1983 Michael Franks – Passionfruit

Passionfruit is a jazz vocal album by Michael Franks, released in 1983 with Warner Bros. Records. It was Franks’ eighth studio album.

Tracks

1  Alone At Night (Michael Franks) 4:30
2  Never Satisfied (Michael Franks) 3:54
3  Amazon (Michael Franks) 5:43
4  Now That Your Joystick’s Broke (Michael Franks) 2:51
5  Sunday Morning Here With You (Michael Franks) 4:34
6  Never Say Die (Michael Franks) 3:38
7  Rainy Night In Tokyo (Michael Franks) 4:44
8  Tell Me All About It (Michael Franks) 4:34
9  When Sly Calls (Don’t Touch That Phone) (Michael Franks) 5:53
10  How the Garden Grows (Michael Franks) 3:38

Media

Musicians

1 Alone At Night

BassWill Lee
DrumsChris Parker
Guitar (solo)Hiram Bullock
GuitarJeff Mironov
PianoRob Mounsey
FlugelhornJon Faddis
SaxEddie Daniels
SaxDave Tofani
TrumpetRandy Brecker
Background VocalsHamish Stuart
Background VocalsWill Lee
VocalsMichael Franks


2 Never Satisfied

BassWill Lee
DrumsChris Parker
GuitarJeff Mironov
Fender RhodesRob Mounsey
HarmonicaToots Thielemans
PercussionSue Evans
Background VocalsHamish Stuart
Background VocalsKasey Cisyk
Background VocalsLesley Miller
Background VocalsWill Lee
VocalsMichael Franks


3 Amazon

BassWill Lee
DrumsChris Parker
Acoustic GuitarJeff Mironov
12 String GuitarHugh McCracken
Fender RhodesRob Mounsey
PercussionNaná Vasconcelos
Background VocalsAstrud Gilberto
Background VocalsHamish Stuart
Background VocalsKasey Cisyk
Background VocalsLesley Miller
Background VocalsWill Lee
VocalsMichael Franks


4 Now That Your Joystick’s Broke

GuitarHiram Bullock
VocalsMichael Franks


5 Sunday Morning Here With You

BassNeil Jason
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarJohn Tropea
Fender RhodesPat Rebillot
PercussionChris Parker
PercussionSue Evans
Background VocalsKenny Rankin
VocalsMichael Franks


6 Never Say Die

BassNeil Jason
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarJohn Tropea
Acoustic GuitarJeff Mironov
PianoPat Rebillot
Background VocalsKasey Cisyk
Background VocalsLesley Miller
VocalsMichael Franks


7 Rainy Night In Tokyo

BassWill Lee
DrumsChris Parker
GuitarJeff Mironov
Acoustic GuitarJeff Mironov
Fender RhodesRob Mounsey
RecorderGeorge Marge
PercussionSue Evans
Background VocalsHamish Stuart
Background VocalsKasey Cisyk
Background VocalsLesley Miller
VocalsMichael Franks


8 Tell Me All About It

BassNeil Jason
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarJeff Mironov
Fender RhodesRob Mounsey
PianoPat Rebillot
PercussionNaná Vasconcelos
PercussionSue Evans
VocalsMichael Franks


9 When Sly Calls (Don’t Touch That Phone)

BassWill Lee
DrumsChris Parker
GuitarJeff Mironov
Fender RhodesRob Mounsey
FlugelhornRandy Brecker
PercussionSue Evans
Background VocalsKasey Cisyk
Background VocalsLesley Miller
VocalsMichael Franks


10 How the Garden Grows

Liner Notes

Producer – Rob Mounsey
Arranged By – Rob Mounsey
Concertmaster – David Nadien
Engineer (Assistant) – Arthur Payson, Maureen Thompson, Michael Christopher, Roger Moutenot
Mastered By – George Marino
Mixed By, Recorded By – Artie Friedman
Recorded By (Additional) – Ed Rak, Marti Jane Robertson
Recorded By (Strings) – Ed Rak

Art Direction – Simon Levy
Design – Laura LiPuma
Photography By – Barry McKinley

Made By – WEA Musik GmbH
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
Copyright (c) – WEA International Inc.
Manufactured By – Record Service GmbH
Produced For – Flying Monkey Productions, Inc.
Recorded At – Automated Sound Studios
Recorded At – Skyline Studios
Recorded At – Mediasound
Mixed At – Automated Sound Studios
Mastered At – Sterling Sound