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Melissa Manchester Mathematics--The MCA Years (2-CD Set)

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  • Melissa Manchester Spent Nearly a Decade at Clive Davis’ Arista Records, Where She Established Herself as One of the Finest Singer-Songwriters and Pop Interpreters of the Era

  • But in 1985, She Declared Her Independence from Davis by Signing with MCA and Releasing Mathematics, Which Boldly Re-Invented Her Sound by Embracing New Wave, Dance-Oriented Synthpop, and Hi-NRG Sounds

  • Produced by George Duke, Brock Walsh, Robbie Nevil, and Trevor Veitch Under the Aegis of Executive Producer Quincy Jones

  • Featured All-Star Session Musicians Like Lee Ritenour, Toto’s Steve Lukather, “Maniac” Star Michael Sembello, John Robinson, Jerry Hey, Paulinho DaCosta, and The Waters Family

  • Melissa’s Only Album for MCA, Mathematics Makes Its CD Debut on Disc One of This Collection

  • Disc Two Includes All of the Period Remixes and the B-Side “Full of Yourself”

  • Features Three Unreleased Outtakes: the Never-Before-Heard “Water from the Moon” and “Skin on Skin,” and the Never Commercially Available “Just One Star Beyond,” written by Melissa and Craig Safan for the Sci-Fi Cult Classic The Last Starfighter

  • The Bonus Disc Concludes with CD Debuts of All Three Versions of the Oscar-Nominated “The Promise (I’ll Never Say Goodbye”) from the Soundtrack of The Promise and the Al Jarreau Duet “The Music of Goodbye” from Out of Africa

  • Remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision

  • Liner Notes from The Second Disc’s Joe Marchese Include Fresh Quotes from Melissa Manchester

  • Long, Long Requested by Melissa’s Fans

Melissa Manchester announced her independence from Arista Records when she signed to MCA Records after nearly a decade with Clive Davis’ famous label. At Arista, Manchester had established herself as oneof the finest singer-songwriters of the era as well as a first-class pop interpreter. At MCA, she reinvented herself
further by jumping headfirst into the world of dance-oriented synthpop, Hi-NRG, and new wave. 1985’s Mathematics bore the period’s hallmark of multiple big-name producers: George Duke, Brock Walsh, Robbie Nevil, TrevorVeitch, and executive producer Quincy Jones. Mathematics featured the A-list of Los Angeles’ session musicians like John Robinson, Jerry Hey, Paulinho DaCosta, and Lee Ritenour, plus backgrounds from the Waters family and special guests such as Toto’s Steve Lukather and “Maniac” star Michael Sembello. But the real star of the album was Melissa Manchester’s powerful voice in a new setting of infectious, bubbly dance-pop rhythms. Over the years, Mathematics has become one of Melissa’s most beloved albums, and certainly her most in-demand. But it’s never been released on CD...until now. Real Gone Music and Second Disc Records are proud to present the definitive, 2-CD edition of this classic album. Mathematics: The MCA Years boasts the newly-remastered, full-length original album on Disc One while Disc Two boasts all of the original period remixes, the B-side “So Full of Yourself,” and three outtakes: the never- before-heard “Water from the Moon” and “Skin on Skin,” and the never commercially available “Just One Star Beyond,” written by Melissa and Craig Safan for the sci-fi cult classic The Last Starfighter. And that’s not all. Mathematics: The MCA Years also adds all three versions of the Oscar-nominated “The Promise (I’ll Never Say Goodbye)” from the soundtrack of The Promise for the very first time on CD plus the Al Jarreau duet “The Music of Goodbye” from Out of Africa. This deluxe package has been remastered by Mike Milchner at SonicVision Mastering. It’s topped off with new liner notes by The Second Disc’s Joe Marchese featuring fresh quotes from Melissa. The ‘80s has never sounded so good!

CD 1: The Original Album

1. Victims of the Modern Heart
2. Mathematics
3. Energy
4. Shocked
5. All Tied Up
6. The Dream
7. Restless Love
8. Thunder in the Night

9. Night Creatures
10. Just One Lifetime

CD 2: Bonus Tracks

1. Water from the Moon (previously unreleased)
2. Skin on Skin (previously unreleased)
3. Just One Star Beyond (previously unreleased)
4. So Full of Yourself (Non-LP B-side)
5. Just One Lifetime (Single Edit)
6. Mathematics (Dance Mix)
7. Mathematics (Dub Version)
8. Energy (Power Mix)
9. Energy (Dub Version)
10. Main Title: The Promise 
(I’ll Never Say Goodbye)
11. Remembrance Montage/The Promise 
(I’ll Never Say Goodbye)/Ben’s Drive 12. The Promise Kept/End Title: The Promise (I’ll Never Say Goodbye)

13. The Music of Goodbye (Love Theme from Out of Africa) – with Al Jarreau

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