The One Thing (album)

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The One Thing
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Studio album by Michael Bolton
Released November 16, 1993 (1993-11-16)
Recorded June - September 1993 at Out of Pocket Productions, Ltd; Passion Studios (Westport, CT); Record Plant (Los Angeles, CA); Ocean Way Recording (Hollywood, CA).
Genre AOR, pop rock, soft rock
adult contemporary
Length 56:21
Label Columbia
53567
Producer Michael Bolton, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, Walter Afanasieff, David Foster
Michael Bolton chronology
The Artistry of Michael Bolotin
(1993)The Artistry of Michael Bolotin1993
The One Thing
(1993)
Greatest Hits (1985–1995)
(1995)Greatest Hits (1985–1995)1995
Singles from The One Thing
  1. "Said I Loved You...But I Lied"
    Released: October 26, 1993
  2. "Soul of My Soul"
    Released: 1993
  3. "Completely"
    Released: 1994
  4. "Ain't Got Nothing If You Ain't Got Love"
    Released: 1994
  5. "Lean on Me"
    Released: 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune 1/4 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 1.5/5 stars[3]

The One Thing is an album by Michael Bolton, released on November 16, 1993. Although this album contained the hit "Said I Loved You...But I Lied", which reached #6 in the U.S., it did not match the sales of his previous two albums and was an early sign of his faltering chart success after 1993. Nevertheless, the album was a respectable hit on its own going 3xPlatinum in the US only and selling approximately 6 million copies worldwide.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Said I Loved You...But I Lied" (Michael Bolton, Robert John "Mutt" Lange) (5:07)
  2. "I'm Not Made of Steel" (Bolton, Diane Warren, Lange) (5:11)
  3. "The One Thing" (Bolton, Warren, Desmond Child) (5:11)
  4. "Soul of My Soul" (Bolton, Warren, Walter Afanasieff) (5:42)
  5. "Completely" (Warren) (4:25)
  6. "Lean on Me" (Bill Withers) (5:20)
  7. "Ain't Got Nothing If You Ain't Got Love" (Bolton, Lange) (5:04)
  8. "A Time for Letting Go" (Bolton, Warren) (5:38)
  9. "Never Get Enough of Your Love" (Bolton, Warren, Afanasieff) (5:06)
  10. "In the Arms of Love" (Bolton, Warren, Child) (4:47)
  11. "The Voice of My Heart" (bonus track on UK version) (Bolton, Lange, Warren, Child) (4:47)

Personnel[edit]

  • Michael Bolton - vocals, arrangements (3, 4, 8, 9)
  • Greg Adams - trumpet (6)
  • Walter Afanasieff - arrangements (3, 4, 6, 8, 9), keyboards (3, 4, 6, 8, 9), synthesizer (3, 4, 6, 8, 9), synth bass (3, 4, 6, 8, 9), drum programming (3, 4, 6, 8, 9), rhythm programming (3, 4, 6, 8, 9), Hammond B3 organ (6)
  • Johnny Britt - backing vocals (6)
  • Bridgette Bryant - backing vocals (3)
  • Emilio Castillo - tenor saxophone (6)
  • Gary Cirimelli - digital programming (3, 4, 6, 8, 9), Macintosh programming (3, 4, 6, 8, 9), synthesizer programming (3, 4, 6, 8, 9), backing vocals (9)
  • Patty Darcy - backing vocals (7)
  • David Foster - arrangements (5), orchestra arrangements (5), keyboards (5)
  • Simon Franglen - additional synthesizer programming (10)
  • Claude Gaudette - synthesizer programming (5)
  • Jim Gilstrap - backing vocals (3, 4, 6, 9)
  • Portia Griffin - backing vocals (6)
  • Pat Hawk - backing vocals (3, 4, 6, 7, 9)
  • Dorian Holley - backing vocals (3, 4, 6, 9)
  • Dann Huff - guitar (1, 2, 7), additional guitar (4), nylon guitar (4), guitar solo (9)
  • Phillip Ingram - backing vocals (3, 4, 9)
  • Skyler Jett - backing vocals (9)
  • Van Johnson - backing vocals (3, 4, 6, 7, 9)
  • Randy Kerber - keyboards (10)
  • Ren Klyce - digital programming (3, 6)
  • Stephen "Doc" Kupka - baritone saxophone (6)
  • Michael Landau - guitar (3, 4, 6, 8, 9)
  • Mutt Lange - backing vocals (1, 2, 7), rhythm guitar (7)
  • Janis Liebhart - backing vocals (3, 4, 6, 7, 9)
  • Jeremy Lubbock - orchestra arrangements (5, 10) conductor (10)
  • David Mann - tenor saxophone (6)
  • Joey Melotti - arrangements (6)
  • Phillip Nicholas - keyboards (1, 2), programming (1, 2, 7)
  • Phil Perry - backing vocals (6)
  • Claytoven Richardson - backing vocals (9)
  • John Robinson - drums (5)
  • Michael Thompson - guitar (5)
  • Lee Thornburg - trumpet (6), trombone (6)
  • Carmen Twillie - backing vocals (6)
  • Stevie Vann - backing vocals (7)
  • Mona Lisa Young - backing vocals (6)

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Michael Bolton (all tracks); Walter Afanasieff (Tracks 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9); David Foster (Tracks 5 & 10); Robert John "Mutt" Lange (Tracks 1, 2 & 7).
  • Engineers: Dave Reitzas (Tracks 1-10); Dana Jon Chappelle (Tracks 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9); Jan Mullaney (Track 4, 6 & 8); Humberto Gatica (Track 5).
  • Second Engineers: Max Hayes (Tracks 1, 2 & 7); Geoff Hunt (Tracks 1, 2 & 7); Stephen McNamara Tracks 1, 2 & 7); Kyle Bess (Tracks 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9); Craig Brock (Tracks 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9); Bill Leonard (Tracks 3, 4 & 6); Steve Milo (Tracks 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9); Michael Reiter (Tracks 4, 5, 9 & 10); Manny Maroquin (Track 9).
  • Mixing: Dave Bascome (Tracks 1, 2 & 7); Mick Guzauski (Tracks 3 & 6); Dana Jon Chappelle (Track 4, 8 & 9); Al Schmitt (Tracks 5 & 10).
  • Mixed at The Enterprise (Burbank, CA); Record Plant (Los Angeles, CA); Out of Pocket Productions, Ltd.
  • Mastered by Vlado Meller at Sony Music Studio Operations (New York, NY).
  • Art Direction: Christopher Austopchek
  • Design: June Hong
  • Photography: Timothy White
  • Grooming: Nancy Sprague
  • Stylist: Genina Aboittz
  • Management: Louis Levin

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1993/1994 U.S. Billboard 200 3
1993 Australian ARIA Albums Chart 1
1993 UK Albums Chart[4] 4
Preceded by
Superunknown by Soundgarden
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
March 13–26, 1994
Succeeded by
Music Box by Mariah Carey

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Chicago Tribune review
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 90. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  4. ^ EveryHit.com