1988 Rick Springfield – Rock Of Life

Rock Of Life is the tenth studio album by Australian singer-songwriter Rick Springfield, issued by RCA Records in 1988. The record peaked at a modest #55 on the Billboard album chart, selling approximately 350,000 copies in United States. It was the least successful of Springfield’s RCA album releases.

The title-track, however, was a successful single, reaching #22 on the Billboard Hot 100. A second single, “Honeymoon in Beirut” was Springfield’s only single not to chart in Billboard’s Hot 100 during his eight years on the label.

This album was Springfield’s last album of new material for RCA Records. Although not a commercial success, “Rock of Life” did garner some positive reviews from critics. People reviewer Ralph Novak pointed out that “even [Springfield’s] standard romantic tunes get away from romantic cliches.”

Shortly after the release of this album, Springfield took a break from his music career in order to spend more time with his wife and children, as well as focus on his acting career. He would not release another album for 11 years.

Tracks

Rock Of Life (Rick Springfield) 03:53
2  Honeymoon In Beirut (Rick Springfield) 04:28
3  World Start Turning (Rick Springfield) 05:41
4  One Reason (To Believe) (Rick Springfield) 04:05
5  Soul To Soul (Rick Springfield) 04:46
6  Tear It All Down (Rick Springfield) 04:17
7  Woman (Rick Springfield) 05:53
8  Dream In Color (Rick Springfield; Jeff Silverman) 04:32
9  Hold On To Your Dream (Rick Springfield) 04:38
10  (If You Think You’re) Groovy (Steve Marriott; Ronnie Lane) 03:37

Musicians

BassRandy Jackson
DrumsCurt Cress
GuitarDann Huff
GuitarTim Pierce
GuitarRick Springfield
KeyboardsAlan Pasqua
KeyboardsBill Cuomo
KeyboardsRick Springfield
SaxGary Herbig
SaxLarry Williams
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
PercussionCurt Cress
PercussionCarol Steele
PercussionRick Springfield
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk
Background VocalsRose Banks
VocalsRick Springfield

Other Musicians

4 One Reason (To Believe)

Background VocalsRichard Page


5 Soul To Soul

Background VocalsFred White
Background VocalsJean Johnson
Background VocalsMaxine Anderson


8 Dream In Color

KeyboardsKimo Cornwell

Liner Notes

Producer – Keith Olsen, Rick Springfield
Arranged By (Horns) – Larry Williams (Tracks 1, 9)
Arranged By (Horns) – Rick Springfield (Track 1)
Arranged By (Track And Vocal) – Rick Springfield
Arranged By (Track And Vocal) – Jeff Silverman (Track 8)
Mastered By – Greg Fulginiti
Technician – Roy Sweeting, Ronald

Artwork By – Larry Vigon Studio
Photography – Phillip Dixon

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