On February 11th, 1992 Quality Records released Monalisa’s second solo album titled "Partners In Pleasure".
The album featured two hit singles "If You Could See Through My Eyes" and "Love In The Making" featuring the legendary Barry White. A music video was filmed for the video for “Love In The Making” with Barry White.
Click Here to listen to tracks from “Partners in Pleasure”.
1. If You Could See Through My Eyes 2. You Must Be Convinced 3. The Best Of Love 4. I Wasn't Looking For A Miracle 5. Love In The Making 6. Love X Two 7. Do You Wanna Get Wit Me 8. Partners In Pleasure 9. I Still Love You 10. Don't Stop
1. If You Could See Through My Eyes (3:55) Written by Jud J. Friedman and Gregory Abbott PSO LT / Music by Candlelight (ASCAP) / Grabbit Music (BMI) Produced and Arranged by Jud J. Friedman Keyboards and Drum Programming: Jud J. Friedman Guitar: Teddy Castelluci Background Vocals: Mona Lisa
2. You Must Be Convinced (4:07) Written by Karin Rybar and Micelle Vice Colgems-EMI Music Inc. (ASCAP) / Polygram-Island Music / Slice Meister Music (BMI) Produced by Karin Rybar and Jud J. Friedman Arranged by: Karin Rybar, Jud J. Friedman and Eddie Miller Keyboards and Drum Programming: Karin Rybar, Eddie Miller, Jud J. Friedman, Chick Frelix and Reed Vertelney Guitar: Larry Treadwell Background Vocals: Mona Lisa, Terry Young and Alfie Silas Synclavier: Hayden Clement
3. The Best of Love (4:30) Written by Karin Rybar and Susanne White Colgems-EMI Music Inc. (ASCAP) Produced and Arranged by Karin Rybar and Jud J. Friedman Keyboards: Jud J. Friedman Saxophone: Gerald Albright Background Vocals: Mona Lisa
4. I Wasn't Looking For A Miracle (3:35) Written by Jud J. Friedman PSO LTD / Music by Candlelight (ASCAP) Produced by Jud J. Friedman and Karin Rybar Arranged by: Jud J. Friedman and Eddie Miller Keyboards and Drum Programming: Eddie Miller and Jud J. Friedman Saxophone: Gerald Albright Background Vocals: Mona Lisa, Terry Young and Portia Griffin
5. Love In The Making (5:02) Written by Dick Winzeler and Steve Lane Bill & Betty Music (ASCAP) / Steve Evans Lane Music (BMI) / Cheddar Cheese Music Inc. / Le Grand Fromage Music Inc. (ASCAP) Produced and Arranged by: Ollie E. Brown for Brown Sugar Productions Drums and Percussion: Ollie E. Brown Keyboard and Synthesizer: Joe Curiale Keyboard Programming: Oliver Miller Guitar: Paul Jackson Jr. Tenor Saxophone: Gerald Albright Strings: Joe Curiale Lovers Rap: "The Master" Barry White Background Vocals: Mona Lisa, Terry Steele, Angel Rogers
6. Love X Two (4:02) Written, Produced and Arranged by Michael McGregor Potential Gold Music (BMI) / RMI Songs (BMI) All Instruments: Michael McGregor All Vocals: Mona Lisa Recorded at Ground Control and Track Record Mixed at Studio Masters Recording Engineer: Taavi Mote Mixing Assistant: Tony Alvarez
7. Do You Wanna Get Wit Me (4:14) Written by John Taylor and Anishja Jas-Elan Music (ASCAP) Veroniza-Jennifer Music / All Nations Music (ASCAP) Produced by John D. Taylor Jr. for J.T. Productions Drum Programming, Bass Synth, Strings and Keyboards by John D. Taylor, Jr. Additional Production and Arrangement by Wally Winzer for Wallywhirl Productions Additional Keyboards by Wally Winzer Lead Vocals: Mona Lisa Background Vocals: Maxi Anderson, Carmen Twillie, Mona Lisa and Terry Young Additional Background Vocals by Anishja Engineers: Darryl Swann, Wally Winzer, Al Singleton and Jason Clarke Mixed by Wally Winzer Jr. Assistant Engineers: D. Sheidene and M. Azam Recorded at J-Jam Studios, Oakland, CA and M'Bila Studios, Hollywood, CA Mixed at Hyped Right Recording Studio, Reseda, CA
