Skin Dive

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All Music Guide - Steve Matteo
Skin Dive marked the first time that Michael Franks appeared to be alternately running out of steam, repeating himself, and moving far afield from his unique jazz-pop hybrid. While this self-produced effort includes some fine playing from the usual cast of jazz pros, and the song "Your Secret's Safe with Me" has the perfect melding of jazz and pop, much of the rest of the music comes across as a bit too sparse and musically, many of the songs are not sufficiently fleshed out. Franks' musical personality still shines, but the wonderful musicians gathered together never really get to contribute in any way that makes for musical sparks.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Matteo
Skin Dive marked the first time that Michael Franks appeared to be alternately running out of steam, repeating himself, and moving far afield from his unique jazz-pop hybrid. While this self-produced effort includes some fine playing from the usual cast of jazz pros, and the song "Your Secret's Safe with Me" has the perfect melding of jazz and pop, much of the rest of the music comes across as a bit too sparse and musically, many of the songs are not sufficiently fleshed out. Franks' musical personality still shines, but the wonderful musicians gathered together never really get to contribute in any way that makes for musical sparks.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075992527521
  • Catalog Number: 25275
  • Sales rank: 80,679

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Franks Primary Artist, Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, Background Vocals
Mark Egan Bass
Brenda Russell Vocals, Background Vocals
Warren Bernhardt Piano
Michael Brecker Tenor Saxophone
Hiram Bullock Guitar
Ron Carter Bass
Ronnie Cuber Baritone Saxophone
Jon Faddis Flugelhorn
Steve Khan Guitar
Rob Mounsey Synthesizer, Background Vocals
David Sanborn Alto Saxophone
George Young Alto Flute
John Clark French Horn
Bill Evans Flute
Sue Evans Percussion
Manolo Badrena Percussion
Dave Bargeron Euphonium
Danny Gottlieb Cymbals, Drums
Joe Caro Background Vocals
Cliff Carter Piano
Vivian Cherry Background Vocals
Kacey Cisyk Background Vocals
Lawrence Feldman Alto Flute
Babi Floyd Background Vocals
Steve Gadd Drums
Neil Jason Bass
Will Lee Bass, Background Vocals
Hugh McCracken Guitar
Leslie Miller Background Vocals
Marcus Miller Bass
Jeff Mironov Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Andy Newmark Drums
Chris Parker Drums
Clifford Carter Piano
Peter Gordon French Horn
Frank Floyd Background Vocals
Bobby Floyd Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Rob Mounsey Arranger, Programming, Producer
Kevin Halpin Engineer, Remixing
Lee Herschberg Remastering
George Marino Mastering
Chris Parker Programming
Ed Rak Engineer, Remixing
Ben Wisch Engineer
Laura LiPuma Art Direction
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