Paintings In Yellow (ALBUM)
:: SANDRA
:: introduction : publication : tracklisting : production

:: INTRODUCTION

Superb Sandra album and arguably her best ever. It is easy in retrospect to note how on this album Michael Cretu and Frank Peterson already were crafting a sound that would culminate in Enigma a year later. Besides arranging and performing all the tracks here with Cretu, Frank co-wrote half of the songs. The highlight of this work has to be The Journey which, like MCMXC a.D. after it, consists of interweaving themes. Johnny Wanna Live was later re-done completely by Peterson for Sarah Brightman's album Dive.

:: PUBLICATION DETAILS

Release Date 26 March 1990
Label Virgin Schallplatten GmbH
Catalogue # 260 518-222 / LC3098
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:: TRACKLISTING
 
1. Hiroshima
6:50
  Music & Lyrics: David Morgan
2. (Life May Be) A Big Insanity
4:29
  Music: Cretu / Lyrics: Cretu and Hirschburger
3. Johnny Wanna Live
4:26
  Music: Cretu and Peterson / Lyrics: Cretu and Hirschburger
4. Lovelight In Your Eyes
5:27
  Music: Cretu / Lyrics: Cretu and Hirschburger
5. One More Night
4:06
  Music: Cretu and Peterson / Lyrics: Cretu and Hirschburger
6. The Skin I'm In
3:40
  Music: Cretu and Peterson / Lyrics: Peterson and Hirschburger
7. Paintings In Yellow
5:50
  Music: Cretu / Lyrics: Cretu and Hirschburger
8. The Journey (A: Cold Out Here — B: I'm Alive — C: Paintings — D: Come Alive — E: The End)
7:27
  Music: Cretu and Peterson / Lyrics: Cretu and Hirschburger
9. Hiroshima (Extended Club Mix)
6:44
  Music & Lyrics: David Morgan

:: PRODUCTION DETAILS

Produced by: Michael Cretu
Arranged, Performed & Engineered by: Michael Cretu and Frank Peterson

Acoustic & Electric Guitars
by: Tom Leonhardt

Recorded & Mixed at: A.R.T. Studios (Ibiza)

Styling by: Ingrid Zerbaum (Culture)
Photography by: Stefan Langner
Art Direction & Cover by: Mike Schmidt (Ink Studios)

Management: Mambo Music

:: NOTES
 
— the CD release of this album features the Extended Club Mix of Hiroshima