Ocean Drive (album)

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Ocean Drive
Ocean Drive Lighthouse Family.JPG
Studio album by
Released1 September 1995 (UK)
Recorded1995
Length42:17
LabelWildcard / Polydor
ProducerMike Peden
Lighthouse Family chronology
Ocean Drive
(1995)
Postcards from Heaven
(1997)
Singles from Ocean Drive
  1. "Lifted"
    Released: 22 May 1995
  2. "Ocean Drive"
    Released: 9 October 1995
  3. "Lifted (re-release)"
    Released: 5 February 1996
  4. "Ocean Drive (re-release)"
    Released: 27 May 1996
  5. "Goodbye Heartbreak"
    Released: 16 September 1996
  6. "Loving Every Minute"
    Released: 19 November 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Ocean Drive is the debut album released by UK duo Lighthouse Family in 1995 on Wildcard / Polydor Records. The album produced one Top 10 hit ("Lifted") and three Top 20 hits ("Ocean Drive", "Goodbye Heartbreak" and "Loving Every Minute").The album spent 154 weeks on the UK album chart and achieved 6 times platinum sales of 1,8 million copies.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Lifted"Mike Peden4:31
2."Heavenly"
  • Baiyewu
  • Tucker
  • Tim Kellett
Peden3:47
3."Loving Every Minute"
  • Baiyewu
  • Tucker
  • Brammer
  • Shaun Ward
Peden4:10
4."Ocean Drive"
  • Tucker
Peden3:48
5."The Way You Are"
  • Baiyewu
  • Tucker
  • Tim Laws
Peden5:01
6."Keep Remembering"
  • Baiyewu
  • Tucker
  • Alan Glass
  • Norman Giscombe Jr.
Peden4:01
7."Sweetest Operator"
  • Baiyewu
  • Tucker
  • Kellett
Peden4:03
8."What Could Be Better"
  • Baiyewu
  • Tucker
  • Glass
  • Giscombe Jr.
Peden3:57
9."Beautiful Night"
  • Baiyewu
  • Tucker
Peden4:48
10."Goodbye Heartbreak"
  • Baiyewu
  • Tucker
  • Kellett
Peden4:11

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

  • Tunde Baiyewu  – vocals, background vocals
  • Dave Brewis  – guitar
  • Rupert Brown  – drums
  • Danny Cummings  – percussion
  • Steven Dante  – background vocals
  • Simon Eyre  – guitar
  • David Grant  – background vocals
  • Lain Gray  – background vocals
  • Tee Green  – background vocals
  • Clive Griffin  – guest artist, background vocals
  • Heard But Not Seen  – background vocals
  • Lawrence Johnson  – background vocals
  • Tim Kellett  – flugelhorn, trumpet
  • The London Session Orchestra  – strings
  • Frank Ricotti  – vibraphone
  • Philip Todd  – bass, brass, flute
  • Paul Tucker  – keyboards
  • Pete Wingfield  – piano
  • Gavyn Wright  – violin

Technical[edit]

  • Paul Max Bloom  – assistant Engineer
  • Phil Bodger  – mixing
  • Martin Brammer  – composer
  • Oscar Castro-Neves  – composer
  • Junior Giscombe  – composer
  • Alan Glass  – composer
  • Bernie Grundman  – mastering
  • Martin Hayles  – engineer
  • Nick Ingman  – string arrangements
  • Tim Kellett  – composer
  • Tim Laws  – composer
  • Lighthouse Famil  – arranger
  • Michael Peden  – arranger, mixing, producer
  • Mike Peden  – producer
  • Paul Tucker  – composer, keyboards
  • Norman Watson  – photography
  • Mel Wesson  – programming[2]

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Country Date Position Sales Comments
United Kingdom March 1996 3 1.8 million+ Platinum x6

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Position
German Albums Chart[3] 97

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ethan Alter. "Ocean Drive Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 August 2010.
  2. ^ "Ocean Drive - Lighthouse Family - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Top 100 Album-Jahrescharts" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved September 8, 2016.