band weeks before the video shoot. The video begins with Europe drinking in a car before walking into the Hard Rock Café, where the people inside are watching a video... of Europe's "Rock the Night". Joey begins singing while the band is looking at the Cafe's order menu. The other band members use forks and other improvised "instruments" to mime to the music. The rest of the people inside soon become a crowd, clapping and cheering them on. Live footage was also included, although overdubbed by the studio version of the song. After the chorus, Joey uses a ketchup bottle as an imaginary microphone, before the waiter delivers a real wireless one. Right before the solo, Kee removes a guitar from the Café's wall. They take the stage during the solo and perform the remainder of the song.
The B-side for both releases was a 1985 re-recording of the band's debut single, "Seven Doors Hotel".
This Maxi-Single version also includes two tracks from the second full-length album, "Wings Of Tomorrow".
The 1986 release became a Top 10 hit in France, Germany, Holland, Spain, Belgium, Ireland and Switzerland, and peaked at #12 on the UK Singles Chart and #30 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States.
HOT International/Epic/CBS Inc., 1986 (EPC 650171 6). Made in Holland. First press. 45 PRM. Used (cover/disc): NM/NM.


Side 1
1. Rock The Night 4:04
2. Seven Doors Hotel 4:56

Side 2
3. Stormwind 4:29
4. Wings Of Tomorrow 3:57

Total playing time: 17:26 min.

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