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Download links and information about AT2F by After The Fire. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Rock genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 57:39 minutes.

Artist: After The Fire
Release date: 2006
Genre: Rock
Tracks: 15
Duration: 57:39
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Young Love 3:56
2. Step By Step 3:32
3. Don't Say Goodbye 3:57
4. Cariba 3:03
5. Who Do You Think You? 2:54
6. Dark Side 5:05
7. 1984-F 2:02
8. Over and Over 4:12
9. It's Over 4:04
10. Night Is Still Falling 4:36
11. It's Over (No Voiceover) 4:04
12. Genz 3:09
13. Space Walking (Demo) 4:33
14. Stand By Me (Demo) 4:35
15. Stand By Me 3:57

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Some bands make success look easy, others are walking illustrations of just how hard it can be, After the Fire fell into that latter category. Laser Love, their CBS debut album, chewed up five producers; their sophomore set, 80 F, was their second stab at a follow-up, the first -80F, was rejected. Batteries Not Included was comparatively hassle free, yet it was the least commercially successful of the three, even though AtF embarked on tours opening for ELO, Queen and Van Halen. Following that, the band promptly went into the studio and set to work on their fourth album, recording the demos that are featured here. CBS was happy, the band was not. Deeply in debt with no sign of relief in sight, musical differences reared their heads, as the bandmembers battled between pop and rock. In December, 1982, on-stage at the Dominion Theatre in London, AtF announced their breakup. Three months later, their cover of Falco's "Der Kommissar," recorded earlier in 1982, began soaring up the U.S. charts, finally stopping at a heartbreaking number five.

CBS's pleas to reform went unheeded, and thus AtF's final album was a posthumous career-spanning retrospective. One wonders why the label didn't just release these demos, they're certainly high-quality enough. If they had, "Young Love" was the perfect choice for a spin-off single in the States, with the poppy "Who Do You Think You Are" and "Step by Step" contenders for a follow-up. "Night Is Still Falling" had rock radio hit written all over it, while the romantic "Over and Over" was the obvious choice for a Christmas single. The rest of the set, especially the pair

of instrumentals, would have made excellent B-sides. Besides giving a much belated release to this never finished set, there's also a quartet of bonus tracks, including a vocal-less take of "It's Over" and two earlier recorded demos. AT2F is the perfect epitaph for a band who seemed unable to grasp success.