George Benson 20/20

20/20

George Benson

Released on December 16, 2008 by WM Japan

Main artist: George Benson

Genre: Pop/Rock > Pop

Distinctions: The Qobuz Standard (January 2014)

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Album : 1 disk - 10 tracks Total length : 00:41:15

  1. 1 No One Emotion (Album Version)

    Tom Keane, Writer - Clif Magness, Additional Arrangement by, Programmer, Writer - Jerry Hey, Brass Arranger, Horn - Mark Mueller, Writer - LEE HERSCHBERG, Engineer - Russ Titelman, Mixer, Additional Arrangement by, Executive Producer, Programmer - Patti Austin, Background Vocals - George Benson, MainArtist - Kim Hutchcroft, Horn - Paulinho Da Costa, Percussion - Barbara Ivone, Assistant Engineer - Bobby Warner, Assistant Engineer - Bruce Lampcov, Assistant Engineer - Cliff Hodson, Additional Engineer - Cliff Jones, Assistant Engineer - Dean Burt, Additional Engineer - Dick Bogart, Additional Engineer - ELLIOT SCHEINER, Mixer, Engineer - Ed Rak, Mixer - Gary Ladinsky, Engineer - JIM BOYER, Mixer, Engineer - James Nichols, Assistant Engineer - Jay WilliS, Assistant Engineer - Jim Gallagher, Additional Engineer - John Convertino, Additional Engineer - John Rollo, Additional Engineer - Josiah Gluck, Additional Engineer - Kendel "Basher" Brown, Additional Engineer - Leslie Klein, Assistant Engineer - MICHAEL SEMBELLO, Solo Guitar - Mary Media, Co-ordinator Production - Michael Abbott, Assistant Engineer - Michael Allaire, Assistant Engineer - Michael Birnholz, Assistant Engineer - Michael Mancini, Engineer - Nelson Ayres, Assistant Engineer - Nicholas Spigel, Additional Engineer - Nick Delre, Assistant Engineer - Ollie Cotton, Assistant Engineer - Paul Brown, Assistant Engineer - Paul Higgins, Assistant Engineer - RANDY WALDMAN, Additional Arrangement by, Keyboards - Robin Laine, Assistant Engineer - Russell Schmitt, Engineer - Steve Hirsch, Assistant Engineer - Ted Jensen, Masterer - Thom Wilson, Engineer - Wells Christie, Programmer - Dave Weckl, Additional Drums - Lani Groves, Background Vocals - Gary Herbig, Horn - Steve Ferrone, Additional Drums - Gary Grant, Horn - Magness, Writer - GORDON Grody, Background Vocals Copyright : 1984,1985 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1984 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  2. 2 Please Don't Walk Away (Album Version)

    ROB MOUNSEY, Vocoder - LEE HERSCHBERG, Engineer - Russ Titelman, Mixer, Executive Producer - Richard Tee, Fender Rhodes Piano - STEVE LUKATHER, Writer - MARCUS MILLER, Bass - George Benson, Guitar, MainArtist - Barbara Ivone, Assistant Engineer - Bobby Warner, Assistant Engineer - Bruce Lampcov, Assistant Engineer - Cliff Hodson, Additional Engineer - Cliff Jones, Assistant Engineer - Dean Burt, Additional Engineer - Dick Bogart, Additional Engineer - ELLIOT SCHEINER, Mixer, Engineer - Ed Rak, Mixer - Gary Ladinsky, Engineer - JIM BOYER, Mixer, Engineer - James Nichols, Assistant Engineer - Jay WilliS, Assistant Engineer - Jim Gallagher, Additional Engineer - John Convertino, Additional Engineer - John Rollo, Additional Engineer - Josiah Gluck, Additional Engineer - Kendel "Basher" Brown, Additional Engineer - Leslie Klein, Assistant Engineer - Mary Media, Co-ordinator Production - Michael Abbott, Assistant Engineer - Michael Allaire, Assistant Engineer - Michael Birnholz, Assistant Engineer - Michael Mancini, Engineer - Nelson Ayres, Assistant Engineer - Nicholas Spigel, Additional Engineer - Nick Delre, Assistant Engineer - Ollie Cotton, Assistant Engineer - Paul Brown, Assistant Engineer - Paul Higgins, Assistant Engineer - Robin Laine, Assistant Engineer - Russell Schmitt, Engineer - Steve Hirsch, Assistant Engineer - Ted Jensen, Masterer - Thom Wilson, Engineer - Wells Christie, Programmer - JAMES NEWTON-HOWARD, String Arranger, Piano, Writer, Synthesiser - CLIFFORD CARTER, Programmer, Additional Synthesiser Copyright : 1984,1985 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1984 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  3. 3 I Just Wanna Hang Around You (Album Version)

