In Your Eyes (George Benson album)

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In Your Eyes
George Benson In Your Eyes.jpg
Studio album by
Released 1983
Recorded 1983 at Atlantic Studios (New York, NY); Music Grinder Studio (Los Angeles, CA); United Westren (Hollywood, CA); The Hit Factory (New York, NY); The Record Plant (New York, NY).
Genre Soul, funk, jazz, pop
Label Warner Bros. Records
Producer Arif Mardin, Kashif (co-producer on track 2).
George Benson chronology
The George Benson Collection
(1981)
In Your Eyes
(1983)
Pacific Fire
(1983)

In Your Eyes is a 1983 album by George Benson.[1] It is his only album produced by producer Arif Mardin. It includes the hit "Lady Love Me (One More Time)". The title track would later be covered by Jeffrey Osborne for his 1986 album Emotional.

Track listing

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Feel Like Making Love" Eugene McDaniels 4:22
2. "Inside Love (So Personal)" Kashif 5:13
3. "Lady Love Me (One More Time)" David Paich, James Newton Howard 3:59
4. "Love Will Come Again" (with Chaka Khan) Arif Mardin, Hamish Stuart 5:42
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
5. "In Your Eyes" Dan Hill, Michael Masser 3:16
6. "Never Too Far to Fall" Hamish Stuart, Ned Doheny 4:00
7. "Being With You" Omar Hakim 3:52
8. "Use Me" James Ingram, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil 4:22
9. "Late at Night" (with Vicki Randle (credited as Vickie Randle)) Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil 3:29
10. "In Search of a Dream" Adam Falcon 4:58

Note: Some cassette versions of the album has "Love Will Come Again" and "In Search of a Dream" extended to 6mins 32 secs and 7mins 37 secs. These versions were not included on vinyl or CD issues of the album.

Personnel

  • George Benson – lead vocals, guitar solo (1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8), rhythm guitar (2), backing vocals (4, 6)
  • David Spinozza – guitar (1-10)
  • Paul Jackson Jr. – rhythm guitar (1, 4, 6, 7, 8), guitar (5)
  • Ira Siegel – guitar (2)
  • Adam "Gus" Falcon – rhythm guitar (10), rhythm arrangement (10)
  • Joe Mardin – synthesizer programming (1-10)
  • Robbie Buchanan – electric piano (1, 4, 6, 7), synthesizer (1, 5, 6, 8, 9), Moog bass (1, 6), rhythm arrangements (1, 5, 6, 8, 9), acoustic piano (5, 9), LinnDrum programming (6)
  • Jorge Dalto – acoustic piano (1), electric piano (10)
  • Kashif – keyboards (2), Synclavier 2 (2), synthesizer (2), Moog bass (2), drums (2), finger snaps (2), backing vocals (2), rhythm arrangements (2)
  • James Newton Howard – keyboards (3), synthesizer (3), arrangements (3), string arrangements (3)
  • David Paich – keyboards (3), synthesizer (3), arrangements (3), brass arrangements (3)
  • Greg Phillinganes – additional synthesizer (3)
  • Steve Porcaro – additional synthesizer (3)
  • Peter Cannarozzi – synthesizer (4, 10)
  • Richard Tee – electric piano (5)
  • Will Lee – bass guitar (1, 4, 5, 8, 9)
  • Nathan East – bass guitar (3)
  • Anthony Jackson – bass guitar (7)
  • Marcus Miller – bass guitar (10)
  • Steve Ferrone – drums (1, 6, 9)
  • Leslie Ming – drums (2)
  • Jeff Porcaro – drums (3)
  • Carlos Vega – drums (4, 7, 8)
  • Steve Gadd – drums (5)
  • Steve Jordan – drums (10)
  • Sammy Figueroa – percussion (1, 4)
  • Bashiri Johnson – percussion (2)
  • Stephen Benben – finger snaps (2)
  • Lenny Castro – percussion (3)
  • Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone (1, 6, 10)
  • Lewis Del Gatto – baritone saxophone (1, 6, 10)
  • David Sanborn – alto saxophone (6)
  • Tom Malone – trombone (1, 3, 6, 10)
  • Alan Raph – trombone (1, 3, 6, 10)
  • Randy Brecker – trumpet (1, 3, 6, 10), horn arrangements (1, 6)
  • Jon Faddis – trumpet (1, 3, 6, 10)
  • Jerry Hey – flugelhorn (3), brass arrangement (3)
  • Paul Lawrence Jones III – vocal arrangements (2)
  • Marty Paich – string arrangements (3)
  • Lee Holdridge – string arrangement (5)
  • Arif Mardin – BGV arrangements (6), rhythm arrangements (6), string arrangements (7, 9), synthesizer arrangements (8), horn arrangements (10)
  • Endre Granat – concertmaster (3, 5, 7, 9)
  • Gene Orloff – concertmaster (3, 5, 7, 9)
  • Jonathan Abramowitz – strings (3, 5, 7, 9)
  • Julien Barber – strings (3, 5, 7, 9)
  • Alfred Brown – strings (3, 5, 7, 9)
  • Frederick Buldrini – strings (3, 5, 7, 9)
  • Ted Hoyle – strings (3, 5, 7, 9)
  • Harold Kohon – strings (3, 5, 7, 9)
  • Harry Lookofsky – strings (3, 5, 7, 9)
  • Guy Lumia – strings (3, 5, 7, 9)
  • Joe Malin – strings (3, 5, 7, 9)
  • Richard Maximoff – strings (3, 5, 7, 9)
  • Gerald Tarack – strings (3, 5, 7, 9)
  • Emanuel Vardi – strings (3, 5, 7, 9)
  • Marilyn Wright – strings (3, 5, 7, 9)
  • Richard Young – strings (3, 5, 7, 9)
  • Fred Zlotkin – strings (3, 5, 7, 9)
  • Mark Stevens – backing vocals (1-10)
  • B.J. Nelson – backing vocals (2)
  • Brenda White King – backing vocals (2)
  • Lillo Thomas – backing vocals (2)
  • Babi Floyd – backing vocals (3)
  • Hamish Stuart – backing vocals (3, 6), BGV arrangements (6)
  • Zachary Sanders – backing vocals (3)
  • Chaka Khan – backing vocals (4)
  • Diva Gray – backing vocals (8)
  • Lani Groves – backing vocals (8)
  • Robin Clark – backing vocals (8)
  • Vicki Randle – lead vocals (9)

