Thief in the Night (album)

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Thief in the Night
Studio album by
Released1985
StudioLe Gonks West, Los Angeles, California
Genre
Length38:10
LabelElektra
ProducerGeorge Duke
George Duke chronology
Rendezvous
(1984)
Thief in the Night
(1985)
George Duke
(1986)
Singles from Thief in the Night
  1. "Thief in the Night"
    Released: 1985
  2. "I Surrender"
    Released: 1985
  3. "Love Mission"
    Released: 1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]
People(favourable)[2]

Thief in the Night is the nineteenth studio album by American keyboardist and record producer George Duke. It was released in 1985 through Elektra Records, making it his first release on the label. Recording sessions for the album took place at Le Gonks West in West Hollywood, California. Duke played various keyboard instruments on the album, including Synclavier II, Memorymoog, Fender Rhodes, Sequential Circuits Prophet-5, clavinet, Yamaha P F15 and Minimoog. The album features contributions from Lynn Davis, Paul Jackson Jr, Paulinho da Costa, Robert Brookins and Deniece Williams among others.

The album peaked at number 183 on the Billboard 200 and number 52 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Its lead single, a title track "Thief in the Night", reached number 37 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, number 21 on the Dance Club Songs, and number 89 in the UK Singles Chart. Its second single "I Surrender" and a promotional single "Love Mission" did not chart.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."I Surrender"3:32
2."Thief in the Night"George Duke4:47
3."Remembering the Sixties"4:34
4."We're Supposed to Have Fun"4:25
5."Ride"George Duke3:54
6."Love Mission"
4:24
7."Jam"George Duke5:11
8."Why"George Duke4:12
9."La La"3:37
Total length:38:10

Personnel[edit]

Chart history[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[3] 183
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[4] 52

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thief in the Night – George Duke". AllMusic. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  2. ^ "Picks and Pans Review: Thief in the Night". people.com. People. May 6, 1985.
  3. ^ "George Duke Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  4. ^ "George Duke Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 28, 2018.

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