Seven (Enuff Z'nuff album)
|Studio album by Enuff Z'nuff|
|Released|| September 30, 1994
February 18, 1997
|Genre||power pop, Hard rock|
|Producer||Chip Z'nuff and Donnie Vie|
|Enuff Z'nuff chronology|
Seven is the 7th studio album by American rock band Enuff Z'Nuff, which was originally released in Japan as ‘Brothers’ under the band name "Chip & Donnie" in 1994. Seven was initially intended to form one half of a double-album for the Japanese market, paired with the record that would eventually become the album Tweaked. The sessions were split into two separate discs, with the pop sounding ‘Brothers’ LP getting re-branded as an Enuff Z'nuff album in 1997 for its stateside release. As well as the re-titling and new artwork, Seven contains two bonus tracks not available on the original ‘Brothers’ disc.
On Seven the band adopted a more acoustic sound compared to Tweaked, which may be seen as its heavier counterpart. Several tracks on the album are also significant to the band’s history:
"Down Hill" is thought by lead singer Donnie Vie to possibly contain late guitarist Derek Frigo’s last studio recorded solo with the band. "You And I" was played by Donnie Vie at bassist Chip Z’nuff’s wedding reception. "It’s No Good," an acoustic concert staple, was later re-recorded by and featured on Donnie Vie’s solo album Extra Strength. Other notable tracks are the lead single "Wheels," which was covered in 1998 by Arista recording artists The Tuesdays  and the John Lennon cover "Jealous Guy." Liner notes for the album were written by Rolling Stone Magazine editor, David Wild.
Causing some confusion, Seven was later re-released under its original Japanese title, "Brothers" in the U.S. (featuring with new artwork and the Enuff Z'Nuff name) in 2008. The "Enuff Z'Nuff: Brothers" re-issue is the same as the original "Chip & Donnie" Japanese release in '94, meaning the bonus tracks from "Seven" are no longer present.
- "Still Have Tonight"
- "Down Hill"
- "It’s No Good"
- "5 Smiles Away"
- "L.A. Burning"
- "New Kind Of Motion"
- "Clown On The Town"
- "You And I"
- "On My Way Back Home"
- "We Don't Have To Be Friends"
- "So Sad To See You"
- "Jealous Guy (Bonus Track)"
- "For You Girl (US Bonus Track)"
- "I Won't Let You Go (US Bonus Track)"
- Donnie Vie – lead vocals, guitars and keyboards
- Chip Z'Nuff – bass guitar, guitars and vocals
- Monaco – lead guitar
- Ricky Parent – drums
- Derek Frigo (alias Kurt Fang) – lead guitar (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 8 & 10)
- Mars Williams – saxophone
- Bruce Breckenfield – Hammond B-3 organ
- Gregg Errico – drums
- Johnny Frigo - violin
- Eugene Strentz (Gino Martino) – lead guitar (Track 9)
- The Party Girls - background vocals (Track 7)
- Recording & Mixing – Chris Shepard
- Additional Engineering – Phil Bonanno, Stefon Taylor, Dan Stout, Chris Demonk, Don Grayless, Bub Phillipe, Johnny K, Jeff Lane, Joshua Shapard, Jim Hoffman
- Assistant Engineers - Jeff Lane, Kevin Hayes, Dan Stout, Claudine Pontier, Tom Lipnick
- Mastering - Brian Lee
- Additional Mixing - Eric Gast