This collection spans Waite's career with The Babys and his solo work and includes 2 previously unreleased tracks: "Love Is A Rose To Me" and "World In A Bottle."
"No Brakes" is a 1984 album by John Waite and was released in June 1984 the United States on the EMI America label. It features the number 1 hit single "Missing You." No Brakes was certified gold on September 4, 1984.
"Ignition" is the debut solo album from Rock singer-songwriter John Waite (ex-vocalist for The Babys). It was released on Chrysalis in late June 1982, and produced by Neil Giraldo (producer/guitarist for Pat Benatar, who was on the same label).
A 17-track career retrospective that not only spans the mid-'70s to the mid-'90s, but encompasses solo cuts and songs that John Waite recorded with the Babys in the '70s and Bad English in the '80s. For all that, it's remarkably inconsequential right-of-center mainstream commercial rock, whether he's playing guitar-based pop/rock with the Babys or doing the power ballad thing with Bad English. Includes his 1984 number one solo single "Missing You," the Bad English smashes "When I See You Smile" and "Price of Love," and several smaller hits.
This collection is really quite interesting. With a couple of unissued tracks, b-sides, soundtrack hits, unknown gems, this collection is a good place to go for those who only have his hits from prior compliations.
It’s seldom that an album combines fine tunes, inspired blowing, and creative and dynamic interaction to the extent these sides do. They satisfy my emotional cravings and at the same time keep me intellectually involved… Scofield should be applauded for putting it together.