While the City Sleeps… is the 1986 studio album of George Benson on Warner Bros.. It features musicians like Paulinho da Costa, Preston Glass, Paul Jackson, Jr., Marcus Miller and Narada Michael Walden (as drummer and producer), alongside young talents of the time like Kenny G, Randy Jackson and Kashif. It's part of the "series" of 1980s pop albums Benson recorded. Though it doesn't have any instrumental tracks, Benson's guitar playing is somewhat in the headlight in songs like "Love Is Here Tonight", "Teaser" and "Too Many Times". Beside being the most successful single, "Kisses in the Moonlight" is still frequently played by Benson at live performances.
Death of media magnat Amos Kyne is causing power struggle between his executives. In the meantime New York women become prey of a serial killer. Reporter Edward Mobley is in that circumstances faced with almost impossible missions: to catch the killer, to prevent the media empire from falling into the wrong hands and to save his romantic relationship from break-up.
George Benson steps completely into the pop singer spotlight on this 1986 recording; there are no instrumentals here. While The Сity Sleeps is made up of ballads, such as the popular "Kisses in the Moonlight," the poppy title track, and dance tunes such as "Shiver," which is one of the album's better rhythmic pieces. Although Benson is still lead guitarist here, his well-known fretwork definitely takes a back seat to his vocals; his playing can best be heard on "Love Is Here Tonight."
Neil Sparkes is a poet, visual artist, and musician whose work resonates through both literary and popular cultural worlds. As poet and performer, Sparkes has read and performed widely in the U.K. and Europe at clubs, festivals, colleges and universities where he also lectures. Widely known as vocalist and percussionist with Transglobal UnderGround he toured the world from 1992 to 1996, and appeared on all of TGU’s commercially successful albums for Nation Records and Sony. A long term commitment to synthesising his multi-medic talents led to the formation of Neils’ latest group Temple Of Sound, alongside TGU founder Count Dubulah.