1987 Jennifer Rush – Heart Over Mind

Heart Over Mind is the third studio album by American singer Jennifer Rush. It was released in 1987 and featured the hits “I Come Undone”, “Flames of Paradise” (a duet with Elton John) and “Heart Over Mind”.

With her first two albums being recorded in Germany and Rush experiencing much success in Europe, she decided to relocate to the US for her next album. Working with writers and producers such as Harold Faltermeyer and Michael Bolton, this album would go on to be one of the most successful of Rush’s career.

Released in early 1987, the first single was the European hit “I Come Undone”. However it was the second single release which the record company were more excited about – “Flames of Paradise”, a duet with Elton John. The song became Rush’s first top 40 success in the US as well as a hit in Europe, although smaller than expected in the UK, after predictions of it reaching number one by both Smash Hits and Number One Magazines. The album itself boasted a host of power ballads and uptempo pop/rock tunes with high production values and went on to reach number one in Germany for 9 weeks, remaining on the chart for over a year.[4] It also reached number one in Switzerland. In the US the album peaked at number 118 and number 48 in the UK. A third single “Heart Over Mind” duly became another hit in Europe and also hit the US Club Chart, peaking at No.33.

Tracks

1I Come Undone (Ellen Shipley, Morrie Brown)4:06
2Down To You (Jennifer Rush, Desmond Child)4:28
3Heart Over Mind (Taylor Rhodes, Tom Deluca)4:09
4Search The Sky (Harold Faltermeyer, Jennifer Rush, Tom Whitlock)4:36
5Stronghold (Bruce Roberts, Andy Goldmark)4:21
6Flames Of Paradise (Bruce Roberts, Andy Goldmark)4:39
7Love Of A Stranger (Harold Faltermeyer, Jennifer Rush, Tom Whitlock)4:02
8Heart Wars (Desmond Child, Rick Nowels)3:16
9Sidekick (Bruce Roberts, Andy Goldmark)4:09
10Call My Name (Michael Bolton, Mark Radice, Jennifer Rush)4:11

Media

Musicians

1 I Come Undone

BassJohn Seigler
DrumsMike Braun
GuitarRichie Sambora
KeyboardsRobbie Kondor
KeyboardsAl Greenwood
PercussionSavron Hudson
Background VocalsDiana Grasselli
Background VocalsEllen Shipley
Background VocalsMyriam Valle
VocalsJennifer Rush


2 Down To You

BassSeth Glassman
DrumsMike Braun
GuitarJohn Putnam
KeyboardsRobbie Kondor
KeyboardsAl Greenwood
SaxBobby Stern
PercussionSavron Hudson
Background VocalsDave Dale
Background VocalsDesmond Child
Background VocalsDiana Grasselli
Background VocalsEllen Shipley
Background VocalsMyriam Valle
VocalsJennifer Rush


3 Heart Over Mind

GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsHarold Faltermeyer
ProgrammingHarold Faltermeyer
ProgrammingBrian Reeves
Background VocalsBeth Andersen
Background VocalsDarryl Phinnessee
Background VocalsEdie Lehmann
Background VocalsJoe Pizzulo
Background VocalsJon Joyce
Background VocalsSiedah Garrett
VocalsJennifer Rush


4 Search The Sky

GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsHarold Faltermeyer
ProgrammingHarold Faltermeyer
ProgrammingBrian Reeves
VocalsJennifer Rush


5 Stronghold

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRuss Kunkel
DrumsJimmy Bralower
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarJimmy Ryan
PercussionJim Maelen
SynthesizerAndy Goldmark
SynthesizerBilly Cobin
SynthesizerBobby Khozouri
SynthesizerBruce Roberts
Background VocalsBruce Roberts
VocalsJennifer Rush


6 Flames Of Paradise

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarJJ Belle
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
KeyboardsRobbie Kilgore
SynthesizerAndy Goldmark
SynthesizerBilly Cobin
SynthesizerBobby Khozouri
SynthesizerBruce Roberts
PercussionJim Maelen
Background VocalsBruce Roberts
Background VocalsGordon Grody
VocalsElton John
VocalsJennifer Rush


7 Love Of A Stranger

GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsHarold Faltermeyer
ProgrammingHarold Faltermeyer
ProgrammingBrian Reeves
Background VocalsBeth Andersen
Background VocalsDarryl Phinnessee
Background VocalsEdie Lehmann
Background VocalsJoe Pizzulo
Background VocalsJon Joyce
Background VocalsSiedah Garrett
VocalsJennifer Rush


8 Heart Wars

BassSeth Glassman
DrumsAnton Fig
Drums (programming)Savron Hudson
GuitarJohn Putnam
KeyboardsCharles Roth
KeyboardsGreg Mangiafico
PercussionAnton Fig
Background VocalsDesmond Child
Background VocalsDiana Grasselli
Background VocalsMyriam Valle
VocalsJennifer Rush


9 Sidekick

Bass (synthesizer)Robbie Kilgore
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsRobbie Kilgore
SynthesizerAndy Goldmark
SynthesizerBilly Cobin
SynthesizerBobby Khozouri
SynthesizerBruce Roberts
Background VocalsAndy Goldmark
Background VocalsBruce Roberts
VocalsJennifer Rush


10 Call My Name

BassRichard Cottle
DrumsGraham Broad
GuitarTim Renwick
KeyboardsRichard Cottle
SaxRichard Cottle
Background VocalsAlan Carvell
Background VocalsAndy Brown
Background VocalsAnne Turner
VocalsJennifer Rush

Liner Notes

Producer – Desmond Child (Tracks 1, 2, 7)
Producer – Harold Faltermeyer (Tracks 3, 4, 6)
Producer – Andy Goldmar, Bruce Roberts (Tracks 5, 8, 9)
Producer – Gus Dudgeon (Track 10)
Engineer – Arthur Payson (Tracks 1, 2, 8)
Engineer – Brian Reeves, Dave Concors, Phil Kaffel (Tracks 3, 4, 7)
Engineer – Glen Hoalguin, Jay Rifkin, Michael Brooks, Peter Robbins, Steve Peck (Tracks 5, 6, 9)
Engineer (Additional) – Dave Dale (Tracks 1, 2, 8)
Engineer (Assistant) – Barbara Milne, Debi Cornish, George Karras, Paul Hemingson, Steve Antibe (Tracks 5, 6, 9)
Engineer (Assistant) – Michael Morgan (Track 8)
Mastered By – Graham Dickson, Rico Sonderegger, Tim Young
Mixed By – Chris Lord-Alge (Tracks 1, 2)
Mixed By – Brian Reeves (Tracks 3, 4, 7)
Mixed By – Chris Lord-Alge (Tracks 5, 6)
Mixed By – François Kevorkian (Track 9)

Cover – Andreas Motzek
Photography By – Jim Rakete

Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Schallplatten GmbH
Copyright (c) – CBS Schallplatten GmbH
Copyright (c) – CBS
Copyright (c) – Columbia
Distributed By – CBS Records
Manufactured By – CBS/Sony Inc.
Pressed By – DADC – DIDP 10697
Recorded At – Skyline Studios
Recorded At – Quad Recording Studios
Recorded At – Giant Sound
Recorded At – Oasis Recording Studios
Recorded At – The Town House
Recorded At – Mayfair Studios
Recorded At – Right Track Recording
Recorded At – Studio 55, Los Angeles
Recorded At – Unique Recording
Recorded At – The Hit Factory
Mixed At – Unique Recording
Mixed At – Oasis Recording Studios
Mixed At – Right Track Recording
Mixed At – The Town House
Mastered At – The Town House
Mastered At – CBS Studios, London