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Building The Perfect Beast - Don Henley

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Building The Perfect Beast (1984) - Don Henley

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The Boys Of SummerLyrics available
  Running Time: 4:45
You Can't Make LoveLyrics available
  Running Time: 3:34
Man With A MissionLyrics available
  Running Time: 2:43
You're Not Drinking EnoughLyrics available
  Running Time: 4:40
Not Enough Love In The WorldLyrics available
  Running Time: 3:54
Building The Perfect BeastLyrics available
  Running Time: 4:59
  Comments: Chants by "The Occasionally Perfect Beasts".
All She Wants To Do Is DanceLyrics available
  Running Time: 4:28
A Month Of SundaysLyrics available
  Running Time: 4:31
Sunset GrillLyrics available
  Running Time: 6:22
  Comments: Horns recorded at Ocean Way Recording Studios.
Drivin' With Your Eyes ClosedLyrics available
  Running Time: 3:41
  Comments: Background vocals by "The French Girls".
Land Of The LivingLyrics available
  Running Time: 3:24
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Michael/Mike Boddicker, Lindsey Buckingham, Mike/Michael Campbell, Belinda Carlisle, Bill (Willum) Cuomo, Martha Davis, Martha Davis, Tim Drummond, Marie Pascale Elfman, Marie Pascale Elfman, Albhy Galuten, Don Henley, Don Henley, Jim Keltner, Larry/Lawrence A. Klein, Danny (Kootch) Kortchmar, Danny (Kootch) Kortchmar, Dominique Manceinelli, Dominique Manceinelli, Kevin James McCormick, Sam Moore, Randy (Randall Stuart) Newman, Michael O'Donahue, Michael O'Donahue, Carla Olson, Carla Olson, David/Dave (Baby) Paich, Pino Palladino, Steve Porcaro, Charlie Sexton, Patty Smyth, Patty Smyth, J(ohn) D(avid) Souther, J(ohn) D(avid) Souther, Ben(mont) (M.) Tench(, III), The French Girls, The Occasionally Perfect Beasts, Waddy (Robert) Wachtel, Waddy (Robert) Wachtel, Ian Wallace

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Domestic Vinyl/CD Album

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Mike/Michael Campbell (Songwriter), Mike/Michael Campbell (Songwriter), Don Henley (Songwriter), Danny (Kootch) Kortchmar (Songwriter), Stan Lynch (Songwriter), J(ohn) D(avid) Souther (Songwriter), Ben(mont) (M.) Tench(, III) (Songwriter), Herb Ritts (Photography), Michael/Mike Boddicker (Programming), Steve Porcaro (Programming), Niko Bolas (Additional Engineering), Richard Bosworth (Additional Engineering), Tom Knox (Additional Engineering), Mike/Michael Campbell (Produced By), Don Henley (Produced By), Danny (Kootch) Kortchmar (Produced By), Greg Ladanyi (Produced By), Front Line Management (Management), Niko Bolas (Recorded By), Greg Ladanyi (Recorded By), Niko Bolas (Mixed By), Greg Ladanyi (Mixed By), Michael/Mike Boddicker (Sequencing), Jerry Hey (Horns Arranged By), WCI Record Group (CDD Pre-Mastering By), Richard Bosworth (Engineering Assistant), Dan Garcia (Engineering Assistant), David Schober (Engineering Assistant), Duane Seykora (Engineering Assistant), Mike Reese (LP Disc Mastering By), Doug Sax (LP Disc Mastering By), Tony Taibi (Crew), Don Henley (LP Art Direction), Maren Jensen (LP Art Direction), Jeri McManus (LP Art Direction), Jeri McManus (Graphic Coordination), Randy (Randall Stuart) Newman (Synthesizers Arranged By), Michael/Mike Boddicker (Synthesizer Arrangement Assisted By), Don Henley (Synthesizer Arrangement Assisted By), Danny (Kootch) Kortchmar (Synthesizer Arrangement Assisted By), David/Dave (Baby) Paich (Synthesizer Arrangement Assisted By), Ben(mont) (M.) Tench(, III) (Synthesizer Arrangement Assisted By), Maren Jensen (Intro Composed By), Maren Jensen (Interlude Composed By), Alan/Allen Sides (Horns Recorded By), Mark Ettel (Horns Recording Assisted By), Bill (Willum) Cuomo (Percussion Programming), Danny (Kootch) Kortchmar (Percussion Arrangement)

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9 24026-2

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Recorded at Record One, Sherman Oaks, Ca.; Bill Schnee Studio, Universal City, Ca.; The Villa, North Hollywood, Ca.

