Monkey Island (album)


Monkey Island (album)
This article describes the album. For other uses of the name, see Monkey Island (disambiguation).
Monkey Island
Studio album by The J. Geils Band
Released June 9, 1977
Recorded ???
Genre Rock
Length 41:44
Label Atlantic
Producer The J. Geils Band
The J. Geils Band chronology
Blow Your Face Out
(1976)
Monkey Island
(1977)
Sanctuary
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (B+)[1]
Rolling Stone (favorable) link
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Monkey Island is the ninth album by American rock band The J. Geils Band, released in 1977 (see 1977 in music). This was the only album that the J. Geils Band released under another name, i.e. "Geils".

Contents

Track listing

All songs written by Peter Wolf and Seth Justman except as noted

  1. "Surrender" – 3:49
  2. "You're the Only One" – 3:05
  3. "I Do" (Mason, Johnny Paden, Frank Paden, Alfred Smith, Willie Stephenson) – 3:09
  4. "Somebody" – 5:13
  5. "I'm Falling" – 5:41
  6. "Monkey Island" – 9:02
  7. "I'm Not Rough" (Louis Armstrong) – 3:03
  8. "So Good" – 3:19
  9. "Wreckage" – 5:23

Personnel

Additional personnel

  • Evette Benton - background vocals on 8
  • Michael Brecker - saxophone, tenor saxophone, tenor solo on 5
  • Randy Brecker - trumpet
  • Michelle Cobbs - background vocals on 1 & 6
  • Ronnie Cuber - saxophone
  • Lew Del Gatto - saxophone
  • Cissy Houston - lead vocals on 1
  • Barbara Ingram - background vocals on 8
  • Arif Mardin - strings conductor
  • Theresa Reed - background vocals on 1 & 6
  • Alan Rubin - trumpet
  • Lew Soloff - trumpet
  • G. Diane Sumler - background vocals on 1 & 6
  • Harriet Tharpe - background vocals on 8
  • Luther Vandross - background vocals on 1 & 6
  • Frank Vicari - saxophone

Production

  • Producers: J. Geils Band
  • Engineer: David Thoener
  • Assistant engineers: Jay Krugman, Rod O'Brien, Corky Stasiak
  • Mixing: David Thoener
  • Remastering: George Marino
  • Design: Peter Corriston
  • Photography: Alen MacWeeney

Charts

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1977 Pop Albums 51

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1977 "You're The Only One" Pop Singles 83

Later Samples

References


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