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A Sultan's Ransom

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Released  1989
Producer  Cloven Hoof
Artist  Cloven Hoof
Label  High Roller Records
Length  44:08
A Sultan's Ransom (1989)  Eye of the Sun (2006)
Release date  1989
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Studio  Mad Hat Studios, Wolverhampton, UK
Genres  Heavy metal, New wave of British heavy metal, Power metal
Similar  Cloven Hoof albums, Heavy metal albums

A Sultan's Ransom, released in 1989, is the third full-length studio album released by the British heavy metal band Cloven Hoof. It is also the last Cloven Hoof album to feature Andy Wood on guitar, due to contractual difficulties that forced the whole band itself to split up from 1990 to 2001. Music videos were made for the songs "Mad, Mad World" and "Highlander" (which are now included on the band's debut DVD release, A Sultan's Ransom – Video Archive, which also contains live footage of the band playing in 1989 at Lichfield Art Centre).


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In 2005, A Sultan's Ransom was ranked number 442 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.

Track listing

  1. "Astral Rider" (Lee Payne, Russ North) – 5:15
  2. "Forgotten Heroes" (Payne) – 4:41
  3. "D.V.R." (Payne, Andy Wood) – 2:49
  4. "Jekyll and Hyde" (Wood) – 3:28
  5. "1001 Nights" (Payne, Wood, North, Jon Brown) – 5:28
  6. "Silver Surfer" (Wood) – 3:43
  7. "Notre Dame" (Payne) – 5:45
  8. "Mad, Mad World" (Payne, Wood) – 2:29
  9. "Highlander" (Payne) – 3:40
  10. "Mistress of the Forest" (Payne) – 6:50
  • Note: The track "D.V.R." is an acronym which stands for "Death Valley Racer".
  • Personnel

    Cloven Hoof
  • Russ North – vocals
  • Andy Wood – guitar
  • Lee Payne – bass
  • Jon Brown – drums
  • Additional musicians
  • Mil Gacic - guitar
  • Paul Hodson - keyboards
  • Production
  • Mark Stuart, Paul Hodson - engineers
  • Songs

    1Astral Rider5:15
    2Forgotten Heroes4:41


    A Sultan's Ransom Wikipedia