1991 Desmond Child – Discipline

Discipline is the only solo album recorded by American songwriter and producer Desmond Child. It was released on Elektra in 1991 and features his longer take on “Love on a Rooftop”, a song he wrote for Cher on her 1989 album Heart of Stone. Child’s version reached number 40 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora appears on the album; he co-wrote two tracks (“Discipline” and “According to the Gospel of Love”). Also notable is an appearance by Bon Jovi’s drummer, Tico Torres. Songwriter Burt Bacharach co-wrote the song “Obsession”, which peaked at number 19 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.

Tracks

1  The Price Of Lovin’ You (Desmond Child) 3:48
2  Discipline (Desmond Child, Richie Sambora) 5:06
3  I Don’t Wanna Be Your Friend (Diane Warren) 4:59
Love On A Rooftop (Desmond Child, Diane Warren) 5:18
You’re The Story Of My Life (Desmond Child, Diane Warren) 4:58
6  According To The Gospel Of Love (Desmond Child, Richie Sambora) 6:09
7  Do Me Right (Desmond Child) 4:21
8  Obsession (Desmond Child, Burt Bacharach) 5:46
9  The Gift Of Life (Desmond Child) 7:08
10  A Ray Of Hope (Don Paul Yowell) 4:54

Musicians

1 The Price Of Lovin’ You

DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
Guitar (solo)Butch Walker
GuitarJohn McCurry
KeyboardsCJ Vanston
PercussionMike Fisher


2 Discipline

BassTony Levin
DrumsTico Torres
Guitar (solo)Richie Sambora
GuitarSteve Lukather
SynthesizerCJ Vanston
HornLarry Williams
SaxDan Higgins
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetGary Grant
VocalsJean McClain


3 I Don’t Wanna Be Your Friend

DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
Guitar (solo)Steve Lukather
GuitarJohn McCurry
KeyboardsCJ Vanston
PercussionMike Fisher
Background VocalsJoan Jett


4 Love On A Rooftop

DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarJohn McCurry
KeyboardsCJ Vanston
SaxChris Mostert
Background VocalsMaria Vidal
Background VocalsMyriam Valle
Background VocalsDiana Grasselli
Background VocalsKane Roberts


5 You’re The Story Of My Life

DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarJohn McCurry
KeyboardsCJ Vanston
SaxBrandon Fields
PercussionMike Fisher


6 According To The Gospel Of Love

BassTony Levin
DrumsTico Torres
GuitarRichie Sambora
HornLarry Williams
SaxDan Higgins
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetGary Grant
PercussionMike Fisher


7 Do Me Right

DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
Guitar (solo)Vivian Campbell
GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarJohn McCurry
KeyboardsCJ Vanston
PercussionMike Fisher


8 Obsession

DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
KeyboardsCJ Vanston
SaxBrandon Fields
VocalsMaria Vidal


9 The Gift Of Life

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsCJ Vanston
VocalsJean McClain


10 A Ray Of Hope

PianoMichael Cava
KeyboardsCJ Vanston

Liner Notes

Producer – Arthur Payson, Desmond Child
Arranged By – CJ Vanston
Creative Director – David Bither, Michelle Piza
Engineer (Assistant) – Brian Scheuble, Efren Herrera, Frank Salazar, John Jackson, Martin Brumbach, Matt Pakucko, Richard Ornstein, Robert Hart, Tom Size
Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
Mixed By – Brian Malouf
Mixed By (Assistant) – Patrick MacDougall
Recorded By – Arthur Payson

Art Direction, Design – Norman Moore
Photography By – Chris Cuffaro, Michel Comte
Production Manager – Michael Anthony

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra Entertainment
Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
Copyright (c) – Elektra Entertainment
Copyright (c) – WEA International Inc.