Holy Water (Bad Company album)

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Holy Water
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Studio album by Bad Company
Released 12 June 1990
Recorded 1989–1990
Genre Hard rock
Length 53:27
Label Atco Records
Producer Tony Harris, Andrew Scarth, Terry Thomas
Bad Company chronology
Dangerous Age
(1988)Dangerous Age1988
Holy Water
Here Comes Trouble
(1992)Here Comes Trouble1992
Singles from Holy Water
  1. "Holy Water"
    Released: 1990
  2. "If You Needed Somebody"
    Released: 1990
  3. "Walk Through Fire"
    Released: 1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Holy Water is the ninth studio album by hard rock band Bad Company, and their third with Brian Howe as lead vocalist. The album was released on June 12, 1990.[2] It went platinum, selling over 1,000,000 units, and climbed to #35 on The Billboard Top Pop Albums Chart. The first single "Holy Water", was a #1 Billboard Album Rock Track for two weeks during the Summer of '90 as the band toured the U.S. with Damn Yankees. The single "If You Needed Somebody" became a major hit in early 1991, reaching # 16 on Billboards Hot 100 chart and #2 (for two weeks) on the Album Rock chart. "Boys Cry Tough"(#3), "Stranger, Stranger"(#9) and "Walk Through Fire"(#28 Hot 100 chart / #14 Album Rock chart) also received substantial airplay.

Track listing

All songs written by Brian Howe and Terry Thomas, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Holy Water"   4:06
2. "Walk Through Fire"   4:48
3. "Stranger Stranger" (Brian Howe, Simon Kirke, Terry Thomas) 4:51
4. "If You Needed Somebody"   4:21
5. "Fearless"   3:32
6. "Lay Your Love on Me" (Mick Ralphs) 4:04
7. "Boys Cry Tough"   5:34
8. "With You in a Heartbeat"   4:34
9. "I Don't Care"   4:33
10. "Never Too Late" (Mick Ralphs, Terry Thomas) 3:42
11. "Dead of the Night" (Mick Ralphs, Terry Thomas) 3:40
12. "I Can't Live Without You" (Mick Ralphs, Terry Thomas) 3:50
13. "100 Miles" (Simon Kirke) 1:57



  1. Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Holy Water - Bad Company | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-09-19.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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