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Released: June 1984

Rating: 4.250 (average of 6 ratings)

Genre: rock > British

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Back Where I Started [3:51]
  2. Harder (Fiddler/Majors) [3:37]
  3. Another Wasted Day [4:16]
  4. Love Inside You (Fiddler) [2:47]
  5. The Edge [4:00]
  6. Two Steps Ahead [4:31]
  7. Into the Dark [4:07]
  8. Just a Boy Again [5:38]
  9. Poor Boy [4:15]
Songs written by Dreja/ Fiddler/ McCarty/ Samwell-Smith unless indicated otherwise.


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sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
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peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 45
peak on U.K. album chart --

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Back Where I Started (6/30/84) #14 AR

Notes: After a 1983 live gig, original Yardbirds’ members Jim McCarty, Chris Dreja, and Paul “Sam” Samwell-Smith got together with vocalist John Fiddler and recorded two albums as Box of Frogs. The two albums (this one and follow-up Strange Land) have since been paired together on CD reissue.

Box of Frogs
Box of Frogs
“Box of Frogs' two albums, Box of Frogs and Strange Land, were reissued on a single disc by Renaissance Records in 1996. Both albums are rather uneven and a little undistinguished, yet they may appeal to fans of mainstream AOR hard rock from the early '80s. For Yardbirds fans, this is essentially a curiosity, since it doesn't have the spark, sound or style of the Yardbirds, despite featuring Jim McCarty, Chris Dreja and Paul Samwell-Smith” (Erlewine).

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Related DMDB Links:

Previous Yardbirds’ Album: Little Games (1968) David Bowie’s DMDB page Next Box of Frogs’ Album: Strange Land (1986)

Last updated March 29, 2008.