1988 Blue Zone – Big Thing

Big Thing is the debut album by Lisa Stansfield’s band, Blue Zone. It was released by Arista Records in June 1988. The songs were written by Blue Zone members: Stansfield, Ian Devaney and Andy Morris, and produced by Paul Staveley O’Duffy. The album also includes one cover, “Jackie,” co-produced by Ric Wake. Big Thing spawned three singles: “On Fire,” “Thinking About His Baby” and “Jackie.” A remastered and expanded deluxe 2-CD set was released in the United Kingdom on 18 November 2016; it was the album’s first release in the band’s native country.

Tracks

Jackie (Billy Steinway; Tom Kelly) 03:39
Thinking About His Baby (Lisa Stansfield; Ian Devaney; Andy Morris) 03:57
3  Without A Word To Say (Lisa Stansfield; Ian Devaney; Andy Morris) 03:32
4  Sugar Tree (Lisa Stansfield; Ian Devaney; Andy Morris) 04:06
5  Her Seedy Life (Lisa Stansfield; Ian Devaney; Andy Morris) 04:43
6  Perfect Crime (Lisa Stansfield; Ian Devaney; Andy Morris) 04:12
7  One Kiss (Lisa Stansfield; Ian Devaney; Andy Morris) 04:49
8  Greedy Love (Lisa Stansfield; Ian Devaney; Andy Morris) 04:33
9  On Fire (Lisa Stansfield; Ian Devaney; Andy Morris) 03:41
10  We Will Cry (Lisa Stansfield; Ian Devaney; Andy Morris) 04:50

Musicians

BassBig George
BassMarcus Williams
DrumsChris Whitten
DrumsKevin Whitehead
GuitarPhil Palmer
GuitarTim Cansfield
GuitarIan Devaney
KeyboardsIan Devaney
KeyboardsAndy Morris
KeyboardsWix
ProgrammingMartyn Phillips
FlugelhornAndy Morris
SaxBrandon Fields
SaxDan Higgins
SaxKim Hutchcroft
HornsTom Peterson
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneCharlie Loper
TromboneIan Devaney
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetAndy Morris
PercussionFrank Ricotti
PercussionLuis Jardim
Background VocalsIan Devaney
Background VocalsAndy Morris
Background VocalsDee Lewis
Background VocalsDolette McDonald
Background VocalsJocelyn Brown
Background VocalsLance Ellington
Background VocalsNat Augustin
Background VocalsShirley Lewis
Background VocalsTessa Niles
VocalsLisa Stansfield

Liner Notes

Producer – Paul Staveley O’Duffy
Co-producer – Ric Wake (Tracks 1, 6)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Lisa Stansfield
Engineer – Paul O’Duffy, Bob Cadway, Pete Coleman, Kevin Clarke
Engineer (Assistant) – Paul Wright, Roland Herrington, Ian McFarlane, Howie Bernstein, Tom Yezzi
Mixed By – Ric Wake (Track 1)

Recorded At Master Rock, London
Recorded At Sarm West, London
Recorded At Comforts Place Liverpool
Recorded At Cove City Sound Studios, NY
Recorded At Shakedown Sound Recording, NYC
Recorded At Baby O, LA
Recorded At Blue Jay Recording, Carlisle, Mass
Recorded At Westlake Audio, LA
Phonographic Copyright (p) – BMG Arista Records Ltd
Copyright (c) – BMG Arista Records Ltd