Objects of Desire

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All Music Guide - Steve Matteo
Again, Michael Franks switches gears, this time back to a more romantic, thoughtful approach. The result is Objects of Desire, a natural follow-up to Tiger in the Rain. Steve Khan adds a distinctive touch with his guitar work as does Rob Mounsey with his keyboards; yet neither takes away from the orchestrated grandeur of some tracks. Primarily produced by Franks, the album was his most personal statement musically up to that point. In his attempt to create a musical portrait in a style reminiscent of the art of Paul Gauguin, Franks comes closest with "Tahitian Moon." His clever love song style is evident on "Laughing Gas"; yet in setting out to come up with something ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Matteo
Again, Michael Franks switches gears, this time back to a more romantic, thoughtful approach. The result is Objects of Desire, a natural follow-up to Tiger in the Rain. Steve Khan adds a distinctive touch with his guitar work as does Rob Mounsey with his keyboards; yet neither takes away from the orchestrated grandeur of some tracks. Primarily produced by Franks, the album was his most personal statement musically up to that point. In his attempt to create a musical portrait in a style reminiscent of the art of Paul Gauguin, Franks comes closest with "Tahitian Moon." His clever love song style is evident on "Laughing Gas"; yet in setting out to come up with something ambitious within the jazz-pop arena, Franks is again less successful at creating songs with the wide appeal of his earlier works. Musically throughout, though, Franks shows off his multi-sensory artistic influences as well as his continuing ability to try new things, with excellent results.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075992364829
  • Catalog Number: 3648
  • Sales rank: 57,189

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Jealousy (3:35)
  2. 2 Ladies' Nite (4:08)
  3. 3 No Deposit Love (5:10)
  4. 4 Laughing Gas (3:22)
  5. 5 Wonderland (5:00)
  6. 6 Tahitian Moon (4:34)
  7. 7 Flirtation (3:42)
  8. 8 Love Duet (4:56)
  9. 9 No One But You (4:43)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Franks Primary Artist, Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, Background Vocals
Mark Egan Bass
Bonnie Raitt Vocals, Background Vocals
Luther Vandross Background Vocals
Michael Brecker Tenor Saxophone
Larry Carlton Electric Guitar
Michael Colina Cymbals, ARP, oberheim, Moog Bass
Victor Feldman Percussion, Conga
Steve Khan Classical Guitar
Rob Mounsey Synthesizer, Piano, Electric Piano, fender rhodes, oberheim
David Sanborn Alto Saxophone
Lew Soloff Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Randy VanWarmer Background Vocals
Tawatha Agee Background Vocals
Phillip Ballou Background Vocals
Ray Bardani Tambourine
Rubens Bassini Percussion, Conga
Randy Brecker Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Joe Caro Electric Guitar
Francisco Centeno Bass
Kacey Cisyk Background Vocals
Rick Cutler Drums
Renee Diggs Vocals, Background Vocals
Lawrence Feldman Flute, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Jill Jaffe Strings
Neil Jason Bass
Yvonne Lewis Background Vocals
Ted Lo fender rhodes
Harvey Mason Sr. Drums
Hugh McCracken Electric Guitar
Yolanda McCullough Background Vocals
Leslie Miller Background Vocals
Nick Moroch Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Andy Newmark Drums
Buddy Williams Drums
Technical Credits
Michael Colina Arranger, Producer, String Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Michael Franks Liner Notes, rhythm arrangement
Rob Mounsey Brass Arrangment
Ray Bardani Producer, Engineer
George Marino Mastering
Simon Levy Art Direction
Bette Sussman Contributor
Paul Gauguin Artwork, Paintings
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