1991 Richard Marx – Rush Street

Rush Street is the third studio album by singer and songwriter Richard Marx. Released in late 1991, it sold over two million copies in the United States alone.

Its first single, “Keep Coming Back,” was #1 on the American Adult Contemporary chart for four consecutive weeks. It reached #5 in Cashbox while peaking at #12 in Billboard. The follow-up single, “Hazard”, also hit #1 Adult Contemporary and reached #6 in Cashbox and #9 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Subsequent single releases included “Take This Heart” and “Chains Around My Heart”, which were Top Ten hits on the US Adult Contemporary charts. All four hits boasted popular music videos as well. Toto members Steve Lukather and Jeff Porcaro were among the session musicians employed on the album, although they play on separate tracks.

Tracks

1  Playing With Fire (Richard Marx, Steve Lukather) 4:29
2  Love Unemotional (Richard Marx) 5:07
3  Keep Coming Back (Richard Marx) 6:50
Take This Heart (Richard Marx) 4:10
5  Hazard (Richard Marx) 5:16
6  Hands in Your Pocket (Richard Marx) 3:55
7  Calling You (Richard Marx, Bruce Gaitsch) 4:41
8  Superstar (Richard Marx) 4:41
9  Streets of Pain (Richard Marx, Fee Waybill) 5:11
10  I Get No Sleep (Richard Marx) 3:44
11 Big Boy Now (Richard Marx, Fee Waybill) 5:38
12 Chains Around My Heart (Richard Marx) 5:43
13 Your World (Richard Marx) 5:52

Musicians

1 Playing With Fire

BassRandy Jackson
DrumsTerry Bozzio
Guitar (solo)Steve Lukather
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsSteve George
Background VocalsPaul Warren
Background VocalsLisa Dal Bello
Background VocalsTamara Champlin
Background VocalsMike Egizi
Background VocalsJim Cliff
Background VocalsFee Waybill
Background VocalsBrandy Rosenberg
Background VocalsMatt Westfield


2 Love Unemotional

BassMarcus Miller
DrumsJonathan Moffett
GuitarBruce Gaitsch
HarmonicaJohn Logan
SaxSteve Grove
TromboneLee Thornburg
TrumpetLee Thornburg
Background VocalsLuther Vandross
Background VocalsTamara Champlin
Background VocalsLisa Dal Bello


3 Keep Coming Back

BassNathan East
DrumsJonathan Moffett
GuitarBruce Gaitsch
Fender RhodesGreg Phillinganes
KeyboardsMike Egizi
SaxSteve Grove
Background VocalsLuther Vandross


4 Take This Heart

BassNathan East
DrumsJonathan Moffett
Guitar (solo)Mike Landau
KeyboardsMike Egizi
PercussionChris Trujillo


5 Hazard

Acoustic GuitarBruce Gaitsch
KeyboardsMike Egizi
PercussionChris Trujillo


6 Hands In Your Pocket

BassNathan East
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
Guitar (solo)Mike Landau
KeyboardsMike Egizi
Background VocalsJanet Gardner


7 Calling You

BassJim Cliff
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
Guitar (solo)Bruce Gaitsch
SynthesizerKim Bullard


8 Superstar

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
Guitar (solo)Mike Landau
GuitarBruce Gaitsch
Hammond OrganBill Champlin
KeyboardsMike Egizi


9 Streets of Pain

BassRandy Jackson
DrumsTommy Lee
Guitar (solo)Steve Lukather
Background VocalsFee Waybill
Background VocalsTamara Champlin
Background VocalsLisa Dal Bello
Background VocalsRuth Marx


10 I Get No Sleep

BassRandy Jackson
DrumsTerry Bozzio
GuitarSteve Lukather
PianoBilly Joel
Background VocalsCheryl Lynn
Background VocalsCindy Mizelle


11 Big Boy Now

BassJim Cliff
DrumsMike Baird
Guitar (solo)Mike Landau
GuitarPaul Warren
KeyboardsMike Egizi
PianoRichard Marx


12 Chains Around My Heart

BassJim Cliff
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
Guitar (solo)Mike Landau
Acoustic GuitarBruce Gaitsch
Acoustic GuitarMike Landau
Fender RhodesRichard Marx
KeyboardsMike Egizi
KeyboardsRichard Marx
PianoRichard Marx
PercussionChris Trujillo


13 Your World

BassNathan East
DrumsTerry Bozzio
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarBruce Gaitsch
KeyboardsMike Egizi
PercussionChris Trujillo

Liner Notes

Producer – Richard Marx
Co-producer (Lead Vocal) – Fee Waybill (Track 1)
Coordinator (Production) – Susanne Marie Edgren
Arranged By – Richard Marx
Arranged By – Steve Lukather (Tracks 1, 9, 10)
Arranged By (Horns) – Jerry Hey (Track 2)
Arranged By – Bruce Gaitsch (Tracks 7, 13)
Arranged By – Jeff Porcaro (Track 8)
Arranged By – Mike Landau (Track 13)
Engineer – Bill Drescher (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10)
Engineer – Peter Doell (Tracks 5, 7, 12)
Engineer (Assistant) – Brad Aldredge, Bryant Arnett, Charlie Paakkari, Jessie Kanner, Kevin Reeves, Lavant Coppock, Leslie Ann Jones, Lolly Grodner, Mark Hagen, Mark Stebbeds, Michael W Douglas, Patrick MacDougall, Randy Wine, Rick Caughron, Rick Norman, Tom Nellen
Mastered By – Wally Traugott
Mixed By – Bill Drescher (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12)
Mixed By – Mick Guzauski (Track 8)
Mixed By – Brian Malouf (Track 11)
Technician (Custom Drums And Tweakage) – Drum Doctors, Ross Garfield

Art Direction, Design – Larry Vigon
Design – Brian Jackson

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Capitol Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Capitol Records, Inc.
Manufactured By – Capitol Records, Inc.
Recorded At – A&M Studios
Recorded At – Lion Share Recording Studios
Recorded At – Right Track Recording
Recorded At – Sunset Sound
Recorded At – Frantic Studios
Recorded At – Westlake Studios
Recorded At – Capitol Studios
Recorded At – Bill Champlin Studio
Recorded At – The Village Recorder
Recorded At – Elumba Studios
Recorded At – Can-Am Recorders
Recorded At – The Enterprise
Mastered At – Capitol Studios
Pressed By – Capitol Jax