John Parr (album)

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John Parr
Studio album by John Parr
Released 1984
Genre Rock
Length 39:01
Label Rhino
Producer John Parr, Pete Solley
John Parr chronology
John Parr
(1984)
Running the Endless Mile
(1986)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

John Parr is the self-titled debut album by John Parr, released in 1984. It contains 3 Billboard Top 100 songs, the hit "Naughty Naughty" #23, "Magical" #73 and "Love Grammar" #89.

"St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)" is included on the 1985 London Records issue of the album (#LONLP 12) in the UK.[2] It hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on September 7, 1985, remaining there for two weeks. It was the main theme for the Joel Schumacher's 1985 film St. Elmo's Fire. The song also peaked at number six in the UK, Parr's home country and became a number-one hit for John Parr around the world and provided many awards and a Grammy nomination.[3]

Track listing (Rhino Records)[edit]

All songs written by John Parr unless noted.

  1. "Magical" - 3:51 (Meat Loaf/Parr)
  2. "Naughty Naughty" - 3:39
  3. "Love Grammar" - 4:15
  4. "Treat Me Like an Animal" - 4:27
  5. "She's Gonna Love You to Death" - 3:42 (Betsy Durkin Mathers/Parr)
  6. "Revenge" - 4:37
  7. "Heartbreaker" - 5:28 (Julia Downes/Parr)
  8. "Somebody Stole My Thunder" - 4:44
  9. "Don't Leave Your Mark on Me" - 4:18 (Downes/Parr)

Track listing (London Records UK release[4])[edit]

All songs written by John Parr unless noted.

  1. "Magical" - 3:51 (Meat Loaf/John Parr)
  2. "Naughty Naughty" - 3:39
  3. "Love Grammar" - 4:15
  4. "Treat Me Like an Animal" - 4:27
  5. "She's Gonna Love You to Death" - 3:42 (Betsy Durkin Mathers/Parr)
  6. "St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion) - 4:11 (David Foster/John Parr)
  7. "Revenge" - 4:37
  8. "Heartbreaker" - 5:28 (Julia Downes/John Parr)
  9. "Somebody Stole My Thunder" - 4:44
  10. "Don't Leave Your Mark on Me" - 4:18 (Downes/John Parr)

Personnel[edit]

  • John Parr - lead vocals, lead guitar, African sounds, producer
  • Pete Solley - Hammond organ, producer
  • Christopher Marra - guitar
  • Brad Lang - bass **
  • Colin Farley - bass (tracks 3 and 7 only)
  • John Cook - keyboards
  • Richard Cottle - keyboards (tracks 3, 4, and 6 only)
  • Johnathon J. Jeczalik - Fairlight synthesizer
  • The Kick Horns - horns
  • Graham Broad - drums, percussion, African sounds
  • Simon Phillips - drums (tracks 3 and 7 only)
  • Chuck Kirkpatrick - backing vocals
  • John Sambataro - backing vocals
  • Mark Dodson - engineer
  • Femi Jiya - engineer
  • Geoff Lyth - engineer
  • Ian Morais - engineer
  • David Thoener - engineer
  • John Verity - engineer
  • Jimmy Starr - remastering

[5]

** Brad Lang is incorrectly listed as "Bruce Laing" on certain editions of the album.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r46303
  2. ^ Original copy of album
  3. ^ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Elmo's_Fire_(Man_in_Motion)
  4. ^ discogs.com/John-Parr-John-Parr/release/1152756
  5. ^ a b John Parr- self-title album @Discogs.com Retrieved 6-17-2012.