8. Partner In Pleasure (4:52) Written by Richard Scher and Michael Price Star Haven Songs / WB Music / Green Lantern Music (ASCAP) All rights on behalf of Star Haven Music and Green Lantern Music administered by WB Music Corp, Virgin Music Inc, RC Songs. All Rights for RC Songs controlled and administered by Virgin Music, Inc. (ASCAP) Produced and Arranged by Richard Scher for Richard Scher Productions Keyboards and Drum Programming by Richard Scher Sax Solo by: Steve Nieves Background Vocals: Mona Lisa, Terry Young, Maxi Anderson and Mary Russell Engineered by: Richard Scher Assistant Engineer: Dave Dershin Mix Engineer: Barry Rudolph
9. I Still Love You (5:52) Written by Terry Young and Mary Dean Lauria Take Note Music / RMI Songs (BMI) Produced by Terry Young Bass: Freddie Washington Guitar: Ted Pearlman Sax: Gerald Albright Keyboards: Terry Young Programming: David Allison, Terry Young, Boon Background Vocals: Mona Lisa, Carmen Twillie, Mary Russell, Peggi Blu, Terry Young, Lawrence Hill Recorded at Rusk Sound Recording Studio, Hollywood, CA Engineered by: Boon Mixed at Ameraycan Recording Studio Mixed by Steve Hall Quist, Terry Young / Assistant: Chris Olivas
10. Don't Stop (3:42) Written by John Taylor and Anishja Jas-Elan Music (ASCAP) Veronica-Jennifer Music / All Nations Music (ASCAP) Produced by John D. Taylor Jr. and Norman Whitfield Jr. for J.T. Productions Rhythm Arrangement and Instrumental Performance by: John D. Taylor Jr. Lead and Background Vocals by: Mona Lisa Engineers: Darryl Swann, Al Singleton and Norman Whitfield Mixed by: Norman "Slam" Whitfield Jr. Recorded at: Straight Arrow Recording Studio, Van Nuys, CA and M'Bla Recording Studio, Hollywood, CA Mixed at Amigo Recording Studios, North Hollywood, CA
Design: Rowan Moore
Photography: John Abeyta
Barry White appears courtesy of A&M Records
Terry Steele appears courtesy of SBK Records and Brown Sugar Productions
Paul Jackson Jr. appears courtesy of Atlantic Records
Gerald Albright appears courtesy of Atlantic Records
Monalisa's Album Thank You's
I want to thank you Father for blessing me, saving me and wrapping me in your loving kindness.
Special and loving thanks to Rev. Talmin Fields and Sis. Fields, my mom and dad, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Ballinger, Russ Regan, Dan Kilman and the staff at Quality Records.
Also to the rest of my family, loved ones and friends - I love you!
Ronale Bea-Moné (Frenchy), Charity Young, Lavell Harrington, Ronale Jr. and Tony, Randye Rand, Terry Young, Twila, David & Iris, Richard and Ché, Hester, Bruce, Bernard, Barry White, Ollie Brown, Mommy, Janice, Cheryl, Tamera, Butch & Mercedes, Cathy & Isaac, Tony, Mary Russell, Khalid, Maxi Anderson and Family, Carmen Twillie and Myla Twillie, Stephanie and Family, Tiger, Nikki & Kenny, Rhene, Donna and Family, Erica & Daisy, George Baker, Alonzo Williams, Malcolm McLaren, Pete & Nancy, Danny Irby, Peggy & Ted, Judd & Karen, Alfie Sylas, Portia Griffin, Terry Bradford, Yanni & Linda, Richard Feldman and Paul Gurvitz