All I Need (Jack Wagner album)

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All I Need
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Studio album by Jack Wagner
Released 1984
Genre Pop rock, dance-adult contemporary, soft rock
Length 34:17
Label Qwest
Producer Glen Ballard, Clif Magness
Jack Wagner chronology
All I Need
(1984)
Lighting Up The Night
(1985)Lighting Up The Night1985

All I Need is the debut studio album from General Hospital star Jack Wagner. Quincy Jones protegé Glen Ballard (who would go on to write with and produce Wilson Phillips six years later, and have massive success in the 1990s with Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill) and Clif Magness (who also worked in a musical context with Ballard on Wilson Phillips' debut album) oversaw the project, co-writing some of the material as well as playing some instruments. Despite an ability to play guitar, and despite playing in several live shoots for the title track, Wagner himself only sang on the disc.

The album featured a huge hit in the title track, which climbed all the way to number two and stayed there for two weeks; it was also a number one AC hit for two weeks. Rare for the time it was released, "All I Need" was notable in that the song was able to climb the charts while not having the assistance of an accompanying music video. For the album's second single, "Premonition", a music video was made and it debuted on NBC's Friday Night Videos in January, 1985. A third and final single, "Lady of My Heart", was released in the spring of 1985 and reached #76 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Lady of My Heart" is notable for being used on General Hospital as the love theme of Wagner's character Frisco and Felicia (played by Kristina Malandro). Wagner would later marry Malandro and have two children together, Peter and Harrison.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Premonition" (Tom Keane, Clif Magness, Mark Mueller) – 3:15
  2. "What You Don't Know" (Mueller, Mark Bryant) – 3:32
  3. "Whenever Hearts Collide" (Matthew Garey, Ellen Schwartz, Roger Bruno) – 3:39
  4. "Fighting The Nights" (Magness, Glen Ballard) – 3:06
  5. "All I Need" (Magness, Ballard, David Pack) – 3:29
  6. "Make Me Believe It" (Magness, Mueller) – 3:01
  7. "Sneak Attack" (Roy Freeland, Peter Leinheiser, Hummie Mann) – 3:15
  8. "After The Fact" (Jerome Stocco) – 4:05
  9. "Tell Him (That You Won't Go)" (Magness, Schwartz, Bruno) – 2:43
  10. "Lady of My Heart" (Ballard, David Foster, Jay Graydon) – 4:02

Production[edit]

  • Arranged and Produced by Glen Ballard and Clif Magness
  • Recording and Mixing: Francis Buckley and Ian Eales
  • Assistant Engineer: Ray Blair
  • Recorded at Wilder Bros. Studios (Los Angeles, CA) and Weddington Studios (North Hollywood, CA).
  • Mixed by Weddington Studios
  • Mastering: Steve Hall at Future Disc (Hollywood, CA).
  • Art Direction: Laura LiPuma
  • Photography: Penny Wolin

Personnel[edit]

  • Jack Wagner: lead vocals
  • Sam Bryant: keyboards (2)
  • Rosemary Butler: backing vocals (5, 6, 7)
  • Bill Elliott: drums (1, 5, 6, 7, 9), keyboards (3, 10), acoustic piano (5), synthesizer (5)
  • Pat Mastelotto: drums (2, 3, 4, 8, 10)
  • Davey Faragher: bass (2-8, 10)
  • Siedah Garrett: backing vocals (2)
  • Tom Keane: synthesizer (1)
  • Edie Lehmann: backing vocals (2, 4)
  • Clif Magness: backing vocals (1, 4-7, 9), guitar (2-9)
  • Debbie Pearl: backing vocals (5)
  • Jerry Peterson: saxophone solo (10)
  • Michael Thompson: lead guitar (2)
  • John Van Tongeren: synthesizer (1, 6, 7, 9), keyboards (2, 8)
  • Mark Vieha: keyboards (4)

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