My Own Best Enemy

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My Own Best Enemy
My Own Best Enemy.jpg
Studio album by Richard Marx
Released August 10, 2004
Studio Renegade Studio, Capitol Studio B, Noise In The Attic, The Blue Room, Ocean Way Recording, Blackbird Studios, Seventeen Grand Studio, Westlake Audio
Genre Rock
Length 50:29
Label Manhattan Records
Producer Richard Marx and David Cole
Richard Marx chronology
Timeline
(2000)Timeline2000
My Own Best Enemy
(2004)
Duo
(2008)Duo2008
Singles from My Own Best Enemy
  1. "When You're Gone"
    Released: July 2004
  2. "Ready To Fly"
    Released: May 2005

My Own Best Enemy is the seventh studio album by soft rock singer-songwriter Richard Marx. The album hit #126 on the Billboard album chart in 2004.[1] The album produced two singles, "When You're Gone" and "Ready To Fly." Both of them reached the 'Hot Adult Top 40' chart. "Ready To Fly" also hit #22 on the 'Adult contemporary' chart.[2]

The album marked a return to the microphone for Marx, who had spent the early-2000s as a successful songwriter and producer, after the comparatively weak commercial reception of his last album in 2000.[2]

As of 2016, this album had sold 56,665 copies in America per Nielsen SoundScan.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Richard Marx, except "Suspicion" co-written by Fee Waybill.

  1. "Nothing Left To Say" - 3:57
  2. "When You're Gone" - 4:24
  3. "One Thing Left" - 3:55
  4. "Loves Goes On" - 3:35
  5. "Ready To Fly" - 4:39
  6. "Again" - 6:17
  7. "Colder" - 3:09
  8. "Everything Good" - 3:18
  9. "The Other Side" - 4:56
  10. "Someone Special" - 4:15
  11. "Suspicion" - 3:56
  12. "Falling" - 5:13

Bonus Tracks on Japanese release
• "Endless Summer Nights (Live Version)" - 4:30

Bonus Tracks on U.S. Target Exclusive release
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  1. "Should've Known Better" (Acoustic) - 3:46
  2. "Don't Mean Nothing" (Acoustic) - 3:57
  3. "When You're Gone" (Acoustic) - 3:44
  4. "Hazard" (Acoustic) - 4:10
  5. "Endless Summer Nights" (Live Performance) - 4:25

Personnel[edit]

  • Jessica Andrews – background vocals (4)
  • Stephen Balderston – cello (3, 8)
  • Greg Bissonette – drums (6, 8, 11)
  • John Blasucci – drum programming (5)
  • Steve Brewster – drums (1, 2, 3, 5, 10, 12)
  • Mark Browne – bass guitar (6, 8, 11)
  • David Cole – virtual synthesizer (2, 6), synthesizers (7, 11), string arrangements (9), keyboard pad (12)
  • Cliff Colnot – cello orchestration (3)
  • J.T. Cornflos – electric guitar (1, 3, 10, 12), guitar (2)
  • Eric Darken – percussion (4, 9)
  • Shane Fontayne – guitar (6), electric guitar (8, 11)
  • Paul Franklin – steel guitar (10)
  • Bruce Gaitsch – acoustic guitar (10)
  • Matt Laug – drums (4, 7)
  • Michael Landau – guitar (4, 7), additional electric guitar (5), electric guitar (8), guitar solo (8)
  • Arif Mardin – string arrangements (5)
  • Richard Marx – arrangements, lead vocals, background vocals (1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11), acoustic guitar (1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12), additional electric guitar (5), piano (5), string arrangements (5, 9, 12), electric guitar (8, 10, 11), keyboards (8, 9), synth bass (9)
  • Lance Morrison – bass guitar (4, 7)
  • Gary Smith – Hammond B3 organ (2, 4), keyboards (10)
  • Michael Thompson – acoustic guitar (5), electric guitar (5, 9), guitar (6)
  • Keith Urban – guitar (2), guitar solo (2), background vocals (2), additional guitar (3)
  • Matt Walker – drums (9)
  • Glenn Worf – bass guitar (1, 2, 3, 10, 12)

The Amazing Nashville String Players

  • Cello
    • Anthony LaMarchina
    • Carol Rabinowitz
    • Sari Reist
  • Violins
    • David Angell
    • David Davidson
    • Connie Ellisor
    • Gerald Greer
    • Connie Heard
    • Pam Sixfin
    • Chris Teal
    • Kathy Umstead
    • Mary Kathryn Vanosdale
  • Violas
    • Jim Grosjean
    • Gary Vanosdale
    • Kris Wilkinson (also string contractor)

Production[edit]

  • Producers – David Cole and Richard Marx
  • Recorded and Mixed by David Cole
  • Additional Engineering – Matt Prock
  • Art Direction and Design – Beth Middleworth
  • Creative Director – Gordon H. Lee
  • Cover Photo – Paul Elledge
  • Other Photos – Clay Patrick McBride
  • Management – Wayne Issak and Karen Scott for Issak Entertainment.

Charts[edit]

Singles

Year Song US A.C. US Adult Top 40 Germany
2004 "When You're Gone" - 20 -
2005 "Ready To Fly" 22 29 48

References[edit]