1984 Shalamar – Heartbreak

Heartbreak is the eighth album by American R&B group Shalamar, released in 1984 on the SOLAR label. It features a new line-up of Delisa Davis, Micki Free and Howard Hewett (Davis and Free having replaced Jeffrey Daniel and Jody Watley who had both left the group after the release of the previous album The Look). This would be Hewett’s last album with the group before embarking on a successful solo career.

Heartbreak peaked at #32 on the R&B chart and #90 on the Billboard chart. The single “Dancing in the Sheets” was included on the chart-topping soundtrack album of the film Footloose, while “Don’t Get Stopped in Beverly Hills” featured on the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack won the group a Grammy.

Tracks

1  Amnesia (George Duke; Howard Hewett) 5:36
Dancing In The Sheets (Bill Wolfer; Dean Pitchford) 4:00
3  Whenever You Need Me (Delissa Davis) 4:59
4  Heartbreak (Fenderella; Chuck Gentry) 5:29
5  Don’t Get Stopped In Beverly Hills (David Wolinski; Howard Hewett; Micki Free) 4:16
6  My Girl Loves Me (David Wolinski; Howard Hewett; Micki Free) 4:40
7  Melody (David Wolinski; Howard Hewett; Micki Free) 7:15
8  Deceiver (David Wolinski; Howard Hewett; Micki Free) 4:08

Musicians

1 Amnesia

Guitar (solo)Micki Free
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsGeorge Duke
KeyboardsDelissa Davis
Background VocalsDelissa Davis
Background VocalsShalamar
VocalsHoward Hewett


2 Dancing In The Sheets

Drums (programming)Bill Wolfer
GuitarMicki Free
KeyboardsDelissa Davis
Mini MoogBill Wolfer
SynthesizerBill Wolfer
VocoderBill Wolfer
Background VocalsShalamar
VocalsHoward Hewett


3 Whenever You Need Me

GuitarChuck Gentry
KeyboardsDelissa Davis
KeyboardsBarry Sarna
Background VocalsShalamar
VocalsHoward Hewett
VocalsDelissa Davis


4 Heartbreak

GuitarChuck Gentry
KeyboardsDelissa Davis
KeyboardsChuck Gentry
ProgrammingWilliam Zimmerman
ProgrammingChuck Gentry
Background VocalsDelissa Davis
Background VocalsChuck Gentry
Background VocalsFenderella
VocalsHoward Hewett


5 Don’t Get Stopped In Beverly Hills

Drums (programming)David Wolinski
GuitarMicki Free
GuitarDavid Wolinski
KeyboardsDelissa Davis
KeyboardsDavid Wolinski
ProgrammingDavid Wolinski
SaxErnie Watts
PercussionJR Robinson
VocalsHoward Hewett


6 My Girl Loves Me

Drums (programming)David Wolinski
GuitarMicki Free
GuitarDavid Wolinski
KeyboardsDavid Wolinski
KeyboardsDelissa Davis
PercussionJR Robinson
VocalsHoward Hewett


7 Melody

Drums (programming)David Wolinski
GuitarMicki Free
GuitarDavid Wolinski
KeyboardsDavid Wolinski
KeyboardsDelissa Davis
ProgrammingDavid Wolinski
VocalsHoward Hewett


8 Deceiver

Liner Notes

Producer – George Duke (Track 1)
Producer – Bill Wolfer (Track 2)
Producer – Howard Hewett (Tracks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Producer – David Wolinski (Tracks 5, 6, 7, 8)
Co-producer – Chuck Gentry, Fenderella (Track 4)
Guitar Consultant – Bruce Gaitsch (Tracks 5, 6, 7, 8)
Engineer (Mixing) – John Arrias, Ray Blari, Thomas Vicari, Erik Zobler, Ed Sanders
Engineer (Recording) – Thomas Vicari, John Arrias, Ray Blair, David Rideau, Erik Zobler, Ed Sanders
Engineer (Assistant) – Frank Dookun, Glen Holguin, David Leonard, Sabrina Buchanek, Mitch Gibson
Engineer (Mastering) – Brian Gardner

Art Direction – Art Sims, Yolanda Davis
Photography – Randee St Nicholas

Mastered At Bernie Grundman Studios
Mixed At Studio 55
Mixed At Sound Castle
Mixed At Solar Sound Studio
Mixed At Larrabee Sound
Recorded At Fool On The Hill Studios
Recorded At Le Gonks West
Recorded At Cherokee Studio
Recorded At Sunset Studio
Recorded At Larrabee Sound
Recorded At Record Plant