    LEE HERSCHBERG, Engineer - Russ Titelman, Mixer, Executive Producer - Patti Austin, Background Vocals - Bryan Lee Janszen, Programmer - Cruz Sembello, Writer - DANIEL SEMBELLO, Writer, Rhodes Guitar, Additional Synthesizer - JON SEMBELLO, Writer - George Benson, MainArtist - Paulinho Da Costa, Percussion - Barbara Ivone, Assistant Engineer - Bobby Warner, Assistant Engineer - Bruce Lampcov, Assistant Engineer - Cliff Hodson, Additional Engineer - Cliff Jones, Assistant Engineer - Dean Burt, Additional Engineer - Dick Bogart, Additional Engineer - ELLIOT SCHEINER, Mixer, Engineer - Ed Rak, Mixer - Gary Ladinsky, Engineer - JIM BOYER, Mixer, Engineer - James Nichols, Assistant Engineer - Jay WilliS, Assistant Engineer - Jim Gallagher, Additional Engineer - John Convertino, Additional Engineer - John Rollo, Additional Engineer - Josiah Gluck, Additional Engineer - Kendel "Basher" Brown, Additional Engineer - Leslie Klein, Assistant Engineer - MICHAEL SEMBELLO, Programmer, Writer, Background Vocals - Mary Media, Co-ordinator Production - Michael Abbott, Assistant Engineer - Michael Allaire, Assistant Engineer - Michael Birnholz, Assistant Engineer - Michael Mancini, Engineer - Nelson Ayres, Assistant Engineer - Nicholas Spigel, Additional Engineer - Nick Delre, Assistant Engineer - Ollie Cotton, Assistant Engineer - Paul Brown, Assistant Engineer - Paul Higgins, Assistant Engineer - RANDY WALDMAN, Synthesizer - Robin Laine, Assistant Engineer - Russell Schmitt, Engineer - Steve Hirsch, Assistant Engineer - Ted Jensen, Masterer - Thom Wilson, Engineer - Wells Christie, Programmer Copyright : 1984,1985 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1984 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  4. 4 Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You (Album Version)

    Paul Jackson, Guitar - Nathan East, Bass - Deborah Thomas, Background Vocals - Robbie Buchanan, Arranger, Keyboards, Programmer - LEE HERSCHBERG, Engineer - Russ Titelman, Executive Producer - BILL SCHNEE, Mixer - DANN HUFF, Guitar - Gerry Goffin, Composer, Lyricist, Arranger, Writer - JON SEMBELLO, Guitar, Writer - George Benson, Solo Guitar, MainArtist - Barbara Ivone, Assistant Engineer - Bobby Warner, Assistant Engineer - Bruce Lampcov, Assistant Engineer - Cliff Hodson, Additional Engineer - Cliff Jones, Assistant Engineer - Dean Burt, Additional Engineer - Dick Bogart, Additional Engineer - ELLIOT SCHEINER, Engineer - Gary Ladinsky, Engineer - JIM BOYER, Engineer - James Nichols, Assistant Engineer - Jay WilliS, Assistant Engineer - Jim Gallagher, Additional Engineer - John Convertino, Additional Engineer - John Rollo, Additional Engineer - Josiah Gluck, Additional Engineer - Kendel "Basher" Brown, Additional Engineer - Leslie Klein, Assistant Engineer - Mary Media, Co-ordinator Production - Michael Abbott, Assistant Engineer - Michael Allaire, Assistant Engineer - Michael Birnholz, Assistant Engineer - Michael Mancini, Engineer - Nelson Ayres, Assistant Engineer - Nicholas Spigel, Additional Engineer - Nick Delre, Assistant Engineer - Ollie Cotton, Assistant Engineer - Paul Brown, Assistant Engineer - Paul Higgins, Assistant Engineer - Robin Laine, Assistant Engineer - Russell Schmitt, Engineer - Steve Hirsch, Assistant Engineer - Ted Jensen, Masterer - Thom Wilson, Engineer - Wells Christie, Programmer - Michael Masser, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Arranger, Writer - Richard Marx, Background Vocals - Carlos Vegas, Drums - Michael Maser, Writer Copyright : 1984,1985 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1984 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  5. 5 Beyond the Sea (La Mer) (Album Version)

