1987 Cheryl Lynn – Start Over

Start Over is an album released by R&B artist Cheryl Lynn in 1987. This album also marks Lynn’s recording debut on Manhattan Records, though it would be her only album for this label. The album charted higher than her previous release, but still stalled at #55 on the US R&B chart. Two singles, “New Dress” and “If You Were Mine” were released, and, while the latter single just missed the R&B top ten, neither of them could revive the project. Cheryl Lynn would sign with Virgin Records for her next release. This album is currently out of print.

Tracks

1   New Dress (Bernadette Cooper, Roman Johnson) 5:15
2  Don’t Bury Me (Cheryl Lynn, Thurlene Johnson) 5:11
3  Don’t Run Away (Cheryl Lynn, David Paich) 5:17
4  Start Over (Cheryl Lynn, Thurlene Johnson) 4:46
5  No Curfew (Thurlene Johnson, Todd Cochran) 4:43
6  If You Were Mine (Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers, Robin Smith) 5:07
7  Just Another Pretty Face (Amp Fiddler, Bernadette Cooper) 4:51
8  Everyday (Cheryl Lynn, George Smith) 4:29
9  Married Man (Bernadette Cooper, James Strong, Roman Johnson) 4:29

Media

Musicians

1 New Dress

BassAllen McGrier
Drums (programming)Craig Cooper Sr
GuitarCraig Cooper Sr
KeyboardsCraig Cooper Sr
KeyboardsRoman Lamar Johnson
Background VocalsBernadette Cooper
Background VocalsSharon Jack Lynn
Background VocalsThurlene Johnson


2 Don’t Bury Me

BassAllen McGrier
Drums (programming)Todd Cochrane
GuitarCraig Cooper Sr
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
SynthesizerLynn Carey
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsLuther Vandross
Background VocalsSharon Jack Lynn


3 Don’t Run Away

DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarDavid Williams
KeyboardsDavid Paich
SynthesizerDavid Paich
SynthesizerSteve Porcaro
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


4 Start Over

BassFred Washington
DrumsLeon Chancler
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsTodd Cochrane
SynthesizerTodd Cochrane
Background VocalsBelinda Skinner
Background VocalsPaulette McWilliams
Background VocalsSharon Jack Lynn


5 No Curfew

BassAllen McGrier
DrumsLeon Chancler
KeyboardsTodd Cochrane
SynthesizerTodd Cochrane
SaxGerald Albright
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsSharon Jack Lynn


6 If You Were Mine

Drums (programming)Carl Sturken
KeyboardsJeff Lorber
SynthesizerCarl Sturken
Background VocalsEvan Rogers
Background VocalsSharon Jack Lynn


7 Just Another Pretty Face

Drums (programming)Craig Cooper Sr
GuitarCraig Cooper Sr
SynthesizerRoman Lamar Johnson
Background VocalsSharon Jack Lynn


8 Everyday

Drums (programming)George Smith
KeyboardsGeorge Smith
SynthesizerGeorge Smith
GuitarCraig Cooper Sr
Background VocalsSharon Jack Lynn


9 Married Man

BassCornelius Mims
Drums (programming)Craig Cooper Sr
GuitarCraig Cooper Sr
KeyboardsRoman Lamar Johnson
Background VocalsSharon Jack Lynn

Liner Notes

Producer – Cheryl Lynn (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Producer – Bernadette Cooper (Tracks 1, 7, 9)
Producer – David Paich (Track 3)
Producer – Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers (Track 6)
Co-producers – Todd Cochran (Tracks 2, 4, 5)
Arranged By – Cheryl Lynn (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 8)
Arranged By – Bernadette Cooper (Tracks 1, 7, 9)
Arranged By – Roman Johnson (Track 1)
Arranged By – Todd Cochran (Tracks 2, 4, 5)
Arranged By – David Paich (Track 3)
Arranged By – Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers (Track 6)
Arranged By – George Smith (Track 8)
Arranged By (Lead Vocals) – Cheryl Lynn (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Arranged By (Backing Vocals) – Cheryl Lynn (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Arranged By (Backing Vocals) – Luther Vandross (Track 2)
Arranged By (Backing Vocals) – Evan Rogers (Track 7)
Arranged By (Horns) – Jerry Hey (Track 3)
Engineer (Additional) – John Jessel (Track 3)
Engineer (Associate) (Cherokee Studios) – Cliff Kane, David Eaton, John Kliner, Philip Waters
Engineer (Associate) (Music Grinder) – Bob Wartinbee, Jon Ingoldsby, Matt Freeman
Engineer (Associate) (Soundcastle) – Bino Espinoza, Liz Cluse, Mike Tacci, Tony McAnay
Engineer (Mixing) – Tommy Vicari (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Engineer (Mixing) – Tom Knox (Track 3)
Engineer (Mixing) – Gerry E Brown (Track 9)
Engineer (Recording) – Gerry E Brown (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9)
Engineer (Recording) – Paul Ericksen (Tracks 2, 8)
Engineer (Recording) – Bino Espinoza (Track 2)
Engineer (Recording) – Tom Knox (Track 3)
Engineer (Recording) – Duane Scott (Track 6)
Engineer (Recording) – Tommy Vicari (Track 7)
Engineer (Recording) – Jeff DeMorris (Track 8)
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman

Design – Koppel & Scher
Photography By – Matthew Rolston

Manufactured By – Capitol Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Manhattan Records
Copyright (c) – Manhattan Records
Mastered At – Bernie Grundman Mastering