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Billy Rankin - Growin' Up Too Fast FLAC album

Performer: Billy Rankin
Genre: Rock
Title: Growin' Up Too Fast
Country: US
Released: 1984
Style: Pop Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1713 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1797 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1920 mb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 536

Growin' Up Too Fast Tracklist.

Rankin issued a solo album Growin' up Too Fast in 1984, and had a hit single that reached on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Baby Come Back", taken from the album. A follow-up album called Crankin was released in Japan only in 1985, but with little success. He rejoined Nazareth in 1990, and recorded No Jive (1991) and Move Me (1994) before leaving the band again in 1994. As well as guitar, he also occasionally played keyboards. After leaving Nazareth, he played at the Mick Ronson Memorial Concert, issued on CD in 1997

Album by Billy Rankin. Rip It Up. Think I'm in Love. Where Are You Now. Baby's Got a Gun. Never in a Million Years. I Wanna Be Alone Tonight.

As a follow-up to a superb debut album, Crankin' did not live up to the promise of Growin' Up Too Fast. Crankin' is a little more what one would expect from a turned-solo-artist in the mid-Eighties. The guitars are fat and produced, with plenty of harmonics and driving rhythms. The lyrics are a bit more predictable and a little less clever than on Growin' (Though every young buck rhymes "Boys" and "Noise" at least once in his life, so I'm not complaining).

Release source: CD. Year: 2005. Discount: 20%. 00:00.


A1 Baby Come Back 3:02
A2 Rip It Up 3:45
A3 Think I'm In Love 4:05
A4 Where Are You Now 4:10
A5 Baby's Got A Gun 3:00
B1 Never In A Million Years 4:15
B2 Call Me Automatic 3:28
B3 A Day In The Life 3:48
B4 I Wanna Be Alone Tonight 3:58
B5 Burning Down 4:55

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – A&M Records, Inc.
  • Manufactured By – CBS/Sony Inc.


  • Bass – Jeremy Meek
  • Drums, Percussion – Ted McKenna
  • Engineer – Ken Thomas
  • Guitar – Zal Cleminson
  • Mastered By – Greg Fulginiti
  • Producer – John Ryan
  • Synthesizer – Adrien Cook
  • Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Drums, Percussion – Billy Rankin


℗1984 A&M Records, Inc.
Manufactured by CBS/Sony Inc., Tokyo, Japan
Recorded at Jacobs Studio, Farnham, England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: JASRAC

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SP-6-4977 Billy Rankin Growin' Up Too Fast ‎(LP, Album) A&M Records SP-6-4977 US 1984
28AP 2840 Billy Rankin Growin' Up Too Fast ‎(LP, Album, Promo) CBS/Sony 28AP 2840 Japan 1984
ZCRCD102 Billy Rankin Growin' Up Too Fast ‎(CD, Album, Enh, RM) Zoom Club Records ZCRCD102 UK 2002
SP-6-4977 Billy Rankin Growin' Up Too Fast ‎(LP, Album) A&M Records SP-6-4977 US 1984
AMLH-64977 Billy Rankin Growin' Up Too Fast ‎(LP, Album) A&M Records AMLH-64977 Portugal 1984