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🎡 AotW Atlantic Starr - AS THE BAND TURNS (SP-5019)

LPJim

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Atlantic Starr
AS THE BAND TURNS
A&M SP-5019

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Tracklist Fred LawGuitar – David CochraneKeyboards – Bill Bottrell, John Barnes, William ZimmermanKeyboards [Programming] – Bill Bottrell, Derek NakamotoMixed By – Bill Bottrell, John McClainPercussion – Paulinho Da CostaProducer, Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Keyboards, Arranged By – Wayne Lewis (2)Producer, Written-by, Backing Vocals, Arranged By, Guitar, Drums [Programming] – David Lewis 4:05
A2 Cool, Calm, CollectedArranged By – Atlantic StarrBacking Vocals – Wayne Lewis (2)Engineer, Mixed By – Kevin ReachGuitar, Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – David LewisMixed By – Jim ShifflettProducer, Arranged By, Drums, Percussion, Written-By – Wardell Potts Jr.*Producer, Arranged By, Keyboards, Written-By – Joey GalloWritten-By – Pamela Phillips Oland 4:02
A3 One LoveArranged By [Strings & Horns] – Gene PageEngineer, Mixed By – Fred LawGuitar – David Cochrane, David LewisKeyboards – John Barnes, Wayne Lewis (2)Keyboards [Programming] – Derek NakamotoLead Vocals – David LewisMixed By – Bill BottrellPercussion – Paulinho Da CostaProducer, Written-By, Arranged By – David Lewis, Wayne Lewis (2) 3:55
A4 In The Heat Of PassionArranged By – Atlantic StarrBacking Vocals – Dana MeyersEngineer, Mixed By – Kevin ReachGuitar, Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – David LewisKeyboards – Wayne Lewis (2), Will Shelby*Mixed By – Jim ShifflettProducer, Keyboards – Joey GalloProducer, Written-By, Arranged By, Drums, Percussion – Wardell Potts Jr.*Written-By – William ShelbyWritten-By, Arranged By – Wayne I. Lewis* 4:38
A5 If Your Heart Isn't In ItArranged By [Strings] – Gene PageBacking Vocals – Darryl Phinnessee, Phyllis St. JamesBass – Barry JohnsonDrums – Derek OrganKeyboards – Rex SalasKeyboards [Programming], Engineer, Mixed By – Calvin Harris*Lead Vocals – Barbara Weathers, Wayne Lewis (2)Percussion – Paulinho Da CostaProducer, Backing Vocals – David LewisProducer, Keyboards – Wayne Lewis (2)Saxophone [Ending] – Damon RentieSaxophone [Solo] – David CochraneWritten-By – Hamish Stuart 4:03
B1 Silver ShadowArranged By [Strings] – Clare FischerEngineer – Rory YoungLead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Barbara WeathersMixed By – Bill BottrellPercussion – Paulinho Da CostaProducer, Written-by, Arranged By, Guitar, Drums [Programming], Backing Vocals – David LewisProducer, Written-By, Arranged By, Keyboards – Wayne Lewis (2)Programmed By – Craig Harris (4) 4:55
B2 Let's Start It OverBacking Vocals – Barbara WeathersEngineer, Mixed By – Kevin ReachGuitar, Backing Vocals – David LewisKeyboards – Wayne Lewis (2), William ZimmermanLead Vocals – Wayne Lewis (2)Mixed By – Jim ShifflettProducer, Written-By, Arranged By, Keyboards – Joey GalloProducer, Written-By, Arranged By, Percussion – Wardell Potts Jr.*Written-By – Pamela Phillips Oland 5:32
B3 Secret LoversArranged By – Clare FischerBacking Vocals, Lead Vocals – Barbara WeathersEngineer – Rory YoungMixed By – Bill BottrellPercussion – Paulinho Da CostaProducer, Written-by, Guitar, Drum [Programming], Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals – David LewisProducer, Written-By, Keyboards – Wayne Lewis (2)Programmed By – Craig Harris (4) 5:30
B4 Thank YouArranged By [Strings & Horns] – Clare FischerBacking Vocals – Fonzi Thornton, Krystal DavisBass – Barry JohnsonEngineer – Fred LawGuitar – David CochraneKeyboards – John BarnesMixed By – Bill Bottrell, John McClainPercussion – Paulinho Da CostaProducer, Written-by, Guitar, Drums [Programming], Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – David LewisProducer, Written-By, Keyboards – Wayne Lewis (2) 4:28
Credits

Phyllis St. James appears Courtesy of Motown Records
Paulinho Da Costa appears Courtesy of Pablo Records
Darryl Phinnessee appears Courtesy of Qwset Records

Recorded at
- Soundcastle Studio Center, Los Angeles, CA
- Devonshire Sound Studios, North Hollywood, CA
- Studio Masters Recording Studio, Los Angeles, CA
- Minot Sound Studios, White Plains, New York, NY
- Artisan Sound Studio
- Hitsville Recording Studio, Hollywood, CA
- Calvin Harris Studio, Encino, CA
- Golden Apple Media, Mamaroneck, New York, NY

Mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering Studio, Hollywood, CA

Entered the Billboard Top 200 on May 25, 1985
Peaked at # 17 and charted for 68 weeks
Reissued on CD in 2004 by Collectables label as COL-8408


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jfiedler17

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A bit of a transitional album; this would be their last disc on A&M before signing with Warner Bros., and this was also their first LP with new vocalist Barbara Weathers replacing Sharon Bryant (who'd go on to a moderately successful solo career, peaking with a minor Top 40 hit on the pop charts with the song "Let Go" on the Wing label.)

Strangely enough, the only Atlantic Starr full-length on A&M that I've ever got around to picking up is their '78 self-titled debut (which didn't yield any crossover hits but is a fairly good record; bizarrely enough, the song that struck me as being the catchiest song on that album - "Visions" - was not one of the singles), so, while I've got the single for "Secret Lovers," I've still yet to pick up or hear this full album, even though it was their most successful outing for the label. (They'd had a minor Top 40 hit by this point with the '82 song "Circles," but "Secret Lovers" would eclipse it several times over and go Top Ten.) I must say, even though they'd go on to have bigger hits after their stint with A&M (the ballads "Always" and "Masterpiece"), "Secret Lovers" is still my favorite single of theirs. How does the rest of the album compare, for any of you who have heard the whole disc?
 

Bobberman

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Ive heard some of this album (the radio station i work at has this) in the 80s when this was released i only heard "secret lovers" and the followup "if your heart isnt in it" the latter song is my favorite standout track. What i have heard on the album so far the two aforementioned songs are the best.IMO.
 
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