1986 Commodores – United

United is the 12th studio album by the Commodores, released in 1986 upon Polydor Records.

The album rose to number 17 upon the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart. As well the album cuts “Goin’ to the Bank” and “Take It from Me” climbed to number two and on Billboard’s R&B singles charts. Another single “United in Love”, peaked at #22 upon the Adult Contemporary chart.

Tracks

1  Goin’ To The Bank (Andy Goldmark; Dennis Lambert; Franne Golde) 4:20
2  Take It From Me (Andy Goldmark; Dennis Lambert; Franne Golde) 4:02
3  United In Love (Pam Reswick; Steve Werfel) 4:25
4  Can’t Dance All Night (Jimmy Scott; Richard Feldman) 3:59
5  You’re The Only Woman I Need (Mike Leeson; Peter Vale) 4:42
6  Land Of The Dreamer (Dennis Lambert; JD Nicholas; Sheldon Reynolds) 4:28
7  Talk To Me (Harold Hudson; Steve King; William King) 4:45
8  I Wanna Rock You (Karen Dean Cover; Milan Williams) 5:25
9  Let’s Apologize (Billy Steinberg; Tom Kelly; Gary Usher) 3:51
10  Serious Love (Harold Hudson; Van Ross Reding; Walter Orange) 4:01

Media

Musicians

1 Goin’ To The Bank

GuitarSheldon Reynolds
KeyboardsClaude Gaudette
ProgrammingClaude Gaudette
Background VocalsDarryl Phinnessee
Background VocalsDennis Lambert
Background VocalsPhil Perry
Background VocalsSiedah Garrett
RapJD Nicholas
RapSiedah Garrett
VocalsWalter Orange


2 Take It From Me

KeyboardsClaude Gaudette
ProgrammingClaude Gaudette
Background VocalsDarryl Phinnessee
Background VocalsDennis Lambert
Background VocalsPhil Perry
Background VocalsSiedah Garrett
VocalsJD Nicholas
VocalsWalter Orange


3 United In Love

GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsClaude Gaudette
ProgrammingClaude Gaudette
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsSiedah Garrett
VocalsJD Nicholas


4 Can’t Dance All Night

GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsClaude Gaudette
ProgrammingClaude Gaudette
Background VocalsDennis Lambert
VocalsJD Nicholas
VocalsWalter Orange


5 You’re The Only Woman I Need

GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsCasey Young
KeyboardsGreg Mathieson
ProgrammingCasey Young
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsBill Champlin
VocalsWalter Orange


6 Land Of The Dreamer

GuitarSheldon Reynolds
KeyboardsClaude Gaudette
SynthesizerSheldon Reynolds
ProgrammingClaude Gaudette
Background VocalsSheldon Reynolds
Background VocalsSiedah Garrett
VocalsJD Nicholas


7 Talk To Me

DrumsIsaac Morris
GuitarSheldon Reynolds
SynthesizerHarold Hudson
SynthesizerJohn Barnes
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsHarold Hudson
Background VocalsSheldon Reynolds
VocalsJD Nicholas


8 I Wanna Rock You

GuitarSheldon Reynolds
SynthesizerHarold Hudson
SynthesizerJohn Barnes
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsHarold Hudson
Background VocalsSheldon Reynolds
VocalsJD Nicholas


9 Let’s Apologize

GuitarMichael Thompson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsCasey Young
ProgrammingCasey Young
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsJason Scheff
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
VocalsJD Nicholas
VocalsWalter Orange


10 Serious Love

GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarSheldon Reynolds
KeyboardsCasey Young
KeyboardsGreg Mathieson
ProgrammingCasey Young
SaxGary Herbig
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsJason Scheff
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
VocalsWalter Orange

Liner Notes

Producer – Dennis Lambert (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6)
Producer – Jeremy Smith (Tracks 1, 2, 6)
Producer – Greg Mathieson (Tracks 5, 9, 10)
Producer – James Anthony Carmichael (Tracks 7, 8)
Producer – Milan Williams (Track 8)
Producer (Assistant) – Lloyd Tolbert (Tracks 7, 8)
Arranged By – Claude Gaudette (Tracks 2, 3, 4, 6)
Arranged By – Sheldon Reynolds (Tracks 2, 3, 6)
Arranged By – Greg Mathieson (Tracks 5, 9, 10)
Arranged By – Isaac Morris (Track 6)
Arranged By – Harold Hudson, William King (Track 7)
Arranged By – James Anthony Carmichael (Tracks 7, 8)
Arranged By – Milan Williams (Track 8)
Arranged By – Walter Orange (Track 10)
Arranged By (Backing Vocals) – Dennis Lambert (Tracks 1, 2, 3)
Arranged By (Backing Vocals) – Harold Hudson, William King (Track 7)
Arranged By (Backing Vocals) – Milan Williams (Track 8)
Effects (Special) – Casey Young (Track 1)
Engineer (Assistant) – Paul Ericksen (Tracks 1, 2, 6)
Engineer (Assistant) – Karen Siegel (Tracks 7, 8)
Engineer (Additional) – Bino Espinoza, Don Murray (Track 5)
Mastered By – Stephen Marcussen
Mixed By – Jeremy Smith (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6)
Mixed By – Paul Ericksen (Tracks 3, 4)
Mixed By – Mick Guzauski (Tracks 5, 9, 10)
Mixed By – Calvin Harris (Tracks 7, 8)
Recorded By – Jeremy Smith (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 6)
Recorded By – Paul Eriksen (Track 4)
Recorded By – Mick Guzauski (Tracks 5, 9, 10)
Recorded By – Calvin Harris (Tracks 7, 8)
Recorded By (Additional) – Fred Law (Tracks 7, 8)
Recorded By (Additional) – Bino Espinoza, Don Murray (Track 10)

Art Direction – Bill Levy
Design (Package) – John Kosh
Photography By – Chris Callis

Recorded At – Soundcastle
Recorded At – Conway Studios
Recorded At – Motown Recording Studios
Mastered At – Precision Lacquer
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Polygram Records
Copyright (c) – Polygram Records