20/20 (George Benson album)

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20/20
20-20 (George Benson album) cover.jpg
Studio album by George Benson
ReleasedJanuary 7, 1985
Recorded1984 at Amigo Studios, North Hollywood, A&M Studios, Hollywood; Atlantic Studios, New York City; A&R Recording, New York City; Automated Sound Studios, New York City; Grand Slam Studios, New Jersey; Devonshire Sound Studios, North Hollywood; Bossa Nova Hotel; Village Recorders, Los Angeles; Bill Schnee Studios, Hollywood; Rosebud Recording, New York City; The Hit Factory, New York City; Avatar Studios, New York City; Sigma Sound Studios, New York City; House of Music, Orange, NJ; The Review Room; New York City[1]
GenreSmooth jazz, pop, R&B
Length41:31
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerRuss Titelman, Michael Masser, Daniel Sembello, Michael Sembello
George Benson chronology
Pacific Fire
(1983)
20/20
(1985)
While the City Sleeps...
(1986)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic1.5/5 stars [2]

20/20 is a studio album by George Benson, released on the Warner Bros. record label in 1985. The lead single by the same name reached #48[3] on the Billboard Hot 100. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA.[4] "You Are the Love of My Life" is a duet with Roberta Flack; it was one of numerous songs used for Eden Capwell and Cruz Castillo on the American soap opera Santa Barbara. Also included on 20/20 is the original version of the song "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" which would later become a smash hit for Hawaiian singer Glenn Medeiros.

Songwriters on the album include: Clif Magness, Mark Mueller, Tom Keane, James Newton Howard, Steve Lukather, Cruz Sembello, Daniel Sembello, Jon Sembello, Michael Sembello, Michael Masser, Gerry Goffin, Charles Trenet, Jack Lawrence, Cecil Womack, Linda Womack, Randy Goodrum, Steve Kipner, Neil Larsen, and Linda Creed.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."No One Emotion"Clif Magness, Mark Mueller, Tom KeaneRuss Titelman3:55
2."Please Don't Walk Away"James Newton Howard, Steve LukatherTitelman3:51
3."I Just Wanna Hang Around You"Chuz Sembello, Daniel Sembello, Jon Sembello, Michael SembelloTitelman4:41
4."Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You"Michael Masser, Gerry GoffinMichael Masser; Gerry Goffin4:04
5."Beyond the Sea (La Mer)"Charles Trenet, Jack LawrenceTitelman4:10
6."20/20"Randy Goodrum, Steve KipnerTitelman4:07
7."New Day"Cecil Womack, Linda WomackTitelman4:27
8."Hold Me"Michael Sembello, Daniel SembelloMichael Sembello; Daniel Sembello4:02
9."Stand Up"Neil LarsenTitelman5:07
10."You Are the Love of My Life"Linda Creed, Michael MasserMasser2:50

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.discogs.com/George-Benson-2020/release/1701924
  2. ^ Ginell, Richard S.. 20/20 at AllMusic
  3. ^ Billboard Hot 100 [1]. Retrieved on 2010-12-08.
  4. ^ "American album certifications – George Benson – 20/20". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.