Night Shift (album)

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Night Shift
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1976
Recorded1975
Genre Rock, hard rock
Length40:32
Label Bearsville
Producer Dan Hartman
Foghat chronology
Fool for the City
(1975)
Night Shift
(1976)
Live
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic [1]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music [2]
MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide [3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide [4]

Night Shift is the sixth studio album by the rock band Foghat. [5] [6] It was released in 1976 by Bearsville Records. [2]

The album peaked at No. 36 on the Billboard 200. [7] It has sold more than 500,000 copies. [8]

Production

Night Shift was the first Foghat album to include bassist Craig MacGregor, who had toured with the band in support of Fool for the City. The album was produced by Dan Hartman. [3]

Critical reception

MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide called the album "a consistent serving of meat-and-potatoes hard rock." [3] Record Collector wrote that "the title track is Foghat boogie at its very best, while their version of 'Take Me To The River' is one of the best you’ll ever hear." [9]

Track listing

  1. "Drivin' Wheel" ( Dave Peverett, Rod Price) - 5:11/4:30
  2. "Don't Run Me Down" (Peverett) - 6:32
  3. "Burnin' the Midnight Oil" (Peverett) - 5:38
  4. "Night Shift" (Peverett, Price) - 5:32
  5. "Hot Shot Love" (Peverett) - 4:00
  6. " Take Me to the River" ( Al Green, Mabon "Teenie" Hodges) - 4:40/3:22
  7. "I'll Be Standing By" (Peverett, Price) - 5:53
  8. "New Place to Call Home" (Peverett, Price) - 2:58 (Bonus track on 2006 remaster; listed on album cover but not the label)

Personnel

Charts

Chart (1976) Peak
position
Canada Top Albums/CDs ( RPM) [10] 77
US Billboard 200 [11] 36

Certifications

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States ( RIAA) [12] Gold 500,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

References

  1. ^ "Night Shift - Foghat | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic" – via www.allmusic.com.
  2. ^ a b Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Vol. 3. MUZE. p. 519.
  3. ^ a b c MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Visible Ink Press. 1999. p. 440.
  4. ^ The Rolling Stone Album Guide. Random House. 1992. p. 256.
  5. ^ "Foghat | Biography & History". AllMusic.
  6. ^ Prown, Pete; Newquist, H. P. (1 February 1997). "Legends of Rock Guitar". Hal Leonard – via Google Books.
  7. ^ "Foghat". Billboard.
  8. ^ Lannert, John (3 April 1992). "Sorry, The World Isn't Big Enough For Two Foghats". Sun Sentinel: 31. Retrieved 23 February 2022.
  9. ^ "Night Shift - Record Collector Magazine". Recordcollectormag.com. Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  10. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 5136b". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 22April 2018.
  11. ^ "Foghat Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  12. ^ "American album certifications – Foghat – Night Shift". Recording Industry Association of America.