Fire & Ice (Yngwie Malmsteen album)

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Fire & Ice
Studio album by
Released7 February 1992 (1992-02-07)
StudioCriteria Studios, Miami; Polar Studios, Stockholm
ProducerYngwie Malmsteen
Yngwie Malmsteen chronology
The Yngwie Malmsteen Collection
Fire & Ice
The Seventh Sign
Singles from Fire & Ice
  1. "Teaser"
    Released: 1992

Fire & Ice is the sixth studio album by guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen, released on 7 February 1992 through Elektra Records.[1] The album topped the Japanese albums chart,[2] reached No. 121 on the US Billboard 200[3] and charted within the top 90 in the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores

Steve Huey at AllMusic gave Fire & Ice three stars out of five, saying that it is "most successful when Malmsteen returns to the heavy baroque influence of his early work" and that "there are some fine longer compositions here that will please hardcore Yngwie fans." He criticised the album's single, "Teaser", as being "a flawed stab at radio rock" and sounding like "a generic, clichéd hair metal song with Malmsteen on guitar."[4]

Track listing[edit]

All music is composed by Yngwie Malmsteen, except where noted

2."Dragonfly" (music: Malmsteen, Göran Edman)Malmsteen4:49
3."Teaser"Malmsteen, Edman3:29
4."How Many Miles to Babylon"Malmsteen, Edman6:10
5."Cry No More"Malmsteen, Edman5:17
6."No Mercy" (contains an arrangement of Johann Sebastian Bach's "Badinerie")Malmsteen5:32
7."C'est La Vie"Malmsteen, Edman5:19
9."Fire and Ice"Malmsteen, Edman4:31
10."Forever Is a Long Time"Malmsteen, Edman4:28
11."I'm My Own Enemy"Edman6:09
12."All I Want Is Everything"Malmsteen4:02
13."Golden Dawn"(instrumental)1:28
14."Final Curtain"Malmsteen4:46
Total length:64:38
Japanese edition bonus track
15."Broken Glass"Malmsteen4:02


Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1992 Japanese albums chart 1[2]
Billboard Heatseekers 2[3]
Swedish albums chart 11[1]
Swiss albums chart 30[1]
Dutch albums chart 89[1]
Billboard 200 121[3]


Region Certification Certified units/sales
Japan (RIAJ)[5] Gold 100,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Yngwie Malmsteen - Fire & Ice (album)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-01-10.
  2. ^ a b "1992.2.24付 アルバムTop20" Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine. (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2015-01-16.
  3. ^ a b c "Fire & Ice - Yngwie Malmsteen | Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-01-10.
  4. ^ a b Huey, Steve. "Fire & Ice - Yngwie Malmsteen". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-01-10.
  5. ^ "Japanese album certifications – Yngwie Malmsteen – Fire & Ice" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Select 1992年3月 on the drop-down menu

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