UFO - NO PLACE TO RUN - 12" Vinyl LP Album West-German Release

This German issue has the title of the album "No Place To Run" on the albums upper left , other issues of this album have the title elsewhere n the cover , This the first U.F.O. album to feature Paul Chapman replacing Michael Schenker on lead guitar


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Album Description:

The world of rock music has witnessed countless iconic albums throughout the years, and among them is UFO's "No Place To Run". Released as a 12" vinyl LP album, this West-German edition holds a special place in the band's discography. Not only does it feature a distinct album cover design, but it also marks a significant transition in the band's lineup, with Paul Chapman replacing Michael Schenker on lead guitar.

One notable aspect of this West-German release of "No Place To Run" is the positioning of the album's title. Unlike other versions of the album that featured the title elsewhere on the cover, this edition boldly displays it on the upper left side. This unique design choice gives the album a distinctive visual identity, setting it apart from other releases. It serves as a testament to the artistic considerations that went into the album's packaging, reflecting the band's desire to captivate listeners before they even set needle to vinyl.

Beyond its striking cover, "No Place To Run" is notable for being the first UFO album to feature Paul Chapman as the replacement for the renowned Michael Schenker on lead guitar. Schenker had played a crucial role in shaping the band's sound and had become synonymous with UFO's signature style. Therefore, Chapman faced the daunting task of stepping into the shoes of a beloved guitarist, bringing his own unique style to the table while maintaining the essence of UFO's sound.

With Paul Chapman on board, UFO embarked on a new chapter in their musical journey. "No Place To Run" showcases a slightly different sound compared to their previous releases. The album retains the band's hard rock roots but incorporates elements of melodic rock and even hints of the emerging New Wave of British Heavy Metal. Chapman's guitar work injects a fresh energy into the band's sound, resulting in a collection of songs that are both familiar and excitingly innovative.

While "No Place To Run" may have been met with mixed reviews upon its initial release, the album has garnered a dedicated following over the years. It stands as a testament to UFO's resilience and ability to adapt to lineup changes while maintaining their musical integrity. The album's unique West-German release further adds to its collectability and appeal among vinyl enthusiasts, who appreciate the distinct packaging and aesthetic details of this edition.


Music Genre:

  Hard Rock / Heavy Metal

Album Production Information:

  The album: "No Place To Run" was produced by: George Martin for Air Studios Ltd

Record Label Information:

  Chrysalis 6307 690

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record

Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram

Year & Country:

  1980 Made in West-Germany
Band Members and Musicians on: UFO No Place To Run
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Phil Mogg - vocals
  • Paul Raymond - keyboards, guitar, vocals
  • Paul Chapman - lead guitar
  • Pete Way - bass

    Pete Way A Life of Rock 'n' Roll Excess and Musical Brilliance. Peter Frederick Way, born 1950, in Enfield, England, was a force of nature in the rock music world. A founding member and bassist of the legendary band UFO, Way's thunderous basslines and charismatic stage presence helped define the sound of hard rock and heavy metal.

    Early Life and Musical Beginnings:


    Way's passion for music ignited in his teenage years. He started playing bass guitar in local bands, honing his skills and developing his signature style. In 1968, he co-founded Hocus Pocus with Phil Mogg, a band that would eventually evolve into UFO.

    UFO and Beyond:

    With UFO , Way achieved international fame. Their energetic live shows and albums like "Phenomenon" (1974) and "Lights Out" (1977) solidified their status as hard rock icons. Way's driving basslines were a cornerstone of their sound, complementing Michael Schenker's blistering guitar solos.

    However, Way's tenure with UFO was marked by periods of turbulence and departure. He left the band in 1982, embarking on a solo career and forming the band Waysted . He also played with Ozzy Osbourne, Fastway, and the Michael Schenker Group.

    Waysted and Solo Endeavors:

    Waysted, a project close to Way's heart, allowed him to explore different musical avenues. Their albums like "Vices" (1983) and "Save Your Prayers" (1986) showcased a heavier, more aggressive sound, reflecting Way's punk influences.

    Way also released several solo albums, including "Amphetamine" (1996) and "Acoustic Animal" (2000), demonstrating his versatility as a musician. His solo work allowed him to experiment with different genres and collaborate with various artists.

    Return to UFO and Legacy:

    Despite his numerous side projects, Way's heart always remained with UFO. He rejoined the band several times throughout his career, contributing to albums like "Walk on Water" (1995) and "You Are Here" (2004). His final stint with UFO lasted until 2008.

    Pete Way passed away on August 14, 2020, leaving behind a legacy of iconic basslines, electrifying performances, and a reputation as a true rock 'n' roll rebel. His musical contributions continue to inspire generations of musicians, and his name remains synonymous with the spirit of hard rock and heavy metal.

  • Andy Parker - drums
Track Listing of: "No Place To Run"

The Song/tracks on "No Place To Run" are

  • Alpha Centauri (Chapman)
  • Lettin' Go (Mogg, Way, Chapman)
  • Mystery Train (Parker, Phillips)
  • This Fire Burns Tonight (Mogg, Chapman)
  • Gone In The Night (Mogg, Chapman)
  • Young Blood (Mogg, Way)
  • No Place To Run (Mogg, Chapman)
  • Take It Or Leave It (Raymond)
  • Money, Money (Mogg, Way)
  • Anyday (Mogg, Chapman)
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