The Camera Never Lies

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All Music Guide - Steve Matteo
After the disappointing Skin Dive, this album signaled a move back, at least partially, to the winning Franks formula. The title cut, "Island Life," and "Doctor Sax," although all occasionally missing the mark, reflected a strong recommitment to the kind of songs that Franks was capable of writing. With Rob Mounsey producing, which gave the album the right balance of a modern sound with no gimmicks, and players like Mark Egan, Dave Weckl, and Richard Tee adding some much-needed jazz muscle, Franks was making exciting music again. Additionally, Earl Klugh was the perfect guitar foil for Franks' music. Lani Groves and Art Garfunkel also fit just right, demonstrating that the...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Matteo
After the disappointing Skin Dive, this album signaled a move back, at least partially, to the winning Franks formula. The title cut, "Island Life," and "Doctor Sax," although all occasionally missing the mark, reflected a strong recommitment to the kind of songs that Franks was capable of writing. With Rob Mounsey producing, which gave the album the right balance of a modern sound with no gimmicks, and players like Mark Egan, Dave Weckl, and Richard Tee adding some much-needed jazz muscle, Franks was making exciting music again. Additionally, Earl Klugh was the perfect guitar foil for Franks' music. Lani Groves and Art Garfunkel also fit just right, demonstrating that the right vocalists on a Franks album enhance the possibilities for genre crossover.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 075992557023
  • Catalog Number: 25570

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Face to Face (4:26)
  2. 2 I Surrender (4:01)
  3. 3 The Camera Never Lies (3:37)
  4. 4 Lip Service (4:13)
  5. 5 When I Think of Us (4:18)
  6. 6 Island Life (4:17)
  7. 7 Now You're in My Dreams (4:11)
  8. 8 Doctor Sax (5:48)
  9. 9 Innuendo (5:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Franks Primary Artist, Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals
Mark Egan 8-string Bass
Patti Austin Vocals, Background Vocals
Art Garfunkel Background Vocals
Michael Brecker Tenor Saxophone, EWI
Hiram Bullock Guitar
Steve Khan Guitar
Earl Klugh Acoustic Guitar
Rob Mounsey Organ, Synthesizer, Flute, Piano, Bass (Vocal), Keyboards, Background Vocals, keyboard bass
Lew Soloff Trumpet
Michal Urbaniak Violin
Ralph MacDonald Percussion, Conga
Bill Evans Tenor Saxophone
Randy Brecker Trumpet
Kacey Cisyk Background Vocals
Cornell Dupree Guitar
Lawrence Feldman Alto Saxophone
Lani Groves Background Vocals
Neil Jason Bass
Will Lee Bass, Background Vocals
Marcus Miller Bass
Jeff Mironov Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar
Chris Parker Cymbals, Drums, Hi Hat
Roger Squitero Caxixi, Shekere
Richard Tee Piano
Dave Weckl Drums
Robin Gould Drums
Clifford Carter Synthesizer, Piano
Steve Jordan Drums
Georg "Jojje" Wadenius Guitar
Technical Credits
Mark Egan Contributor
Patti Austin Contributor
Art Garfunkel Contributor
Michael Brecker Contributor
Hiram Bullock Contributor
Steve Khan Contributor
Earl Klugh Contributor
Rob Mounsey Arranger, Programming, Producer, Contributor
Lew Soloff Contributor
Michal Urbaniak Contributor
Ralph MacDonald Contributor
Bill Evans Contributor
Richard Alderson Engineer
Randy Brecker Contributor
Cliff Carter Contributor
Kacey Cisyk Contributor
Cornell Dupree Contributor
Lawrence Feldman Contributor
Lani Groves Contributor
Kevin Halpin Engineer, Remixing
Neil Jason Contributor
Will Lee Contributor
Jeff Mironov Contributor
Chris Parker Contributor
Roger Squitero Contributor
Richard Tee Contributor
Dave Weckl Contributor
Jon Wolfson Engineer
Robin Gould Contributor
Clifford Carter Arranger
Gabrielle Raumberger Art Direction
Steve Jordan Contributor
Georg "Jojje" Wadenius Contributor
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