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Length  40:26
3.V (1986)  Live (1990)
Release date  November 1986
Genres  Hard rock, Heavy metal
Producer  Randy Jackson & Zebra
Artist  Zebra
Label  Atlantic Records
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Released  November 1986 (November 1986)
Recorded  Atlantic Studios, Unique Recording Studios, New York City, NY; Boogie Hotel, Kingdom Sound Studios, Long Island, NY Feb-May 1985
Similar  No Tellin' Lies, Zebra IV, Zebra, King Biscuit Flower H, Zebra & Bagad Karaez

Zebra 3 v full album 1986

3.V is the third studio album by Zebra. It was released in 1986 on Atlantic Records. This album marked a new, more AOR radio-friendly direction, attempting a commercial comeback for the group after the 1984 flop No Tellin' Lies. This bid would prove unsuccessful as the record company did little in the way of promotion, and the album failed to chart - it would be the group's last studio album for Atlantic before being dropped from the label. The album went out-of-print in 1990. It was reissued in 2007 as an import paired on one CD with No Tellin' Lies, another deleted title, as the stand-alone compact disc version became a scarce collector's item in the meantime. 3.V, along with the first two Zebra albums, was reissued on CD again in Japan in 2013.



Some critics have heralded this to be the best Zebra album, even better than their debut - Doug Stone from AllMusic gave the album 4.5 stars, saying "3.V has that certain something extra: more than an album, 3.V opens the mind of an unheralded genius." Classic Rock Review wrote that the album was "plagued by clusters of both mediocrity as well as pure brilliance" but "includes some of the band’s finest work".

Track listing

All tracks were written by Randy Jackson


  • Randy Jackson – guitar, lead vocals, Prophet 5 synthesizer
  • Felix Hanemann – bass, backing vocals, keyboards
  • Guy Gelso – drums, backing vocals, percussion
  • Production

  • Arranged & Produced by Randy Jackson & Zebra
  • Stephen Benben, Jamie Chaleff, Ken Collins, Ellen Fitton, Ira McLaughlin, Dan Nash - engineers
  • Mitchell Frondelli, Dan Nash - mixing
  • Songs

    1Can't Live Without3:40
    2He's Makin' You the Fool3:52


    3.V Wikipedia

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