1993 Paul Young – The Crossing

The Crossing is the fifth album by English singer Paul Young. Released in 1993, the album peaked at #27 on the UK Albums Chart.

Paul Antony Young (born 17 January 1956) is an English singer, songwriter and musician. Formerly the frontman of the short-lived bands Kat Kool & the Kool Cats, Streetband and Q-Tips, his subsequent solo success turned him into a 1980s teen idol.

Tracks

Hope In A Hopeless World (Bob Thiele Jr, Phil Roy) 4:21
2  Now I Know What Made Otis Blue (Mike Leeson, Peter Vale) 4:01
3  Bring Me Home (George Merrill, Shannon Rubicam) 4:05
4  The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter (Doug James, Paul Young) 4:23
5  Won’t Look Back (Drew Barfield, Paul Young) 5:25
6  Only Game In Town (Martin Page, Paul Young) 4:22
7  Love Has No Pride (Eric Kaz, Libby Titus) 3:48
8  Down In Chinatown (Don Was, Drew Barfield, Paul Young) 5:37
9  Half A Step Away (Drew Barfield, Paul Young) 5:02
10  Follow On (Paul Brady) 4:11
11  It Will Be You (Bob Thiele Jr, Phil Roy) 4:43

Musicians

1 Hope In A Hopeless World

BassDavey Faragher
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarRoy Hay
GuitarPhil Roy
Hammond OrganBilly Preston
KeyboardsRoy Hay
KeyboardsBob Thiele Jr
PercussionLenny Castro
PercussionLuis Conte
Background VocalsAngel Rogers
Background VocalsBilly Valentine
Background VocalsBob Thiele Jr
Background VocalsPhil Roy


2 Now I Know What Made Otis Blue

BassPeter Vale
GuitarPeter Vale
GuitarNeil Hubbard
KeyboardsPeter Vale
ProgrammingPeter Vale
HarmonicaMark Feltham
Background VocalsBeverly Skeete
Background VocalsPeter Vale
Background VocalsSylvia Mason-James


3 Bring Me Home

BassAdrian Lee
DrumsPeter van Hooke
GuitarTim Renwick
KeyboardsAdrian Lee
Background VocalsLinda Taylor
Background VocalsPam Sheyne


4 The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter

Bass (synthesizer)Louis Biancaniello
Drums (programming)Louis Biancaniello
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsLouis Biancaniello
KeyboardsJamie Muhoberac
ProgrammingLouis Biancaniello
SaxKirk Whalum
PercussionLuis Conte


5 Won’t Look Back

BassJames Hutchinson
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarReggie Young
KeyboardsLarry Knechtel
MellotronDon Was
OrganBenmont Tench
SaxKirk Whalum
ViolaNovi Novog
ViolinCharlie Bisharat
ViolaRon Clark
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsArno Lucas
Background VocalsLeslie Smith
Background VocalsWillie Greene


6 Only Game In Town

BassPino Palladino
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarMark Goldenberg
KeyboardsMartin Page
SynthesizerMartin Page
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsMartin Page


7 Love Has No Pride

BassPino Palladino
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarReggie Young
OrganBenmont Tench
PianoLarry Knechtel
SaxAndrew Love
TromboneWayne Jackson
TrumpetWayne Jackson
WoodwindsJon Clarke
ViolaNovi Novog
ViolinCharlie Bisharat
ViolinRon Clark
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsEverett Drake
Background VocalsFrancine Reed
Background VocalsWayne Murray
Background VocalsWillie Greene


8 Down In Chinatown

GuitarDean Parks
KeyboardsLouis Biancaniello
ProgrammingLouis Biancaniello
TrumpetMark Isham
VibesDon Was
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsAnita Sherman
Background VocalsDelta Dickerson
Background VocalsJessica Williams
Background VocalsMyrna Smith
Background VocalsPortia Griffin
VocalsKathleen Turner


9 Half A Step Away

BassJames Hutchinson
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarReggie Young
Acoustic GuitarDean Parks
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
OrganBenmont Tench
PianoLarry Knechtel
FluteSteve Kujala
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsArno Lucas
Background VocalsLesley Smith
Background VocalsWillie Greene


10 Follow On

BassKen Wild
BassPino Palladino
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarReggie Young
Acoustic GuitarDean Parks
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
OrganBenmont Tench
PianoLarry Knechtel
HarmonicaTommy Morgan
CelloLarry Corbett
CelloSuzie Katayama
ViolaNovi Novog
ViolinCharlie Bisharat
ViolinRon Clark
WoodwindsJon Clarke
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsEverett Drake
Background VocalsFrancine Reed
Background VocalsPatty Smyth
Background VocalsWayne Murray
Background VocalsWillie Greene


11 It Will Be You

BassFred Washington
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
OrganJim Cox
PianoGreg Phillinganes
SaxGary Herbig
VibesAlan Estes
Background VocalsDarryl Phinnessee
Background VocalsDorian Holley
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap
Background VocalsKevin Dorsey

Liner Notes

Producer – Don Was (Tracks 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Producer – Peter Vale (Track 2)
Producer – Christopher Neil (Track 3)
Producer – Laurie Latham (Track 5)
Producer – Steve Lindsey (Track 11)
Arranged By (Horns) – Lee Thornburg (Track 11)
Arranged By (String Arrangement) – David Campbell (Tracks 5, 7, 10, 11)
Engineer – Richard Whaley (Track 2)
Engineer – Simon Hurrell (Track 3)
Engineer (Assisted By) – Paul Mortimer (Track 3)
Mixed By – Bob Clearmountain (Track 1)
Mixed By – Laurie Latham (Track 2)
Mixed By – Christopher Neil (Track 3)
Mixed By – Ken Kessie (Tracks 4, 8)
Mixed By – George Massenburg (Track 5)
Mixed By – Chris Lord Alge (Track 6)
Mixed By – Rik Pekkonen (Tracks 9, 10)
Mixed By – Bill Schnee (Track 11)
Mixed By (Assisted By) – Alex Reed, Randy Wine (Track 1)
Mixed By (Assisted By) – Dan Bosworth (Tracks 4, 9, 10)
Mixed By (Assisted By) – Marnie Riley (Track 5)
Mixed By (Assisted By) – Talley Sherwood (Track 6)
Mixed By (Assisted By) – Danny Alonso (Track 8)
Mixed By (Additional Vocals) – Laurie Latham (Track 4)
Recorded By – Rik Pekkonen (Tracks 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Recorded By – Gabe Veltri (Track 11)
Recorded By (Assisted By) – Young Dan Bosworth (Tracks 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Recorded By (Assisted By) – Noel Hazen (Track 11)

Design – Vince Frost
Photography By – The Douglas Brothers