1993 Alexander O’Neal – Love Makes No Sense

Love Makes No Sense is the fifth studio album by the American recording artist Alexander O’Neal. The album was his final release for Tabu, and his first album made without formal production from Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

Sales were not as strong as his earlier releases, it went on to peak at #89 on the Billboard 200 and reached #18 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The album launched three charting singles in the UK. “Love Makes No Sense” peaked at #26 on the UK Singles Chart; “In the Middle” peaked at #32; “All That Matters to Me” at #67. The album was his first album, not to be certified by the BPI, since the 1988 Christmas album, My Gift to You.

The album was re-released in 2013 on Tabu’s new Re-born imprint featuring rare bonus content. The reissue is a 2-CD set with the original album digitally remastered from the original 1/2″ mix tapes; the bonus content consists of associated 7″, and 12″ mixes.


1  In The Middle (Terry Coffey, Jon Nettlesbey) 4:37
2  If U Let It (Lance Alexander, Tony Tolbert) 5:14
3  Aphrodisia (Lance Alexander, Tony Tolbert) 5:18
4  Love Makes No Sense (Lance Alexander, Tony Tolbert) 6:58
5  Home Is Where The Heart Is (Zac Harmon, Christopher Troy) 6:16
6  Change Of Heart (Zac Harmon, Christopher Troy, Dianne Quander) 4:44
7  Lady (Lance Alexander, Tony Tolbert) 5:35
8  All That Matters To Me (Franne Golde, Allee Willis) 4:30
9  Since I’ve Been Loving You (Michael Bolton, Franne Golde) 4:01
10  Your Precious Love (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) 3:36



BassBob Glaub
BassFred Washington
DrumsBernard Purdie
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarCharles Fearing
GuitarKevin Pierce
Acoustic GuitarDean Parks
Steel GuitarJaydee Mannes
OrganDavid Paich
OrganBooker T Jones
OrganSteve Lindsey
PianoJohn Barnes
PianoJim Cox
PianoSteve Lindsey
SynthesizerEnrico De Paoli
SynthesizerZack Harmon
SynthesizerSteve Lindsey
SynthesizerRandy Kerber
WurlitzerKhris Kellow
FluteFranklin Wharton
SaxBrandon Fields
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsAlex Brown
Background VocalsBarrington Scott
Background VocalsJacquelyn Gouche
Background VocalsJamecia Bennett
Background VocalsJoey Diggs
Background VocalsJoey Elias
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsOren Waters
Background VocalsSean Devereaux
Background VocalsTony Warren
Background VocalsValerie Davis
VocalsAlexander O’Neal

Liner Notes

Producer – Jon Nettlesbey, Terry Coffey, Christopher Troy, Zack Harmon, Lance Alexander, Prof T, Steve Lindsey
Producer (Executive) – Clarence Avant, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Producer (Assistant) – Alex Avant, Dwight Wright
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Lance Alexander
Arranged By (Vocals) – Jon Nettlesbey, Terry Coffey, Prof T
Arranged By (Rhythm, Strings, Vocals) – Christopher Troy
Arranged By (Rhythm, Vocals) – Zack Harmon
Engineer – Anthony Jeffries, Charlie Brocco, David Schober, Dennis Kirk, Jay Lean, Richard Cottrell, Steve Van Arden, Wolfgang Aichholz, Enrico De Paoli, Zack Harmon
Mixed By – Alan Meyerson, Bill Schnee, Dave Rideau, Dave Way, Donnell Sullivan, Elliot Scheiner
Mixed By (Assistant) – David Betancourt, Thom Russo

Art Direction – Richard Frankel
Design – Lynn Robb
Photography – Greg Gorman

Manufactured By – A&M Records, Inc.
Distributed By – A&M Records, Inc.