1983 George Benson – In Your Eyes

Benson, George 1983George Benson (born March 22, 1943) is an American musician, guitarist and singer-songwriter. He began his professional career at 21 as a jazz guitarist. George Benson uses a rest-stroke picking technique similar to that of gypsy jazz players such as Django Reinhardt.

In Your Eyes is a 1983 album by George Benson. It is his only album produced by producer Arif Mardin. It includes the hit “Lady Love Me (One More Time)”. The title track would later be covered by Jeffrey Osborne for his 1986 album Emotional.

 

Tracks

Feel Like Making Love (Eugene McDaniels) 4:27
2  Inside Love (So Personal) (Kashif) 5:16
Lady Love Me (One More Time) (David Paich, James Newton-Howard) 4:02
4  Love Will Come Again (Arif Mardin, Hamish Stuart) 5:46
In Your Eyes (Dan Hill, Michael Masser) 3:23
6  Never Too Far To Fall (Ned Doheny, Hamish Stuart) 4:06
7  Being With You (Omar Hakim) 3:57
8 Use Me (James Ingram, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) 4:25
Late At Night (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) 3:38
10  In Search Of A Dream (Adam Falcon) 4:58

Musicians

1 Feel Like Making Love

BassWill Lee
DrumsSteve Ferrone
Guitar (solo)George Benson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoJorge Dalto
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
PercussionSammy Figueroa


2 Inside Love (So Personal)

DrumsLeslie Ming
Guitar (solo)George Benson
GuitarIra Siegel
KeyboardsKashif
SynthesizerKashif
PercussionBashiri Johnson
Background VocalsBrenda White
Background VocalsBrenda Jay Nelson
Background VocalsLillo Thomas


3 Lady Love Me (One More Time)

BassNathan East
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
KeyboardsDavid Paich
KeyboardsJames Newton-Howard
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerSteve Porcaro
SynthesizerDavid Paich
SynthesizerJames Newton-Howard
Background VocalsHamish Stuart
HornJerry Hey
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsBabi Floyd
Background VocalsZac Sanders


4 Love Will Come Again

BassWill Lee
DrumsCarlos Vega
Guitar (solo)George Benson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerPete Cannarozzi
PercussionSammy Figueroa
Background VocalsChaka Khan
Background VocalsHamish Stuart


5 In Your Eyes

BassWill Lee
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoRichard Tee
PianoRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan


6 Never Too Far To Fall

DrumsSteve Ferrone
Guitar (solo)George Benson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
SaxDavid Sanborn
TrumpetRandy Brecker
Background VocalsHamish Stuart
Background VocalsArif Mardin


7 Being With You

BassAnthony Jackson
DrumsCarlos Vega
Guitar (solo)George Benson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoRobbie Buchanan


8 Use Me

BassWill Lee
DrumsCarlos Vega
Guitar (solo)George Benson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
SynthesizerArif Mardin
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
Background VocalsDiva Gray
Background VocalsLani Groves
Background VocalsCynthia Weill


9 Late At Night

BassWill Lee
DrumsSteve Ferrone
PianoRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
VocalsVicki Randle


10 In Search Of A Dream

BassMarcus Miller
DrumsSteve Miller
Guitar (solo)George Benson
GuitarGus Falcon
PianoJorge Dalto
SynthesizerPete Cannarozzi

Other Musicians

GuitarDavid Spinozza
SaxLew Delgatto
SaxMichael Brecker
TromboneAlan Raph
TromboneTom Malone
TrumpetJon Faddis
TrumpetRandy Brecker
Background VocalsMark Stevens

 

Strings – Alfred Brown, Emanuel Vardi, Fred Zlotkin, Frederick Buldrini, Gerald Tarack, Guy Lumia, Harold Kohon, Harry Lookofsky, Joe Malin, Jonathan Abramowitz, Julien Barber, Marilyn Wright, Richard Maximoff, Richard Young, Ted Hoyle

Liner Notes

Producer – Arif Mardin
Producer – Kashif (Track 2)
Arranged By – Arif Mardin (Track 4)
Arranged By (Backing Vocals, Rhythm) – Arif Mardin (Track 6)
Arranged By (Brass) – Jerry Hey, David Paich (Track 3)
Arranged By (Horns) – Randy Brecker (Tracks 1, 6)
Arranged By (Horns) – Arif Mardin (Track 10)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Robbie Buchanan (Tracks 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Adam Falcon (Track 10)
Arranged By (Strings) – Marty Paich, James Newton-Howard (Track 3)
Arranged By (Strings) – Lee Holdridge (Track 4)
Arranged By (Strings) – Arif Mardin (Tracks 7, 9)
Arranged By (Synthesizer) – Robbie Buchanan (Tracks 7, 8)
Arranged By (Synthesizer) – Arif Mardin (Track 8)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Paul Laurence (Track 2)
Concertmaster – Endre Granat, Gene Orloff
Engineer (Additional Recording) – Bill Dooley, Bobby Warner, Danny Caccavo, Jay Messina, John Agallo
Engineer (Assistant), Mixed By, Tracking By (Post Tracking) – Michael O’Reilly
Engineer (Recording), Mixed By, Tracking By (Post Tracking) – Jeremy Smith
Engineer (Recording) – Michael O’Reilly (Track 2)
Engineer (Assistant) – Randy Burns, Robert Feist (Track 3)
Engineer (Recording) – Gary Skardina (Track 3)
Mastered By – George Marino
Mixed By – Michael O’Reilly (Track 2)
Tracking By (Assistant) – Julie Last, Stephen Benben
Tracking By (Post Tracking) – Dan Nash

All tracks recorded at Atlantic Studios, New York
‘Lady Love Me’ recorded at Music Grinder Studio, Los Angeles
Additional recording at Music Grinders, LA; United Western, Hollywood; Hit Factory, New York
and Record Plant, New York
Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York