1988 Marilyn Martin – This Is Serious

This Is Serious is the second solo studio album by American singer Marilyn Martin. Except for two tracks, the album was produced entirely by Jon Astley, who had also produced some of Martin’s debut album. Michael Verdick and Patrick Leonard produced “Possessive Love”, and Terry Brown produced the album’s closing track “Pretender”.

The album was released via Atlantic Records on vinyl, CD and cassette in the US, Germany and Japan, while WEA Records, S.A. released the album in Spain. In 2006 Wounded Bird Records re-issued the album on CD, following the 2005 re-issue of Martin’s debut album.

Tracks

1  Possessive Love (Jai Winding; Madonna; Patrick Leonard) 4:16
2  This Is Serious (Jimmy O’Neill) 3:42
3  The Best Is Yet To Come (Graham Lyle; Terry Britten) 3:47
4  Quiet Desperation (Jay Gruska; Jon Astley; Marilyn Martin) 5:13
5  Lay Me Down (Bob Marlette; Sue Shifrin) 3:57
6  Love Takes No Prisoners (Bruce Woolley; Jimmy Scott) 3:53
7  Try Me (Marilyn Martin; Mark Goldenberg) 3:40
8  The Wait Is Over (Jay Gruska; Paul Gordon) 3:41
9  Homeless (Billy Nichols; Jon Astley; Marilyn Martin) 3:34
10  Pretender (Bob Mitchell; Jamie Kaleth) 4:03

Media

Musicians

BassTony Levin
BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPhil Palmer
KeyboardsRitchie Close
KeyboardsJay Gruska
SaxScott Page
PercussionMichael Tempo
Background VocalsSharon Celani
Background VocalsBobby King
Background VocalsArnold McCuller
Background VocalsDonny Gerrard
VocalsMarilyn Scott

Other Musicians

1 Possessive Love

BassKerry Hatch
DrumsJonathan Moffett
GuitarJames Harrah
GuitarDavid Williams
KeyboardsJai Winding
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsGina Haire
Background VocalsDonna DeLory
VocalsMarilyn Martin

Liner Notes

Producer – Michael Verdick, Patrick Leonard (Track 1)
Producer – Terry Brown (Track 2)
Producer – Jon Astley (Tracks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Engineer – Terry Brown (Track 2)
Engineer – Michael Blum, Michael Verdick (Track 1)
Engineer – Greg Droman (Tracks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Engineer (Assistant) – Andy Udoff (Tracks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Mastered By – Stephen Marcussen
Mixed By – Mick Guzauski (Track 1)
Mixed By – Mike Jones, Terry Brown (Track 2)
Mixed By – Andy McPherson, Greg Droman (Tracks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

Art Direction – Bob Defrin
Design – Jodi Rovin
Photography By – Aaron Rapoport

Marketed By – WEA Records, S.A.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Copyright (c) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Printed By – Indugraf Madrid, S.A.
Recorded At – Bill Schnee Studios
Recorded At – Atlantic Studios
Mixed At – Conway Studios
Recorded At – Rumbo Recorders
Mixed At – Revolution Studios
Mastered At – Precision Lacquer