Michael Martin Murphey (album)

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Michael Martin Murphey
Michael Martin Murphey 1982 album.jpg
Studio album by
Released1982
GenreCountry, popular
LabelLiberty Records
ProducerMichael Martin Murphey
Michael Martin Murphey chronology
Hard Country
(1981)
Michael Martin Murphey
(1982)
The Heart Never Lies
(1983)
Singles from Michael Martin Murphey
  1. "What's Forever For"
    Released: June 14, 1982
  2. "Still Taking Chances"
    Released: November 8, 1982
  3. "Love Affairs"
    Released: March 21, 1983

Michael Martin Murphey is the tenth album by American singer-songwriter Michael Martin Murphey and his first for Liberty Records. The album peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.[1][2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Still Taking Chances" (Michael Martin Murphey) – 4:10
  2. "Two Step Is Easy" (Murphey) – 3:20
  3. "What's Forever For" (Rafe VanHoy) – 2:52
  4. "Take It Like a Man" (Murphey, D'Abo) – 3:33
  5. "First Taste of Freedom" (Murphey, D'Abo) – 3:41
  6. "Love Affairs" (Murphey, D'Abo) – 4:12
  7. "Ring of Truth" (Murphey, D'Abo) – 4:16
  8. "Crystal" (Murphey) – 6:02
  9. "Lost River" (Murphey) – 4:17
  10. "Hearts in the Right Place" (Murphey, D'Abo) – 4:19[1][2]

Credits[edit]

Music

  • Michael Martin Murphey – vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica
  • John Leslie Hug – guitar
  • Fred Tackett – guitar
  • Michael Hearne – guitar
  • James Burton – guitar
  • Carmen Acciaioli – steel guitar
  • Jay Dee Maness – steel guitar
  • Lance Ong – synthesizer
  • Brian Whitcomb – keyboards
  • John Hickman – banjo
  • Byron Berline – violin
  • Leland Sklar – bass
  • David McDaniels – bass
  • Michael Botts – drums
  • Buzzy Buchanan – drums
  • Herb Pedersen – background vocals
  • Chris Montan – background vocals
  • Denny Brooks – background vocals
  • Joey Scarbury – background vocals
  • Harry Stinson – background vocals
  • Jennifer Warnes – background vocals

Production

  • Bill Burks – artwork
  • Jonathan Louie – artwork (back cover)
  • Glenn Grab – contractor (strings)
  • Eric Prestidge – engineer, mixing
  • Ken Perry – mastering
  • Richard McKernan – mixing
  • Mary Maciukas – photography
  • Jim Ed Norman – producer
  • John Rosenthal – recording
  • Russ Castillo – recording[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 14
U.S. Billboard 200 69

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Michael Martin Murphey". Allmusic. Retrieved May 24, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c "Michael Martin Murphey". Discogs. Retrieved May 24, 2012.

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