Mosaic (Wang Chung album)

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Mosaic
Studio album by Wang Chung
Released October 14, 1986
Recorded 1986
Genre New wave, pop rock
Length 40:06
Label Geffen
24115
Producer Peter Wolf
Wang Chung chronology
To Live and Die in L.A.
(1985)
Mosaic
(1986)
The Warmer Side of Cool
(1989)
Alternative cover
Alternate album cover
Singles from Mosaic
  1. "Everybody Have Fun Tonight"
    Released: May 13, 1986
  2. "Let's Go!"
    Released: January 13, 1987
  3. "Hypnotize Me"
    Released: March 16, 1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Mosaic is Wang Chung's fourth album and third on Geffen Records. Released in 1986, Mosaic was commercially successful due to three singles: "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" (reached a high of #2 on the Billboard Hot 100), "Let's Go!" (#9 on the Hot 100) and "Hypnotize Me" (#36 on the Hot 100). Mosaic earned a Gold rating by the RIAA, and hit #41 on the Billboard 200 album charts.

Cover art[edit]

The album cover features horizontal photographs of singer/guitarist Jack Hues and bassist Nick Feldman, with a mosaic effect applied to the pictures. The resulting graphic is a literal representation of the album's title. An alternate version shows Jack on the front cover with the track listing of side one, while the reverse is upside down and shows Nick with the track listing of side two.

Track listing[edit]

All songs produced and arranged by Wang Chung and Peter Wolf; all songs written by Wang Chung, unless noted otherwise.

CD[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" (Wang Chung, Peter Wolf) 4:47
2. "Hypnotize Me"   4:42
3. "The Flat Horizon"   4:49
4. "Betrayal" (Wang Chung, Wolf) 4:40
5. "Let's Go!"   4:30
6. "Eyes of the Girl"   4:50
7. "A Fool and His Money" (Michael Lesson, Peter Vale, Jack Hues, Wolf) 4:44
8. "The World in Which We Live"   7:04
Total length:
40:06

Cassette/LP[edit]

Side One

No. Title Length
1. "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" (Wang Chung, Wolf) 4:47
2. "Hypnotize Me"   4:42
3. "The Flat Horizon"   4:49
4. "Betrayal" (Wang Chung, Wolf) 4:40
Total length:
18:58

Side Two

No. Title Length
1. "Let's Go!"   4:30
2. "Eyes of the Girl"   4:50
3. "A Fool and His Money" (Michael Lesson, Peter Vale, Jack Hues, Wolf) 4:44
4. "The World in Which We Live"   7:04
Total length:
21:08

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1986) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 41
  • Year end charts
  • U.S.A.: #81 (1987)

Certifications[edit]

Organization Level Date
RIAA - USA Gold October 2, 1997

Personnel[edit]

  • Lead Vocals: Jack Hues, Nick Feldman (on "Let's Go!")
  • Additional Vocals: Nick Feldman, Kevin Dorsey, Siedah Garrett, Phil Perry, Joe Pizzulo, Michael McDonald, Julia Waters, Oren Waters and Ina Wolf
  • Guitars: Jack Hues, Nick Feldman and Dann Huff (on "Hypnotize Me")
  • Bass Guitars: Nick Feldman
  • Drums: Peter Wolf
  • Horns: Herbert Graf (baritone sax), Otmar Klein (alto, tenor sax), Hannes Kottek (trumpet) and Harry Sokal (soprano, alto, tenor sax)
  • Keyboards: Jack Hues, Nick Feldman, Peter Wolf
  • Synclaviér: Peter Wolf
    • Overseen by Machmud, corrected by Al
  • Choral Voices: Peter Wolf
    • Overseen by Machmud, corrected by Al
  • Engineered by Brian Malouf and Peter Muller
    • Assisted by Tim Alban, Jim Dineen, Steve Ford and Marvin Wolf
  • Recorded at Videosonics, London; Sound Mill Studios, Vienna
  • Mixed at CAN-AM Recorders, Tarzana, California; Mama Jo's, North Hollywood, California ("Hypnotize Me" only)
  • Mixed by Paul Gomersall, Martyn "Max" Heyes and Tim Weidener
  • Mastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood
  • CDD Pre-Mastering by WCI Record Group
  • Photography by Simon Fowler
  • Art Direction and Design by Norman Moore
  • John Kalodner : John Kalodner
  • Management: David Massey for Domino Directions, Ltd.
  • Thanks to Tim, Stephanie, Dennis and Linda, Tina Rivett, Karen Gordon, as well as all at Hapstead West, London. To Peter, Ingrid, Andre Heller, Café Diglas and Café Ball in Vienna. To Jim, Tim and Kerry in Tarzana, California. Also to the Marriott Brothers and all at the Warner Center Marriott Hotel, Woodland Hills, California
    • Special thanks to David Massey, Ed Rosenblatt, Peter Reichardt, Ken Kraus, Michael and Terry Lippman, Elaine Black, Larry Cummins, New England Digital, Monster Cable, A.K.G., Bosendorfer, Hofex, keep going, call that going? Call that on?

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