    LEE HERSCHBERG, Engineer - Russ Titelman, Mixer, Executive Producer - John Robinson, Drums - Ralph Burns, String Arranger - Charles Trenet, Composer, Writer - Frank Wess, Alto Saxophone - Joe Newman, Trumpet - Slide Hampton, Trombone - JOE SAMPLE, Piano - Jon Faddis, Trumpet - George Benson, Solo Guitar, MainArtist - Barbara Ivone, Assistant Engineer - Bobby Warner, Assistant Engineer - Bruce Lampcov, Assistant Engineer - Cliff Hodson, Additional Engineer - Cliff Jones, Assistant Engineer - Dean Burt, Additional Engineer - Dick Bogart, Additional Engineer - ELLIOT SCHEINER, Mixer, Engineer - Ed Rak, Mixer - Gary Ladinsky, Engineer - JIM BOYER, Mixer, Engineer - James Nichols, Assistant Engineer - Jay WilliS, Assistant Engineer - Jim Gallagher, Additional Engineer - John Convertino, Additional Engineer - John Rollo, Additional Engineer - Josiah Gluck, Additional Engineer - Kendel "Basher" Brown, Additional Engineer - Leslie Klein, Assistant Engineer - Mary Media, Co-ordinator Production - Michael Abbott, Assistant Engineer - Michael Allaire, Assistant Engineer - Michael Birnholz, Assistant Engineer - Michael Mancini, Engineer - Nelson Ayres, Assistant Engineer - Nicholas Spigel, Additional Engineer - Nick Delre, Assistant Engineer - Ollie Cotton, Assistant Engineer - Paul Brown, Assistant Engineer - Paul Higgins, Assistant Engineer - Robin Laine, Assistant Engineer - Russell Schmitt, Engineer - Steve Hirsch, Assistant Engineer - Ted Jensen, Masterer - Thom Wilson, Engineer - Wells Christie, Programmer - JAMES NEWTON-HOWARD, Synthesiser - Jack Lawrence, Writer - Jimmy Heath, Tenor Saxophone - Lou Soloff, Trumpet - Dave Taylor, Trombone - George Coleman, Tenor Saxophone - Frank Foster, Conductor, Horns Arranger - Benny Powell, Trombone - Earl Gardner, Trumpet - CLIFFORD CARTER, Synthesiser - Earl May, Bass - Bobby Eldridge, Baritone Saxophone - Charles I. Williams, Alto Saxophone - Felix Vega, Trumpet - Freddie Geen, Rhythm Guitar - Robin Eubanks, Trombone Copyright : 1984,1985 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1984 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  6. 6 20/20 (Album Version)

    Steve Kipner, Writer, Additional Programmer - Randy Goodman, Programmer - LEE HERSCHBERG, Engineer - Russ Titelman, Mixer, Executive Producer - Patti Austin, Background Vocals - JAMES TAYLOR, Background Vocals - George Benson, Solo Guitar, MainArtist - Paulinho Da Costa, Percussion - Cliff Hodson, Additional Engineer - Dean Burt, Additional Engineer - Dick Bogart, Additional Engineer - ELLIOT SCHEINER, Mixer, Engineer - Ed Rak, Mixer - Gary Ladinsky, Engineer - JIM BOYER, Mixer, Engineer - Jim Gallagher, Additional Engineer - John Convertino, Additional Engineer - John Rollo, Additional Engineer - Josiah Gluck, Additional Engineer - Kendel "Basher" Brown, Additional Engineer - Michael Abbott, Assistant Engineer - Michael Allaire, Assistant Engineer - Michael Birnholz, Assistant Engineer - Michael Mancini, Engineer - Nelson Ayres, Assistant Engineer - Nicholas Spigel, Additional Engineer - RANDY WALDMAN, Additional Synthesizer - Russell Schmitt, Engineer - Thom Wilson, Engineer - Dave Weckl, Additional Cymbals - Randy Goodrum, Writer Copyright : 1984,1985 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1984 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  7. 7 New Day (Album Version)

