Blue Pacific

Blue Pacific

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by Michael Franks
     
 

Michael Franks' first album of the '90s and his first in three years was a complete return to form and his best album since 1979's Tiger in the Rain. Meditative, lush and clearly the work of an artist intent on making personal music regardless of trends or airplay, Blue Pacific is as open and beautiful as the ocean for whichSee more details below

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Michael Franks' first album of the '90s and his first in three years was a complete return to form and his best album since 1979's Tiger in the Rain. Meditative, lush and clearly the work of an artist intent on making personal music regardless of trends or airplay, Blue Pacific is as open and beautiful as the ocean for which it is named. The return of the production team of Tommy LiPuma and Al Schmitt doesn't hurt either, and with such veteran pros as Dean Parks, John Guerin, John Patitucci and Peter Erskine on board, how could Franks miss? With additional production and engineering support by Walter Becker and Roger Nichols, the Steely Dan connection, previously hinted at, was finally made, with great results. It's pointless to single out individual songs, since this is very much a complete, unified work. The album marked a total rebirth for Franks.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/31/1990
Label:
Reprise / Wea
UPC:
0075992618328
catalogNumber:
26183
Rank:
18804

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Franks   Primary Artist,Banjo,Guitar,Vocals
Brenda Russell   Background Vocals
Larry Carlton   Guitar
Peter Erskine   Drums
John Patitucci   Bass
Joe Sample   Piano
Jeff Lorber   Keyboards
John Beasley   Keyboards
Livingston Taylor   Background Vocals
Michael Thompson   Guitar
Bunny Hull   Background Vocals
Alex Acuña   Percussion
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Luis Conte   Percussion
Howard "Buzz" Feiten   Acoustic Guitar
Michael Fisher   Percussion
John Guerin   Drums
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Dean Parks   Electric Guitar
Marc Russo   Alto Saxophone
Bob Shepard   Tenor Saxophone
Neil Stubenhaus   Bass
Kirk Whalum   Tenor Saxophone
Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington   Bass
Sean Franks   Cymbals

Technical Credits

Larry Williams   Arranger,Programming
Jeff Lorber   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Walter Becker   Producer
Tommy LiPuma   Producer
Roger Nichols   Engineer
Schmitt   Engineer
Jeri Heiden   Contributor,Art Direction
Joey Wolpert   Engineer
J. Lorber   Producer
W. Becker   Producer

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