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Mosaic (Wang Chung album)

Mosaic is Wang Chung's fourth album and third on Geffen Records. Released in 1986, Mosaic was commercially successful producing three US Top 40 songs: "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" (reached a high of #2 on the Billboard Hot 100), "Let's Go!" (#9 on the Hot 100) and "Hypnotize Me" (#36 on the Hot 100). Mosaic earned a Gold rating by the RIAA, and hit #41 on the Billboard 200 album charts.

Mosaic
Wang Chung Mosaic CD cover.JPG
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 14, 1986
Recorded1986
GenreNew wave, pop rock
Length40:06
LabelGeffen
24115
ProducerPeter Wolf
Wang Chung chronology
To Live and Die in L.A.
(1985)
Mosaic
(1986)
The Warmer Side of Cool
(1989)
Alternative cover
Alternate album cover
Alternate album cover
Singles from Mosaic
  1. "Everybody Have Fun Tonight"
    Released: September 23, 1986
  2. "Let's Go!"
    Released: January 6, 1987
  3. "Hypnotize Me"
    Released: May 5, 1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Cover artEdit

The album cover features photographs of singer/guitarist Jack Hues and bassist Nick Feldman, with a mosaic effect applied to the pictures. The resulting graphic is a literal representation of the album's title. The sleeve features Jack on the front cover with the track listing of side one, while the reverse is upside down and shows Nick with the track listing of side two. On some CD editions, both photographs have been laid horizontally on the front cover, and the full track listing appears on the back cover.

Track listingEdit

All songs produced and arranged by Wang Chung and Peter Wolf; all songs written by Wang Chung, unless noted otherwise.

CDEdit

No.TitleLength
1."Everybody Have Fun Tonight" (Wang Chung, Peter Wolf)4:47
2."Hypnotize Me"4:42
3."The Flat Horizon"4:49
4."Betrayal" (Wang Chung, Wolf)4:40
5."Let's Go!"4:30
6."Eyes of the Girl"4:50
7."A Fool and His Money" (Michael Lesson, Peter Vale, Jack Hues, Wolf)4:44
8."The World in Which We Live"7:04
Total length:40:06

Cassette/LPEdit

Side One

No.TitleLength
1."Everybody Have Fun Tonight" (Wang Chung, Wolf)4:47
2."Hypnotize Me"4:42
3."The Flat Horizon"4:49
4."Betrayal" (Wang Chung, Wolf)4:40
Total length:18:58

Side Two

No.TitleLength
1."Let's Go!"4:30
2."Eyes of the Girl"4:50
3."A Fool and His Money" (Michael Lesson, Peter Vale, Jack Hues, Wolf)4:44
4."The World in Which We Live"7:04
Total length:21:08

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (1986) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 41
  • Year end charts
  • U.S.A.: #81 (1987)

CertificationsEdit

Organization Level Date
RIAA - USA Gold October 2, 1997

PersonnelEdit

with:

  • Horns: Herbert Graf (baritone sax), Otmar Klein (alto and tenor sax), Hannes Kottek (trumpet) and Harry Sokal (soprano, alto and tenor sax)
  • Engineered by Brian Malouf and Peter Muller
    • Assisted by Tim Alban, Jim Dineen, Steve Ford and Marvin Wolf
  • Recorded at Videosonics, London; Sound Mill Studios, Vienna
  • Mixed at CAN-AM Recorders, Tarzana, California; Mama Jo's, North Hollywood, California ("Hypnotize Me" only)
  • Mixed by Paul Gomersall, Martyn "Max" Heyes and Tim Weidener
  • Mastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood
  • CDD Pre-Mastering by WCI Record Group
  • Photography by Simon Fowler
  • Art Direction and Design by Norman Moore
  • John Kalodner : John Kalodner
  • Management: David Massey for Domino Directions, Ltd.
  • Thanks to Tim, Stephanie, Dennis and Linda, Tina Rivett, Karen Gordon, as well as all at Hapstead West, London. To Peter, Ingrid, Andre Heller, Café Diglas and Café Ball in Vienna. To Jim, Tim and Kerry in Tarzana, California. Also to the Marriott Brothers and all at the Warner Center Marriott Hotel, Woodland Hills, California
    • Special thanks to David Massey, Ed Rosenblatt, Peter Reichardt, Ken Kraus, Michael and Terry Lippman, Elaine Black, Larry Cummins, New England Digital, Monster Cable, A.K.G., Bosendorfer, Hofex, keep going, call that going? Call that on?

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