1982 by MCA Records. Double 7″ DHM 102
A. In The Heat Of The Night / B. Play It Loud (live)
A. Sweet And Innocent (live)/ B. Tommy Vance interview Radio 1 Rock Show with: Sean Harris and Colin Kimberely recorded June 1982
Double pack from the NWOBHM legends, comes as a gatefold 7″
MCA Records – DHM 102, MCA Records – MSA 23
Format: 2 × Vinyl, 45 RPM, 7″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Gatefold
Genre: Heavy Metal
A1 In The Heat Of The Night (Edit)
A2 Play It Loud (Live May 82)
B1 Sweet And Innocent (Live May 82))
B2 An Interview By Tommy Vance With Sean Harris And Colin Kimberley (June 82)
Written-By – Brian Tatler, Sean Harris
Double Single Including Full Biography,Interview with Tommy Vance 33 rpm + 2 Live Tracks.
Live Tracks Recorded With The Rolling Stone Mobile.
A1 Edited From The Forthcoming Album Borrowed Time.
DIAMOND HEAD: In the Heat of the night is also available in this compilation CD: Heavy Storm
Metallica’s – Garage Inc. album came out in 1998 and sold over five million copies. It contains four Diamond Head songs, and the royalties have changed my life a lot [says Diamond Head’s Brian Tatler]. I bought a house with my wife, and the constant flow of royalties mean that I no longer have to work.
“In 1998, I was visiting our drummer Karl in San Francisco, and I got a call from Lars Ulrich, who invited us to come and visit him at The Record Plant studio in Sausalito, California, where Metallica were recording Garage Inc. Lars showed us around and treated us to a playback of It’s Electric, that they’d just recorded.
“Later on we drove back into San Francisco to celebrate, and l asked Lars how many copies the record would sell. And he said, ‘this is probably going to sell five million copies, based on the the last few. So the beers are on you!’
“To get four songs on a Metallica album… I’ve been very lucky there. It’s just the way it is. They did great versions of our songs. They are very tight and make it rock. They introduced Diamond Head to millions of American fans that didn’t know Diamond Head, because we had never toured the US back in the day.
“I sometimes think of some of the other NWOBHM bands that didn’t get covered. It could have been Angelwitch. It could have been Tygers Of Pan Tang. I’m just very lucky.” [Diamond Head’s Brian Tatler]