Bad to the Bone (Inner Circle album)

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Bad to the Bone
Studio album by Inner Circle
Released 1992 (1992)
Genre Reggae, reggae fusion
Length 1:00:49 (U.S. version)
Language English
Label RAS (U.S. version)
WEA (international version)
Producer Ian Lewis, Touter Harvey, Roger Lewis
Inner Circle chronology
Black Roses
(1990)
Bad to the Bone
(1992)
Reggae Dancer
(1994)
Alternative covers
International version
International version

Bad to the Bone is an album by the Jamaican reggae band Inner Circle. Two versions of the album (U.S. and international) were released in 1992, and a U.S. re-issue titled Bad Boys was released in 1993. The U.S. re-issue won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. Bad to the Bone (international version) and Bad Boys contain the singles "Sweat (A La La La La Long)", "Rock with You", and "Bad Boys".

Track listing

The tracks "Make U Sweat", "Shock Out (Hawaiian Style)" and "Bone Mix Ragga Style" (a ragga remix of "Bad to the Bone") appear exclusively on the U.S. version of Bad to the Bone. The international version and Bad Boys contain the radio mix of "Make U Sweat", titled "Sweat (A La La La La Long)".

The track "Stuck in the Middle" appears exclusively on the international version of Bad to the Bone. The international version also contains different versions of "Rock With You" and "Wrapped Up in Your Love" than those that appear on Bad Boys.

U.S. version[1]
No. Title Length
1. "Make U Sweat" 5:23
2. "Party Party (Serious Times)" 4:38
3. "Slow It Down (Take It Easy)" 4:04
4. "Looking for a Better Way" 4:08
5. "Shock Out (Hawaiian Style)" 3:49
6. "Bad to the Bone" 4:50
7. "Sunglasses at Nite" 3:44
8. "Tear Down These Walls" 4:33
9. "Long Time (Selassie A Warn Yu)" 3:31
10. "Down by the River" 4:19
11. "Bone Mix Ragga Style" 4:42
12. "Hold On to the Ridim" 4:58
13. "Why Them A Gwan So" 4:24
14. "Shock Out (Jamaican Style)" 3:51


International version[2]
No. Title Length
1. "Sweat (A La La La La Long)" 3:46
2. "Shock Out (Jamaican Style)" 3:43
3. "Bad to the Bone" 4:49
4. "Rock with You" 4:23
5. "Long Time (Selassie A Warn Yu)" 3:29
6. "Hey Love" 4:22
7. "Slow It Down" 4:02
8. "Living It Up" 3:54
9. "Stuck in the Middle" 4:11
10. "Looking for a Better Way" 4:06
11. "Wrapped Up in Your Love" 3:38
12. "Bad Boys" 3:49
13. "Party Party" 4:37
14. "Sunglasses at Nite" 3:41
15. "Tear Down These Walls" 4:26
16. "Down by the River" 4:16
17. "Hold On to the Ridim" 4:52
18. "Why Them Gwan So" 4:18

Bad Boys

Bad Boys
Studio album by Inner Circle
Released 1993 (1993)
Genre Reggae, reggae fusion
Length 57:27
Language English
Label Big Beat
Producer Ian Lewis, Touter Harvey, Roger Lewis
Inner Circle chronology
Black Roses
(1990)
Bad Boys
(1993)
Reggae Dancer
(1994)

Bad Boys consists entirely of songs from the international version of Bad to the Bone, but it is the first U.S. release to contain the songs "Sweat (A La La La La Long)", "Rock with You", "Wrapped Up in Your Love", "Living It Up", and "Hey Love". It is also the only of the three versions to contain the tracks "Sweat (A La La La La Long) (Dancehall Mix)" and "Bad Boys (David Morales Mix)". Bad Boys contains remixed versions of "Rock with You", "Wrapped Up in Your Love", and "Bad to the Bone" that do not appear either version of Bad to the Bone.

Track listing

[3]
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Sweat (A La La La La Long)" Ian Lewis Ian Lewis, Touter Harvey, Roger Lewis, Tommy Adebratt, Per Ekman 3:46
2. "Bad Boys" Inner Circle I. Lewis, Harvey, R. Lewis 3:48
3. "Rock with You" I. Lewis I. Lewis, Harvey, R. Lewis, Adebratt, Ekman 3:36
4. "Wrapped Up in Your Love" Harvey I. Lewis, Harvey, R. Lewis, Adebratt, Ekman 3:43
5. "Looking for a Better Way" I. Lewis I. Lewis, Harvey, R. Lewis 4:04
6. "Sunglasses at Nite" Inner Circle I. Lewis, Harvey, R. Lewis 3:42
7. "Living It Up" I. Lewis I. Lewis, Harvey, R. Lewis 3:54
8. "Hey Love" I. Lewis I. Lewis, Harvey, R. Lewis 4:21
9. "Bad to the Bone" I. Lewis I. Lewis, Harvey, R. Lewis, Adebratt, Ekman 3:14
10. "Down by the River" Neil Young I. Lewis, Harvey, R. Lewis 4:16
11. "Slow It Down" Calton Coffie I. Lewis, Harvey, R. Lewis 4:02
12. "Sweat (A La La La La Long) (Dancehall Mix)" I. Lewis I. Lewis, Harvey, R. Lewis 5:28
13. "Tear Down These Walls" Inner Circle I. Lewis, Harvey, R. Lewis 4:25
14. "Bad Boys (David Morales Mix)" Inner Circle I. Lewis, Harvey, R. Lewis, David Morales 5:14

References

  1. ^ Bad to the Bone (album notes). Ras Records, Inc. 1992. 
  2. ^ "Bad to the Bone at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Bad Boys (album notes). Big Beat Records Inc. 1993. 
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