Prism (Prism album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1977
Recorded1976 - 1977
GenreRock, AOR
ProducerBruce Fairbairn, Rodney Higgs
Prism chronology
See Forever Eyes
Singles from Prism
  1. "I Ain't Lookin' Anymore"
    Released: 1976
  2. "Spaceship Superstar"
    Released: 1977
  3. "Open Soul Surgery"
    Released: 1977
  4. "It's Over"
    Released: 1977
  5. "Take Me to the Kaptin"
    Released: 1977
Professional ratings
Review scores

Prism is the debut album by Canadian rock band Prism,[2] released in May 1977 on the Canadian record label GRT. It was produced primarily by Bruce Fairbairn, and the majority of songs were written by Jim Vallance (who also served as co-producer on three tracks).[3] It achieved platinum status in Canada (in excess of 100,000 units sold).[4] Prism peaked at #137 on the Billboard 200 in November 1977.

"Spaceship Superstar" became the band's signature song and a staple of Canadian rock radio.[2] Record producer Bruce Fairbairn and songwriter Jim Vallance both went on to achieve huge international success.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jim Vallance under the pseudonym Rodney Higgs, unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Spaceship Superstar" – 4:06
  2. "Open Soul Surgery" (R. Higgs, Hillary Knight) – 3:51
  3. "It's Over" – 4:06
  4. "Take Me to the Kaptin" – 3:59
  5. "Vladivostok" – 5:08
  6. "Amelia" – 3:14
  7. "Freewill" (Tom Lavin) – 3:04
  8. "Julie" – 3:21
  9. "I Ain't Lookin' Anymore" (Lindsay Mitchell) – 3:28



Prism Hornsection

Cover versions[edit]

  • The song "Open Soul Surgery" was covered by April Wine in their 1986 album Walking Through Fire, as well as Ian Lloyd's 1979 album “Goose Bumps”.
  • The song "Take Me to the Kaptin" was covered by Parallel 49 and released as a single in June 2020.


  1. ^ DeGagne, Mike. "Prism Prism review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  2. ^ a b Vernon, Jaimie (November 29, 2004). "Prism". The Canadian Pop Encyclopedia. Retrieved Sep 10, 2014.
  3. ^ Brisebois, Dan. "Prism". Retrieved Sep 10, 2014.
  4. ^ Certified platinum by the Canadian Recording Industry Association, August 1, 1978.[1]

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