No Protection (Starship album)

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No Protection
Starship-No-Protection.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 27, 1987
Recorded1986–1987
Studio
Genre
Length49:44
Label
Producer
Starship chronology
Knee Deep in the Hoopla
(1985)
No Protection
(1987)
Love Among the Cannibals
(1989)
Singles from Semi Protection
  1. "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"
    Released: January 30, 1987[1]
  2. "It's Not Over ('Til It's Over)"
    Released: 1987
  3. "Beat Patrol"
    Released: 1987
  4. "Set the Night to Music"
    Released: 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]

No Protection is the second studio album by American rock band Starship. It was released on July 27, 1987, by Grunt Records and RCA Records. The album featured the number-one single "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now", and the top-10 single "It's Not Over ('Til It's Over)", the former of which appears in the fantasy comedy film Mannequin and the latter of which was a tune originally performed the previous year by one-time Manfred Mann's Earth Band frontman Chris Thompson for the soundtrack to the film Playing for Keeps.

This was the last album to be released through Grunt Records, and the final Starship album to feature vocalist Grace Slick, who left the band in 1988 and rejoined Jefferson Airplane for their reunion tour and self-titled reunion album, Jefferson Airplane, in 1989. The Diane Warren-penned ballad "Set the Night to Music" was covered in 1991 as a duet between R&B singer Roberta Flack and reggae singer Maxi Priest, released as a single from Flack's album Set the Night to Music.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Beat Patrol"Johnny WarmanPeter Wolf4:25
2."Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"Diane Warren, Albert HammondNarada Michael Walden4:29
3."It's Not Over ('Til It's Over)"Robbie Nevil, John Van Tongeren, Phil GaldstonKeith Olsen4:18
4."Girls Like You"Craig Chaquico, Steve Diamond, Mickey ThomasP. Wolf4:15
5."Wings of a Lie"P. Wolf, Ina WolfP. Wolf4:57
6."The Children"Martin Page, Clif MagnessP. Wolf5:40
7."I Don't Know Why"Grace Slick, Jeff Pennig, Michael LunaP. Wolf4:15
8."Transatlantic"Anton Fig, GaldstonOlsen4:05
9."Say When" (CD only)Slick, Tommy Funderburk, Larry WilliamsOlsen4:10
10."Babylon"Slick, Tommy Funderburk, Larry WilliamsOlsen4:30
11."Set the Night to Music"WarrenP. Wolf4:40

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Peter Wolf – producer
  • Keith Olsen – producer
  • Narada Michael Walden – producer on "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"
  • Brian Malouf – engineer for Peter Wolf
  • Ed Thacker, Dan Garcia, John VanNess – additional engineers for Peter Wolf
  • Brian Foraker – engineer for Keith Olsen
  • David Frazer – engineer for Narada Michael Walden on "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now"
  • Bino Espinoza, Dana Chapelle, David Luke, Steve Holroyd, Steve Krause, Ron Dasilva – assistant engineers
  • Starship – arrangements on "It's Not Over", "Transatlantic", and "Say When"
  • Larry Williams – arrangements on "Babylon"
  • Skip Johnson – production coordinator
  • Bill Thompson – manager
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering engineer
  • Raess Design (Ted Raess) – art direction
  • Jeff Katz – photographer
  • Lisa Marie Avila – make up
  • Recorded at Lighthouse Studios, Goodnight L. A., Tarpan Studios, Soundcastle Recording Studio, Fantasy Studios, Manzanita Studios
  • Mixed at Image Recorders
  • "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" mixed at Tarpan Studios
  • Mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering
  • Michael Hill – reissue liner notes
  • Dalita Keumurian – reissue project director
  • Bill Lacey – reissue audio restoration
  • Paul Williams – reissue coordination vocal

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[15] Gold 50,000^
United States (RIAA)[16] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American certifications – Starship – Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  2. ^ Viglione, Joe. "No Protection – Starship". AllMusic. Archived from the original on October 25, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2011.
  3. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 291. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  4. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 0852". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  5. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Starship – No Protection" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  6. ^ "European Hot 100 Albums" (PDF). Music & Media. Vol. 4 no. 31. August 8, 1986. p. 24. OCLC 29800226 – via World Radio History.
  7. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin – levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5.
  8. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Starship – No Protection" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  9. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Starship – No Protection". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  10. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Starship – No Protection". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  11. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Starship – No Protection". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  12. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  13. ^ "Starship Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  14. ^ "Top 100 Albums of '87". RPM. Vol. 47 no. 12. December 26, 1987. p. 9. ISSN 0315-5994 – via Library and Archives Canada.
  15. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Starship – No Protection". Music Canada. November 12, 1987. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  16. ^ "American album certifications – Starship – No Protection". Recording Industry Association of America. November 5, 1987. Retrieved September 25, 2020. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.