Different (Thomas Anders album)
|Studio album by Thomas Anders|
|Released||29 August 1989|
|Genre||Pop, pop rock|
|Label||Teldec, Time Warner|
|Producer||Gus Dudgeon, Alan Tarney, Marc Cassandra|
|Thomas Anders chronology|
Different is debut solo-album released in 1989 by Thomas Anders, who first attained success as the lead vocalist for Modern Talking in the mid-'80s. The album was recorded in London at Alan Parsons' studio and was produced by Gus Dudgeon (Elton John) & Alan Tarney (a-ha). It features a cover of Chris Rea's Fool (If You Think It's Over).
It's an extravagant album, featuring a legion of songwriters and session musicians. The album boasted the hit Love Of My Own and became a big success for Anders. Other singles were Soldier and One Thing.
The album was re-released twice by EastWest Records in 1991 and 1998.
- "Love Of My Own" ( Marc Cassandra, Chris Venis, Timothy Touchton) — 4:52
- "On My Way" (Vitale) — 5:54
- "Turn On The Light" (Bob) — 4:16
- "Living On The Edge" (*) (Alan Tarney) — 4:45
- "You Are My Life" (**) ( Marc Cassandra, Chris Venis, Heisig, Mary S. Applegate) — 4:44
- "One Thing" (**) (Thomas Anders, Marc Cassandra, Mary S. Applegate) — 3:57
- "Soldier" (*) (Alan Tarney) — 4:37
- "Someone New" (*) (Alan Tarney) — 4:51
- "Close Your Eyes To Heaven" (**) (Thomas Anders, Marc Cassandra, Mary S. Applegate) — 5:06
- "Fool (If You Think It's Over)" (Chris Rea) — 5:41
- "True Love" (Thomas Anders, Marc Cassandra, Mary S. Applegate) — 4:30
- "You Are My Life (Classical Mix)" (**) ( Marc Cassandra, Chris Venis/Heisig, Mary S. Applegate) — 4:44
Alternative track listing
The title of the first solo-album was supposed to be Fool If You Think It's Over with track-listing as follows:
- "Love Of My Own (LP-Version)"
- "True Love"
- "One Thing (LP-Version)"
- "You Are My Life"
- "Close Your Eyes To Heaven"
- "Fool If You Think It's Over"
- "Light For Love"
- "I'm On My Way"
- "Time To Touch"
- "I'm On The Edge"
- "That Someone (Someone New)"
- "You Are My Life (Classical Mix)"
- "One Thing (12" Maxi-Mix)"
- Ian Lynn, Marc Cassandra – keyboards, programming
- Thomas Anders – piano-rhodes, vokal
- Phil Palmer, Reinhard Besser – guitar
- Martin Jenner – acoustic guitar
- Jeremy Meeks – bass
- Jeremy Stacey – drums
- Frank Ricotti – percussion
- Pete Zorn – sax
- Gürzenich Orchestra – strings
- Ian Lynn, Andy Brown & Pete Zorn, Thomas Anders, Sabine van Baaren, Marc Cassandra – backing vocals
- Produced by Gus Dudgeon (A member of The British Producers Guild)
- Arranged by Ian Lynn, Gus Dudgeon & Marc Cassandra
- Digitally Engineered & Mixed by Tony Richards & Gus Dudgeon at the Grange, Benenden, Kent/England
- Edited at The Town House, London/England by Gordon Vicary
- (*) Produced & arranged by Alan Tarney
- Recorded at RG Jones Studio, London/England
- (**) Produced by Thomas Anders & Marc Cassandra
- Recorded at Sound Studio N. Cologne/West Germany, by Gunter Kasper
- Mixed at Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum/Netherlands, by Ronald Prent
- Mixed by Bert Bevans, Remix Engineer Ian Grimble at Livingston Studio, London/England
- Photos by Peter Ashworth
- Art Direction & Design: Mainartery, London
- 1989 Germany: Teldec Records Service GmbH 246188-2(CD), (LP) & (Cassette)
- 1989 France: East West Records/A Time Warner Company WE 481 (CD), (LP) & (Cassette)
- 1989 Taiwan: UFO Group WU 1475 (LP) & (Cassette)
- 1989 (1991, 1998) Germany: East West Records GmbH 2292-46188-2 (CD), (LP) & (Cassette)
- 1998 Russia: Soyuz Music 2292-46188-4 (Cassette)
- Love Of My Own and One Thing were released on Thomas Anders - The DVD-Collection. Soldier was released on its own as a music video.