The Camera Never Lies

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The Camera Never Lies
Michael Franks The Camera Never Lies CD.jpg
Studio album by Michael Franks
Released 1987
Genre Jazz
Length 40:46
Language English
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Rob Mounsey
Michael Franks chronology
Skin Dive
(1985)Skin Dive1985
The Camera Never Lies
Indispensable: The Best of Michael Franks
(1988)Indispensable: The Best of Michael Franks1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Camera Never Lies is a jazz vocal album by Michael Franks, released in 1987 with Warner Bros. Records.[2] It was Franks' tenth studio album after Skin Dive.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Face to Face" Franks 4:26
2. "I Surrender" Franks 4:01
3. "The Camera Never Lies" Franks 3:37
4. "Lip Service" Franks 4:13
5. "When I Think Of Us" Franks 4:18
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Island Life" Franks, Rob Mounsey 4:17
2. "Now You're In My Dreams" Clifford Carter, Franks 4:11
3. "Doctor Sax" Franks 5:48
4. "Innuendo" Franks 5:55


  1. ^ "AllMusic review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-02-01. 
  2. ^ "Discography in Order of Release". Retrieved 2012-02-01. 


  • Richard Alderson -Engineer
  • Patti Austin -Vocals, Vocals (Background)
  • Michael Brecker -EWI, Sax (Tenor)
  • Randy Brecker -Trumpet
  • Hiram Bullock -Guitar
  • Clifford Carter -Arranger, Composer, Piano, Synthesizer
  • Kacey Cisyk -Vocals (Background)
  • Jeff Cox -Assistant Engineer
  • Debbie DeMeo -Production Coordination
  • Neil Dignon -Remix Assistant
  • Cornell Dupree -Guitar
  • Mark Egan -8-String Bass
  • Bill Evans -Sax (Tenor)
  • Lawrence Feldman -Sax (Alto)
  • Michael Franks -Banjo, Composer, Guitar, Mandolin, Primary Artist, Vocals
  • Art Garfunkel -Vocals (Background)
  • Robin Gould -Drums
  • Lani Groves -Vocals (Background)
  • Kevin Halpin -Engineer, Remixing
  • Neil Jason -Bass
  • Steve Jordan -Drums
  • Steve Khan -Guitar
  • Earl Klugh -Guitar (Acoustic)
  • Mike Krowiak -Assistant Engineer
  • Will Lee -Bass, Vocals (Background)
  • Ralph MacDonald -Congas, Percussion
  • Marcus Miller -Bass
  • Jeff Mironov -Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric)
  • Mike Morgan -Assistant Engineer
  • Rob Mounsey -Arranger, Bass (Vocal), Composer, Flute, Keyboard Bass, Keyboards, Organ, Piano, Producer, Programming, Synthesizer, Vocals (Background)
  • Chris Parker -Cymbals, Drums, Hi Hat
  • Gabrielle Raumberger -Art Direction, Design
  • Lew Soloff -Trumpet
  • Roger Squitero -Caxixi, Shekere
  • Richard Tee -Piano
  • Michal Urbaniak -Violin
  • Georg "Jojje" Wadenius -Guitar
  • Dave Weckl -Drums
  • Larry Williams -Photography
  • Jon Wolfson -Engineer