    Ralph MacDonald, Triangle - Cecil Womack, Guitar, Writer, Background Vocals - Linda Womack, Writer, Background Vocals - LEE HERSCHBERG, Engineer - Russ Titelman, Mixer, Executive Producer - Ralph Burns, Conductor, Arranger - George Benson, Solo Guitar, MainArtist - Barbara Ivone, Assistant Engineer - Bobby Warner, Assistant Engineer - Bruce Lampcov, Assistant Engineer - Cliff Hodson, Additional Engineer - Cliff Jones, Assistant Engineer - Dean Burt, Additional Engineer - Dick Bogart, Additional Engineer - ELLIOT SCHEINER, Mixer, Engineer - Ed Rak, Mixer - Gary Ladinsky, Engineer - JIM BOYER, Mixer, Engineer - James Nichols, Assistant Engineer - Jay WilliS, Assistant Engineer - Jim Gallagher, Additional Engineer - John Convertino, Additional Engineer - John Rollo, Additional Engineer - Josiah Gluck, Additional Engineer - Kendel "Basher" Brown, Additional Engineer - Leslie Klein, Assistant Engineer - MICHAEL SEMBELLO, Guitar, Writer - Mary Media, Co-ordinator Production - Michael Abbott, Assistant Engineer - Michael Allaire, Assistant Engineer - Michael Birnholz, Assistant Engineer - Michael Mancini, Engineer - Nelson Ayres, Assistant Engineer - Nicholas Spigel, Additional Engineer - Nick Delre, Assistant Engineer - Ollie Cotton, Assistant Engineer - Paul Brown, Assistant Engineer - Paul Higgins, Assistant Engineer - Robin Laine, Assistant Engineer - Russell Schmitt, Engineer - Steve Hirsch, Assistant Engineer - Ted Jensen, Masterer - Thom Wilson, Engineer - Wells Christie, Programmer - Anthony Jackson, Bass - Errol "Crusher" Bennett, Cymbals - George Young, Flute - CLIFFORD CARTER, Keyboards, Programmer Copyright : 1984,1985 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1984 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  8. 8 Hold Me (Album Version)

    Ralph MacDonald, Percussion - LEE HERSCHBERG, Engineer - Russ Titelman, Mixer, Executive Producer - Richard Tee, Solo Synthesiser - Bryan Lee Janszen, Additional Programmer - DANIEL SEMBELLO, Cymbals, Co-Producer, Writer, Drum Programmer, Synthesiser - George Benson, Solo Guitar, Harmony Vocals, MainArtist - Barbara Ivone, Assistant Engineer - Bobby Warner, Assistant Engineer - Bruce Lampcov, Assistant Engineer - Cliff Hodson, Additional Engineer - Cliff Jones, Assistant Engineer - Dean Burt, Additional Engineer - Dick Bogart, Additional Engineer - ELLIOT SCHEINER, Mixer, Engineer - Ed Rak, Mixer - Gary Ladinsky, Engineer - JIM BOYER, Mixer, Engineer - James Nichols, Assistant Engineer - Jay WilliS, Assistant Engineer - Jim Gallagher, Additional Engineer - John Convertino, Additional Engineer - John Rollo, Additional Engineer - Josiah Gluck, Additional Engineer - Kendel "Basher" Brown, Additional Engineer - Leslie Klein, Assistant Engineer - MICHAEL SEMBELLO, Solo Guitar, Co-Producer, Writer, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals, Drum Programmer - Mary Media, Co-ordinator Production - Michael Abbott, Assistant Engineer - Michael Allaire, Assistant Engineer - Michael Birnholz, Assistant Engineer - Michael Mancini, Engineer - Nelson Ayres, Assistant Engineer - Nicholas Spigel, Additional Engineer - Nick Delre, Assistant Engineer - Ollie Cotton, Assistant Engineer - Paul Brown, Assistant Engineer - Paul Higgins, Assistant Engineer - Robin Laine, Assistant Engineer - Russell Schmitt, Engineer - Steve Hirsch, Assistant Engineer - Ted Jensen, Masterer - Thom Wilson, Engineer - Wells Christie, Programmer - CLIFFORD CARTER, Additional Synthesiser Copyright : 1984,1985 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1984 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  9. 9 Stand Up (Album Version)

