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Night Ranger

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When You Close Your Eyes Night Ranger 04:18
Don't Tell Me You Love Me Night Ranger 04:21
(You Can Still) Rock In America Night Ranger 04:14
Sister Christian Night Ranger 05:18
Sing Me Away Night Ranger 04:10
Goodbye Night Ranger 04:19
Four In The Morning Night Ranger 03:53
When You Close Your Eyes Night Ranger 04:16
Four in the Morning Night Ranger 04:04

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At Night She Sleeps
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Formed in San Francisco,
the rock band Night Ranger first started to take shape in 1979 when bass player
Jack Blades, guitarist Brad Gillis, and drummer Kelly Keagy went in a new
musical direction after the end of Rubicon, the funk group they had all been in
together. Over the next couple of years they added keyboardist Alan Fitzgerald
and a second guitarist, Jeff Watson. After cycling through a number of name changes
they landed on Night Ranger in the early 1980s. Their debut album, 1982’s Dawn
Patrol
captured their knack for melding a big rock sound with pop hooks and
went top 40, as did the band’s first single, “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me”.
1983’s Midnight Madness would prove to be their defining LP thanks to
the top 5 power ballad “Sister Christian” and the number 14 follow-up
single “When You Close Your Eyes”. 1985’s 7 Wishes rounded out
the group’s era as hitmakers with a trio of songs to crack the top 20. After
1987’s Big Life, Fitzgerald left the group which had fully embraced
guitar heavy power ballads. Following 1998’s Man in Motion, Jack Blades
departed to form Damn Yankees. The band soldiered on with replacements but did
not record another album until 1995’s Feeding off the Mojo. The band’s
original line-up came back together for a pair of albums in the late 1990s. After
almost a decade of line-up changes and steady touring, the band finally issued
a new album, 2007’s Hole in the Sun. The next decade would prove to be a
small renaissance for the group as 2011’s Somewhere in California, 2014’s
High Road, and 2017’s Don’t Let Up each returned them to the
album charts, something they had not achieved since Man in Motion.
Nearly 40 years after their debut album, they released ATBPO in 2021.