Dancing on the Couch

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Dancing on the Couch
Dancing on the Couch.jpeg
Studio album by Go West
Released 1987
Genre Pop
Label Chrysalis
Producer Gary Stevenson
Go West chronology
Bangs & Crashes
(1986)Bangs & Crashes1986
Dancing on the Couch
(1987)
Indian Summer
(1992)Indian Summer1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 1.5/5 stars[1]

Dancing on the Couch is the second album by the band Go West, released in 1987. It reached number 19 on the UK Albums Chart.

The American version of the album featured a slightly different cover (zoomed in further on the image of Cox and Drummie on the couch) and included the track "Don't Look Down – The Sequel" (a slightly enhanced version of a song from Go West's debut album) in place of "Let's Build a Boat".[2] "Don't Look Down – The Sequel" would become Go West's first top 40 stateside hit.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Peter Cox and Richard Drummie unless noted.

  1. "I Want to Hear It from You" – 3:43
  2. "Little Caesar" – 4:28
  3. "Masque of Love" – 4:06 (Cox, Drummie, Alan Murphy)
  4. "From Baltimore to Paris" – 5:47
  5. "True Colours" – 3:56
  6. "The King Is Dead" – 4:27
  7. "Chinese Whispers" – 4:14 (Cox, Drummie, Murphy)
  8. "Let's Build a Boat" – 3:41
  9. "Crossfire" – 4:31 (Cox, Drummie, Murphy)
  10. "Dangerous" – 3:55

Personnel[edit]

Go West
  • Peter Cox – vocals, keyboards, drum programming, percussion, hi-hat
  • Richard Drummie – vocals, guitar, keyboards, percussion
Additional musicians
  • Alan Murphy – guitar, guitar solos, keyboards, percussion
  • Chris Childs – bass
  • Graham Edwards – bass
  • Pino Palladino – bass
  • Dave West – keyboards, Fairlight programming, drum programming
  • Peter John Vettese – piano
  • Tony Beard – drums
  • Graham Broad – percussion, cymbal, hi-hat
  • Randy Brecker – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Kate Bush – backing vocals on "The King Is Dead"
  • Mo Birch – backing vocals on "I Want to Hear It from You"

Production[edit]

  • Producer – Gary Stevenson
  • Recording Engineers – John Gallen and Julian Mendelsohn
  • Tracks 1, 3-10 mixed by Julian Mendelsohn
  • Track 2 mixed by John Gallen
  • Recorded at Puk Studios (Denmark).
  • Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound (New York, NY).
  • Design – John Pasche
  • Photography – Kevin Clarke
  • Management – Blueprint Management

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