In the Running

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In the Running
HowardJonesInTheRunning.jpg
Studio album by Howard Jones
Released April 1992
Recorded September 1990 – September 1991
Genre Rock / Pop
Length 51:04
Label Elektra (US)
Eastwest Records
Producer Ross Cullum, Howard Jones
Howard Jones chronology
Cross That Line
(1989)Cross That Line1989
In the Running
(1992)
The Best of Howard Jones
(1993)The Best of Howard Jones1993

In the Running is the fifth album by British pop musician Howard Jones, released in 1992. It was his last original studio album recorded on the Warner/Elektra label. It contains the US Top 40 hit "Lift Me Up". The album marked a conscious move away from the use of electronic instrumentation and a move to piano based melodies. Guests on the album include Midge Ure and Mark Brzezicki. Rupert Hine was the album's executive producer (he produced Howard's multi-million selling albums Human's Lib and Dream Into Action). A successful acoustic tour took place in 1992 with Howard playing all over Europe and the USA on grand piano accompanied by Carol Steele on percussion. The album was remastered and released on CD (with a host of extra tracks) in 2012.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Howard Jones; except where indicated.

  1. "Lift Me Up" (Jones, Ross Cullum) – 3:39
  2. "Fallin' Away" (Jones, Ross Cullum, Lala) – 6:53
  3. "Show Me" (Jones, Ross Cullum) – 4:32
  4. "The Voices Are Back" – 5:32
  5. "Exodus" – 4:32
  6. "Tears To Tell" – 5:23
  7. "Two Souls" (Jones, Andy Ross, Ross Cullum) – 4:23
  8. "Gun Turned On The World" – 4:38
  9. "One Last Try" – 4:11
  10. "City Song" – 7:17

Personnel[edit]

  • Howard Jones – vocals, piano, keyboards (1–4, 6–10), keyboard bass (1, 2, 4, 5, 7–10), keyboard guitar (1–4, 7, 8, 10), vocoder (5), backing vocals (5), organ (5, 6), bass guitar (6), drums (10)
  • Jai Winding – additional keyboards (3, 7), Moog bass (3)
  • Kevin Maloney – Synclavier editing (7)
  • Ian Stanley – additional keyboards (8)
  • Dean Parks – electric guitar (2), guitar (5), soft wah wah guitar (9)
  • David Lindley – slide guitar (2), acoustic guitar (2)
  • Steve Farris – guitar (3, 5, 7, 8)
  • Neil Taylor – guitar solo (3)
  • Robbie McIntosh – guitar (6)
  • Midge Ure – "breakdown" guitar (7)
  • Andy Ross – wah wah guitar (7), additional guitar (7), rhythm arrangements (7)
  • Ross Cullum – drums (1, 2, 3, 10), guitar solo (9)
  • Mark Brzezicki – additional percussion (2), additional drums (3)
  • Chris Hughes – drums (4, 6, 8)
  • Richie Hayward – drums (5, 7)
  • Sam Clayton – tambourine (5)
  • Luis Conte – percussion (7, 9)
  • Kevin Robinson – trumpet (4)
  • Clare Fischer – clarinet choir and brass arrangement (9)
  • Sooty Bonnet – blues mordents (1)
  • Carol Kenyon – backing vocals (1, 2, 4–7), choir (10)
  • Tessa Niles – backing vocals (1, 2, 4–7), choir (10)

Production[edit]

  • Producers – Howard Jones and Ross Cullum
  • Executive Producer – Rupert Hine
  • Recorded by Ross Cullum
  • Assistant Engineer – Chad Munsey
  • Additional Engineers – Paul Corkett, Andy Strange and Steve Williams.
  • Recorded at The Shed (Maidenhead, England) and A&M Studios (Hollywood, CA).
  • Mixed by Bob Clearmountain at Mayfair Studios (London, England).
  • Mix Assistant – Avril Mackintosh
  • Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk (New York, NY).
  • Art Direction and Design – Janet Boye
  • Photography – Daniel Miller

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