Tiger in the Rain

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Tiger in the Rain
Studio album by Michael Franks
Released 1979
Recorded November 1978
A&R Studios, New York
Genre Jazz
Vocal jazz
Smooth jazz
Length 40:48
Language English
Label Warner Bros.
Producer John Simon
Michael Franks chronology
Burchfield Nines
Tiger in the Rain
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Tiger in the Rain is a jazz vocal album by singer/songwriter Michael Franks, released in 1979 on Warner Bros. Records.[1][2]

It is the first album he made that did not use the producing team of Tommy LiPuma, Al Schmitt and Lee Hershberg. The album features lots of horns, strings, vocals and includes a large rhythm section all arranged and produced by John Simon. Franks, who is best known for his unique vocal style lends a hand not only on guitar, but also on banjo and mandolin. Also present here are some celebrated jazz figures.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Michael Franks. 

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Sanpaku"   4:10
2. "When It's Over"   3:03
3. "Living On the Inside"   5:36
4. "Hideaway"   4:09
5. "Jardin Botanico"   3:32
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Underneath The Apple Tree"   5:52
2. "Tiger In the Rain"   4:17
3. "Satisfaction Guaranteed"   3:39
4. "Lifeline"   6:10
  • Remastered by Lee Herschberg
  • Audio mixed by Glenn Berger


Violins: Charles Libove, Harry Lookofsky, Lewis Eley, Anthony Posk, Harry Urbont, Joseph Malin, Richard Sortomme
Viola: Harold Coletta, Richard Maximoff, Emanuel Vardi
Cello: Abdul Wadud, Jesse Levy, Charles McCracken, Allan Shulman.


  1. ^ Tiger in the Rain at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Michael Franks Tiger In The Rain CD". Cduniverse.com. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 

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