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Headline News (album)

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Released  June 1983
Headline News (1983)  Homework (2008)
Release date  June 1983
Recorded  1982-1983
Artist  Atomic Rooster
Label  PVC Records
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Genres  Progressive rock, New wave
Similar  Nice 'n' Greasy, Made in England, In Hearing of Atomic Rooster, Death Walks Behind Y, Home to Roost

Headline News is the seventh and last studio album by British rock band Atomic Rooster.


It has been released on CD several times: firstly in 1994 on Voiceprint, secondly in 1997 on Blueprint and in 2002 on Eagle. In 2004 it was repackaged by Dutch label MCP as Future Shock. In addition, in 2005 the German Ambitions/Membran International label packaged it alongside The First Ten Explosive Years as a two-disc set entitled Rebel with a Clause.

All CD issues feature two bonus tracks not included on the original LP.

Vincent Crane's wife, Jean, contributes lyrics to three tracks, including "Watch Out!/Reaching Out", an adaptation of the Atomic Rooster album cut.

Track listing

Side one

  1. "Hold Your Fire" (Vincent Crane) 4:51
  2. "Headline News" (V. Crane) 5:16
  3. "Taking a Chance" (V. Crane) 3:08
  4. "Metal Minds" (V. Crane, Jean Crane) 4:27
  5. "Land of Freedom" (V. Crane) 3:47

Side two

  1. "Machine" (V. Crane) 5:26
  2. "Dance of Death" (V. Crane) 4:29
  3. "Carnival" (V. Crane) 4:34
  4. "Time" (V. Crane, J. Crane) 6:30

CD reissue bonus tracks

  1. "Future Shock" (John Mizarolli) 4:23
  2. "Watch Out!/Reaching Out" (V. Crane, J. Crane) 5:09


  • "Land of Freedom" / "Carnival" (May 1983). A 12" single was released with an extended version of "Land of Freedom".
  • Personnel

  • Vincent Crane: Hammond organ, piano, Prophet 5, Minimoog, Clavinet, percussion, bass guitar, vocals
  • Paul Hammond: drums, percussion
  • Bernie Tormé: guitars
  • David Gilmour: guitars
  • John Mizarolli: guitars
  • Jon Field: percussion
  • Jean Crane and Tareena Craze: backing vocals
  • Songs

    1Hold Your Fire4:53
    2Headline News5:22
    3Taking a Chance3:12


    Headline News (album) Wikipedia

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