Rush Street (album)

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Rush Street
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Studio album by Richard Marx
Released October 28, 1991
Studio A&M Studios, Lion Share Studios, Right Track Studios, Sunset Sound Studios, Frantic Studio, Westlake Studios, Capitol Studios, Bill Champlin Studio, The Village Recorder, Elumba Studios, Can-Am Studios, The Enterprise
Genre Rock, R&B
Length 65:35
Label Capitol
Producer Richard Marx, Fee Waybill
Richard Marx chronology
Repeat Offender
(1989)Repeat Offender1989
Rush Street
(1991)
Live In USA 1988/92
(1992)Live In USA 1988/921992
Singles from Richard Marx
  1. "Keep Coming Back"
    Released: October 1991
  2. "Hazard"
    Released: January 1992
  3. "Take This Heart"
    Released: June 1992
  4. "Chains Around My Heart"
    Released: October 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Rush Street is the third studio album by singer and songwriter Richard Marx. Released in late 1991, it sold over two million copies in the United States alone.

Its first single, "Keep Coming Back," was #1 on the American Adult Contemporary chart for four consecutive weeks. It reached #5 in Cashbox while peaking at #12 in Billboard. The follow-up single, "Hazard", also hit #1 Adult Contemporary and reached #6 in Cashbox and #9 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Subsequent single releases included "Take This Heart" and "Chains Around My Heart", which were Top Ten hits on the US Adult Contemporary charts. All four hits boasted popular music videos as well. Toto members Steve Lukather and Jeff Porcaro were among the session musicians employed on the album, although they play on separate tracks.

Marx admitted in 2001 that the track "Superstar" is about Madonna[2] The album was dedicated to son Brandon Marx and grandmother Lois.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Playing with Fire" (Richard Marx, Steve Lukather) – 4:29
  2. "Love Unemotional" (Marx) – 5:06
  3. "Keep Coming Back" (Marx) – 6:51
  4. "Take This Heart" (Marx) – 4:10
  5. "Hazard" (Marx) – 5:17
  6. "Hands In Your Pocket" (Marx) – 3:54
  7. "Calling You" (Marx, Bruce Gaitsch) – 4:42
  8. "Superstar" (Marx) – 4:42
  9. "Streets of Pain" (Marx, Fee Waybill) – 5:10
  10. "I Get No Sleep" (Marx) – 3:44
  11. "Big Boy Now" (Marx, Waybill) – 5:38
  12. "Chains Around My Heart" (Marx, Waybill) – 5:42
  13. "Your World" (Marx) – 5:54

Bonus Tracks on Japanese release

  • "Ride with the Idol" – 3:46

Bonus Tracks on Latin America release

  • "Regresa A Mi [Keep Coming Back]" – 5:22

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from AllMusic.[3]

  • Brad Aldredge – assistant engineer
  • Bryant Arnett – assistant engineer
  • Mike Baird – drums (11)
  • Ray Blair – engineer (6)
  • Terry Bozzio – drums (1, 10, 13)
  • Kim Bullard – keyboards (7)
  • Rick Caughron – assistant engineer
  • Bill ChamplinHammond B3 organ (8)
  • Tamara Champlin – background vocals (1, 2, 9)
  • Jon Clarke – drum programming (1)
  • Jim Cliff – background vocals (1), bass (7, 11, 12)
  • Lavant Coppock – assistant engineer
  • Dalbello – background vocals (1, 2, 9)
  • Peter Doell – engineer (5, 7, 12)
  • Michael Douglas – assistant engineer
  • Bill Drescher – engineer (1-4, 6, 8, 10, 11), mixing (1-7, 10, 12), additional engineer (5)
  • Nathan East – bass (3, 4, 6, 13)
  • Susanne Edgren – production coordination
  • Michael Egizi – background vocals (1), keyboards (3-6, 8, 11, 12, 13), programming (5)
  • Bruce Gaitsch – guitar (2, 3, 8, 13), acoustic guitar (5, 12), guitar solo (7), arrangements (7, 13)
  • Janet Gardner – background vocals (6)
  • Ross Garfield – technician
  • Steve George – background vocals (1)
  • Lolly Grodner – assistant engineer
  • Steve Grove – saxophone (2, 3)
  • Mick Guzauski – mixing (8)
  • Mark Hagen – assistant engineer
  • Jerry Hey – horn arrangements (2)
  • Nels Israelson – photography
  • Brian Jackson – design
  • Randy Jackson – bass (1, 9, 10)
  • Billy Joel – piano (10)
  • Leslie Ann Jones – assistant engineer
  • Jesse Kanner – assistant engineer
  • Michael Landau – guitar (4, 6, 13), guitar solo (4, 6, 8, 11, 12), acoustic guitar (12), electric guitar (12), arrangements (13)
  • Tommy Lee – drums (9)
  • John "Juke" Logan – background vocals (2)
  • Steve Lukather – guitar (1, 9, 10), guitar solos (1, 9), arrangements (1, 9, 10)
  • Cheryl Lynn – background vocals (10)
  • Brian Malouf – mixing (11, 13)
  • Richard Marx – producer, arrangements, lead vocals, background vocals (1, 2, 5-9, 13), piano (11, 12), Fender Rhodes (12), keyboards (12)
  • Ruth Marx – background vocals (9)
  • Pat McDougal – assistant engineer
  • Marcus Miller – bass (2)
  • Cindy Mizelle – background vocals (10)
  • Jonathan Moffett – drums (2, 3, 4)
  • Tom Nellen – assistant engineer
  • Rick Norman – assistant engineer
  • Charles Paakkari – assistant engineer
  • Richard Page – background vocals (1)
  • Greg PhillinganesFender Rhodes (3)
  • Jeff Porcaro – drums (6, 7, 8, 12), arrangements (8)
  • Kevin Reeves – assistant engineer
  • Brandy Rosenberg – background vocals (1)
  • Leland Sklar – bass (8)
  • Mark Stebbeds – assistant engineer
  • Lee Thornburg – trombone (2), trumpet (2)
  • Wally Traugott – mastering
  • Chris Trujillo – percussion (4, 5, 12, 13)
  • Luther Vandross – background vocals (2, 3)
  • Larry Vigon – art direction, design
  • Paul Warren – background vocals (1), guitar (11)
  • Fee Waybill – co-producer (lead vocals; 1, 10), background vocals (1, 9)
  • Matt Westfield – background vocals (1)
  • Randy Wine – assistant engineer
  • Dave Wittman – engineer (Billy Joel; 10)

Chart positions[edit]

Year Song US Hot 100 US A.C. UK Singles US Hot R&B
1991 "Keep Coming Back" 12 1 55 71
1992 "Hazard" 9 1 3 -
"Take This Heart" 20 4 13 -
"Chains Around My Heart" 44 9 29 -

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Ask Richard: August 2001". richardmarxonline.com. Archived from the original on 2007-01-07. Retrieved 2007-06-13. 
  3. ^ "Rush Street – Richard Marx | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 December 2016.