What Becomes a Legend Most

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What Becomes a Legend Most
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Studio album by Jermaine Stewart
Released 1989
Recorded 1988 - 1989
Genre R&B, dance-pop, freestyle
Length 54:38
Label Arista
Producer Phil Harding, Ian Curnow, Derek Bramble, Michael Sembello, Dick Rudolph, Larry Robinson, Richard Scher, Arnold Hennings, Ollie Leiber
Jermaine Stewart chronology
Say It Again
(1987)Say It Again1987
What Becomes a Legend Most
(1989)
Set Me Free
(1992)Set Me Free1992
"What becomes a legend most?" is also a tagline for mink fur from the American Legend Cooperative as well as a song on the Lou Reed album New Sensations.

What Becomes a Legend Most is a 1989 album by Jermaine Stewart.

This album would be Stewart's last official album. He fully recorded the 1992 album "Set Me Free" however it was never released. In his final years, he began recording the new album "Believe In Me" until his death in 1997.[1] The recordings for this album was released in 1999 on the compilation A Tribute to Jermaine Stewart, Attention, released under his own brother's label.[2]

The album continued Stewart's commercial decline, failing to make any impact in Europe or America. Stewart's previous 1987 album Say It Again was a fair European hit.[3]

Only two singles were released from the album, "Tren de Amor" and "Every Woman Wants To". Both singles failed to make any impact, only peaking at #97 and #95 in the UK, respectively.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tren de Amor" (J. Stewart, I. Curnow, P. Harding) (3:50)
  2. "Set Me Free" (D. Bramble) (3:40)
  3. "State of My Heart" (M. Sembello) (4:41)
  4. "I'd Rather Be with You" (L. Robinson, K. Jones) (5:10)
  5. "Every Woman Wants To" (R. Scher, D. Sea Gazley) (4:49)
  6. "Lies" (J. Stewart, A. Hennings) (5:08)
  7. "One Lover" (M. Sembello, R. Bell) (5:06)
  8. "Call Me Before You Come" (J. Stewart, A. Hennings) (4:47)
  9. "Gourmet Love" (J. Stewart, R. Scher, D. Sea Gazeley) (5:05)
  10. "Please Say You Will" (J. Stewart, I. Curnow, P. Harding) (3:40)
  11. "Betty Blue" (D. Bramble, O. Leiber) (3:51)
  12. "Holes in My Jeans" (J. Stewart, R. Scher) (4:51)

Outtakes:

  1. "When Sex Becomes a Religion" included on the "Tren de Amor" b-side single
  2. "Hot and Cold" released on the Weekend at Bernie's soundtrack

Personnel[edit]

  • Jermaine Stewart - lead and backing vocals
  • Ian Curnow - keyboards, bass on tracks 1 and 10
  • Derek Bramble - keyboards, backing vocals on tracks 2 and 11
  • Monty Stewart - keyboards on track 2
  • Eddie Miller - keyboards on track 4
  • Kenny Harris - keyboards, backing vocals on track 4
  • Cornelius Mims - keyboards on track 4
  • Richard C. Scher - keyboards and drum programming on tracks 5, 9, and 12
  • Marquis 'Hami' Dair - additional keyboards on tracks 5 and 12
  • Michael Sembello - programming, backing vocals on tracks 3 and 7
  • Frank Larosa - programming on track 7
  • Bud Rizzo - programming on track 7
  • Rick Bell - programming on track 7
  • Arnold Hennings - instrumentation on tracks 6 and 8
  • Jay - scratching on track 4
  • Robert Ahwai - electric guitar on track 1
  • Jennifer Batten - guitar solo on track 7
  • Aaron McLain - guitar on track 9
  • Dan Huff - guitar on track 11
  • Mikal Reid - guitar on track 12
  • Randy Hope-Taylor - bass guitar on track 1
  • Orlando Sims - bass guitar on track 5
  • Robert Bond - percussion on track 1
  • Phil Harding - drums on tracks 1 and 10
  • Ollie Leiber - drums and percussion on track 11
  • Larry Robinson - drum programming on track 4
  • Stanley Smith - drum programming on track 4
  • Mark Feltham - harmonica on track 1
  • Dave Koz - saxophone on track 2
  • Richard Elliot - sax solo on track 3
  • F.O.S. - rap on track 5
  • Calvin Romance - rap on track 12
  • Leroy Osbourne - backing vocals on track 1
  • Tessa Miles - backing vocals on track 1
  • Mae McKenna - backing vocals on tracks 1 and 10
  • Howard Hewett - backing vocals on track 2
  • Jean McClain - backing vocals on track 2
  • Dominique - backing vocals on tracks 2 and 12
  • Tyler Harris - backing vocals on track 4
  • Kipper Jones - backing vocals on track 4
  • Monalisa Young - backing vocals on tracks 5, 9, and 12
  • Terry Young - backing vocals on tracks 5, 9, and 12
  • Roy Galloway - backing vocals on tracks 5, 9 and 12
  • Renee Geyer - backing vocals on tracks 5, 9 and 12
  • Juliet Roberts - backing vocals on track 6
  • Carroll Thompson - backing vocals on track 6
  • Cruz Baca Sembello - backing vocals on track 7
  • David Carter - backing vocals on track 8
  • Miriam Stockley - backing vocals on track 10

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