Maurice White (album)

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Maurice White
Studio album by Maurice White
Released 1985
Genre R&B
Length 47:18
Label Columbia
Producer Maurice White
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Maurice White is a 1985 album by Maurice White released on Columbia Records.[2] The album went to number 12 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Charts. The single "Stand by Me" a cover of the Ben E. King classic reached number 6 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks and number 11 on the Adult Contemporary charts.[3]

"I Need You" also became a minor hit and was later featured on the soundtrack for the 1986 film, Armed and Dangerous.[4]

The album was made available in a digitally remastered version in 2001, on Columbia/Legacy which includes four bonus tracks.[5] The Japanese CD features "Life" (E. Bulling, F. Golda, Martin Page, Maurice White) and "Can't Stop Love" (Martin Page, Skip Scarborough, Maurice White) as bonus tracks.

Track listing[edit]

Original release[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Switch on Your Radio"   Brian Fairweather, Martin Page, Maurice White 4:18
2. "Jamboree"   Keith Echols, Alice Echols, Dean Gant 3:26
3. "Stand by Me"   Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller 4:09
4. "Sea of Glass"   Brian Fairweather, Peter Wolf 0:43
5. "I Need You"   Priscilla J. Coolidge, William Smith, Mary Unobsky 4:34
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Believe in Magic"   Robbie Buchanan, Diane Warren, Maurice White 4:35
7. "Lady Is Love"   Michel Colombier, Martin Page, Maurice White 5:05
8. "Invitation"   Martin Page, Maurice White, Peter Wolf 3:55
9. "The Sleeping Frame"   Martin Page, Maurice White, Peter Wolf 2:02
10. "Children of Afrika"   Martin Page, Maurice White, Peter Wolf 4:38
11. "Alpha Dance"   Robbie Buchanan, Diane Warren, Maurice White 1:19

2001 reissue[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Switch on Your Radio"   Brian Fairweather, Martin Page, Maurice White 4:18
2. "Jamboree"   Keith Echols, Alice Echols, Dean Gant 3:26
3. "Stand by Me"   Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller 4:09
4. "Sea of Glass"   Brian Fairweather, Peter Wolf 0:43
5. "I Need You"   Priscilla J. Coolidge, William Smith, Mary Unobsky 4:34
6. "Believe in Magic"   Robbie Buchanan, Diane Warren, Maurice White 4:35
7. "Lady Is Love"   Michel Colombier, Martin Page, Maurice White 5:05
8. "Invitation"   Martin Page, Maurice White, Peter Wolf 3:55
9. "The Sleeping Frame"   Martin Page, Maurice White, Peter Wolf 2:02
10. "Children of Afrika"   Martin Page, Maurice White, Peter Wolf 4:38
11. "Alpha Dance"   Robbie Buchanan, Diane Warren, Maurice White 1:19
12. "Life (freedom mix)"   Maurice White 0:57
13. "Life"   E. Bulling, F. Golda, Martin Page, Maurice White 3:56
14. "Adventures of the Heart"   Maurice White 2:34
15. "Sam the Jam"   Maurice White 0:18

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Charts[edit]

Album – Billboard[3]
Year Chart Position Country
1985 The Billboard 200 61 US
1985 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 12 US
Singles – Billboard
Year Single Chart Position Country
1985 "I Need You" Adult Contemporary 20 US
1985 Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles and Tracks 30 US
1985 The Billboard Hot 100 95 US
1985 "Stand by Me" Adult Contemporary 11 US
1985 Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 46 US
1985 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 6 US
1985 The Billboard Hot 100 50 US
1985 "Lady Is Love" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 89 US

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Miscellaneous Credits[edit]

  • Mixing: Paul Klingberg
  • Art Direction: Lane, Donald, Howard Fritzson
  • Photography: Harry Langdon
  • Make-Up: Tara Posey
  • Liner Notes: Ramsey Lewis
  • Tape Research: Matthew Kelly
  • Packaging Manager: Mike Cimicata
  • Assistant: Cameron Marcarelli
  • Reissue: Leo Sacks- Liner Notes, Reissue Producer, Mixing[7]

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