Malcolm & The Mirrors – Red Alert – 1982

This was the only full length album from Malcolm (of Malcolm and Alwyn fame) and the Mirrors though some members of the Mirrors would go on to produce another album. Malcolm Wild did do some writing though the 80’s and 90’s but this was the end of his releases. The album had a strong anti nuclear warfare theme which was quite common in the 80’s given the era. This album had several strong punkish/new wave songs and some were compared to the Knack at the time. Personally I never really heard the connection. My personal favourite pick was ” She’s Gonna Go Through Changes”. Can’t really say why, it just tugged on my ear.

1 – Gotta Give – 2:28
2 – Paint Your Windows White – 2:28
3 – Red Alert – 5:38
4 – Where Did All The Love Go – 3:15
5 – Can’t Live Without Him – 2:57
6 – She’s Gonna Go Through Changes – 3:00
7 – Love Your Love – 2:02
8 – You Are My Love – 3:18
9 – Look Up! (His Coming Is Near) – 3:15
10 – Alright By Me – 3:00

Arranged By – Malcolm And The Mirrors
Backing Vocals – Tommy Coomes
Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals – Stan Linder
Co-producer, Percussion, Backing Vocals – Alwyn Wall
Cover – Kernie Erickson
Drums – Greg Gustafson
Electric Guitar – Mike Minardi
Electric Guitar, Co-producer – Richard Cimino
Engineer – Richard Cimino, Thom Roy
Keyboards, Backing Vocals, Percussion – Rob Watson
Producer – Thom Roy
Vocals, Percussion, Backing Vocals, Producer – Malcolm Wild

Companies, etc.
Published By – Maranatha Music (2) – 1982
Distributed By – Word (Uk) Ltd.
Copyright (c) – Wild Song Publ.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Maranatha! Music – 1982
Printed By – Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd.
Recorded At – Whitefield Studios

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Author: Ray Mansfield

One of the founding cowboys of Real 80s CCM. Been listening to this stuff since 1978.

2 thoughts on “Malcolm & The Mirrors – Red Alert – 1982”

  1. Hello Mr Mansfield,
    I am the Bob Thomason who was a member of the ’80s band ‘The Mirrors’ from 1981 to 1990 both during the phase when Malcolm Wild was bandleader and later when I was lead singer. I have an album from 1984 I’d be interested in having on your website. You can contact me at
    God bless,
    Robert Thomason

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