1990 Bette Midler – Some People`s Lives

midler-bette-1990Some People’s Lives is the seventh studio album by American singer Bette Midler, released on the Atlantic Records label in 1990. It contains one of her biggest hits, “From a Distance”, which won the songwriter Julie Gold a Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1991.

The Some People’s Lives album became one of the biggest commercial successes of Midler’s musical career, peaking at number 6 in the US and number 5 in the UK and it was later awarded double platinum by the RIAA for sales of over two million copies in the US alone. It has sold 7 million copies worldwide.


1  One More Round (Jessica Harper, Danny Sembello, Allee Willis) 02:04
2  Some People’s Lives (Rhonda Fleming, Janis Ian) 03:29
3  Miss Otis Regrets (Cole Porter) 02:51
4  Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most (Fran Landesman, Tommy Wolf) 05:30
5  Night And Day (Billie Hughes, Roxanne Seeman) 05:30
6  The Girl Is On To You (Jude Johnstone) 04:10
From A Distance (Julie Gold) 04:37
8  Moonlight Dancing (Diane Warren) 04:39
9  He Was Too Good To Me / Since You Stayed Here (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Peter Larson, Josh Rubins) 04:12
10  All Of A Sudden (Nathalie Archangel, Scott Wilk) 04:33
11  The Gift Of Love (Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg, Susanna Hoffs) 04:01


1 One More Round

KeyboardsJoe Mardin
PercussionSteve Kroon

2 Some People’s Lives

PianoMarc Shaiman

3 Miss Otis Regrets

BassRon Carter
DrumsGrady Tate
GuitarGene Bertoncini
PianoBernie Layton
ClarinetPhil Bodner

4 Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most

SaxNino Tempo

5 Night And Day

KeyboardsJoe Mardin

6 The Girl Is On To You

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
SaxAndy Snitzer
PercussionGary Coleman

7 From A Distance

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
Background VocalsCharlotte Crossley
Background VocalsCissy Houston
Background VocalsDavid Lasley
Background VocalsEugene van Buren
Background VocalsJoann Harris
Background VocalsJohn West
Background VocalsMyrna Smith

8 Moonlight Dancing

SynthesizerJoe Mardin
ProgrammingGuy Roche
ProgrammingRobbie Buchanan

9 He Was Too Good To Me / Since You Stayed Here

BassJay Leonhart
PianoMarc Shaiman

10 All Of A Sudden

GuitarJohn McCurry
KeyboardsJoe Mardin
Background VocalsGeorge Merrill
Background VocalsJoe Mardin
Background VocalsUla Hedwig

11 The Gift Of Love

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarAndrew Gold
GuitarDean Parks
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
Background VocalsTom Kelly
Background VocalsMaria Vidal

Liner Notes

Producer – Arif Mardin
Co-producer – Marc Shaiman
Mastered By – Doug Sax
Mixed By – Jack Joseph Puig
Recorded By – Jack Joseph Puig

Art Direction – Bob Defrin
Photography By – Greg Gorman

Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
Copyright (c) – WEA International Inc.
Produced At – Deniz Productions, Inc.
Mixed At – Electric Lady Studios
Mixed At – Studio 55, Los Angeles
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab