Welcome to the Cruise
|Welcome to the Cruise|
Cover art by Hipgnosis
|Studio album by Judie Tzuke|
|Recorded||AIR Studios, London|
|Genre||Pop / Rock|
|Producer||John Punter, Lem Lubin|
|Judie Tzuke chronology|
Welcome to the Cruise is the title of the debut album by the British singer-songwriter Judie Tzuke, released in 1979. The album peaked at no.14 on the UK Albums Chart and was certified Gold in 1981 by the British Phonographic Industry for sales in excess of 100,000 copies.
Recorded and mixed at AIR Studios in London, the album includes the hit single "Stay With Me Till Dawn", which peaked at no.16 in the UK and remains Tzuke's only Top 40 hit to date (the album was also titled Stay With Me till Dawn in the USA). In 2002, "Stay With Me Till Dawn" was chosen by the British public as one of the fifty best British songs 1952–2002 (ranking number 39). In 2004, the song was sampled by Mylo for the track "Need You Tonite", which is taken from his album Destroy Rock & Roll.
The tracks "For You" and "Sukarita" were originally produced by Lem Lubin. "These Are the Laws" was originally a 7" single released under the name of "Tzuke and Paxo" ("Paxo" being Mike Paxman, Tzuke's long-time musical collaborator).
Originally released on vinyl album and cassette by The Rocket Record Company in 1979, the album was reissued on CD in 2000 by Tzuke's own record company, Big Moon Records.
All tracks composed by Judie Tzuke and Mike Paxman
- Side one
- "Welcome to the Cruise" – 4:58
- "Sukarita" – 3:26
- "For You" – 2:40
- "These Are the Laws" – 4:41
- "Bring the Rain" – 5:05
- Side two
- "Southern Smiles" – 3:51
- "Katiera Island" – 5:12
- "Ladies Night" – 4:02
- "New Friends Again" – 2:42
- "Stay With Me Till Dawn" – 3:55
- Judie Tzuke – vocals
- Mike Paxman – guitar, percussion, additional backing vocals
- Ray Russell – guitar, string and brass arrangements
- Chris Parren, Paul Hart – keyboards
- Mo Foster, Roy Babbington – bass
- Peter Van Hooke, Simon Phillips, Barry De Souza – drums
- Morris Pert, John Punter – percussion
- Ray Warleigh – soprano saxophone
- Paul Buckmaster – string arrangements
- Kesh Satche – tabla
- Gavin Wright, Richard Studt – orchestra leader
- Steve Nye – piano notes
- John Punter – producer, engineer, mixing
- Lem Lubin – producer on "Sukarita and "For You"
- Steve Nye, Colin Fairley – engineers
- Tim Cuthberson – assistant engineer