1987 Herb Alpert – Keep Your Eye On Me

Keep Your Eye on Me is a pop/R&B/dance album by Herb Alpert, released in 1987. It contains two hit singles, “Diamonds” and “Making Love in the Rain” (both featuring lead and background vocals by Janet Jackson and Lisa Keith). These Billboard Top 40 hits, along with the title track and “Pillow” (featuring co-lead vocals by Alpert and singer/wife Lani Hall) were produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. The remainder of the album consists of tracks produced by Herb Alpert and various producers. Keep Your Eye On Me was constructed with Side 1 (Tracks 1-5) featuring uptempo songs, while Side 2 (Tracks 6-10) featured down tempo songs and ballads.

All trumpet solos were played by Herb Alpert.

The album was released on CD by A&M Records in 1987, along with extended CD singles of the title track and “Diamonds”. It was re-released on September 12, 2013 in a download-only version available exclusively through Alpert’s official website, HerbAlpertPresents.com.

Tracks

1 Keep Your Eye On Me 5:13
2 Hot Shot 3:56
3 Diamonds 4:53
4 Traffic Jam 3:15
5 Cat Man Do 5:27
6 Pillow 4:32
7 Our Song 3:55
8 Making Love In The Rain 5:56
9 Rocket To The Moon 3:53
10 Stranger On The Shore 2:54

1 Keep Your Eye On Me

Drums (programming) Jimmy Jam
Programming David Eiland
Trumpet Herb Alpert
Percussion Jimmy Jam
Vocals Lisa Keith
Vocals Terry Lewis

2 Hot Shot

Bass Laythan Carl Armor
Drums (programming) Laythan Carl Armor
Guitar Mike Landau
Keyboards Laythan Carl Armor
Organ John Barnes
Trumpet Herb Alpert
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa

3 Diamonds

Bass Terry Lewis
Drums (programming) Jimmy Jam
Programming Jimmy Jam
Percussion Terry Lewis
Trombone Herb Alpert
Percussion Jimmy Jam
Background Vocals Terry Lewis
Vocals Janet Jackson
Vocals Lisa Keith

4 Traffic Jam

Drums (programming) Les Pierce
Guitar Mike Landau
Programming Les Pierce
Flugelhorn Herb Alpert
Trumpet Herb Alpert

5 Cat Man Do

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Mike Landau
Keyboards John Barnes
Keyboards Roy Bittan
Trumpet Herb Alpert
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa

6 Pillow

Drums (programming) Jimmy Jam
Programming Jimmy Jam
Trumpet Herb Alpert
Percussion Jimmy Jam
Percussion Terry Lewis
Background Vocals Lisa Keith
Background Vocals Terry Lewis
Vocals Lani Hall

7 Our Song

Bass Chuck Domanico
Bass (synthesizer) Salvatore Macaluso
Keyboards John Barnes
Programming Laythan Carl Armor
Percussion Laythan Carl Armor

8 Making Love In The Rain

Drums (programming) Jimmy Jam
Programming Jimmy Jam
Trumpet Herb Alpert
Percussion Jimmy Jam
Background Vocals Terry Lewis
Vocals Janet Jackson
Vocals Lisa Keith

9 Rocket To The Moon

Bass Neil Stubenhaus
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Drums (programming) John Barnes
Guitar Mike Landau
Guitar Paul Jackson Jr
Keyboards John Barnes
Trumpet Herb Alpert
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa

10 Stranger On The Shore

Drums Steve Schaeffer
Guitar Mike Landau
Keyboards John Barnes
Organ Herb Alpert
Trumpet Herb Alpert
Percussion Steve Schaeffer