1989 Michael Bolton – Soul Provider

Soul Provider is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Michael Bolton. The album was released on June 19, 1989 by Columbia Records. This was the album that turned Bolton into a superstar.
Supported by five top 40 hits (including three that reached the top 10), Soul Provider achieved longevity on the charts. The album spent almost four years on the Billboard 200 and peaked at #3. It was awarded 6x Platinum in the U.S. and sold over 12,500,000 copies worldwide. For the single version of “Georgia on My Mind” CBS edited out Michael Brecker’s saxophone solo and replaced it with one by Kenny G.

Tracks

Soul Provider (Andy Goldmark, Michael Bolton) 4:28
2  Georgia On My Mind (Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell) 4:58
3  It’s Only My Heart (Diane Warren, Michael Bolton) 4:33
How Am I Supposed To Live Without You (Doug James, Michael Bolton) 4:49
5  How Can We Be Lovers (Desmond Child, Diane Warren, Michael Bolton) 3:56
6  You Wouldn’t Know Love (Diane Warren, Michael Bolton) 3:55
When I’m Back On My Feet Again (Diane Warren) 3:49
8  From Now On (Eric Kaz, Michael Bolton) 4:09
9  Love Cuts Deep (Desmond Child, Diane Warren, Michael Bolton) 3:51
10  Stand Up For Love (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Michael Bolton) 4:44

Musicians

1 Soul Provider

Drums (programming) Peter Bunetta
Guitar Dann Huff
Keyboards Robbie Buchanan
Keyboards Brad Cole
Sax Kenny G.
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Background Vocals Leslie Smith
Background Vocals Sharon Robinson
Background Vocals Jeff Pescetto


2 Georgia On My Mind

Bass Schuyler Deale
Drums Chris Parker
Keyboards Richard Tee
Synthesizer Eric Rehl
Sax Michael Brecker
Background Vocals Robin Clark
Background Vocals Jocelyn Brown
Background Vocals Vicki Sue Robinson
Background Vocals Fonzi Thornton
Background Vocals Milt Grayson
Background Vocals Terry Brock


3 It’s Only My Heart

Drums Michael Omartian
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards Michael Omartian
Background Vocals Richard Marx
Background Vocals Joe Turano


4 How Am I Supposed To Live Without You

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums John M Keane
Guitar Mike Landau
Keyboards Michael Omartian


5 How Can We Be Lovers

Bass Hugh McDonald
Drums Bobby Chouinard
Guitar John McCurry
Acoustic Guitar John McCurry
Keyboards Greg Mangiafico
Synthesizer Eric Rehl
Background Vocals Myriam Valle
Background Vocals Jon Fiore
Background Vocals Kyf Brewer
Background Vocals Kate McGunnigle
Background Vocals Joe Cerisano
Background Vocals Patty Darcy
Background Vocals Louis Merlino
Background Vocals Bernie Shanahan
Background Vocals Desmond Child


6 You Wouldn’t Know Love

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums John Keane
Guitar Mike Landau
Guitar John McCurry
Keyboards Phil Ashley
Keyboards Guy Roche
Background Vocals Jon Fiore
Background Vocals Joe Turano
Background Vocals Myriam Valle


7 When I’m Back On My Feet Again

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Guitar Mike Landau
Keyboards Diane Warren


8 From Now On

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums John M Keane
Guitar Mike Landau
Keyboards Robbie Buchanan
Keyboards Phil Ashley
Vocals Suzie Benson


9 Love Cuts Deep

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Dann Huff
Keyboards Robbie Buchanan
Keyboards Brad Cole
Sax Jerry Peterson
Background Vocals Jeanette Hawes
Background Vocals Syretta Wright
Background Vocals Wanda Vaughn


10 Stand Up For Love

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums John M Keane
Guitar Mike Landau
Keyboards Barry Mann
Synthesizer Michael Omartian
Background Vocals Michael Omartian


B-Side of How Am I Supposed To Live Without You

Drums (Programming) Michael Omartian
Guitar (Solo) Steve Lukather
Guitar Mike Landau
Keyboards Michael Omartian

Liner Notes

Producer – Michael Bolton (Tracks 2, 6, 7, 8, 10),
Producer – Michael Omartian (Tracks 3, 4, 10),
Producer – Peter Bunetta (Tracks 1, 9),
Producer – Rick Chudacoff (Tracks 1, 9)
Producer – Desmond Child (Track 5)
Producer – Guy Roche (Track 7)
Producer – Barry Mann (Track 10)

Art Direction – Christopher Austopchuk
Management – Louis Levin
Photography By – Glen Erler

Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Records Inc.
Distributed By – CBS Records
Glass Mastered At – DADC Austria