1987 Living In A Box – Living In A Box

Living In A Box is the debut album from British pop group Living In A Box. It was released on Chrysalis Records on 27 April 1987, and features their biggest U.S. hit, the self-titled single, which reached a peak of number 17 that year.

In the UK, the album peaked at number 25, while the title track reached number 5. A second single, “Scales of Justice” went top 30. A third track, “So the Story Goes,” the single version of which featured additional vocals from singer Bobby Womack (though Womack is not featured on the album version), hit number 34 in the U.K., while peaking at 81 in the U.S. The fourth and final single taken from the disc, “Love is the Art” reached number 45. The CD version has the bonus track “Superheroes” (Darbyshire/Vere/Critchlow).


1  Living In A Box (Marcus Vere; Steve Pigott) 03:06
2  Love Is The Art (Anthony Critchlow; Marcus Vere; Steve Pigott) 03:46
So The Story Goes (Marcus Vere; Richard Darbyshire) 04:22
4  From Beginning To End (Marcus Vere; Richard Darbyshire) 04:05
5  Generate The Wave (Anthony Critchlow; Marcus Vere; Richard Darbyshire) 04:51
6  Superheroes (Anthony Critchlow; Marcus Vere; Richard Darbyshire) 03:58
7  Scales Of Justice (Marcus Vere; Richard Darbyshire) 04:25
8  Going For The Big One (Anthony Critchlow; Marcus Vere) 03:37
9  Human Story (Anthony Critchlow; Marcus Vere; Steve Pigott) 04:15
10  Can’t Stop The Wheel (Anthony Critchlow; Marcus Vere) 05:20
11  Living In A Box (Reprise: The Penthouse Mix) (Steve Pigott) 04:10


DrumsAnthony Critchlow
GuitarRichard Darbyshire
KeyboardsMarcus Vere
VocalsRichard Darbyshire

Other Musicians

BassFreddie Washington
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsJohn van Tongeren
KeyboardsPaul Fox
KeyboardsRichard Gibbs
KeyboardsRick O’Neill
KeyboardsSteve Pigott
TrumpetMark Isham
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsLinda Taylor
Background VocalsScarlett Von Wollenmann
Background VocalsTessa Niles
Background VocalsLisa Fischer
Background VocalsMyrna Smith Schilling
Background VocalsPaulette McWilliams

Liner Notes

Producer – Richard James Burgess
Co-producer – Tom Lord-Alge (Tracks 1, 3, 7)
Co-producer – Living In A Box (Track 7)
Engineer – Frank Roszak, Rob Feaster
Engineer (Mix) – Rob Feaster (Tracks 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10)
Engineer (Recording) – Frank Roszak
Mastered By – Jack Adams

Art Direction – Robin Derrick
Photography By – Mark Lebon

Mixed At Blue Jay Studios, Boston
Mixed At Advision, London.
Recorded At Galaxy Sound Studios, LA
Recorded At Air Studios, London
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – BMG Ariola München GmbH
Copyright © – Chrysalis Records Ltd.