1994 Steve Perry – For the Love of Strange Medicine

Perry, Steve 1994For the Love of Strange Medicine is the second studio album by Steve Perry, released on July 19, 1994 through Columbia Records. After a lengthy 8-year hiatus following the breakup of Journey, and a shelved 1988 solo effort later titled Against the Wall, Perry returned to the spotlight with this album. The first single “You Better Wait” received major radio airplay and reached the top 10 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart in the U.S. The album was followed by a tour in 1994-1995. For the Love of Strange Medicine was certified as gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of 500,000 units in the United States, as of September 1994.

The song “Young Hearts Forever” was written by Perry as a tribute to his late friend, Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott, who died in 1986.

Tracks

1  You Better Wait (Steve Perry; Lincoln Brewster; Paul Taylor; Moyes Lucas; John Pierce; George Hawkins) 04:52
2  Young Hearts Forever (Steve Perry; Clif Magness) 04:30
3  I Am (Steve Perry; Paul Taylor; Lincoln Brewster) 04:53
4  Stand Up (Before It’s Too Late) (Steve Perry; Lincoln Brewster; Paul Taylor; Moyes Lucas; Larry Kimpel) 04:50
5  For The Love Of Strange Medicine (Steve Perry; Lincoln Brewster; Paul Taylor; Moyes Lucas) 05:53
6  Donna Please (Steve Perry; Paul Taylor; Stephen Bishop) 04:00
7  Listen To Your Heart (Steve Perry; Paul Taylor; Lincoln Brewster; Moyes Lucas) 03:32
8  Tuesday Heartache (Steve Perry; Clif Magness; Paul Taylor; Lincoln Brewster; Moyes Lucas) 06:00
9  Missing You (Steve Perry; Tim Miner) 03:48
10  Somewhere There’s Hope (Steve Perry; Paul Taylor; Lincoln Brewster; Moyes Lucas) 06:08
11  Anyway (Steve Perry) 04:18

Media

Musicians

1 You Better Wait

BassLarry Kimpel
DrumsMoyes Lucas
GuitarLincoln Brewster
KeyboardsPaul Taylor
Background VocalsLincoln Brewster
Background VocalsMoyes Lucas
Background VocalsPaul Taylor


2 Young Hearts Forever

BassMike Porcaro
BassLarry Kimpel
DrumsMoyes Lucas
GuitarLincoln Brewster
KeyboardsPaul Taylor


3 I Am

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsMoyes Lucas
GuitarLincoln Brewster
KeyboardsPaul Taylor


4 Stand Up (Before It’s Too Late)

BassLarry Kimpel
DrumsMoyes Lucas
GuitarLincoln Brewster
KeyboardsPaul Taylor
Background VocalsAlex Brown
Background VocalsCarmen Carter
Background VocalsJean McClain

 

5 For The Love Of Strange Medicine

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsMoyes Lucas
GuitarLincoln Brewster
KeyboardsPaul Taylor


6 Donna Please

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsMoyes Lucas
GuitarLincoln Brewster
KeyboardsPaul Taylor


7 Listen To Your Heart

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsMoyes Lucas
GuitarLincoln Brewster
KeyboardsPaul Taylor
Background VocalsMoyes Lucas


8 Tuesday Heartache

BassPhil Brown
DrumsMoyes Lucas
GuitarLincoln Brewster
KeyboardsPaul Taylor


9 Missing You

BassTim Miner
KeyboardsTim Miner
PianoTim Miner
Background VocalsTim Miner


10 Somewhere There’s Hope

BassLarry Kimpel
DrumsMoyes Lucas
GuitarLincoln Brewster
KeyboardsPaul Taylor
Background VocalsAlex Brown
Background VocalsCarmen Carter
Background VocalsJean McClain


11 Anyway

BassTim Miner
DrumsMoyes Lucas
GuitarMike Landau
PianoTim Miner
SynthesizerPaul Taylor
Background VocalsTim Miner

 

Liner Notes

Producer – James Barton (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10)
Producer – Steve Perry (Tracks 5, 6, 9, 11)
Producer – Tim Miner (Tracks 9, 11)
Engineer – James Barton (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10)
Engineer – Frank Salazar, Tim Kimsey (Track 9)
Engineer – Craig Burbidge (Track 11)
Mastered By – Bob Ludwig

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Copyright (c) – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Made By – Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Recorded At – One On One Studios
Recorded At – Record Plant, Los Angeles
Recorded At – The Enterprise
Recorded At – American Recording Studios
Recorded At – Knightlight Studios
Recorded At – Dallas Sound Lab