1989 Belinda Carlisle – Runaway Horses

Runaway Horses is the third solo album by the American singer Belinda Carlisle, released in October 1989 by MCA Records. The album features songs written by Rick Nowels, Ellen Shipley, Charlotte Caffey and a song co-written by Carlisle herself. The album contains an array of guest artists, including George Harrison and Bryan Adams.

The album peaked at number 37 on the U.S. Billboard 200, a considerable fall in sales from Carlisle’s 1987 album, Heaven on Earth, though it fared better in Europe and peaked at number 4 in the UK where it was certified platinum.

Tracks

1  Leave A Light On (Ellen Shipley, Rick Nowels) 4:37
2  Runaway Horses (Ellen Shipley, Rick Nowels) 4:44
3  Vision Of You (Ellen Shipley, Rick Nowels) 4:41
4  Summer Rain (Maria Vidal, Robbie Seidman) 5:32
5  La Luna (Ellen Shipley, Rick Nowels) 4:45
(We Want) The Same Thing (Ellen Shipley, Rick Nowels) 3:59
7  Deep Deep Ocean (Amy Sky, Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly) 4:04
8  Valentine (David Munday, Sandy Stewart) 5:04
9  Whatever It Takes (Ellen Shipley, Rick Nowels) 4:49
10  Shades Of Michaelangelo (Belinda Carlisle, Charlotte Caffey) 5:49

Musicians

1 Leave A Light On

BassJohn Pierce
DrumsRudy Richman
GuitarXY Jones
Slide GuitarGeorge Harrison
12 String GuitarBen Schultz
KeyboardsCharles Judge
Background VocalsEllen Shipley
Background VocalsMaria Vidal
Background VocalsDonna DeLory
Background VocalsBekka Bramlett


2 Runaway Horses

BassJohn Pierce
GuitarXY Jones
GuitarRick Nowels
Acoustic GuitarRick Nowels
KeyboardsCharles Judge
PercussionJorge Black
PercussionLuis Conte
Background VocalsMaria Vidal
Background VocalsDonna DeLory
Background VocalsBekka Bramlett
Background VocalsEllen Shipley


3 Vision Of You

BassJohn Pierce
DrumsRudy Richman
GuitarXY Jones
12 String GuitarBen Schultz
Acoustic GuitarBen Schultz
Acoustic GuitarRick Nowels
KeyboardsCharles Judge
PercussionLuis Conte
Background VocalsEllen Shipley
Background VocalsMaria Vidal
Background VocalsDonna DeLory
Background VocalsBekka Bramlett
Background VocalsN’Dea Davenport


4 Summer Rain

BassJohn Pierce
GuitarXY Jones
SynthesizerCharles Judge


5 La Luna

BassJorge Black
Acoustic GuitarRick Nowels
KeyboardsRick Nowels
SynthesizerCharles Judge
AccordionJimmie Haskell
ViolinSid Page
Background VocalsEllen Shipley
Background VocalsMaria Vidal
Background VocalsDonna DeLory
Background VocalsBekka Bramlett


6 (We Want) The Same Thing

BassJohn Pierce
DrumsKenny Aronoff
GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarXY Jones
KeyboardsCharles Judge
Background VocalsMaria Vidal
Background VocalsBekka Bramlett
Background VocalsCarmen Twillie
Background VocalsMona Lisa Young


7 Deep Deep Ocean

BassJohn Pierce
BassGeorge Harrison
DrumsKenny Aronoff
GuitarXY Jones
GuitarBen Schultz
12 String GuitarGeorge Harrison
KeyboardsCharles Judge
PianoCharles Judge
Background VocalsEllen Shipley
Background VocalsMaria Vidal
Background VocalsDonna DeLory


8 Valentine

BassDavid Munday
Drums (programming)David Munday
GuitarXY Jones
GuitarDavid Munday
KeyboardsDavid Munday
PianoSandy Stewart
Background VocalsMaria Vidal
Background VocalsDonna DeLory
Background VocalsLaura Harding
Background VocalsBekka Bramlett


9 Whatever It Takes

BassJohn Pierce
DrumsKenny Aronoff
GuitarXY Jones
GuitarRick Nowels
PianoCharles Judge
Background VocalsBryan Adams
Background VocalsEllen Shipley
Background VocalsMaria Vidal
Background VocalsDonna DeLory
Background VocalsBekka Bramlett


10 Shades Of Michaelangelo

BassEric Pressley
GuitarXY Jones
Acoustic GuitarRick Nowels
KeyboardsCharles Judge
PercussionLuis Conte

Liner Notes

Producer, – Rick Nowels
Arranged By – Rick Nowels
Coordinator (Production) – Laura Harding, Tim McDaniel
Engineer – Dave Meegan, David Leonard, Robert Feist, Steve MacMillan, Steve Marcantonio
Engineer (Assistant) – Laurie Fumar, Lawrence Ethan, Randy Wine, Scott Symington
Mixed By – Marc DeSisto, Shelly Yakus, Steve MacMillan
Photography By – Herb Ritts

Art Direction, Design – Norman Moore

Printed By – TOPAC
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.
Pressed By – Sonopress
Recorded At – A&M Studios
Recorded At – Sunset Sound
Recorded At – Evergreen Studios
Recorded At – Image Recording Studios
Recorded At – Music Grinder Studios
Recorded At – Studio Miraval
Recorded At – Lion Share Recording Studios
Recorded At – Summa Studios
Recorded At – One On One Studios
Mixed At – A&M Studios
Mastered At – Precision Lacquer
Glass Mastered At – Sonopress