From page 86 of Classic Rock Magazine March 2007
The third album from Cheap Trick, Heaven Tonight suffered slightly from lacking the cohesion of its predecessor, In Color . Nonetheless, it still had enough charm and quality to leave people scratching their heads and wondering why Cheap Trick were still lagging behind the likes of Foreigner and REO Speedwagon.
Interestingly, producer Tom Werman seemed to believe that the best way to get the best out of the band was to give them their head – something he avoided on the smoother In Color . The latter approach may have actually proved more beneficial on songs like Surrender , California (a rousing cover of The Move classic) and Auf Wiedersehen .