“I’ll Cry for You” is 1991 single released by the Swedish heavy metal band Europe. It was the second single from the band’s album Prisoners in Paradise and charted at number 28 in the United Kingdom. The song was co-written by Europe vocalist Joey Tempest and former Atomic Rooster vocalist/bassist Nick Graham.
An acoustic version of “I’ll Cry for You” is included on the compilations 1982–1992, 1982–2000 and Rock the Night: The Very Best of Europe.
The German power metal band Edguy recorded a cover version of the song and included it as a bonus track on the single “Lavatory Love Machine” in 2004, which was released again on the 2008 compilation album, The Singles.
Prisoners in Paradise is the fifth studio album of the band. It was released on 23 September 1991, by Epic Records and spawned hits such as the title track, “Prisoners in Paradise” and “I’ll Cry for You”. The album did not chart in the USA, which is unusual for a major label follow-up to two recent (multi)platinum albums.
The band’s guitarist Kee Marcello states in his 2011 biography that Bob Rock was the first choice for to produce this album, and agreed initially but pulled out to work on Metallica´s eponymous album instead. A large number of finished bonus tracks is also explained in this book: the first version of this album, called “Seventh Sign” was rejected by the label in 1990 and the band had to write and record new songs. Five more tracks were demoed in addition to the 25 listed below; two of them were rewritten and became “New Love in Town” on Last Look at Eden and “Bring it All Home” on Bag of Bones. Most of the unreleased songs down below can be found on YouTube as demo recordings. Two of the previously unreleased tracks, “Wild Child” and “I Don’t Know How to Love No More were re-recorded for Kee Marcello´s 2016 solo album “Scaling Up” on Frontiers Records.
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