Tear Down These Walls

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Tear Down These Walls
Studio album by Billy Ocean
Released January 1988
Recorded 1987
Genre Pop, soul, R&B, electronic
Length 46:57
Label Jive, Arista
Producer Barry Eastmond, Wayne Brathwaite, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, Teddy Riley
Billy Ocean chronology
Love Zone
Tear Down These Walls
Greatest Hits
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Tear Down These Walls is the seventh album recorded by Billy Ocean. The album features the hit singles, "Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car" and "The Colour of Love".

Track listing[edit]

  • All Songs Published By Zomba Enterprises Inc./Aqua Music Ltd./Donril Music/Barry J. Eastmond Music Co./Public Eye Music Inc/Jo Skin Music Inc./Zomba Music Publishers Ltd.
  1. "Tear Down These Walls" (3:41) (Lange, Ocean, Riley)
  2. "Gun for Hire" (4:59) (Braithwaite, Eastmond, Ocean, Jolyon Skinner)
  3. "Stand and Deliver" (5:02) (Braithwaite, Eastmond, Ocean, Skinner)
  4. "The Colour of Love" (4:26) (Braithwaite, Eastmond, Ocean, Skinner)
  5. "Calypso Crazy"* (4:55) (Lange, Ocean)
  6. "Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car"* (5:37) (Lange, Ocean)
  7. "Soon As You're Ready" (4:38) (Braithwaite, Eastmond, Ocean, Skinner)
  8. "Pleasure" (4:55) (Braithwaite, Eastmond, Ocean, Skinner)
  9. "Because of You" (4:53) (Braithwaite, Eastmond, Ocean, Skinner)
  10. "Here's to You" (4:14) (Braithwaite, Eastmond, Ocean, Skinner)

Production credits[edit]

  • Produced by Wayne Brathwaite, Barry J. Eastmond, Robert John "Mutt" Lange & Teddy Riley
  • Engineers: Carl Beatty, Jerry Peal, Steve Power
  • Assistant Engineers: Bruce Robbins, Chris Trevitt
  • Mixing: Nigel Green


  • Drums: Richard Bailey, Terry Silverlight, Buddy Williams
  • Percussion: Bashiri Johnson, Tony Maronie
  • Programming: Pete Harris, Phil Nicholas
  • Bass: Paul Bruce, Jolyon Skinner
  • Keyboards, Synthesizers: Dave Collard, Mitchell Forman, Rob Lord, Phil Nicholas, Brenda Nicholas, Eric Rehl, V. Jeffrey Smith
  • Guitars: John Butler, Jonathan Butler, Steve Byrd, Mike Campbell, Ira Siegel
  • Saxophone: Charles Dougherty, Wesley Magoogan, Lenny Pickett
  • Trombone: Clifton Anderson
  • Trumpet: Mac Gollehon, Ron Tooley
  • Cello: Richard Hendrickson, Edith Wint
  • Backing Vocals: Phillip Ballou, Ethel Beatty, Mary Cassidy, Will Downing, Lani Groves, Yolanda Lee Lewis, The Manhattans, Cindy Mizelle, Brenda Nelson, Vaneese Thomas, Carol Thompson, Bernita Turner, Audrey Wheeler


  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. "Tear Down These Walls - Billy Ocean : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-03-28.