Personnel includes: Barbera Streisand, Donna Summer (vocals); Greg Mathieson (conductor, acoustic & electric piano, synthesizer); Lalo Schifrin, Marvin Hamlisch (conductor); Dan Ferguson, Fred Tackett (acoustic & electric guitars); Larry Carlton, Steve Lukather, Jay Graydon, Jeff Baxter, Dean Parks (guitar); Tom Scott (saxophone); Mike Lang (acoustic & electric piano); Richard Tee, David Foster (piano); Jai Winding (electric piano, clavinette); Alan Broadbent (electric piano); Ian Underwood (synthesizer); David Hungate, Neil Stubenhaus (bass); Jeff Porcaro, James Gadson (drums); Paulinho da Costa (percussion); Bobby Kimball, Tom Kelly, Bill Champlin, Julia Waters, Maxine Waters, Luther Waters (background vocals).
Recorded at Sound Labs, Capitol Recording Studio and Rusk Studios, Hollywood, California; Crimson Recording Studio and The Village Recorder, Santa Monica, California.
All tracks have been digitally remastered from the original master tapes.
WET is a concept album based on, you guessed it, an aquatic theme. The title track (co-written by Streisand) is a sweeping ballad with an exquisite arrangement, while Streisand's rendition of the standard "Come Rain Or Come Shine" (featuring Toto member and session man extraordinaire Jeff Porcaro on drums) is tastefully rendered. In fact, the album's parade is only drizzled on by a version of Bobby Darin's "Splish Splash," which comes off as schmaltzy. Most of the record was recorded live in the studio, though the number one smash "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" (a duet with Donna Summer) took 150 hours and $100,000 to record, mix, and master. The production and vocal performances are nearly perfect, resulting in an album to be played in any kind of weather. Come on in, the water's fine.