I Don't Speak the Language
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I Don't Speak the Language
I Don't Speak the Language
Matthew Wilder - I Don't Speak the Language.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 1, 1983
Recorded1983, Conway Studios (Hollywood) and Sound Castle (Los Angeles).
GenreNew wave, synth-pop
Length32:58
LabelPrivate-I, Epic
ProducerPeter Bunetta, Rick Chudacoff, Bill Elliot (for RIPE Productions)
Matthew Wilder chronology
I Don't Speak the Language
(1983)
Bouncin' Off the Walls
(1984)

I Don't Speak the Language is the debut album by Matthew Wilder. It was released in 1983 on Private-I/Epic, and is notable for the hit single "Break My Stride".

Track listing

  1. "Break My Stride" (Matthew Wilder, Greg Prestopino) - 3:00
  2. "The Kid's American" (1983) (Wilder) - 4:36
  3. "I Don't Speak the Language" (Wilder, Barbara Hyde) - 4:45
  4. "Love Above the Ground Floor" (Wilder, Prestopino) - 4:13
  5. "World of the Rich and Famous" (Wilder, Roscoe Beck) - 4:43
  6. "Ladder of Lovers" (Wilder, Prestopino) - 4:04
  7. "I Was There" (Wilder) - 3:01
  8. "Dreams Keep Bringing You Back" (Prestopino) - 4:36
  9. "I Don't Speak the Language" (Reprise) - 1:20

Personnel[1]

  • Matthew Wilder - lead vocals (1-9), backing vocals (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8), Prophet-5 (1), Prophet 10 (2, 3, 5, 6, 9), acoustic piano, (4, 7, 8), horn arrangements (4), Rhodes Chroma (5)
  • Bill Elliott - Prophet 5 (1), acoustic piano (2), Prophet 10 (3, 4, 6, 7, 9), horn arrangements (4)
  • Bill Cuomo - Prophet 5 (3, 6, 8, 9), Rhodes Chroma (3, 5, 6, 8, 9)
  • Paul Fox - E-mu Emulator (5, 7)
  • Dennis Herring - guitar (1, 2, 7)
  • Donald Griffin - guitar (4, 5)
  • Tim Winston - guitar solo (5)
  • John McFee - mandolin (8)
  • Reggie McBride - bass (2)
  • Rick Chudacoff - bass (4, 6, 7)
  • Alphonso Johnson - bass (8)
  • Peter Bunetta - drums (1-9), percussion (1), Oberheim DMX (1)
  • John Gilston - Simmons drum programming (1-9)
  • Paulinho Da Costa - percussion (3, 6, 8, 9)
  • Jerry Peterson - baritone saxophone (2)
  • Lon Price - tenor saxophone (2)
  • Bill Armstrong - trumpet (4)
  • Gary Grant - trumpet (4)
  • Greg Prestopino - backing vocals (1, 2, 8)
  • Joe Turano - backing vocals (1, 2, 7, 8)
  • Arno Lucas - backing vocals (2, 5)
  • Leslie Smith - backing vocals (2, 5)
  • Dee Dee Bellson - backing vocals (3, 4, 9)
  • Mary Hylan - backing vocals (3, 4, 9)
  • Edie Lehmann - backing vocals (3, 4, 9)
  • Amy Weston - backing vocals (3, 4, 9)
  • Anna Pagan - backing vocals (5)
  • Anita Sherman - backing vocals (5)

Production

  • Producers - Peter Bunetta, Rick Chudacoff and Bill Elliott.
  • Executive Producers - Al Bunetta and Shingo Take
  • Engineers - Csaba Pectoz (Track 1); Steve Zaretsky (All tracks).
  • Assistant Engineers - Britt Bacon and Michael Franke (Track 1); Paul Ericksen, Mitch Gibson and Csaba Pectoz (Tracks 2-9).
  • Mixed by Steve Zaretsky
  • Design - Tommy Steele and Art Hotel
  • Photography - William Warner

References


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