1987 Richard Marx – Richard Marx

Marx, Richard 1987Richard Marx is the eponymous debut album by singer/songwriter and record producer/arranger, Richard Marx, released in June 1987.

Richard became the first male solo artist (and second solo artist overall – the first being Whitney Houston) in recording history to reach the top three of the Billboard Hot 100 with four singles from a debut album, including his first number one Pop single “Hold On to the Nights” in mid-1988. The album’s first single, “Don’t Mean Nothing”, hit #1 on Billboard’s Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart on July 4, 1987.

Tracks

Should’ve Known Better (Richard Marx) 4:10
Don’t Mean Nothing (Richard Marx, Bruce Gaitsch) 4:41
Endless Summer Nights (Richard Marx) 4:30
4  Lonely Heart (Richard Marx, Fee Waybill) 3:57
Hold On To The Nights (Richard Marx) 5:16
6  Have Mercy (Richard Marx) 4:32
7  Remember Manhattan (Richard Marx, Fee Waybill) 4:17
8  The Flame Of Love (Richard Marx, Bruce Gaitsch) 3:37
9  Rhythm Of Life (Richard Marx, Michael Omartian) 4:45
10  Heaven Only Knows (Richard Marx) 5:39

Musicians

1. Should’ve Known Better

Bass John Pierce
Drums Prairie Prince
Guitar Mike Landau
Keyboards Tom Keane
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Background Vocals Fee Waybill
Background Vocals Timothy B Schmit


2. Don’t Mean Nothing

Bass Nathan East
Drums John Keane
Guitar Bruce Gaitsch
Guitar Joe Walsh
Guitar Solo Joe Walsh
Piano Michael Omartian
Background Vocals Randy Meisner
Background Vocals Timothy B Schmit


3. Endless Summer Nights

Bass Nathan East
Drums John Keane
Guitar Mike Landau
Guitar Bruce Gaitsch
Keyboards Tom Keane
Sax Dave Boruff
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa


4. Lonely Heart

Drums (Programmimg) Richard Marx
Guitar Solo Bruce Gaitsch
Guitar Solo Mike Landau
Keyboards Rhett Lawrence
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa


5. Hold On To The Nights

Bass Patrick O’Hearn
Drums Tris Imboden
Guitar Mike Landau
Keyboards Richard Marx
Piano Richard Marx
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa


6. Have Mercy

Bass Joe Chemay
Drums John Keane
Guitar Bruce Gaitsch
Guitar Solo Mike Landau
Keyboards Richard Marx
Background Vocals Karyn Whyte


7. Remember Manhattan

Drums (Programmimg) Rhett Lawrence
Guitar Bruce Gaitsch
Keyboards Richard Marx
Sax Dave Boruff
Background Vocals Fee Waybill


8. The Flame Of Love

Drums (Programming) Jim Lang
Keyboards Jim Lang
Percussion Alex Acuna


9. Rhythm Of Life

Bass Joe Chemay
Drums John Keane
Guitar Mike Landau
Keyboards Michael Omartian
Horn Jerry Hey
Horn Gary Grant
Horn Jerry Hey
Horn Larry Williams
Horn Bill Reichenbach


10. Heaven Only Knows

Bass John Pierce
Drums John Keane
Guitar Mike Landau
Keyboards Tom Keane
Sax Dave Boruff
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa

Liner Notes

Producer – David Cole (4) (Tracks 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Producer – Humberto Gatica (Tracks 1, 3, 10)
Producer – Richard Marx (Tracks 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Coordinator (Production Coordinator) – Susanne Marie Edgren
Arranged By – Richard Marx (Tracks 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 10)
Arranged By – Tom Keane (Track 1)
Arranged By (Drums, Keyboards) – Rhett Lawrence, Richard Marx (Tracks 4, 7)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Richard Marx (Tracks 7, 9)
Arranged By – Jim Lang (Track 8)
Arranged By – Michael Omartian (Track 9)
Arranged By (Horns) – Jerry Hey, Michael Omartian, Richard Marx (Track 9)
Engineer – David Cole (Tracks 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Engineer – Humberto Gatica (Tracks 1, 3, 10)
Engineer (Additional) – David Cole (Tracks 1, 3, 10)
Engineer (Second) – Jimmy Preziosi, Judy Clapp, Karen Siegel, Peter Doell, Sam Ramos, Stephen Shelton
Mastered By – Wally Traugott
Mixed By – David Cole (Tracks 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Mixed By – Humberto Gatica (Tracks 1, 3, 10)
Remix – David Cole (Track 1)

Art Direction (Director) – Paula Scher
Design (Designer) – Tony Sellari
Photography – Nels

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Manhattan Records
Copyright (c) – Manhattan Records
Recorded At – Capitol Studios
Recorded At – Lion Share Recording Studios
Recorded At – Lighthouse Recorders
Recorded At – The Mix Room
Recorded At – Sunset Sound