Living in a Box (album)
|Living in a Box|
|Studio album by Living in a Box|
|Genre||Sophisti-pop, Synth-Pop, Soul, Pop-Rock|
|Producer||Richard James Burgess|
|Living in a Box chronology|
Living in a Box is the eponymous debut album from British pop group Living in a Box. It was released on Chrysalis Records in 1987, and features their biggest U.S. hit, the self-titled single, which reached a peak of number 17 that year.
In the UK, the album peaked at number 25, while the title track reached number 5. A second single, "Scales of Justice" went top 30. A third track, "So the Story Goes," the single version of which featured additional vocals from legendary singer Bobby Womack (though Womack is not featured on the album version), hit number 34 in the U.K., while peaking at 81 in the U.S. The fourth and final single taken from the disc, "Love is the Art" reached number 45.
- "Living in a Box" (Steve Piggot, Marcus Vere) (3:03)
- "Love Is the Art" (Anthony Critchlow, Piggot, Vere) (3:44)
- "So the Story Goes" (Richard Darbyshire, Vere) (4:19)
- "From Beginning to End" (Darbyshire, Vere) (4:01)
- "Generate the Wave" (Darbyshire, Vere, Critchlow) (4:48)
- "Scales of Justice" (Darbyshire, Vere) (4:20)
- "Going for the Big One" (Vere, Critchlow) (3:35)
- "Human Story" (Piggot, Vere, Critchlow) (4:10)
- "Can't Stop the Wheel" (Vere, Critchlow) (5:17)
- "Living in a Box (reprise)" (Piggot, Vere) (4:10)
Living in a Box
- Richard Darbyshire: Vocals, Guitars
- Marcus Vere: Keyboards, Synthesizers
- Anthony Critchlow: Drums, Percussion
- Paul Fox, Richard Gibbs, Rick O'Neil, Steve Piggot, Jon Van Tongren (sic): Keyboards, Synthesizers
- Paul Jackson, Jr.: Guitars
- "Ready" Freddy Washington: Bass
- Paulinho da Costa: Percussion
- John Thirkell: Trumpet
- Paulette McWilliams, Lisa Fischer, Myrne Smith-Schilling: Backing vocals
- Tessa Niles, Scarlet von Wollenman, Linda Taylor: Backing vocals on "Scales of Justice"
- Produced By Richard James Burgess
- Engineers: Rob Feaster, Frank Roszak
- Living in a Box at allmusic
- Living in a Box- Living in a Box vinyl LP liner notes. Accessed 3-3-2012.