Man on the Line

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Man on the Line
Studio album by Chris de Burgh
Released 10 May 1984
Recorded Farmyard Studios, Buckinghamshire
Genre Pop rock[1]
Length 41:04
Label A&M
Producer Rupert Hine
Chris de Burgh chronology
The Getaway
(1982)
Man on the Line
(1984)
The Very Best of Chris de Burgh
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Man on the Line is an album by Chris de Burgh, released in 1984.

Release[edit]

It produced de Burgh's second UK hit single, "High on Emotion", which entered the chart on 12 May 1984 and peaked at number 44. The album itself reached 11 on the UK album chart and remained on the chart for 24 weeks.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Chris de Burgh.

No. Title Length
1. "The Ecstasy of Flight (I Love the Night)" 4:01
2. "Sight and Touch" 3:14
3. "Taking it to the Top" 4:00
4. "The Head and the Heart" 3:59
5. "The Sound of a Gun" 4:29
6. "High on Emotion" 4:26
7. "Much More Than This" 2:57
8. "Man on the Line" 4:25
9. "Moonlight and Vodka" 3:39
10. "Transmission Ends" 5:59
Total length: 41:04

Personnel[edit]

  • Chris de Burgh - acoustic guitar, lead and backing vocals
  • Tina Turner - vocals (5)
  • Rupert Hine - keyboards, synthesizer, backing vocals, orchestral arrangements
  • John Giblin - bass guitar (3)
  • Howard Jones - piano (4)
  • Ian Kojima - synthesizer, guitar, saxophone
  • Al Marnie - bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Danny McBride - electric guitar
  • Trevor Morais - drums (5)
  • Glenn Morrow - keyboards, synthesizer
  • Phil Palmer - electric guitar
  • Jeff Phillips - drums, percussion

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Rupert Hine
  • Engineered and Mixed by Stephen W. Tayler
  • Assistant Engineer - Andrew Scarth
  • Mastered by Frank DeLuna at A&M Mastering Studios (Los Angeles, CA).
  • Photography - Brian Griffin
  • Art Direction - Michael Ross
  • Assistant Art Dictator - Dave Margereson
  • Design - Simon Adamczewski and Jerry Williams
  • Management - Dave Margereson and Kenny Thomson at Mismanagement, Inc.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b DeGagne, Mike. "Man on the Line". allmusic.com. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  2. ^ David Roberts. British Hit Singles & Albums. Guinness World Records Limited