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Faster Than the Speed of Night is a 1983 album by Bonnie Tyler. The most notable song is "Total Eclipse of the Heart," which was a #1 hit in almost every country in the world. Also, a line Jim Steinman added to "Getting So Excited" would go on to be the title of another song, "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)."


  1. Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
  2. Faster Than the Speed of Night
  3. Getting So Excited
  4. Total Eclipse of the Heart
  5. It's a Jungle Out There
  6. Going Through the Motions
  7. Tears
  8. Take Me Back
  9. Straight Through the Heart


Producer - Jim Steinman, John Jansen
Arrangements - Jim Steinman, Steve Margoshes, Roy Bittan

Lead Vocals - Bonnie Tyler
Featured Vocal - Holly Sherwood (track 1), Jim Steinman (track 3), Rory Dodd (track 4), Frankie Miller (track 7)
Backing Vocals - Rory Dodd, Eric Troyer, Holly Sherwood (track 1)
Children's Choir (track 6) - Stephanie Black, Erica Katz, Brian Pew, Edward Skylar, Tristine Sykar, David Varga

Guitar - Rick Derringer, Martin Briley (track 2), Hiram Bullock (track 5)
Piano - Roy Bittan
Keyboards - Steve Margoshes (tracks 2, 4)
Organ - Paul Shaffer
Synthesizer - Larry Fast, David LeBolt (track 1)
Bass Guitar - Steve Buslowe, Will Lee (track 5)
Drums - Max Weinberg, Steve Jordan (track 5)
Percussion - Jimmy Maelen