The Final Countdown is the third studio album by the Swedish rock band Europe. Released on 26 May 1986 through Epic Records, the album was a huge commercial success selling over 15 million copies worldwide, peaking at number 8 on the . Billboard 200 chart and reaching high positions in charts worldwide. It was recorded at Powerplay Studios in Zürich, Soundtrade Studios in Stockholm, Mastersound Studios in Atlanta and Fantasy Studios in Berkeley.
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The Final Countdown is the third studio album by the Swedish hard rock band Europe, and one of the most glorious launches in history. Released in 1986, the album was a huge commercial success selling over 3 million units in the United States alone, peaking at number 8 on the . Recorded at Powerplay Studios in Zürich, Switzerland, the band worked with American producer Kevin Elson, who had worked with bands like Journey and Lynyrd Skynyrd
The title track of Europe’s third album is over 30 years old now, but it’s still among the most celebrated run of notes in popular music – so ubiquitous that the Queen could most likely hum it upon request. It was the opening for us to go on our journey," Tempest told Classic Rock in 2015. It gave us that chance to be a touring band, and it gave us an opening to be here today. Mark Burd: What a dated album! Europe’s The Final Countdown is a supreme example of 80s cheese. Often we’ll hear an album that’s a sign of the times, but it doesn’t age awkwardly. The same can’t be said of The Final Countdown. The opening title track is an epic synth-heavy rock anthem. What could/should set the stage for an amazing album instead opens the gates to a set of substandard, unexciting trope of overproduced swoon songs.
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|1||The Final Countdown||5:10|
|2||Rock The Night||4:07|
|4||Danger On The Track||3:46|
|7||Time Has Come||4:02|
|8||Heart Of Stone||3:47|
|9||On The Loose||3:09|
|Bonus Live Tracks|
|11||The Final Countdown (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon, London, 1987)||5:11|
|12||Danger On The Track (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon, London, 1987)||3:59|
|13||Carrie (Live At The Hammersmith Odeon, London, 1987)||4:40|
|EPC 26808, BFE 40241||Europe||The Final Countdown (LP, Album)||Epic, Epic||EPC 26808, BFE 40241||Europe||1986|
|466328 1||Europe||The Final Countdown (LP, Album, RE)||Epic||466328 1||UK||Unknown|
|EK-40241||Europe||The Final Countdown (CD, Album)||Epic||EK-40241||Canada||1986|
|EPCT-321||Europe||The Final Countdown (Cass, Album)||Epic||EPCT-321||Venezuela||1987|
|FE 40241||Europe||The Final Countdown (LP, Album)||Epic||FE 40241||US||1986|