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They Only Come Out at Night is the third studio album by Edgar Winter and the first by the Edgar Winter Group. A commercial hit, the album reached the #3 slot on the Billboard 200 chart and also features two of the band's biggest songs: "Frankenstein" (#1 on the Billboard Hot 100) and "Free Ride" (#14 on that same chart). Musically, the album features a mixture of blues rock and pop rock influences in a generally carefree, upbeat sound. The album eventually sold two million copies.
In 2006, the album was reissued on Super Audio CD by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab as well as the 2008 Quadraphonic rendition was reissued by SBME Sony BMG (Bertelsmann Music Group) Music Entertainment. In the same year, it was featured in the video game Prey.
Writer Stephen King mentioned the album (specifically its cover artwork) in his 1975 novel 'Salem's Lot.
The album is mentioned in the song "I Love My Dad" by Sun Kil Moon on his 2014 album Benji.
The Australian cassette issue of the album in 1973 transposes "Undercover Man" and "Frankenstein" (i.e. Frankenstein ends side A instead of side B) and has a wholly different cover: a photo of the band posing against a black background. The American cassette follows the same track order as the Australian issue, but retains the original cover.
The album was certified gold April 30, 1973 by the RIAA.
Besides being a commercial success, the album has received many highly positive critical reviews. Writing for AllMusic, critic Michael B. Smith praised the "party" and "sing-along" feel of the album. He remarked, "While this album will forever be remembered for spawning the huge hit singles 'Frankenstein' and 'Free Ride,' there's plenty more to appreciate on this stellar release."
- Let's Do It Together Again
- Diamond Eyes
- Can't Tell One From the Other
- Modern Love
- Nothin' Good Comes Easy
- Paradise / Sides
- Good Shot
- People Music
- Infinite Peace in Rhythm
- River's Risin'
- Someone Take My Heart Away
- Rock & Roll Woman
- Maybe Someday You'll Call My Name
- Do Like Me
- Miracle of Love
- Queen of My Dreams
- Easy Street
- Cool Dance
- Some Kinda Animal
- When It Comes
- Alta Mira
- Free Ride
- Rock 'N' Roll Boogie Woogie Blues
- Undercover Man