Blue Pacific

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All Music Guide - Steve Matteo
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Matteo
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: 5/31/1990
  • Label: Reprise / Wea
  • UPC: 075992618328
  • Catalog Number: 26183
  • Sales rank: 37,989

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Art of Love (4:10)
  2. 2 Woman in the Waves (5:58)
  3. 3 All I Need (4:46)
  4. 4 Long Slow Distance (5:09)
  5. 5 Vincent's Ear (6:21)
  6. 6 Speak to Me (5:01)
  7. 7 On the Inside (5:12)
  8. 8 Chez Nous (4:29)
  9. 9 Blue Pacific (4:58)
  10. 10 Crayon Sun (Safe at Home) (6:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Franks Primary Artist, 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, Guitar
Michael Fisher Percussion
John Guerin Drums
Paul Jackson Jr. 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
Doug Sax Mastering
Al Schmitt Engineer
Jeri Heiden Contributor, Art Direction
Joey Wolpert Engineer
J. Lorber Producer
W. Becker Producer
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