1986 Michael Des Barres – Somebody Up There Likes

Somebody Up There Likes is the second solo album by Michael Des Barres, released in 1986.

Michael Philip Des Barres (born 24 January 1948), the 26th Marquis Des Barres, is an English actor and rock singer. He is known for playing the recurring role of Murdoc (9 episodes) on the television show MacGyver, appears as Nicholas Helman, Murdoch’s mentor, on the new reboot of MacGyver (2016) and for replacing Robert Palmer in the band the Power Station, fronting the band at the 1985 Live Aid concert.


1  Money Don’t Come Easy (Michael Des Barres; Peter Robinson) 04:08
2  Do You Belong? (Bob Rose; Michael Des Barres) 04:28
3  Is There Someone Else? (Michael Des Barres) 04:32
4  Everything Reminds Me Of You (Michael Des Barres; Steve Diamond) 03:55
5  I Can See Clearly Now (Johnny Nash) 03:53
6  Somebody Up There Likes Me (Michael Des Barres; Steve Jones) 04:45
7  Too Good To Be Bad (Kevin Savigar; Laurence Juber; Michael Des Barres) 05:11
8  Locked In The Cage Of Love (David A Stewart) 03:31
9  Camera Eyes (Michael Des Barres) 05:10
10  Thinking With Your Body (Michael Des Barres; Steve Diamond) 04:01



BassPhil Chen
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarAndy Taylor
GuitarLaurence Juber
GuitarSteve Jones
KeyboardsKevin Savigar
SaxEmilio Castillo
SaxStephen Kupka
SaxRichard Elliot
TrumpetGreg Adams
TrumpetLee Thornburg
PercussionBill Summers
Background VocalsDeborah Holland
Background VocalsMary Harris
Background VocalsWendy McKenzie
VocalsMichael Des Barres

Other Musicians

1 Money Don’t Come Easy

Guitar (solo)Laurence Juber
Background VocalsAndy Taylor

2 Do You Belong?

SaxRichard Elliot

3 Is There Someone Else?

Guitar (solo)Steve Jones
Guitar (solo)Andy Taylor
SaxRichard Elliot
PianoKevin Savigar

4 Everything Reminds Me Of You

Guitar (solo)Laurence Juber

6 Somebody Up There Likes Me

Guitar (solo)Steve Jones

7 Too Good To Be Bad

Guitar (solo)Laurence Juber

9 Camera Eyes

BanjoLaurence Juber
SaxRichard Elliot
TromboneLee Thornburg

10 Thinking With Your Body

BassKenny Lee Lewis
Guitar (solo)Andy Taylor

Liner Notes

Producer – Bob Rose
Arranged By – Bob Rose
Engineer – Larry Brown
Engineer (Assistant) – Tom Root, Bruce Barris, Kraig Miller
Engineer (Vocals) – Jeery Woodruff
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Mixed By – Larry Brown (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Mixed By – Marc DeSisto (Track 10)

Art Direction – Jeff Adamoff
Design – Michael Diehl
Photography By – Jim Shea

Mastered At Bernie Grundman Mastering
Mixed At Soundcastle
Overdubbed At Eldorado Recording Studios
Overdubbed At Studio 55, Los Angeles
Recorded At Sound City Studios
Recorded At Eldorado Recording Studios
Recorded At Studio 55, Los Angeles
Recorded At The Lighthouse
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