Production

  • Producer – Arif Mardin
  • Co-producer on Track 2 – Kashif
  • Tracks 1, 2 & 4-10 recorded by Jeremy Smith
  • Assistant Engineer – Michael O'Reilly
  • Additional Recording by John Agallo, Danny Caccavo, Bill Dooley, Jay Messina and Bobby Warner.
  • Tracks 1 & 3-10 mixed by Jeremy Smith and Michael O'Reilly
  • Track 2 recorded and mixed by Michael O'Reilly, assisted by Stephen Benben.
  • Track 3 recorded by Gary Skardina, assisted by Randy Burns and Robert Feist.
  • Post Tracking by Jeremy Smith, Michael O'Reilly and Dan Nash.
  • Assistant Tracking – Stephen Benben and Julie Last
  • Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound (New York, NY).
  • Project Coordination – Chrissy Allerdings, Frank De Caro and Lu Sneed.
  • Art Direction – Simon Levy
  • Design – Laura LiPuma
  • Photography – Jean Pagliusso
  • Hair and Make-up – Quiet Fire
  • Stylist – Beverly Silver
  • Direction and Management – Ken Fritz and Dennis Turner

Charts

Chart (1983) Peak
position
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[2] 25
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[3] 26
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[4] 42
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[5] 16
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[6] 28
UK Albums (OCC)[7] 3
US Billboard 200[8] 27

References

  1. ^ http://www.discogs.com/George-Benson-In-Your-Eyes/master/63619
  2. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – George Benson – In Your Eyes" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  3. ^ "Sisältää hitin: Levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1961". Sisältää hitin. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  4. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  5. ^ "Charts.nz – George Benson – In Your Eyes". Hung Medien. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  6. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – George Benson – In Your Eyes". Hung Medien. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  7. ^ "George Benson | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  8. ^ "George Benson Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
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