Objects of Desire

Objects of Desire

by Michael FranksMichael Franks


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Again, Michael Franks switches gears, this time back to a more romantic, thoughtful approach. The result is Objects of Desire, a natural follow-up to Tiger in the Rain. Steve Khan adds a distinctive touch with his guitar work as does Rob Mounsey with his keyboards; yet neither takes away from the orchestrated grandeur of some tracks. Primarily produced by Franks, the album was his most personal statement musically up to that point. In his attempt to create a musical portrait in a style reminiscent of the art of Paul Gauguin, Franks comes closest with "Tahitian Moon." His clever love song style is evident on "Laughing Gas"; yet in setting out to come up with something ambitious within the jazz-pop arena, Franks is again less successful at creating songs with the wide appeal of his earlier works. Musically throughout, though, Franks shows off his multi-sensory artistic influences as well as his continuing ability to try new things, with excellent results.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0075992364829
catalogNumber: 3648
Rank: 31790

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Franks   Primary Artist,Banjo,Guitar,Mandolin,Vocals,Background Vocals
Mark Egan   Bass
Bonnie Raitt   Vocals,Background Vocals
Luther Vandross   Background Vocals
Michael Brecker   Tenor Saxophone
Larry Carlton   Electric Guitar
Michael Colina   Cymbals,ARP,oberheim,Moog Bass
Victor Feldman   Percussion,Conga
Steve Khan   Classical Guitar
Rob Mounsey   Synthesizer,Piano,Electric Piano,fender rhodes,oberheim
David Sanborn   Alto Saxophone
Lew Soloff   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Randy VanWarmer   Background Vocals
Tawatha Agee   Background Vocals
Phillip Ballou   Background Vocals
Ray Bardani   Tambourine
Rubens Bassini   Percussion,Conga
Randy Brecker   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Joe Caro   Electric Guitar
Francisco Centeno   Bass
Kasey Cisyk   Background Vocals
Rick Cutler   Drums
Renee Diggs   Vocals,Background Vocals
Lawrence Feldman   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jill Jaffe   Strings
Neil Jason   Bass
Yvonne Lewis   Background Vocals
Ted Lo   fender rhodes
Harvey Mason   Drums
Hugh McCracken   Electric Guitar
Yolanda McCullough   Background Vocals
Leslie Miller   Background Vocals
Nick Moroch   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Andy Newmark   Drums
Buddy Williams   Drums

Technical Credits

Michael Colina   Arranger,Producer,String Arrangements,rhythm arrangement
Michael Franks   Liner Notes,rhythm arrangement
Rob Mounsey   Brass Arrangment
Ray Bardani   Producer,Engineer
Simon Levy   Art Direction
Bette Sussman   Contributor
Paul Gauguin   Artwork,Paintings

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