LP Disc Mastering at The Mastering Lab, Los Angeles.

Thanks to Irving Azoff, Michael Rosenfeld, Howard Kaufman, Andrew Slater; Larry Solters, Robin Ruse-Rinehart, Nina Avramides, Lesley Taminelli, Susan Markhelm, Jody Lunine, Laurel Levine, Denny Rosencrantz, Craig Fruin, Isabella Capucci, Don Passman, Jeff Ayeroff, Shirley Palmer; Selwyn Gerber; Mickey Rutman, Steve Porcaro, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro, Steve Lukather, Stan Lynch, Waddy Wachtel, John David Souther, Steve Jordan, Jim Keltner, John Boylan, Jimmy Iovine, Andrea Farber, Michael Huber, Pamela Sklar, Nick Ben-Meir, Debbie Sommer, Dub Maitland, Denny Densmore, Brent Averill, Arthur Kelm, Tom Lalley, Mike Wambsgans, Susan Heard, Brook Glaser, Tom Fletcher, Ed Simeone, Tom Knox, Nancy Sandier, Stacy Mirman, Victor Vidal, Elisabetta Rogiani and last but by no means least, Laura Ladanyi, Linda Taibi, and Louise Goffin,

My love and gratitude to Maren.

Mike Boddicker courtesy of Bodifications, Inc.
Patty Smyth, David Paich, Steve Porcaro and Pino Palladino courtesy of CBS Records
Martha Davis courtesy of Capitol Records
Charlie Sexton courtesy of MCA Records
John David Souther courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Lindsey Buckingham courtesy of Elektra/Asylum Records
Belinda Carlisle courtesy of I.R.S. Records

The Compact Disc Digital Audio System Offers the best possible sound reproduction - on a small, convenient disc. Its remarkable performance is the result of a unique combination of digital storage and laser optics.

For best results, you should apply the same care in storing and handling the Compact Disc as you would with conventional records. No cleaning is necessary if the Compact Disc is always held by its edges and is replaced in its case directly after playing. If the Compact Disc becomes soiled by fingerprints, dust or dirt, it can be wiped (always in a straight line, from center to edge) with a clean and lint-free, soft, dry cloth. Never use a solvent or abrasive cleaner to clean the disc. If you follow these suggestions, the Compact Disc will provide a lifetime of listening enjoyment.

The music on this compact digital disc was originally recorded on analog equipment. We have attempted to preserve, as closely as possible, the sound of the original recording. Because of its high resolution, however, the compact disc can reveal limitations of the source tape.

(R) Geffen Records, Manufactured exclusively by Warner Bros. Records Inc. A Warner Communications Company. Made/printed in U.S.A. by DADC.

(C) (P) 1984 The David Geffen Company.

All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

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Worth it for the classics if nothing else
Review written by John Fitzgerald, August 15th, 2004

The worst that can be said about this record is that the best songs are mostly the well known ones like the classic opener "The boys of summer", the epic "Sunset grill" and the soulful "Not enough love in the world". ("All she wants to do is dance" is rather disappointing on repeated listens). Other plusses is the fast rocking "Man with a mission", the reggae tinged closer "Land of the living" and of course, "You can't make love" with some good guitar and backing vocals from Lindsey. It does seem kind of glossy in retrospect and the weaker numbers do soften the blow substantially but this was a definite improvement on "I can't stand still" and most likely still stands as one of Don's greatest solo albums to date, if not the best.

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Discography entry submitted by Marty Adelson.