1984 Philip Bailey ‎– Chinese Wall

Chinese Wall is the third solo album by Philip Bailey, released on the Columbia Records label in October 1984. Chinese Wall has been certified gold in the US on March 11, 1985. The album reached number 22 and number 10 on the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts respectively and it was ranked as the 63rd most successful album of 1985 on the Billboard 200. In 1986 the album gave Bailey a Grammy Award nomination for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male, while “Easy Lover”, the duet with Phil Collins (who produced the album), earned a nomination for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals.

Tracks

1  Photogenic Memory ( Jerry Knight, Davitt Sigerson, Lillie Mae Clarke) 5:26
2  I Go Crazy (Philip Bailey, Glen Ballard, Marti Sharron) 4:49
Walking On The Chinese Wall (Billie Hughes, Roxanne Seeman, Marcy Levy) 5:08
4  For Every Heart That’s Been Broken (Glen Ballard, Clif Magness) 4:16
5  Go (Nathan East, Ralph Johnson) 4:30
Easy Lover (Philip Bailey, Phil Collins, Nathan East) 5:05
7  Show You The Way To Love (Philip Bailey, Glen Ballard, Marti Sharron) 4:43
8  Time Is A Woman (Barry Blue, Julian Littman, Robin Smith) 4:32
9  Woman (Steve Mitchell, Marti Sharron, Gary Skardina) 5:05
10  Children Of The Ghetto (Chris Amoo, Eddie Amoo) 6:49

Musicians

1 Photogenic Memory

BassNathan East
DrumsPhil Collins
Drums (Linn)Phil Collins
GuitarDaryl Stuermer
KeyboardsLesette Wilson
VocoderPhil Collins
VocalsPhilip Bailey


2 I Go Crazy

BassNathan East
DrumsPhil Collins
GuitarDaryl Stuermer
KeyboardsLesette Wilson
VocalsPhilip Bailey


3 Walking On The Chinese Wall

BassNathan East
DrumsPhil Collins
Drums (Linn)Phil Collins
GuitarDaryl Stuermer
KeyboardsLesette Wilson
KeyboardsPhil Collins
Background VocalsPhil Collins
Background VocalsJosie James
VocalsPhilip Bailey


4 For Every Heart That’s Been Broken

BassNathan East
DrumsPhil Collins
GuitarDaryl Stuermer
KeyboardsLesette Wilson
KeyboardsNathan East
Background VocalsJosie James
VocalsPhilip Bailey


5 Go

BassNathan East
DrumsPhil Collins
Drums (Linn)Phil Collins
GuitarDaryl Stuermer
KeyboardsLesette Wilson
KeyboardsNathan East
SaxDon Myrick
VocalsPhilip Bailey


6 Easy Lover

BassNathan East
DrumsPhil Collins
GuitarDaryl Stuermer
KeyboardsLesette Wilson
KeyboardsPhil Collins
VocalsPhil Collins
VocalsPhilip Bailey


7 Show You The Way To Love

BassNathan East
DrumsPhil Collins
GuitarDaryl Stuermer
KeyboardsLesette Wilson
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsCarl Carwell
Background VocalsWinston Ford
VocalsPhilip Bailey


8 Time Is A Woman

BassNathan East
DrumsPhil Collins
GuitarDaryl Stuermer
KeyboardsLesette Wilson
Background VocalsJosie James
Background VocalsNigel Martinez
Background VocalsPhil Collins
VocalsPhilip Bailey


9 Woman

BassNathan East
DrumsPhil Collins
GuitarDaryl Stuermer
KeyboardsLesette Wilson
TrumpetMichael Harris
VocalsPhilip Bailey


10 Children Of The Ghetto

BassNathan East
GuitarDaryl Stuermer
KeyboardsLesette Wilson
PianoLesette Wilson
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
PercussionPhilip Bailey
PercussionPhil Collins
Background VocalsWinston Ford
Background VocalsCarl Carwell
VocalsPhilip Bailey

Other Musicians

Phoenix Horns (Tracks 3, 5, 7, 8, 9)

SaxDon Myrick
TromboneLouis Satterfield
TrumpetMichael Harris
TrumpetRhamlee Davis

Liner Notes

Producer – Phil Collins
Arranged By (Strings) – Arif Mardin (Tracks 5, 7, 9)
Engineer – George Massenburg
Engineer (Assisted) – Judy Clapp, Murray Dvorkin, Steve Barney Chase, Tom Perry
Programmed By (Synthesizer) – George Massenburg, Godfrey Wang

Art Direction – Tony Lane & Nancy Donald
Photography By (Cover) – Ellen Land-Weber

Manufactured By – CBS Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
Produced For – Kalimba Productions
Recorded At – The Town House
Recorded At – The Complex
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
Distributed By – CBS Records
Distributed By – CBS Disques S.A.
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab
Lacquer Cut At – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman