Man on the Line

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Man on the Line
Studio album by Chris de Burgh
Released 10 May 1984
Recorded 1984
Genre Pop rock[1]
Length 41:04
Label A&M
Producer Rupert Hine
Chris de Burgh chronology
The Getaway
(1982)
Man on the Line
(1984)
The Very Best of Chris de Burgh
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Man on the Line is an album by Chris de Burgh, released in 1984.

Release[edit]

It produced de Burgh's second UK hit single, "High on Emotion", which entered the chart on 12 May 1984 and peaked at number 44. The album itself reached 11 on the UK album chart and remained on the chart for 24 weeks.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Chris de Burgh

  1. "The Ecstasy of Flight (I Love the Night)" - 4:01
  2. "Sight and Touch" - 3:14
  3. "Taking It to the Top" - 4:00
  4. "The Head and the Heart" - 3:59 (with Howard Jones on piano)
  5. "The Sound of a Gun" - 4:29 (guest vocals by Tina Turner)
  6. "High on Emotion" - 4:26
  7. "Much More Than This" - 2:57
  8. "Man on the Line" - 4:25
  9. "Moonlight and Vodka" - 3:39
  10. "Transmission Ends" - 5:59

Personnel[edit]

  • Chris de Burgh - guitar, vocals
  • Tina Turner - vocals
  • Rupert Hine - synthesizer, vocals, orchestral arrangements
  • John Giblin - bass
  • Howard Jones - piano
  • Ian Kojima - synthesizer, guitar, saxophone
  • Al Marnie - bass, vocals
  • Danny McBride - guitar
  • Trevor Morais - drums
  • Glenn Morrow - synthesizer
  • Phil Palmer - guitar
  • Jeff Phillips - drums, percussion
  • Stephen W. Tayler - engineer, mixing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b DeGagne, Mike. "Man on the Line". allmusic.com. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  2. ^ David Roberts. British Hit Singles & Albums. Guinness World Records Limited