1991 The Crusaders – Healing The Wounds

Healing The Wounds is the 20th album by The Crusaders, released in 1991 on MCA Records.

The album peaked at No. 1 on the Top Contemporary Jazz chart and No. 174 on the Billboard 200. The group did not release any more albums during the decade, as Sample focused on a solo career.


1  Pessimisticism (Joe Sample) 6:01
2  Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (Joe Zawinul) 6:10
3  Little Things Mean a Lot (Joe Sample) 5:34
4  Cause We’ve Ended as Lovers (Stevie Wonder) 5:47
5  Shake Dance (Marcus Miller) 6:35
6  Maputo (Marcus Miller) 6:24
7  Healing the Wounds (Joe Sample) 5:16
8  Running Man (Joe Sample) 5:15



BassMarcus Miller
DrumsWilliam Bryant
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarSteve Lukather
PianoJoe Sample
SynthesizerJoe Sample
SynthesizerJason Miles
SaxWilton Felder

Other Musicians

4 Cause We’ve Ended as Lovers

GuitarSteve Lukather

Liner Notes

Production (Coordination) – Sonny Abelarbo, Bibi Green
Production (Post) – Joseph Doughney, Michael Landy, Pamela Hope Lobue
Creative Director – Andy Baltimore
Engineer (Assistant) – Ken Allardyce, Ed Korengo
Mastered By – Doug Sax
Mixed By – Bill Schnee
Programmed By (Synthesizer) – Jason Miles
Recorded By (Assistant) – Mike Kloster

Cover Illustration – Brian Cronin

Recorded At – Sunset Sound
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab
Phonographic Copyright (p) – GRP Records, Inc.
Mixed At – Bill Schnee Studios