1982 Jon Stevens – Jon Stevens

Jon Stevens & Steve Lukather
During the Night Of The Proms (INXS)

Jon Stevens  is the second studio album by New Zealand born, Australian musician, Jon Stevens. It was released in 1982. it includes a cover of the Motown track, “Every Little Bit Hurts”.

Following the success of Stevens’ debut album, Jezebel, he relocated to Australia and became an Australian citizen. He signed a record deal with Australian label Big Time Records. Stevens then travelled to Los Angeles where the album was recorded with American session players. The album yielded two singles, neither of which were successful.

Following this, Stevens formed a band called The Change that would go on to become Noiseworks in 1986.

Jon Stevens (born 8 October 1961) is a New Zealand-born singer of Māori descent.

From 2000 to 2003, Stevens fronted Australian rock band INXS after the death of their lead singer Michael Hutchence. Stevens toured with the band for a year before he was officially announced as their lead singer in March 2002, prior to a 40-city US tour. The Stevens-fronted INXS released a song in 2003 called “I Get Up,” but he quit the band in October of that year before an album was released.

From 2000 to 2003, Stevens fronted Australian rock band INXS after the death of their lead singer Michael Hutchence. Stevens toured with the band for a year before he was officially announced as their lead singer in March 2002, prior to a 40-city US tour.

The Stevens-fronted INXS released a song in 2003 called “I Get Up” but he quit the band in October of that year before an album was released.Stevens explained in a May 2009 interview that his departure from the band was due to a creative lull.

Tracks

1  Lover My Love (Jon Stevens, Trevor Lawrence, Jeff Barry) 4:17
2  Stringin’ A Line (Ian Thomas) 4:38
3  Here To Stay (The One That You Love Is) (Jon Stevens, Trevor Lawrence) 4:01
4  How Much Love (Jon Stevens, John Parker) 3:28
5  Make You Mine, All Mine (Jon Stevens, Trevor Lawrence) 3:51
6  Running Away (B Smith) 3:11
7  Don’t You Give Up (Jon Stevens, Trevor Lawrence) 3:35
8  Every Little Bit Hurts (Ed Cobb) 5:17
9  Come Back (Jon Stevens, Trevor Lawrence) 3:36
10  Crimes Of Passion (Eric McCusker, Ross Wilson) 4:32

Media

Musicians

1 Lover My Love

Bass Nathan Watts
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Paul Jackson Jr
Piano Clarence McDonald
Synthesizer Ed Walsh
Sax Trevor Lawrence
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Background Vocals Bobby King
Background Vocals William Smith
Background Vocals Venetta Fields
Background Vocals Paulette Brown


2 Stringin’ A Line

Bass Nathan Watts
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Paul Jackson Jr
Guitar Tim May
Piano Clarence McDonald
Synthesizer Ed Walsh
Sax John Helliwell
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Background Vocals Bobby King
Background Vocals William Smith
Background Vocals Venetta Fields
Background Vocals Paulette Brown
Background Vocals Richard Page
Background Vocals Steve George


3 Here To Stay (The One That You Love Is)

Bass Nathan Watts
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Paul Jackson Jr
Guitar Tim May
Piano William Smith
Synthesizer Ed Walsh
Sax Trevor Lawrence
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa


4 How Much Love

Bass Nathan Watts
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Paul Jackson Jr
Piano Clarence McDonald
Synthesizer Ed Walsh
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Background Vocals Richard Page
Background Vocals Steve George
Background Vocals Venetta Fields


5 Make You Mine, All Mine

Bass Nathan Watts
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar (solo) Steve Lukather
Guitar Paul Jackson Jr
Piano Clarence McDonald
Piano James Newton-Howard
Organ William Smith


6 Running Away

Bass Nathan Watts
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar (solo) Steve Lukather
Guitar Paul Jackson Jr
Guitar Tim May
Piano James Newton-Howard
Synthesizer Robert Miller
Background Vocals Bobby King
Background Vocals William Smith
Background Vocals Venetta Fields
Background Vocals Richard Page
Background Vocals Steve George


7 Don’t You Give Up

Bass Nathan Watts
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Paul Jackson Jr
Guitar Tim May
Keyboards Clarence McDonald
Synthesizer Ed Walsh
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa


8 Every Little Bit Hurts

Bass Nathan Watts
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Paul Jackson Jr
Piano Clarence McDonald
Organ William Smith
Background Vocals Bobby King
Background Vocals William Smith
Background Vocals Venetta Fields
Background Vocals Paulette Brown


9 Come Back

Bass Nathan Watts
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Paul Jackson Jr
Guitar Tim May
Piano William Smith
Synthesizer Ed Walsh
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Background Vocals William Smith
Background Vocals Bobby King


10 Crimes Of Passion

Bass Nathan Watts
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Paul Jackson Jr
Piano Clarence McDonald
Synthesizer Ed Walsh
Sax John Helliwell
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa

Liner Notes

Producer – Trevor Lawrence
Arranged by – Trevor Lawrence
Engineer – Gabe Veiri
Mixed – Gabe Veiri
Engineer (Assistant) – Stuart Furusho

Recorded at Studio 55, Hollywood, CA