Love Among the Cannibals

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Love among the Cannibals
Studio album by Starship
Released August 15, 1989
Recorded 1988 and 1989 at Studio 55, Hollywood; Record Plant Studios and Studio D, Sausalito; Different Fur, San Francisco; The Kiva and Soundcastle, Los Angeles; Fantasy Studios, Berkeley; and Maison Rouge, London
Genre Rock
Length 53:27
Label RCA
Producer Mike Shipley, Larry Klein, Starship, Phil Galdston, Tom Lord-Alge, Arne Frager (co-producer)
Starship chronology
No Protection
(1987)
Love among the Cannibals
(1989)
Greatest Hits (Ten Years and Change 1979-1991)
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Love Among the Cannibals is an album released in 1989 by rock band Starship. It was the first album after Grace Slick's departure from the band, and their last studio release. The song "Wild Again" had previously been produced for the soundtrack to Cocktail (1988), and was included as an bonus track for the album's CD release. The album had one top-20 single on the Billboard charts, "It's Not Enough", which peaked at No. 12 in October 1989 and was their final Top-40 hit, but the album itself only climbed to No. 64. The track "I'll Be There" went on to being featured in the end credits of Gross Anatomy (1989).

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "The Burn"   Martin Page, Bernie Taupin Mike Shipley 4:24
2. "It's Not Enough"   Page, Tommy Funderburk Mike Shipley, Larry Klein 4:51
3. "Trouble in Mind"   Joel Feeney, Tim Thorney, Rachel Oldfield Tom Lord-Alge, Starship 4:35
4. "I Didn't Mean to Stay All Night"   Robert John "Mutt" Lange Mike Shipley, Larry Klein 4:51
5. "Send a Message"   Mickey Thomas, Mark Morgan, Steve Diamond Tom Lord-Alge, Starship 4:50
6. "Wild Again" (CD only) John Bettis, Michael Clark Phil Galdston, Starship 4:44
7. "Love Among the Cannibals"   Thomas, Morgan Starship 3:43
8. "Dream Sequence" / "We Dream in Color"   Morgan / Thomas, Morgan, Phil Galdston Starship 1:29 / 4:58
9. "Healing Waters"   Page Tom Lord-Alge, Starship 4:57
10. "Blaze of Love"   Chris Thompson, John Van Tongeren, Galdston Tom Lord-Alge, Starship 4:34
11. "I'll Be There"   Thomas, Craig Chaquico, Diamond Tom Lord-Alge, Starship 5:31

Singles / Music Videos[edit]

  • "Wild Again" (1988) (single only / no video)
  • "It's Not Enough" (1989)
  • "I Didn't Mean to Stay All Night" (1989)
  • "I'll Be There" (1989) (single only / no video)

Personnel[edit]

Additional Personnel[edit]

  • Pete Woodroffe – electronics on "The Burn"
  • Michael Landau – additional rhythm guitar on "The Burn"
  • Tommy Funderburk – additional backing vocal on "The Burn", "It's Not Enough" and "I Didn't Mean to Stay All Night"
  • Larry Klein – fairlight programming on "It's Not Enough" and "I Didn't Mean to Stay All Night"
  • Collyer Spreen – electronics on "Trouble In Mind", "Send a Message", "Healing Waters" and "Blaze of Love"
  • Robert John "Mutt" Lange – backing vocals on "I Didn't Mean to Stay All Night"
  • Sammy Merendino – electronics on "Wild Again"
  • Chris Thompson – additional backing vocals on "Wild Again"
  • Jeff Pescetto – additional backing vocals on "Wild Again"
  • Greg Shaw – electronics and trumpet on "Love Among the Cannibals", synclavierist on "Love Among the Cannibals" and "We Dream In Color"
  • Tom Lord-Alge – additional backing vocal on "Healing Waters"

Production[edit]

