RICHARD MARX – Rush Street [Japan promo CD for radio stations]

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We have featured here the best sounding CD press of RICHARD MARX first two albums, and one of you asked for his third, “Rush Street”. This record never has been remastered, and doesn’t need to.
This Japanese pressed disc was distributed for promotional use only. It has the same packaging (even the OBI), but the sonic output is different than the regular release.

Indeed, this promo version of “Rush Street” sounds fabulous. Destined for radio broadcast, the Dinamic Range is better and the output punchy. We have paired this one with the regular release, and there’s a difference.
It truly feels like a late ’90s remastering job, those that fix the early CD era ‘flat transfer to digital’ but avoid the brickwall of many current remasters.
Of course, the brilliant production design of “Rush Street” helps a lot.

Yes, “Rush Street” is just another – and one the greatest – of those 1990-92 major label US productions, with a glossy, pristine and huge sound.
Musically, this is a superb rock&pop / melodic rock album, with excellent songwriting and a stellar cast of session musicians. We put ’em all in detail below because it truly deserve to be ckeck out.

All the best play here, from Randy Jackson, Terry Bozzio, Nathan East or Jeff Porcaro, to Michael Landau and Steve Lukather. Even Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee, who rarely did sessions for others, play drums on one track, and wonderfully.

One thing that always loved about this album is the ‘nerve’ on many of the songs.
While Marx’s band guitarist Bruce Gaitsch is melodic, inventive and technically perfect, the Steve Lukather performance on the rockers is all that plus THE TONE. How he does that? The man is out of this world.
Lukather was as well involved in the arrangements of the song he performs, and you can tell.
Take as example “Streets Of Pain”. Wow, the guitar work kills. Add to it Randy Jackson’s big bass and Tommy Lee’s kick @ss drumming. In many ways, the overall feel brings to mind Toto’s upcoming album ‘Kingdom Of Desire’. Huge.

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And then you have the ballads / midtempo “Keep Coming Back”, “Hazard”, etc, the commercial rock&pop tunes but not your ordinary for sure, a step above from all this kind of stuff released at the time.
“Rush Street” is a complete album, with fantastic Rock&pop for the ‘good guys’, and rockers for the ‘bad guys’.
As said, this Japanese CD version is simply awesome, and as plus includes the exclusive bonus track “Ride With Idol” not present in later reissues of the album.A Must

Capitol Records Japan 【TOCP-6865】
「 P R O M O」

01. Playing With Fire
Guitar – Steve Lukather
Bass – Randy Jackson
Drums – Terry Bozzio
Drum Programming – Jon Clarke
Lead Vocals, Co-producer – Fee Waybill
Backing Vocals – Dalbello, Michael Egizi, Richard Page, Steve George, Tamara Champlin

02. Love Unemotional
Guitar – Bruce Gaitsch
Bass – Marcus Miller
Drums – Jonathan Moffett
Harmonica – John “Juke” Logan
Horns – Jerry Hey
Saxophone – Steve Grove
Backing Vocals – Dalbello, Luther Vandross, Tamara Champlin

03. Keep Coming Back
Guitar – Bruce Gaitsch
Bass – Nathan East
Drums – Jonathan Moffett
Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Greg Phillinganes
Keyboards – Michael Egizi
Saxophone – Steve Grove
Backing Vocals – Luther Vandross

04. Take This Heart
Guitar – Michael Landau
Bass – Nathan East
Drums – Jonathan Moffett
Keyboards – Michael Egizi
Percussion – Chris Trujillo

05. Hazard
Acoustic Guitar – Bruce Gaitsch
Keyboards, Programmed By – Michael Egizi
Percussion – Chris Trujillo

06. Hands In Your Pocket
Guitar – Michael Landau
Backing Vocals – Janet Gardner
Keyboards – Michael Egizi
Bass – Nathan East
Drums – Jeff Porcaro

07. Calling You
Guitar – Bruce Gaitsch
Keyboards – Kim Bullard
Bass – Jim Cliff
Drums – Jeff Porcaro

08. Superstar
Drums – Jeff Porcaro
Bass – Leland Sklar
Guitar – Bruce Gaitsch, Michael Landau
Keyboards – Michael Egizi
Organ [Hammond B3] – Bill Champlin

09. Ride With Idol (Additional track for Japan only)
Personnel not listed

10. Streets Of Pain
Guitar – Steve Lukather
Bass – Randy Jackson
Drums – Tommy Lee
Backing Vocals – Fee Waybill, Dalbello, Tamara Champlin

11. I Get No Sleep
Guitar – Steve Lukather
Bass – Randy Jackson
Drums – Terry Bozzio
Piano – Billy Joel
Backing Vocals – Cheryl Lynn, Cindy Mizelle

12. Big Boy Now
Guitar – Michael Landau, Paul Warren
Bass – Jim Cliff
Drums – Mike Baird
Keyboards – Michael Egizi

13. Chains Around My Heart
Acoustic Guitar – Bruce Gaitsch
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Mike Landau
Keyboards – Michael Egizi
Bass – Jim Cliff
Percussion – Chris Trujillo
Drums – Jeff Porcaro

14. Your World
Guitar – Bruce Gaitsch, Mike Landau
Bass – Nathan East
Drums – Terry Bozzio
Keyboards – Michael Egizi
Percussion – Chris Trujillo

Lead and Background vocals, Keyboards – Richard Marx
Co-produced by Fee Waybill and Richard Marx

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