Flesh and Bone (Richard Marx album)

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Flesh And Bone
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Studio album by Richard Marx
Released April, 1997
Recorded 1996–1997
Genre
Length 62:32
Label Capitol
Producer Richard Marx, Randy Jackson, Fee Waybill
Richard Marx chronology
Channel V At The Hard Rock Live
(1995)
Flesh and Bone
(1997)
Greatest Hits
(1997)

Flesh and Bone is the out of print fifth studio album by singer/songwriter Richard Marx. It was released in 1997 and was Marx's final studio album released on the Capitol Records imprint. (He returned to EMI-Capitol for one additional recording in 2004.)

This release marked an official decline in Richard's commercial standing, peaking at #70 on the Billboard album chart. Per Nielsen SoundScan, F&B had sold a total of 128,654 copies at the time of its deletion.

The single "Until I Find You Again" reached #3 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart and peaked at #42 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the spring of 1997. Early pressings featured a bonus acoustic EP titled To The Bone. The single and album both hit #1 in several international markets. It was Richard's first new studio release that did not produce a #1 song in America.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Richard Marx, except where noted.

  1. "Fool's Game" – 6:25
  2. "You Never Take Me Dancing" – 5:39
  3. "Touch of Heaven" – 4:51
  4. "What's the Story" – 5:04
  5. "Can't Lie to My Heart" – 6:29
  6. "Until I Find You Again" – 4:24
  7. "My Confession" – 5:08
  8. "Eternity" – 5:23
  9. "What's Wrong with That" (Marx, Fee Waybill) – 4:40
  10. "The Image" (Marx, Waybill) – 4:21
  11. "Breathless" – 5:48
  12. "Miracle" – 4:20

Japanese bonus tracks

  1. "Every Day Of Your Life (Duet with ASKA)" – 4:40
  2. "Too Shy To Say" – 3:20
  3. "Every Day Of Your Life (solo version)" – 4:40

Singles/Chart history[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
U.S. Hot 100 U.S. AC UK
1997 "Until I Find You Again" 42 3 44

Personnel[edit]

  • Richard Marx: lead vocals, backing vocals (1-5, 7-12), keyboards (1, 6, 7, 8, 11), digital piano (1), synth kalimba (2), acoustic guitar (5), acoustic piano (12)
  • Bruce Gaitsch: guitar (1, 2, 5, 9-12), acoustic guitar (5), nylon string guitar & solo (6)
  • Michael Landau: guitar (3, 4)
  • Michael Thompson: guitar (6, 7, 8)
  • Greg Phillinganes: keyboards (2), Rhodes (5, 11)
  • John Lehmkuhl: synthesizer programming (3)
  • Tom Keane: Rhodes (4)
  • Simon Franglen: Synclavier programming (6), keyboard programming (6, 7, 8), keyboards (7, 8), drum programming (7, 8)
  • Jamey Jaz: synthesizer programming (9)
  • Matt Rollings: Hammond B3 organ (10)
  • David Innis: keyboards (12)
  • Randy Jackson: electric bass (1, 4, 5, 9-12), synthesizer programming (3)
  • Herman Matthews: drums (2, 12)
  • Jonathan Moffett: drums (4, 5, 9, 10, 11)
  • Chris Trujillo: percussion (5)
  • Kim Wilson: harmonica (4)
  • Marc Russo: saxophone (11, 12)
    • Horns on "What's Wrong With That": Lee Thornburg & Steve Grove
    • Horns on "The Image": Jerry Hey, Gary Grant, Charley Loper & Marc Russo; Arranged by Dick & Richard Marx
    • Strings on "Fool's Game" & "Can't Lie to My Heart": Israel Baker, Charles Veal Jr., Murray Adler, Bernard Kundell, Gail Tricia Cruz-Farkas, Bette Byers, Henry Ferber, James Getzoff, Ezra Kliger, Farhad Behroozi, Carole Mukogawa, Cynthia Morrow, Milton Thomas, David Shamban, Daniel Smith & Waldemar DeAlmida; Arranged & conducted by Dick Marx
    • Backing vocals: Maurice White (2), Cindy Mizell (2, 4, 10), Paulette McWilliams (2, 4, 10), Luther Vandross (4, 5), Nita Whitaker (6), Bob Bowker (7, 8), Jeff Morrow (8), Tony Ransom (8), Steve Grissette (8) & Fee Waybill (9)
    • Co-Lead vocals: Gorgeous Blonde (6), Fee Waybill (8)

Production[edit]

  • Arranged by Richard Marx (all tracks), Randy Jackson (track 3), Michael Landau (track 4) & Jamey Jaz (track 9).
  • All songs produced by Richard Marx; "Touch of Heaven" produced by Richard Marx & Randy Jackson; Lead Vocal on "Until I Find You Again" produced by Gorgeous Blonde; Lead Vocal on "Eternity" produced by Fee Waybill.
  • Recording Engineers: Bill Drescher, David Cole, David Whittman, Bruce Gaitsch, Craig Bauer, Greg Droman, Richard Flack, Jess Sutcliffe, Claude Achille & Allen Abrahamson.
  • Assistant Engineers: Larry Schalit, Douglas Bamford, Pat Karamian, Mike Douglas, Alex Reed, Bryan Carrigan, Gil Morales, Leslie Ann Jones, Jennifer Wyler, Andrew Page, Mike Tacci & Scott Steiner.
  • All songs mixed by Bill Drescher, except "Touch of Heaven" mixed by David Cole.
  • Mastered "with care" by Wally Traugott

Recording Studios[edit]