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Cheap Trick '97

Cheap Trick, commonly referred to as Cheap Trick ’97, is the second eponymous album, and thirteenth studio album, by the American rock band Cheap Trick, produced by the band and Ian Taylor and released on Red Ant Records and Alliance Entertainment.

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Track listing

All tracks by Rick Nielsen, Tom Petersson & Robin Zander except where noted.

  1. “Anytime” – 4:36
  2. “Hard to Tell” – 4:07
  3. “Carnival Game” (Zander, Nielsen, Petersson, Jerry Dale McFadden, Robert Reynolds,) – 4:13
  4. “Shelter” (Jamie Mika, Nielsen, Petersson, Zander) – 4:13
  5. “You Let a Lotta People Down” – 4:29
  6. “Baby No More” – 2:54
  7. “Yeah Yeah” (original version) – 3:12
  8. “Say Goodbye” (studio version) – 3:34
  9. “Wrong All Along” – 2:18
  10. “Eight Miles Low” – 3:28
  11. “It All Comes Back to You” (Zander, Nielsen, Petersson, Jerry Dale McFadden, Robert Reynolds,) – 3:41

Bonus tracks

This album came with a hidden “track 0” which is a 2:58 montage of clips of songs on the album and studio banter. Some copies of this album came with a bonus disc that contained two songs that were produced by Steve Albini. “Baby Talk” was written by Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, and Tom Petersson. “Brontosaurus” is a 1970 Roy Wood composition, originally recorded by The Move and retrofitted as “California Man” on the band’s 1978 album “Heaven Tonight”. The tracks were originally released on 7 inch vinyl by Sub Pop Records in 1996. They are also bonus tracks on the Japanese and digital download versions of the album.

  1. “Baby Talk”
  2. “Brontosaurus”


All singles were released as promotional singles only.

  • (1997) “Say Goodbye/Yeah Yeah” – #119 US, #39 US Mainstream Rock
  • (1997) “Baby No More/Anytime/Brontosaurus”
  • (1997) “Carnival Game/You Let a Lotta People Down”


Cheap Trick

  • Robin Zander – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, baritone guitar, slide guitar, tiple, piano
  • Rick Nielsen – backing vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, E-bow, piano, electric saw
  • Tom Petersson – backing vocals, bass, 12-string bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, baritone guitar, E-bow, tamboura
  • Bun E. Carlos – drums, tambourine

Additional musicians

  • Mike Beert – cello (track 4)
  • Richie Cannata – piano (track 11)


  • Ian Taylor – producer, engineer, mixing
  • George Fullan, Rob Polhemus, Glenn Preston – assistant engineers
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Pumpkinhead – art direction
  • Geoffroy De Boismenu – photography
  • Mike Graham – cover photography


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