Eaten Alive (album)


Eaten Alive (album)
Eaten Alive
Studio album by Diana Ross
Released September, 1985
Recorded 1985
Genre R&B/soul
Length 40:25
Label RCA
Producer Barry Gibb, Karl Richardson, Albhy Galuten
Michael Jackson (co-producer on "Eaten Alive" only)
Diana Ross chronology
Swept Away
(1984)
Eaten Alive
(1985)
Red Hot Rhythm & Blues
(1987)
Singles from Eaten Alive
  1. "Eaten Alive / Eaten Alive (Alternate Mix)"
    Released: September, 1985
  2. "Chain Reaction / More and More"
    Released: November, 1985
  3. "Experience / Oh Teacher (not released in the US)"
    Released: April, 1986
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Eaten Alive is a 1985 album by Diana Ross, released on the RCA label.

Contents

Overview

The album was conceived by the members of the Bee Gees and includes the UK and Australian #1 hit, "Chain Reaction" along with the #10 R&B title track—written and co-produced with Michael Jackson—which stalled at #77 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album was a sales disappointment, selling only about 300,000 copies in the US. Barry Gibb accompanied Ross in the background on most of the tracks with Jackson joining in on "Eaten Alive". "Experience" was also released as a single, reaching #47 on the UK Singles Chart.

Track listing

Side A
  1. "Eaten Alive" (Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Michael Jackson) – 3:50
  2. "Oh Teacher" (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) – 3:37
  3. "Experience" (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Andy Gibb) – 4:54
  4. "Chain Reaction" (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) – 3:47
  5. "More and More" (Barry Gibb, Albhy Galuten, Andy Gibb) – 3:05
Side B
  1. "I'm Watching You" (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) – 3:50
  2. "Love on the Line" (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) – 4:19
  3. "(I Love) Being in Love with You" (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) – 4:31
  4. "Crime of Passion" (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb) – 3:31
  5. "Don't Give Up on Each Other" (Barry Gibb, George Bitzer) – 3:45

Later CD reprints, outside the US under the label Capitol Records-EMI Records, contains as an additional 11th track, an extended remix of the title track "Eaten Alive" (length 5:52).[2][3]

Personnel

Musicians credited in the liner notes:

  • Barry Gibb – backing vocals, guitar, arranger
  • Bruce Albertine - backing vocals
  • Myrna Matthews – backing vocals
  • Marti McCall – backing vocals
  • Michael Jackson – backing vocals on "Eaten Alive"

The Eaten Alive Demos

The original demos as sung by Barry Gibb were made available as downloads on iTunes in October 2006. The Eaten Alive Demos contained most of the songs with the exception of the title track and "Chain Reaction".[4] In the spring of 2009, when iTunes changed into DRM-free downloads with higher bit-rates; all of the Barry Gibb demos were no longer available. In August of 2011 all of the Barry Gibb demos reappeared on iTunes shortly after the opening of the download store on his official website where many of the same tracks were available. Another demo of the title track by Michael Jackson is known to have been recorded, but, to this date, has not yet surfaced.

References

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Allmusic.com - Eaten Alive (Bonus Track)
  3. ^ Discogs.com - Eaten Alive (Bonus Track)
  4. ^ Gibb Songs 2006 - Selected record releases

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