In Your Eyes (George Benson album)

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In Your Eyes
George Benson In Your Eyes.jpg
Studio album by George Benson
Released 1983
Recorded 1983 at Atlantic Studios (New York, NY); Music Grinder Studio (Los Angeles, CA); United Westren (Hollywood, CA); The Hit Factory (New York, NY); The Record Plant (New York, NY).
Genre Soul, funk, jazz, pop
Label Warner Bros. Records
Producer Arif Mardin, Kashif (co-producer on track 2).
George Benson chronology
The George Benson Collection
(1981)The George Benson Collection1981
In Your Eyes
(1983)
Pacific Fire
(1983)Pacific Fire1983

In Your Eyes is a 1983 album by George Benson.[1] It is his only album produced by producer Arif Mardin. It includes the hit "Lady Love Me (One More Time)". The title track would later be covered by Jeffrey Osborne for his 1986 album Emotional.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Feel Like Making Love" (Eugene McDaniels)
  2. "Inside Love (So Personal)" (Kashif)
  3. "Lady Love Me (One More Time)" (David Paich, James Newton Howard)
  4. "Love Will Come Again" (featuring Chaka Khan) (Arif Mardin, Hamish Stuart)

Side two[edit]

  1. "In Your Eyes" (Dan Hill, Michael Masser)
  2. "Never Too Far to Fall" (Hamish Stuart, Ned Doheny)
  3. "Being With You" (Omar Hakim)
  4. "Use Me" (James Ingram, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil)
  5. "Late at Night" (featuring Vickie Randle) (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil)
  6. "In Search of a Dream" (Adam Falcon)

Note: UK Cassette Version of the album has "In Search of a Dream" extended 7mins 37secs version not included on vinyl, CD, or b-side of "Lady Love Me(One More Time)" single.

Personnel[edit]

  • George Benson – lead vocals, guitar solo (1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8), rhythm guitar (2), backing vocals (4, 6)
  • David Spinozza – guitar (1-10)
  • Paul Jackson, Jr. – rhythm guitar (1, 4, 6, 7, 8), guitar (5)
  • Ira Siegel – guitar (2)
  • Adam "Gus" Falcon – rhythm guitar (10), rhythm arrangement (10)
  • Will Lee – bass guitar (1, 4, 5, 8, 9)
  • Nathan East – bass guitar (3)
  • Anthony Jackson – bass guitar (7)
  • Marcus Miller – bass guitar (10)
  • Steve Ferrone – drums (1, 6, 9)
  • Leslie Ming – drums (2)
  • Jeff Porcaro – drums (3)
  • Carlos Vega – drums (4, 7, 8)
  • Steve Gadd – drums (5)
  • Steve Jordan –drums (10)
  • Sammy Figueroa – percussion (1, 4)
  • Bashiri Johnson – percussion (2)
  • Stephen Benben – finger snaps (2)
  • Lenny Castro – percussion (3)
  • Robbie Buchanan – electric piano (1, 4, 6, 7), synthesizer (1, 5, 6, 8, 9), Moog bass (1, 6), rhythm arrangement (1, 5, 6, 8, 9), acoustic piano (5, 9), LinnDrum programming (6)
  • Jorge Dalto – acoustic piano (1), electric piano (10)
  • Kashif – keyboards (2), Synclavier 2 (2), synthesizer (2), Moog bass (2), drums (2), finger snaps (2), backing vocals (2), rhythm arrangement (2)
  • Greg Phillinganes – additional synthesizer (3)
  • Steve Porcaro – additional synthesizer (3)
  • David Paich – keyboards (3), synthesizer (3), arrangements (3), brass arrangement (3)
  • James Newton Howard – keyboards (3), synthesizer (3), arrangements (3), string arrangements (3)
  • Peter Cannarozzi – synthesizer (4, 10)
  • Richard Tee – electric piano (5)
  • Joe Mardin – synthesizer programming
  • Randy Brecker – horn arrangement (1, 6), trumpet (1, 3, 6, 10)
  • Jon Faddis – trumpet (1, 3, 6, 10)
  • Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone (1, 6, 10)
  • Lew Delgatto – baritone saxophone (1, 6, 10)
  • Alan Raph – trombone (1, 3, 6, 10)
  • Tom Malone – trombone (1, 3, 6, 10)
  • Jerry Hey – flugelhorn (3), brass arrangement (3)
  • David Sanborn – alto saxophone (6)
  • Marty Paich – string arrangements (3)
  • Lee Holdridge – string arrangement (5)
  • Arif Mardin – BGV arrangement (6), rhythm arrangement (6), string arrangement (7, 9), synthesizer arrangement (8), horn arrangement (10)
  • Mark Stevens – backing vocals (1-10)
  • B.J. Nelson – backing vocals (2)
  • Brenda White King – backing vocals (2)
  • Lillo Thomas – backing vocals (2)
  • Paul Lawrence Jones III – vocal arrangement (2)
  • Babi Floyd – backing vocals (3)
  • Hamish Stuart – backing vocals (3, 6), BGV arrangement (6)
  • Zachary Sanders – backing vocals (3)
  • Chaka Khan – backing vocals (4)
  • Diva Gray – backing vocals (8)
  • Lani Groves – backing vocals (8)
  • Robin Clark – backing vocals (8)
  • Vicki Randle – duet vocals (9)
  • Alfred Brown, Emanuel Vardi, Fred Zlotkin, Frederick Buldrini, Gerald Tarack, Guy Lumia, Harold Kohon, Harry Lookofsky, Joe Malin, Jonathan Abramowitz, Julien Barber, Marilyn Wright, Richard Maximoff, Richard Young, Ted Hoyle – strings (3, 5, 7, 9)
  • Endre Granat – concertmaster
  • Gene Orloff – concertmaster

Production[edit]

  • Producer – Arif Mardin
  • Co-producer on Track 2 – Kashif
  • Tracks 1, 2, 4-10 recorded by Jeremy Smith
  • Assistant Engineer – Michael O'Reilly
  • Additional Recording by John Agallo, Danny Caccavo, Bill Dooley, Jay Messina and Bobby Warner.
  • Tracks 1, 3-10 mixed by Jeremy Smith & Michael O'Reilly
  • Track 2 recorded & mixed by Michael O'Reilly, assisted by Stephen Benben.
  • Track 3 recorded by Gary Skardinia, assisted by Randy Burns & Robert Feist.
  • Post Tracking by Jeremy Smith, Michael O'Reilly & Dan Nash.
  • Assistant Tracking – Stephen Benben & Julie Last
  • Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound (New York, NY).
  • Project Coordination – Chrissy Allerdings, Frank De Caro & Lu Sneed.
  • Art Direction – Simon Levy
  • Design – Laura LiPuma
  • Photography – Jean Pagliusso
  • Hair & Make-up – Quiet Fire
  • Stylist – Beverly Silver
  • Direction & Management – Ken Fritz & Dennis Turner

Charts[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
position
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[2] 25
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[3] 26
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[4] 42
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[5] 16
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[6] 28
UK Albums (OCC)[7] 3
US Billboard 200[8] 27

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.discogs.com/George-Benson-In-Your-Eyes/master/63619
  2. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – George Benson – In Your Eyes" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  3. ^ "Sisältää hitin: Levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1961". Sisältää hitin. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  4. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  5. ^ "Charts.org.nz – George Benson – In Your Eyes". Hung Medien. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  6. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – George Benson – In Your Eyes". Hung Medien. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  7. ^ "George Benson | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  8. ^ "George Benson – Chart history" Billboard 200 for George Benson. Retrieved May 15, 2017.