Reel Life (Boy Meets Girl album)

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Reel Life
Album Boy Meets Girl Reel Life Cover.jpg
Studio album by Boy Meets Girl
Released 1988
Genre Pop
Length 45:05
Label RCA/BMG
Producer Arif Mardin, George Merrill
Boy Meets Girl chronology
Boy Meets Girl
(1985)
Reel Life
(1988)
New Dream
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Reel Life is the second album released by the duo Boy Meets Girl. Released in 1988 by RCA Records/BMG, the album featured the band's sole top ten hit as a recording act, "Waiting for a Star to Fall," as well as the minor follow-up, "Bring Down the Moon."

Like the band's previous album, all of the tracks were written entirely by Merrill and Rubicam.

Track listing[edit]

  • All Titles Published By Irving Music, Inc./Boy Meets Girl Music.
  1. "Bring Down the Moon" 5:02 (Merrill, Rubicam)
  2. "Waiting for a Star to Fall" 4:32 (Merrill, Rubicam)
  3. "Stormy Love" 4:36 (Merrill, Rubicam)
  4. "Is Anybody Out There in Love?" 4:55 (Merrill)
  5. "Stay Forever" 4:08 (Merrill, Rubicam)
  6. "If You Run" 4:33 (Merrill, Rubicam)
  7. "One Sweet Dream" 5:47 (Merrill, Rubicam)
  8. "No Apologies" 4:25 (Merrill, Rubicam)
  9. "Restless Dreamer" 4:56 (Merrill, Rubicam)
  10. "Someone's Got to Send Out Love" 1:56 (Merrill, Rubicam)

Production[edit]

  • Produced By Arif Mardin & George Merrill
  • Engineers: Rod Hui, Joey Wolpert
  • Assistant Engineers: Jim Bredouw, Don Tittle, Matt Tritto, Eric Westfall
  • Mixing: David Leonard, Joey Wolpert
  • Mix Assistants: Jim Dineen
  • Mastering: Stephen Marcussen

Personnel[edit]

  • Drums: Denny Fongheiser (tracks 2-4), Michael Jochum (tracks 1-3, 6, 8, and 9)
  • Bongos, Brushes, and Cymbal: Michael Jochum (track 7)
  • Drum Programming: George Merrill (tracks 2, 3, 7, and 8)
  • Drum Sequencing: George Merrill (track 4)
  • Linn 9000 Drum Machine: Denny Fongheiser (track 1), George Merrill (track 5), Michael Jochum (track 5)
  • Sequencing (Other): George Merrill (tracks 3, 6, and 8)
  • Bass: Leon Gaer (tracks 1, 4, and 10), Kerry Hatch (tracks 5 and 7-9), George Merrill (track 2), Kevin McCormick (track 6)
  • Synth Bass: Kerry Hatch (track 3)
  • Keyboards, Synthesizers: Denny Fongheiser (track 1), George Merrill (tracks 1-3, 5, and 7), Richard Gibbs (tracks 4, 5, and 9), Joe Mardin (tracks 1 and 4), Michael Jochum (track 5)
  • Piano: George Merrill (tracks 1, 2, and 10)
  • Electric Piano: George Merrill (tracks 6 and 9)
  • Programming: Joe Mardin (track 3), Thomas Hart (track 10)
  • "Crowning Touch": Joe Mardin (track 2)
  • Sampling: George Merrill (track 5), Richard Gibbs (track 5)
  • Emax: George Merrill (tracks 1, 7, and 8)
  • Emax voices: George Merrill (track 4)
  • Emulator: George Merrill (track 10)
  • Voice Box and Sound Effects (Chocolate Chips): Richard Gibbs (track 6)
  • Guitars: John Goux (tracks 1-5, 7, and 8), John Morton (tracks 6 and 9)
  • Dulcimer, E-bow: John Goux
  • Mandolin: Eric Williams (track 9)
  • Whistle: Richard Gibbs (track 9)
  • Oboe: Gary Herbig (track 8)
  • Alto Sax: Andy Snitzer (track 2), Larry Williams (track 8)
  • Vocals: Susan Boyd (tracks 2 and 3), Joe Turano (track 6)
  • Bunman: Bunman (track 10)
  • Primary vocalists [uncredited]: George Merrill, Shannon Rubicam

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References[edit]

  • Boy Meets Girl, "Reel Life" CD Liner Notes. RCA, 1988