Studio album by Richard Marx
October 28, 1991
A&M Studios, Lion Share Studios, Right Track Studios, Sunset Sound Studios, Frantic Studio, Westlake Studios, Capitol Studios, Bill Champlin Studio, Village Recorders, Elumba Studios, Can-Am Studios, The Entriprise
Producer Richard Marx,
Richard Marx chronology
Singles from Richard Marx
" Keep Coming Back"
Released: October 1991
Released: January 1992
" Take This Heart"
Released: June 1992
" Chains Around My Heart"
Released: October 1992
is the third studio album by singer and songwriter Rush Street 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 while peaking at #12 in Cashbox . The follow-up single, " Billboard Hazard", also hit #1 Adult Contemporary and reached #6 in and #9 on the Cashbox . 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.
Track listing [ edit ]
"Playing with Fire" (
Richard Marx, Steve Lukather) - 4:29 "Love Unemotional" (Marx) - 5:06
Keep Coming Back" (Marx) - 6:51 "
Take This Heart" (Marx) - 4:10 "
Hazard" (Marx) - 5:17 "Hands In Your Pocket" (Marx) - 3:54
"Calling You" (Marx,
Bruce Gaitsch) - 4:42 "Superstar" (Marx) - 4:42
"Streets of Pain" (Marx,
Fee Waybill) - 5:10 "I Get No Sleep" (Marx) - 3:44
"Big Boy Now" (Marx, Waybill) - 5:38
Chains Around My Heart" (Marx, Waybill) - 5:42 "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
Singles/Chart positions [ edit ]
Album credits [ edit ]
Personnel [ edit ]
Mike Baird - drums
Terry Bozzio - drums Kim Bullard - keyboards
Bill Champlin - Hammond B-3 organ John Clarke - programming, drum machine
Jim Cliff - bass guitar
Nathan East - bass guitar Michael Egizi - programming, keyboards
Bruce Gaitsch - writer, arranger, acoustic guitar, guitars
Steve Grove - saxophone
Randy Jackson - bass guitar
Billy Joel - acoustic piano on "I Get No Sleep"
Eric Johnson - guitar on "Keep Coming Back" (AOR Mix)
Michael Landau - electric guitar, acoustic guitar
Tommy Lee - drums
John "Juke" Logan - harmonica
Steve Lukather - writer, arranger, guitars
Richard Marx - producer, writer, arranger, keyboards, acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes, vocals
Marcus Miller - bass guitar Jonathan Moffett - drums
Greg Phillinganes - Fender Rhodes
Jeff Porcaro - arranger, drums
Leland Sklar - bass guitar
Lee Thornburg - trombone, trumpet Chris Trujillo - percussion
Paul Warren - guitars
Fee Waybill - producer, writer
Background Vocals [ edit ]
Engineers [ edit ]
Leslie Ann Jones
Guest stars [ edit ]
Miscellaneous [ edit ]
Marx admitted in 2001 that the track "Superstar" is about
Madonna [2 ]
The album was dedicated to son Brandon Marx and grandmother Lois
Sources [ edit ]