    ROB MOUNSEY, Additional Synthesiser - LEE HERSCHBERG, Engineer - Russ Titelman, Mixer, Executive Producer - John Robinson, Drums - Richard Tee, Fender Rhodes Piano, Additional Synthesiser - Neil Larsen, Writer, Synthesiser - George Benson, Guitar, MainArtist - Paulinho Da Costa, Percussion - Barbara Ivone, Assistant Engineer - Bobby Warner, Assistant Engineer - Bruce Lampcov, Assistant Engineer - Cliff Hodson, Additional Engineer - Cliff Jones, Assistant Engineer - Dean Burt, Additional Engineer - Dick Bogart, Additional Engineer - ELLIOT SCHEINER, Mixer, Engineer - Ed Rak, Mixer - Gary Ladinsky, Engineer - JIM BOYER, Mixer, Engineer - James Nichols, Assistant Engineer - Jay WilliS, Assistant Engineer - Jim Gallagher, Additional Engineer - John Convertino, Additional Engineer - John Rollo, Additional Engineer - Josiah Gluck, Additional Engineer - Kendel "Basher" Brown, Additional Engineer - Leslie Klein, Assistant Engineer - Mary Media, Co-ordinator Production - Michael Abbott, Assistant Engineer - Michael Allaire, Assistant Engineer - Michael Birnholz, Assistant Engineer - Michael Mancini, Engineer - Nelson Ayres, Assistant Engineer - Nicholas Spigel, Additional Engineer - Nick Delre, Assistant Engineer - Ollie Cotton, Assistant Engineer - Paul Brown, Assistant Engineer - Paul Higgins, Assistant Engineer - Robin Laine, Assistant Engineer - Russell Schmitt, Engineer - Steve Hirsch, Assistant Engineer - Ted Jensen, Masterer - Thom Wilson, Engineer - Wells Christie, Programmer - David Williams, Rhythm Guitar - Dave Grusin, Flute, Synthesiser Copyright : 1984,1985 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1984 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

  10. 10 You Are the Love of My Life (Album Version)

    Darryl Phinnessee, Background Vocals - Paul Jackson, Guitar - Deborah Thomas, Background Vocals - Gene Page, Arranger, String Arranger - LEE HERSCHBERG, Engineer - Russ Titelman, Executive Producer - BILL SCHNEE, Mixer - Randy Kerber, Keyboards - Roberta Flack, FeaturedArtist - JON SEMBELLO, Guitar, Writer - George Benson, MainArtist - Barbara Ivone, Assistant Engineer - Bobby Warner, Assistant Engineer - Bruce Lampcov, Assistant Engineer - Cliff Hodson, Additional Engineer - Cliff Jones, Assistant Engineer - Dean Burt, Additional Engineer - Dick Bogart, Additional Engineer - ELLIOT SCHEINER, Engineer - Gary Ladinsky, Engineer - JIM BOYER, Engineer - James Nichols, Assistant Engineer - Jay WilliS, Assistant Engineer - Jim Gallagher, Additional Engineer - John Convertino, Additional Engineer - John Rollo, Additional Engineer - Josiah Gluck, Additional Engineer - Kendel "Basher" Brown, Additional Engineer - Leslie Klein, Assistant Engineer - Mary Media, Co-ordinator Production - Michael Abbott, Assistant Engineer - Michael Allaire, Assistant Engineer - Michael Birnholz, Assistant Engineer - Michael Mancini, Engineer - Nelson Ayres, Assistant Engineer - Nicholas Spigel, Additional Engineer - Nick Delre, Assistant Engineer - Ollie Cotton, Assistant Engineer - Paul Brown, Assistant Engineer - Paul Higgins, Assistant Engineer - Robin Laine, Assistant Engineer - Russell Schmitt, Engineer - Steve Hirsch, Assistant Engineer - Ted Jensen, Masterer - Thom Wilson, Engineer - Wells Christie, Programmer - LINDA CREED, Writer - Michael Masser, Producer, Arranger, Writer - Neil Steubenhaus, Bass - Rick Schlosser, Drums - David Cochran, Background Vocals Copyright : 1984,1985 Warner Bros. Records Inc. 1984 Warner Bros. Records Inc.

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George Benson certainly is a good soul vocalist, fervently turning every phrase as if he meant every lovelorn syllable. Here on 20/20, though, he is shackled by stale pop/soul sentiments and one hack arrangement after another, assembled in no less than 17 studios! Russ Titelman, who shows only a flickering awareness of Benson's huge talent, is the producer, spelled twice by the even more commercial Michael Masser. The only bright spots are the tense high-tech title track and -- surprise -- an elegant Count Basie-like treatment of "Beyond the Sea," and with several jazz luminaries in the all-star band and Frank Foster and Ralph Burns handling the chart. There's only one instrumental, "Stand Up," and it ain't much. ~ Richard S. Ginell

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