Discipline (Desmond Child album)

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Desmond Child Discipline album cover.jpg
Studio album by Desmond Child
Released June 18, 1991
Recorded 1990-1991
Genre Pop rock, adult contemporary
Length 52:38
Label Elektra
Producer Desmond Child, Sir Arthur Payson
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Discipline is the only solo album recorded by American songwriter and producer Desmond Child. It was released on Elektra in 1991 and features his longer take on "Love on a Rooftop", a song he wrote for Cher on her 1989 album Heart of Stone, which reached number 40 on the US Billboard Hot 100.[2] Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora appears on the album; in addition to playing his usual array of guitars, he co-wrote two tracks (the title song and "According to the Gospel of Love"). Also notable is an appearance by Bon Jovi's drummer, Tico Torres. Famed songwriter Burt Bacharach co-wrote the song "Obsession", which peaked at number 19 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Price of Lovin' You" (Child) 3:51
  2. "Discipline" (Child, Richie Sambora) 5:07
  3. "I Don't Wanna Be Your Friend" (Diane Warren) 4:59
  4. "Love on a Rooftop" (Child, Warren) 5:19
  5. "You're the Story of My Life" (Child, Warren) 4:59
  6. "According to the Gospel of Love" (Child, Sambora) 6:10
  7. "Do Me Right" (Child) 4:20
  8. "Obsession" (featuring Maria Vidal) (Child, Burt Bacharach) 5:47
  9. "The Gift of Life" (Child) 7:10
  10. "A Ray of Hope" (Don Paul Yowell) 4:56



  • Arranged by Desmond Child and Jeffrey "C.J." Vanston
  • Produced by Desmond Child and Sir Arthur Payson
  • Recorded and engineered by Sir Arthur Payson
  • Mixed by Brian Malouf; mix assistant: Pat MacDougall
  • Mastered by Bob Ludwig


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