Dawn Patrol (album)

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Dawn Patrol
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1, 1982
LabelMCA Records
ProducerPat Glasser
Night Ranger chronology
Dawn Patrol
Midnight Madness

Dawn Patrol is the debut studio album by Night Ranger released in 1982. During the recording of the album, the band was known as just Ranger. The first issues of the album were printed and ready to be shipped when it was discovered that there was a country band from California with the same name; the band decided to name themselves Night Ranger after the song that Blades had written for the album, and Boardwalk proceeded to destroy every copy that had "Ranger" on it. "Don't Tell Me You Love Me", the first single/video, entered heavy rotation on MTV and reached #40 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #4 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart. The second single/video, "Sing Me Away" peaked at #54 on Billboard's Hot 100 and at #39 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart in late spring of 1983.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Don't Tell Me You Love Me" (Jack Blades) - 4:19
  2. "Sing Me Away" (Kelly Keagy, Blades) - 4:09
  3. "At Night She Sleeps" (Keagy, Blades) - 4:08
  4. "Call My Name" (Blades) - 3:42
  5. "Eddie's Comin' Out Tonight" (Blades) - 4:26
  6. "Can't Find Me a Thrill" (Blades) - 3:19
  7. "Young Girl In Love" (Keagy, Blades) - 3:32
  8. "Play Rough" (Blades) - 4:14
  9. "Penny" (Blades) - 3:47
  10. "Night Ranger" (Blades) - 4:22




Chart Peak
US Billboard 200 38


Year Single Chart Position
1983 "Sing Me Away" Billboard Hot 100 54
Mainstream Rock 39
"Don't Tell Me You Love Me" Billboard Hot 100 40
Mainstream Rock 4