1989 Richard Marx – Repeat Offender

Repeat Offender is the second studio album by singer/songwriter Richard Marx. Released in mid-1989, it reached No. 1 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart. The album went on to sell over five million copies in the US alone (several times that worldwide) due to five major singles on the Billboard charts, including two No. 1 hits: “Satisfied” and the Platinum-certified “Right Here Waiting”.

After touring for fourteen months on his first album, Marx returned to the studio with a number of songs that had been written while on the road. The album was recorded with well-known L.A.-area studio musicians and would go on to become even more successful than his debut record, pushing Prince out of the #1 spot on Billboard 200 album chart. It went triple platinum within a few months and eventually sold over 5 million US copies. Repeat Offender was the result of the energy generated from over a year and a half on the road and was written or co-written entirely by Marx. “Some people might think that it would be easier this time around, that I could just kick back.” Marx said at the time, “but the truth is, it’s harder, I’ve got more to prove.”

The first two singles, “Satisfied” and the platinum-selling “Right Here Waiting,” both reached #1, completing a string of three consecutive No. 1 singles. When the third single from Repeat Offender, “Angelia” climbed to #4, Marx became the first solo artist to reach the Top 5 with his first seven singles. Since then, “Right Here Waiting” has been covered numerous times, most notably by Monica and 112 in a 1998 duet.

Another single from the album, “Children of the Night”, was written in support of the suburban Los Angeles (Van Nuys)-based organization for runaways. It became the sixth single from the album, and all royalties were donated to the charity.

Marx’s second world tour began in the spring of 1989 and took him to Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Europe, Canada, and the United States, lasting through August 1990. Highlights of that tour included a performance in the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in London and an invitation from Tina Turner to tour Germany.

Marx also had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform The Beatles’ “Help!” at the Berlin Wall in late 1989. Marx also received his second Grammy nomination in 1990 for “Best Pop Vocal Performance — Male” for “Right Here Waiting”.

Tracks

1  Nothin’ You Can Do About It (Richard Marx) 4:44
Satisfied (Richard Marx) 4:14
Angelia (Richard Marx) 5:18
Too Late To Say Goodbye (Richard Marx, Fee Waybill) 4:53
Right Here Waiting (Richard Marx) 4:24
6  Heart On The Line (Richard Marx, Bruce Gaitsch) 4:43
7  Real World (Richard Marx) 4:15
8  If You Don’t Want My Love (Richard Marx, Fee Waybill) 4:07
9  That Was Lulu (Richard Marx, Dean Pitchford) 3:45
10  Wait For The Sunrise (Richard Marx) 4:16
10  Children Of The Night (Richard Marx) 4:45

Media

Musicians

1 Nothin’ You Can Do About It

Bass John Pierce
Drums Mike Baird
Guitar (solo) Steve Lukather
Organ Bill Champlin
Piano Michael Omartian
Background Vocals Bill Champlin
Background Vocals Bobby Kimball


2 Satisfied

Bass Randy Jackson
Drums Mike Baird
Guitar (solo) Mike Landau
Guitar Bruce Gaitsch
Keyboards CJ Vanston
Organ Bill Payne
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Background Vocals Cynthia Rhodes


3 Angelia

Bass Jim Cliff
Drums Prairie Prince
Guitar (solo) Mike Landau
Guitar Bruce Gaitsch
Keyboards CJ Vanston
Sax Marc Russo


4 Too Late To Say Goodbye

Bass Jim Cliff
Drums Prairie Prince
Guitar (solo) Mike Landau
Acoustic Guitar Bruce Gaitsch
Keyboards CJ Vanston
Background Vocals Fee Waybill


5 Right Here Waiting

Guitar Bruce Gaitsch
Keyboards CJ Vanston


6 Heart On The Line

Bass Randy Jackson
Drums Prairie Prince
Guitar (solo) Bruce Gaitsch
Guitar Mike Landau
Sax Marc Russo
Background Vocals Tommy Funderburk


7 Real World

Bass Jim Cliff
Drums John Keane
Guitar Mike Landau
Guitar (solo) Jon Walmsley
Guitar (solo) Paul Warren
Sax David Koz
Background Vocals Bill Champlin
Background Vocals Bobby Kimball


8 If You Don’t Want My Love

Bass Randy Jackson
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar (solo) Bruce Gaitsch
Keyboards CJ Vanston
Organ Bill Champlin
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Background Vocals Bill Champlin
Background Vocals Bobby Kimball


9 That Was Lulu

Bass Jim Cliff
Drums Mike Derosier
Guitar Paul Warren
Guitar Jon Walmsley
Organ Bill Champlin
Sax David Koz
Background Vocals Bill Champlin
Background Vocals Bobby Kimball


10 Wait For The Sunrise

Bass Jim Cliff
Drums John Keane
Guitar (solo) Mike Landau
Guitar Paul Warren
Keyboards CJ Vanston
Keyboards Bill Cuomo


11 Children Of The Night

Bass Randy Jackson
Drums Prairie Prince
Guitar (solo) Mike Landau
Keyboards Michael Omartian
Keyboards CJ Vanston
Sax Larry Williams
Sax Marc Russo
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa

Liner Notes

Producer – Richard Marx
Producer – David Cole
Arranged By – Richard Marx
Arranged By – Steve Lukather (Track 1)
Arranged By – CJ Vanston (Tracks 3, 5)
Arranged By – Bruce Gaitsch (Track 6)
Coordinator (Production) – Susanne Marie Edgren
Engineer – David Cole
Engineer (Additional) – Peter Doell
Engineer (Assisted) – Bob Vogt, Brian Scheuble, Charlie Paakkari, David Night, Jay Lean, Laura Livingston, Leslie Ann Jones, Mark McKenna, Mike Bosley, Tom Fouce
Management – Allen Kovac, Left Bank Management
Mastered By – Wally Traugott
Mixed By – David Cole

Mastered At – Capitol Mastering
Recorded At – A&M Studios
Recorded At – Capitol Studios
Recorded At – Lion Share Recording Studios
Recorded At – Cherokee Studios
Recorded At – Sunset Sound
Mixed At – Lion Share Recording Studios
Published By – Chi-Boy Music
Published By – Feesongs
Published By – Edge Of Fluke Music
Published By – Pitchford Music
Published By – Robbie Porter Music
Phonographic Copyright (p) – EMI USA
Copyright (c) – EMI USA
Manufactured By – Toshiba EMI Ltd