Europe - Final Countdown 12" Vinyl LP Album

"The Final Countdown" is the third studio album by the Swedish hard rock band Europe. Released on 26 May 1986 through Epic Records. It was recorded at Powerplay Studios in Zürich, Soundtrade Studios in Stockholm, Mastersound Studios in Atlanta and Fantasy Studios in Berkeley.

Album Front Cover Photo of Europe - Final Countdown

Production & Recording Information

This album "Europe - Final Countdown" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork/photos

The album: "Europe - Final Countdown" was produced by: Kevin Elson for Elson Music Vision

Sound/Recording and Sound Mix Engineer(s): Kevin Elson, Wally Buck

This album was recorded at: Powerplay Studios, Zurich, Switzerland; Soundtrade Studios, Stockholm, Sweden; Mastersound Studios, Atlanta; Fantasy Studios, San Francisco.

Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk, New York

  Bob Ludwig is an experienced and well-known mastering engineer, he has mastered thousands of music records. He has been vice-president of Sterling Sound, vice-president and chief engineer at Masterdisk and in 1993 owned his own mastering facility Gateway Mastering Studios, Inc at Portland, Maine.

Art Direction: Joel Zimmerman

Album cover Illustration: Les Katz


Music Genre:

Hard Rock, Heavy Metal

Label & Catalognr:

Epic EPC 26808, BFE 40241

Media Format:

Origina custom inner sleeve with photos and lyrics of all songs by Europe
Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1986 Netherlands and Europe

Musicians (Uncredited):

  • Joey Tempest – Lead Vocals
  • John Norum – Guitar, Backing Vocals
  • John Levén – Bass Guitar
  • Mic Michaeli – Keyboards, Backing Vocals
  • Ian Haugland – Drums, Backing Vocals
Tracklisting Side A:
  1. The Final Countdown 5:09
  2. Rock The Night 4:04
  3. Carrie 4:29
  4. Danger On The Track 3:45
  5. Ninja 3:47

Tracklisting Side B:

  1. Cherokee 4:12
  2. Time Has Come 4:00
  3. Heart Of Stone 3:46
  4. On The Loose 3:08
  5. Love Chaser 3:28

High Resolution & Quality Photos

Photo of album front cover Europe - Final Countdown
A0733 EUROPE The Final Countdown (OIS)
Photo of album Back cover Europe - Final Countdown
A0733 EUROPE The Final Countdown (OIS)
Photo of the custom inner sleeve Europe - Final Countdown
A0733 EUROPE The Final Countdown (OIS)
Photo of the custom inner sleeve Europe - Final Countdown
A0733 EUROPE The Final Countdown (OIS)
Close up of the record's label
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Photo of Side A Europe - Final Countdown
A0733 EUROPE The Final Countdown (OIS)
Photo of Side B Europe - Final Countdown
A0733 EUROPE The Final Countdown (OIS)

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