1991 Belinda Carlisle – Live Your Life Be Free

Live Your Life Be Free is the fourth studio album by American singer Belinda Carlisle, released in 1991 by MCA Records in the United States and Virgin Records in the UK. This was the first of Carlisle’s albums not to chart in the United States and the last album of hers to produce a U.S. Billboard Hot 100 single (“Do You Feel Like I Feel?”, number 73). The album fared better in the UK, where it peaked at number seven.
Carlisle co-wrote two of the tracks on the album: “Loneliness Game” and “Little Black Book” (which went to number 28 in the UK Singles Chart). The song “You Came Out of Nowhere” begins with a sample from the opening of “Nobody Told Me”, a song by John Lennon that was released in 1984.

Tracks

Live Your Life Be Free (Ellen Shipley; Rick Nowels) 05:14
Do You Feel Like I Feel? (Ellen Shipley; Rick Nowels) 05:08
Half the World (Ellen Shipley; Eric Pressly; Richard Feldman) 04:22
4  You Came Out Of Nowhere (David Munday; Rick Nowels) 04:10
5  You’re Nothing Without Me (Rick Nowels) 03:53
6  I Plead Insanity (David Munday; Kushia Prasad; Rick Nowels) 04:38
7  Emotional Highway (Ellen Shipley; Rick Nowels) 05:19
Little Black Book (Belinda Carlisle; Marcella Detroit; Richard Feldman) 04:14
9  Love Revolution (Rick Nowels) 05:08
10  World Of Love (Charlotte Caffey; Jeff McDonald; Steven McDonald) 04:12
11  Loneliness Game (Belinda Carlisle; Eric Pressly) 04:42

Musicians

1 Live Your Life Be Free

BassJohn Pierce
Drums (programming)Ben Schultz
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarBen Schultz
12 String GuitarRick Nowels
KeyboardsCharles Judge
KeyboardsRick Nowels
Background VocalsEllen Shipley
Background VocalsMaria Vidal
Background VocalsValerie Pinkston
VocalsBelinda Carlisle


2 Do You Feel Like I Feel?

BassEric Pressly
Drums (programming)Charles Judge
GuitarMike Landau
SitarMike Landau
KeyboardsCharles Judge
KeyboardsRick Nowels
Background VocalsEllen Shipley
Background VocalsMaria Vidal
Background VocalsValerie Pinkston
VocalsBelinda Carlisle


3 Half the World

BassEric Pressly
DrumsDenny Fongheiser
DrumsStan Lynch
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarRusty Anderson
MandolinEric Brazilian
KeyboardsKevin Savigar
OboeMichael Kamen
PercussionKenny Aronoff
Background VocalsDebra Parson
Background VocalsGia Ciambotti
Background VocalsCheryl Crow
VocalsBelinda Carlisle


4 You Came Out Of Nowhere

GuitarBen Schultz
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsCharles Judge
KeyboardsDavid Munday
PercussionLuis Conte
Background VocalsDavid Munday
Background VocalsEdie Lehmann
Background VocalsEllen Shipley
Background VocalsMaria Vidal
Background VocalsRick Nowels
VocalsBelinda Carlisle


5 You’re Nothing Without Me

Drums (programming)Charles Judge
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsCharles Judge
Background VocalsEllen Shipley
Background VocalsMaria Vidal
Background VocalsValerie Pinkston
VocalsBelinda Carlisle


6 I Plead Insanity

Drums (programming)David Munday
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsCharles Judge
KeyboardsDavid Munday
Background VocalsDavid Munday
Background VocalsDiana Grasselli
Background VocalsMaria Vidal
Background VocalsRick Nowels
Background VocalsTom Kelly
Background VocalsValerie Pinkston
VocalsBelinda Carlisle


7 Emotional Highway

BassJohn Pierce
Drums (programming)Charles Judge
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarRick Nowels
KeyboardsCharles Judge
KeyboardsRick Nowels
Background VocalsEllen Shipley
Background VocalsMaria Vidal
Background VocalsValerie Pinkston
VocalsBelinda Carlisle


8 Little Black Book

BassEric Pressly
DrumsKenny Aronoff
GuitarDave Alvin
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarRusty Anderson
KeyboardsKevin Savigar
PercussionStan Lynch
CelloSachi Mchenry
ViolinCharlie Bisharat
ViolinJuliann French
Background VocalsDebra Parson
Background VocalsGia Ciambotti
Background VocalsMarcy Levy
Background VocalsNadirah Ali
Background VocalsNaomi Star
Background VocalsCheryl Crow
VocalsBelinda Carlisle


9 Love Revolution

BassJohn Pierce
Drums (programming)Charles Judge
GuitarRick Nowels
Acoustic GuitarRick Nowels
12 String GuitarRick Nowels
KeyboardsCharles Judge
Background VocalsDavid Munday
Background VocalsDiana Grasselli
Background VocalsMaria Vidal
Background VocalsRick Nowels
Background VocalsValerie Pinkston
VocalsBelinda Carlisle


10 World Of Love

BassEric Pressly
DrumsDenny Fongheiser
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarJon Ingolsby
KeyboardsKim Bullard
Background VocalsEllen Shipley
Background VocalsMaria Vidal
Background VocalsCheryl Crow
VocalsBelinda Carlisle


11 Loneliness Game

BassEric Pressly
DrumsDenny Fongheiser
Guitar (solo)TJ Parker
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsKim Bullard
Background VocalsDebra Parson
Background VocalsNaomi Star
VocalsBelinda Carlisle

Liner Notes

Producer – Rick Nowels (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11)
Producer – Richard Feldman (Tracks 3, 8)
Producer – David Munday (Tracks 4, 6)
Producer – Eric Pressly (Tracks 10, 11)
Arranged By – Rick Nowels (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9)
Arranged By – David Munday (Tracks 4, 6)
Arranged By (Strings) – Patrick Seymour (Track 8)
Engineer – John Kovarek (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9)
Engineer – Jon Ingoldsby (Tracks 3, 8, 10, 11)
Engineer – Greg Droman, Ross Hogarth (Tracks 3, 8)
Engineer – Peter Arata (Tracks 4, 6)
Engineer – Jim Reinhardt (Track 10)
Engineer – Steve Rinkoff (Track 11)
Engineer (Additional) – Peter Arata (Track 5)
Mastered By – Stephen Marcussen
Mixed By – Steve Macmillan (Tracks 1, 7)
Mixed By – Mick Guzauski (Tracks 2, 4)
Mixed By – Peter Arata (Tracks 3, 5, 8, 10, 11)
Mixed By – Ken Kessie (Track 6)
Mixed By – Marv DeSisto (Track 9)
Orchestrated By – Patrick Seymour (Track 3)

Art Direction – Nick Egan
Design – Eric Roinestad, Nick Egan
Illustration – Kathryn Otoshi
Photography – Grant Matthews, Michele Laurita

Mastered At Precision Lacquer
Mixed At Can-Am Recorders
Mixed At The Lighthouse
Mixed At Cherokee Studios
Mixed At Larrabee Sound Studios
Phonographic Copyright Virgin Records Ltd
Copyright Virgin Records Ltd