  • Starship – producer on "Trouble in Mind", "Send a Message", "Wild Again", "Love Among the Cannibals", "We Dream In Color", "Healing Waters", "Blaze of Love" and "I'll Be There"
  • Mike Shipley – producer, engineer, mixer on "The Burn", "It's Not Enough" and "I Didn't Mean to Stay All Night"; mixer on "Wild Again"
  • Larry Klein – producer on "It's Not Enough" and "I Didn't Mean to Stay All Night"; arranger on "The Burn" and "It's Not Enough"
  • Tom Lord-Alge – producer, engineer, mixer on "Trouble In Mind", "Send a Message", "Healing Waters", "Blaze of Love" and "I'll Be There"
  • Phil Galdston – producer on "Wild Again"
  • Arne Frager – co-producer, engineer on "Love Among the Cannibals" and "We Dream In Color"
  • Robert John "Mutt" Lange – arranger on "I Didn't Mean to Stay All Night"
  • Stephan Benben – engineer on "Wild Again"
  • Paul Lani – mixer on "Love Among the Cannibals" and "We Dream In Color"
  • Pete Woodroffe – additional engineering on "The Burn"
  • Greg Laney – assistant engineer on "The Burn"
  • Rob Beaton – assistant engineer on "The Burn"; additional engineering on "Love Among the Cannibals" and "We Dream In Color"
  • Mark Slagle – assistant engineer on "The Burn", "Trouble In Mind", "Send a Message", "Healing Waters", "Blaze of Love" and "I'll Be There"
  • Julie Last – assistant engineer on "It's Not Enough"
  • Randy Wine – assistant engineer on "Trouble In Mind"
  • Tom Sadzeck – assistant engineer on "Trouble In Mind", "Healing Waters" and "Blaze of Love"
  • Michael Semanick – assistant engineer on "Trouble In Mind", "Send a Message", "Healing Waters", "Blaze of Love" and "I'll Be There"
  • Tony Phillips – additional engineering on "I Didn't Mean to Stay All Night"
  • Greg Wilkinson – assistant engineer on "I Didn't Mean to Stay All Night"
  • Paula "Max" Garcia – assistant engineer on "I Didn't Mean to Stay All Night"
  • Jim "Watts" Vereecke – assistant engineer on "Wild Again"
  • Tom Size – assistant engineer on "Wild Again"
  • Joe Fiorello – assistant re-mix engineer on "Wild Again"
  • Michael Rosen – assistant engineer on "Wild Again"
  • Mastered by Greg Fulginiti at Artisan Sound Recorders
  • Bill Thompson – manager
  • Bill Laudner – tour manager
  • Geoff Grace – guitar tech
  • Linda Lalli – office manager, assistant to manager
  • Stephen M. Coats – controller
  • Ralph Pavoni – production manager
  • Collyer Spreen – keyboard tech
  • Sue Pemberton – administrative and publicity assistant
  • Ria Lewerke – creative director
  • Norman Moore – design & art direction
  • Taylor King – photography
  • Lisa Avila Baldwin – make-up

Studios[edit]

Recording[edit]

  • "The Burn" recorded at Studio 55, Hollywood, The Plant Recording Studios, Sausalito, and Different Fur, San Francisco
  • "It's Not Enough" recorded at The Kiva, Los Angeles and Soundcastle, Los Angeles
  • "Trouble In Mind", "Healing Waters", and "Blaze of Love" recorded at The Plant Recording Studios, Sausalito, Different Fur, San Francisco, and Fantasy Studios, Berkeley
  • "I Didn't Mean to Stay All Night" recorded at The Kiva, Los Angeles and Maison Rouge, London
  • "Send a Message" and "I'll Be There" recorded at Fantasy Studios, Berekely and Different Fur, San Francisco
  • "Wild Again" recorded at Studio D, Sausalito and Fantasy Studios, Berkeley
  • "Love Among the Cannibals" and "We Dream In Color" recorded at The Plant Recording Studios, Sausalito

Mixing[edit]

  • "The Burn" mixed at Mayfair Studios, London
  • "It's Not Enough" mixed at A&M Recording Studios, Los Angeles
  • "Trouble In Mind" and "I'll Be There" mixed at The Hit Factory, New York City
  • "Send a Message", "Healing Waters" and "Blaze of Love" mixed at Different Fur, San Francisco
  • "I Didn't Mean to Stay All Night" mixed at Battery Studios, London
  • "Wild Again" mixed at Soundcastle, Los Angeles
  • "Love Among the Cannibals" and "We Dream In Color" mixed at Larrabee Sound, Los Angeles

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1989 The Billboard 200 64

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1989 "Wild Again" Mainstream Rock Tracks 30
1989 "It's Not Enough" The Billboard Hot 100 12
1989 "It's Not Enough" Mainstream Rock Tracks 10
1989 "I Didn't Mean to Stay All Night" The Billboard Hot 100 75

References[edit]

  1. ^ Viglione, Joe (2011). "Love Among the Cannibals - Starship | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 17 August 2011.