1993 Richard Marx – Paid Vacation

Paid Vacation is the fourth studio album by American singer/songwriter Richard Marx, released in 1994.

The album features “Now and Forever”, Marx’s ninth and final Top 10 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and most successful single on the Adult Contemporary chart. It was issued as a lead single for the album and stayed atop the Billboard A/C chart for 11 consecutive weeks. The follow-up single “The Way She Loves Me” also achieved in Billboard, reaching the Top 20 on the Hot 100 and hitting #3 at Adult Contemporary radio.

However, the album itself was less successful than his previous efforts. During a 23-week-long chart run on the U. S. Billboard 200, Paid Vacation only reached #37 and failed to climb higher than its predecessor Rush Street (#35). Nevertheless, received his fourth successive Platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America in late 1994. The album sold well globally, especially in Japan, providing Marx with his first Gold record in that country.

Tracks

1  The Way She Loves Me (Richard Marx) 04:15
2  One More Try (Richard Marx; Bruce Gaitsch) 04:25
3  Silent Scream (Richard Marx; Terry Thomas) 03:52
4  Nothing to Hide (Richard Marx) 04:26
5  Whole World To Save (Richard Marx; Fee Waybill) 05:33
6  Soul Motion (Richard Marx; Bruce Gaitsch) 05:21
7  Now And Forever (Richard Marx) 03:33
8  Goodbye Hollywood (Richard Marx) 04:56
9  Heavens Waiting (Richard Marx) 03:48
10  Nothing Left Behind Us (Richard Marx; Fee Waybill) 05:22
11  What You Want (Richard Marx) 03:49
12  One Man (Richard Marx) 05:12
13  Miami 2017 (Billy Joel) 04:35
14  Baby Blues (Richard Marx; Bruce Gaitsch) 00:53

Media

Musicians

1 The Way She Loves Me

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsJonathan Moffett
GuitarBruce Gaitsch
HornsLee Thornburg
HornsSteve Grove
OrganBill Champlin
Background VocalsLionel Richie
Background VocalsLuther Vandross
VocalsRichard Marx


2 One More Try

BassRandy Jackson
DrumsJonathan Moffett
GuitarBruce Gaitsch
KeyboardsRichard Marx
VocalsRichard Marx


3 Silent Scream

BassRandy Jackson
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarBruce Gaitsch
KeyboardsBill Payne
PercussionChris Trujillo
PercussionLuis Conte
VocalsRichard Marx


4 Nothing to Hide

BassFelix Krish
DrumsTony Beard
GuitarTerry Thomas
OrganDavid Innis
Background VocalsCheryl Lynn
Background VocalsMarilyn Martin
Background VocalsTerry Thomas
VocalsRichard Marx


5 Whole World To Save

BassRandy Jackson
DrumsJonathan Moffett
GuitarPaul Warren
Fender RhodesGreg Phillinganes
SaxSteve Grove
PercussionChris Trujillo
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsMax Gronenthal
Background VocalsRuth Marx
VocalsRichard Marx


6 Soul Motion

BassRandy Jackson
DrumsJonathan Moffett
GuitarBruce Gaitsch
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
KeyboardsRichard Marx
VocalsRichard Marx


7 Now And Forever

BassNathan East
Acoustic GuitarBruce Gaitsch
MandolinBruce Gaitsch
VocalsRichard Marx


8 Goodbye Hollywood

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsJonathan Moffett
GuitarBruce Gaitsch
KeyboardsRichard Marx
Background VocalsMarilyn Martin
Background VocalsTimothy B Schmit
VocalsRichard Marx


9 Heavens Waiting

BassRandy Jackson
DrumsJonathan Moffett
GuitarBruce Gaitsch
VocalsRichard Marx


10 Nothing Left Behind Us

BassRandy Jackson
DrumsJonathan Moffett
GuitarBruce Gaitsch
OrganBill Payne
PianoBill Payne
PianoRichard Marx
Background VocalsVince Gill
VocalsRichard Marx


11 What You Want

BassRandy Jackson
DrumsJonathan Moffett
GuitarBruce Gaitsch
OrganBill Champlin
HarmonicaJohn Logan
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsMax Gronenthal
VocalsRichard Marx


12 One Man

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
Guitar (solo)Paul Warren
GuitarBruce Gaitsch
OrganBill Champlin
VocalsRichard Marx


13 Miami 2017

DrumsMyron Grombacher
GuitarPaul Warren
KeyboardsMike Egizi
PianoRichard Marx
VocalsRichard Marx

Strings

Charlie Bisharat, Farhad Behroozi, Gail Cruz, Henry Corbett, Israel Baker, James Getzoff, Jerry Goodman, Pavel Farkas, Sid Page (Track 7)

Liner Notes

Producer – Richard Marx
Producer – Terry Thomas (Tracks 4)
Co-producer (Lead Vocal Co-produced By) – Fee Waybill (Tracks 3, 5, 10)
Arranged By – Richard Marx (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12)
Arranged By – Bruce Gaitsch (Tracks 1, 2)
Arranged By – Leland Sklar (Tracks 1)
Arranged By – Terry Thomas (Tracks 4)
Arranged By (Horns) – Richard Marx (Track 1)
Arranged By (Strings) – Dick Marx (Track 7)
Arranged By (Backing Vocals Arranged By) – Bill Champlin (Track 11)
Engineer – Bill Drescher (Tracks 1 to 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)
Engineer – Bruce Gaitsch (Tracks 3, 4)
Engineer – Richard Marx, Rob Jacobs, Terry Thomas (Tracks 4)
Engineer – Peter Doell (Tracks 13)
Coordinator (Production Coordinator) – Susanne Marie Edgren
Mastered By – Wally Traugott
Mixed By – Bill Drescher (Tracks 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13)
Mixed By – Mike Shipley (Tracks 2)
Mixed By – Rafe McKenna (Tracks 4)

Art Direction – Larry Vigon
Design – Brian Jackson, Larry Vigon
Photography By – Nels Israelson
Photography By (Inside Photos) – Alan Silfen

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Capitol Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Capitol Records, Inc.
Marketed By – EMI
Distributed By – EMI