1985 Michael Franks – Skin Dive

Skin Dive is a jazz vocal album by Michael Franks, released in 1985 with Warner Bros. Records. It was Franks’ ninth studio album, and the first he co-produced himself. The single off this album, “Your Secret’s Safe With Me”, is his biggest Adult Contemporary hit, peaking at #4.

Tracks

1  Read My Lips (Michael Franks) 3:42
2  Let Me Count The Ways (Michael Franks) 4:34
3  Your Secret’s Safe With Me (Michael Franks) 4:40
4  Don’t Be Shy (Michael Franks, Rob Mounsey) 5:06
5  When I Give My Love To You (Michael Franks) 4:23
6  Queen of The Underground (Michael Franks) 4:27
7  Now I Know Why (They Call It Falling) (Michael Franks) 4:55
8  Please Don’t Say Goodnight (Michael Franks) 4:51
9  When She is Mine (Michael Franks) 5:24

Media

Musicians

1 Read My Lips

BassMarcus Miller
Electric DrumsChris Parker
GuitarHiram Bullock
SynthesizerRob Mounsey
Background VocalsFrank Floyd
Background VocalsVivian Cherry
VocalsMichael Franks


2 Let Me Count The Ways

BassWill Lee
Electric DrumsChris Parker
GuitarHugh McCracken
SynthesizerRob Mounsey
Background VocalsBobby Floyd
Background VocalsLeslie Miller
Background VocalsRob Mounsey
Background VocalsVivian Cherry
VocalsMichael Franks


3 Your Secret’s Safe With Me

BassNeil Jason
DrumsChris Parker
GuitarSteve Khan
PianoClifford Carter
SynthesizerRob Mounsey
Background VocalsRob Mounsey
Background VocalsWill Lee
VocalsMichael Franks


4 Don’t Be Shy

Electric DrumsChris Parker
SynthesizerRob Mounsey
SaxDavid Sanborn
Background VocalsBobby Floyd
Background VocalsLeslie Miller
Background VocalsRob Mounsey
Background VocalsVivian Cherry
VocalsMichael Franks


5 When I Give My Love To You

Electric DrumsChris Parker
SynthesizerRob Mounsey
VocalsBrenda Russell
VocalsMichael Franks


6 Queen of The Underground

Electric DrumsChris Parker
BassWill Lee
GuitarHiram Bullock
SynthesizerRob Mounsey
Background VocalsJoe Caro
Background VocalsRob Mounsey
Background VocalsWill Lee
VocalsMichael Franks


7 Now I Know Why (They Call It Falling)

DrumsDanny Gottlieb
SaxDavid Sanborn
GuitarJeff Mironov
SynthesizerRob Mounsey
Acoustic GuitarJeff Mironov
VocalsMichael Franks


8 Please Don’t Say Goodnight

BassMark Egan
DrumsAndy Newmark
GuitarJeff Mironov
FluteBill Evans
SynthesizerRob Mounsey
PercussionManolo Badrena
PercussionSue Evans
Background VocalsKacey Cisyk
Background VocalsRob Mounsey
Background VocalsWill Lee
VocalsMichael Franks


9 When She is Mine

BassRon Carter
DrumsSteve Gadd
PianoWarren Bernhardt
EuphoniumDave Bargeron
FlugelhornJon Faddis
FluteGeorge Young
FluteLawrence Feldman
HornJohn Clark
HornPeter Gordon
SaxRonnie Cuber
SaxMichael Brecker
VocalsMichael Franks

Liner Notes

Producer – Rob Mounsey
Arranged By – Rob Mounsey
Mastered By (CDD Pre-Mastering) – The Record Group
Mastered By (Originally Mastered By)] – George Marino
Programming] – Chris Parker, Rob Mounsey
Recorded By – Ben Wisch, Ed Rak, Kevin Halpin
Recorded By (Assistant) – Blaine Cone, David Young, Maureen Thompson
Remastered By – Lee Herschberg

Art Direction, Design – Laura LiPuma
Photography By – Barry McKinley

Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Produced For – Flying Monkey Productions, Inc.
Manufactured By – WEA Manufacturing
Recorded At – Clinton Recording Studio
Recorded At – Automated Sound Studios
Recorded At – Skyline Studios
Mastered At – Sterling Sound
Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation