Keep Your Eye on Me

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Keep Your Eye on Me
Studio album by Herb Alpert
Released February 13, 1987
Genre Jazz, instrumental pop, R&B, New Jack Swing
Length 43:53
Label A&M
Producer Herb Alpert; Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis; Les Pierce; Roy Bittan; Shelly Yakus
Herb Alpert chronology
Classics Volume 20
(1987)
Keep Your Eye on Me
(1987)
Under a Spanish Moon
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Keep Your Eye on Me is a pop/R&B/dance album by Herb Alpert, released in 1987. It contains two hit singles, "Diamonds" and "Making Love in the Rain" (both featuring lead and background vocals by Janet Jackson and Lisa Keith). These Billboard Top 40 hits, along with the title track and "Pillow" (featuring co-lead vocals by Alpert and singer/wife Lani Hall) were produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. The remainder of the album consists of tracks produced by Herb Alpert and various producers. Keep Your Eye On Me was constructed with Side 1 (Tracks 1-5) featuring uptempo songs, while Side 2 (Tracks 6-10) featured down tempo songs and ballads.

All trumpet solos were played by Herb Alpert.

The album was released on CD by A&M Records in 1987, along with extended CD singles of the title track and "Diamonds". It was re-released on September 12, 2013 in a download-only version available exclusively through Alpert's official website, HerbAlpertPresents.com.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Keep Your Eye on Me" (Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis) 5:13
  2. "Hot Shot" (Albert Hammond) 3:56
  3. "Diamonds" (Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis) 4:53
  4. "Traffic Jam" (Les Pierce) 3:16
  5. "Cat Man Do" (Roy Bittan, Herb Alpert) 5:26
  6. "Pillow" (Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis) 4:32
  7. "Our Song" (Herb Alpert, Sal Macaluso) 3:55
  8. "Making Love in the Rain" (Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis) 5:56
  9. "Rocket to the Moon" (John Barnes, Herb Alpert) 3:52
  10. "Stranger on the Shore" (Mr. Acker Bilk, R. Mellin) 2:54

Personnel[edit]

  • Tracks 1, 3, 6 and 8 Produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis for Flyte Tyme Productions, Inc.; Executive Producer: John McClain;
    Jimmy Jam: drum programming, keyboard programming, percussion (track 1, 3, 6 and 8), Fairlight programming (track 6), Oberheim programming (track 6); Terry Lewis: bass (track 3), percussion (track 3 and 6), background vocals (track 1, 3, 6 and 8); David Eiland: keyboard programming, sound FX sampler (track 1); Jerome Benton: background vocals (track 1); Lisa Keith: lead vocals (track 3 and 8), background vocals (track 1 and 6); Janet Jackson: lead vocals (track 3 and 8); Jellybean Johnson, James "Popeye" Greer: party vocals (track 3)
  • Tracks 2, 7 and 9 Produced by Herb Alpert
    Laytham Armor: drums, keyboards, bass programming (track 2), synthesized bass, synthesizer, percussion programming (track 7); Michael Landau: guitar (track 2 and 9); Paul Jackson, Jr.: guitar (track 9); Paulinho Da Costa: percussion (track 2 and 9); John Barnes: organ (track 2), keyboards (track 7 and 9), drum programming (track 9), Jeff Porcaro: drums (track 9); Neil Stubenhaus: bass (track 9)
  • Track 4 Produced by Herb Alpert; Associate Producer: Les Pierce
    Les Pierce: drums, keyboard programming; Michael Landau: guitar
  • Track 5 Produced by Herb Alpert and Roy Bittan
    Roy Bittan: keyboards; John Barnes: Yamaha DX7 keyboard; Paulinho Da Costa: percussion; Michael Landau: guitar; Jeff Porcaro: drums; Neil Stubenhaus: bass
  • Track 10 Produced by Herb Alpert and Shelly Yakus
    John Barnes: Yamaha DX7 keyboard, Fairlight programming; Steve Schaeffer: drums, percussion; Michael Landau: guitar

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keep Your Eye on Me at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-17.