Flesh and Bone (Richard Marx album)

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Flesh And Bone
Studio album by Richard Marx
Released April, 1997
Recorded 1996–1997
Genre R&B
Length 62:32
Label Capitol
Producer Richard Marx, Randy Jackson, Fee Waybill
Richard Marx chronology
Channel V At The Hard Rock Live
(1995)
Flesh and Bone
(1997)
Greatest Hits
(1997)

Flesh and Bone is the fifth studio album by singer/songwriter Richard Marx. It was released in 1997 and was Marx's final studio album released on the Capitol Records imprint. (Marx returned to EMI-Capitol in 2004.) This album peaked at #70 on the Billboard album chart and sold approximately 250,000 copies in the United States.

The single "Until I Find You Again" reached #3 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and peaked at #42 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the spring of 1997. Early pressings featured a bonus acoustic EP titled To The Bone. The single and album both hit #1 in several international markets. It was Richard's first new studio release that did not produce a #1 song in America.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Richard Marx, except where noted.

  1. "Fool's Game" – 6:25
  2. "You Never Take Me Dancing" – 5:39
  3. "Touch of Heaven" – 4:51
  4. "What's the Story" – 5:04
  5. "Can't Lie to My Heart" – 6:29
  6. "Until I Find You Again" – 4:24
  7. "My Confession" – 5:08
  8. "Eternity" – 5:23
  9. "What's Wrong with That" (Marx, Fee Waybill) – 4:40
  10. "The Image" (Marx, Waybill) – 4:21
  11. "Breathless" – 5:48
  12. "Miracle" – 4:20

Japanese bonus tracks

  1. "Every Day Of Your Life (Duet with ASKA)" – 4:40
  2. "Too Shy To Say" – 3:20
  3. "Every Day Of Your Life (solo version)" – 4:40

Singles/Chart history[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
U.S. Hot 100 U.S. AC UK
1997 "Until I Find You Again" 42 3 44

Personnel[edit]

  • Richard Marx: Vocal, Keyboards, Digital & Acoustic Piano, Synth Kalimba, Acoustic Guitars
  • Maurice White, Cindy Mizell, Paulette McWilliams, Luther Vandross, Nita Whitaker, Bob Bowker, Jeff Morrow, Tony Ransom, Steve Grissette, Fee Waybill: Backing vocals
  • Bruce Gaitsch, Michael Landau, Michael Thompson: Guitars
  • Jamey Jaz, John Lehmkuhl: Synthesizer Programming
  • Greg Phillinganes: Keyboards, Rhodes
  • Tom Keane: Rhodes
  • David Innis: Keyboards
  • Simon Franglen: Keyboards, Keyboard & Drum Programming
  • Matt Rollings: Hammond B-3 Organ
  • Randy Jackson: Synthesizer Programming & Electric Bass
  • Herman Matthews, Jonathan Moffett: Drums
  • Chris Trujillo: Percussion
  • Marc Russo: Saxophone
    • Horns on "The Image" (Jerry Hey, Gary Grant, Charley Loper & Marc Russo) arranged by Dick & Richard Marx
    • Strings on "Fool's Game" (Israel Baker, Charles Veal Jr.), Murray Adler, Bernard Kundell, Gail Tricia Cruz-Farkas, Bette Byers, Henry Ferber, James Getzoff, Ezra Kliger, Farhad Behroozi, Carole Mukogawa, Cynthia Morrow, Milton Thomas, David Shamban, Daniel Smith & Waldemar DeAlmida) arranged & conducted by Dick Marx

Production[edit]

  • Arranged By Richard Marx (all tracks), Randy Jackson (track 3), Michael Landau (track 4) & Jamey Jaz (track 9)
  • All Songs Produced By Richard Marx; "Touch of Heaven" produced by Richard Marx & Randy Jackson; Lead Vocal on "Until I Find You Again" produced by Gorgeous Blonde
  • Recording Engineers: By Bill Drescher, David Cole, David Whittman, Bruce Gaitsch, Craig Bauer, Greg Droman, Richard Flack, Jess Sutcliffe, Claude Achille & Allen Abrahamson
  • Assistant Engineers: Larry Schalit, Douglas Bamford, Pat Karamian, Mike Douglas, Alex Reed, Bryan Carrigan, Gil Morales, Leslie Ann Jones, Jennifer Wyler, Andrew Page, Mike Tacci & Scott Steiner
  • All Songs Mixed By Bill Drescher, except "Touch of Heaven" mixed by David Cole
  • Mastered "with care" by Wally Traugott

Recording Studios[edit]