Making Contact (album)

Making Contact is the eleventh studio album released by the British hard rock band UFO, the first album without founder bassist Pete Way. UFO disbanded after an unsuccessful European tour and a few UK dates in 1983.

Making Contact
Studio album by
Released14 February 1983
RecordedAugust–December 1982
GenreHard rock, heavy metal
ProducerMick Glossop
UFO chronology
Making Contact
Singles from Making Contact
  1. "When It's Time to Rock" / "Everybody Knows"
    Released: 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal8/10[2]

Track listing

Side one
  1. "Blinded by a Lie" (Neil Carter, Phil Mogg) – 3:58
  2. "Diesel in the Dust" (Carter, Mogg) – 4:29
  3. "A Fool for Love" (Carter, Mogg) – 3:57
  4. "You and Me" (Carter, Mogg) – 3:20
  5. "When It's Time to Rock" (Paul Chapman, Mogg) – 5:27
Side two
  1. "The Way the Wild Wind Blows" (Carter, Chapman, Mogg) – 4:14
  2. "Call My Name" (Carter, Mogg) – 3:14
  3. "All Over You" (Carter, Mogg) – 4:24
  4. "No Getaway" (Carter, Chapman, Mogg) – 3:32
  5. "Push, It's Love" (Carter, Mogg) – 3:16
Japanese CD edition bonus track
  1. "Everybody Knows" (Chapman, Mogg) – 3:33
2009 Remastered edition bonus tracks
  1. "When It's Time to Rock" (Live Birmingham 26/03/83)
  2. "Blinded by a Lie" (Live from Oxford 25/03/83)


  • Mick Glossop - producer, engineer
  • Peter Thea, Richard Mainwaring - engineers
  • Gavin McKillop, Keith Nixon, Leigh Mantle - assistant engineers
  • Alan Adler - illustration
  • John Pasche, Andrew Ellis - art direction



Year Chart Position
1983 UK Albums Chart[3] 32
Billboard 200[4] 153


Year Single Chart Position
1983 "When It's Time to Rock" UK Singles Chart[5] 70


  1. Anderson, Jason. "UFO Making Contact review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-08-31.
  2. Popoff, Martin (1 November 2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 2: The Eighties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. pp. 376–377. ISBN 978-1894959315.
  3. "Making Contact The Official Charts Company". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-08-31.
  4. "Making Contact Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-08-31.
  5. "When It's Time To Rock The Official Charts Company". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-08-31.
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