Just Visiting This Planet

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Just Visiting This Planet
Jellybean Just Visiting This Planet album cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released1987 (original)
2012 (remastered and expanded)
Studio(New York City, New York)
(Los Angeles, California)
LabelChrysalis
ProducerJellybean
Jellybean chronology
Wotupski!?!
(1984)
Just Visiting This Planet
(1987)
Jellybean Rocks the House!
(1988)

Just Visiting This Planet is the second album by Jellybean, the nickname for American producer, remixer and songwriter John Benitez. The album was released in 1987 and contains the singles "Who Found Who", "The Real Thing", "Jingo" and "Just a Mirage".

In 2012, the album was remastered and expanded by Cherry Red Records. It featured five remixes, including a remix of the song "Sidewalk Talk", which was originally released as a single in 1985 and is written by Madonna, who also provides backing vocals.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[2]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide[4]

Reviewing the reissue, Record Collector wrote that while "the synth stabs, LinnDrum gloops and crashing beats sometimes date the set, tracks such as 'Walking In My Sleep' [are] quintessential exercises in 80s New York studio excess."[5]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Little Too Good to Me" (vocals – Elisa Fiorillo)
4:20
2."Who Found Who" (vocals – Elisa Fiorillo)Paul Gurvitz4:47
3."Just a Mirage" (vocals – Adele Bertei)
  • Toni C.
  • Bertei
4:44
4."Am I Dreaming" (vocals – Adele Bertei)
  • Toni C.
  • Mary Kessler
  • Bertei
  • Sadik
4:58
5."The Real Thing" (vocals – Steven Dante)
  • Arnie Roman
  • Toni C.
5:40
6."Walking in My Sleep" (vocals – Steven Dante)
  • Ian Prince
  • Bertei
4:44
7."Hypnotized (By Your Touch)" (vocals – Adele Bertei)
  • Jellybean
  • Bertei
  • David Bryant
4:30
8."Jingo"Michael Olatunji7:43
2012 Cherry Red reissue bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
9."Who Found Who" (U.S. Club Mix) (vocals – Elisa Fiorillo)Gurvitz 
10."Jingo" (U.K. House Mix)Olatunji 
11."Just a Mirage" (12" Remix) (vocals – Adele Bertei)
  • Toni C.
  • Bertei
 
12."The Real Thing" (West 26th Street Mix) (vocals – Steven Dante)
  • Roman
  • Toni C.
 
13."Sidewalk Talk" (Dance Mix) (vocals – Catherine Buchanan)Madonna 

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from the Just Visiting This Planet liner notes.[6]

Musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Jellybean for Jellybean Productions, Inc.
  • Mix engineer: Michael Hutchinson
  • Additional engineers: Joe Chiccarelli, Jay Mark, JC Convertino, Ed Thacker, Mark Roule, Gordon Fordyce
  • Assistant engineers: Don Feinberg, Nick Delre, Mark Roule, Craig Vogel, Jeff Lorezen, John Hedges, Mark McKenna
  • Production coordinator: Doreen Dorion
  • A&R coordinators: Jeff Aldrich & Susan Collins
  • Originally mastered by: George Marino at Sterling Sound, New York City
  • Direction: Brendan Bourke for BB Management
  • Art direction & design: Norman Moore
  • Photography: Phillip Dixon

Charts and certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Just Visiting This Planet".
  2. ^ "Just Visiting This Planet - Jellybean - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Vol. 4. MUZE. p. 608.
  4. ^ The Rolling Stone Album Guide. Random House. 1992. pp. 365–366.
  5. ^ "Just Visiting This Planet - Record Collector Magazine".
  6. ^ Just Visiting This Planet (liner notes). Jellybean. Chrysalis Records. 1987.{{cite AV media notes}}: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  7. ^ "dutchcharts.nl > Jellybean – Just Visiting This Planet" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  8. ^ "Official Charts > Jellybean". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  9. ^ "Billboard > Artists / Jellybean > Chart History > Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  10. ^ "British album certifications – Jellybean – Just Visiting This Planet". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 25 October 2018.

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