05/11/2015

Irene Cara "Casramatic" (1987) -Adult Contemporary-



Label : Elektra / Asylum Records


01 - Get A Grip (Irene Cara, George Johnson & Debbie Johnson)
02 - Give Me Love (Michael Bolton & Patrick Henderson)
03 - We're Gonna Get Up (Danny Sembello & David Batteau)
04 - Now That It's Over (Michael Bolton & Doug James)
05 - Say Goodnight Irene (Irene Cara & John Farrar)
06 - Don't Wanna Let Go (Michael Bolton & Doug James)
07 - Girlfriends (Irene Cara, Gordon Grody & Carlotta McKee)
08 - Be Your Number One (Harold S. Allen Jr., Yolanda Smith & Gerald Tillman)
09 - Falling In Love (William Seidman)


Executive Producer : Irene Cara
LP Mastered by Brian Gardner at Bernie Grundman Mastering


01 - Get A Grip

Produced & Arranged by George Johnson
Co-Produced by Irene Cara
Irene Cara : Lead & Background vocals, Acoustic Piano
George Johnson : Guitars, Bass, Synth Bass, Keyboards & Guitar Solo
Steve Robbins : Synth (DX-7, OB-XA, JX8P, JUNO106, Yamaha (XM5)) & Synth Solo
Harvey Mason : Drums & Simmons Tom Fills
Luther Vandross : Background vocal Arrangement
Background vocals : Luther Vandross, Paulette McWilliams, Charlotte Crossley, David Lasley & JoAnn Harris
Horn Arrangement : David Diggs
Recording Engineer : John Pace
Assistant Engineer : Dave Easton
Mixed by Steve Thompson & Michael Barbiero
Mixing Engineer : Michael Barbiero
Studios : Ocean Way, LA / Gate Way, Santa Barbara, CA / Cherokee, LA / Altadena Sound, CA
Mixed at Media Sound, NYC 

02 - Give Me Love

Produced & Arranged by George Duke
Irene Cara : Lead vocals
George Duke : Synclavier, Memory, Moog Bass, Prophet V, Acoustic Piano & Linn 9000 Programming
John 'JR' Robinson : Drums
David Diggs : Horn Arrangement
Paul Jackson Jr. : Guitar
Background vocals : Patrick Henderson, Fred White, Terry Bradford, Elisecia Wright & Jacquelyne Couche
Additional Background vocals : Irene Cara, Daryl Carpenter, Sybil Thomas & Joel Osborne
Recording Engineer : Erik Zobler
Mixing Engineer : Tommy Vicari
Studios : Le Gonk, West, LA / Ocean Way, LA / Sunset Sound, LA / Westlake Studios, LA
Mixed at Lionshare, LA

03 - We're Gonna Get Up

Produced & Arranged by George Duke
Irene Cara : Lead vocals
Danny Sembello : DX-7, JX8P Bass & Linn 9000 Programming
John 'JR' Robinson : Tom Fills
Paulinho Da Costa : Percussion
Background vocals : Patrick Henderson, Fred White, Terry Bradford, Elisecia Wright & Jacquelyne Couche
Additional Background Solo : Irene Cara & George Johnson
Recording Engineer : Erik Zobler
Assistant Engineer : Mitch Gibson
Mixing Engineer : Michael Brauer
Studios : Le Gonk, West, LA / Sunset Sound, LA / Village Studio, LA
Mixed at The Record Plant, LA

04 - Now That It's Over

Produced by George Duke
Irene Cara : Lead vocals
Randy Kerber : Acoustic Piano & DX-7
Freddie Washington : Bass
John 'JR' Robinson : Drums
George Duke : Prophet V, Memory Moog & Yamaha TX81
Paul Jackson Jr. : Guitar
George Del Barrio : Orchestra & String Arrangement
Recording Engineer : Erik Zobler
Assistant Engineer : Mitch Gibson
String Recording Engineer : Tommy Vicari
Mixed by Michael Brauer
Studios : Le Gonk, West, LA / CBS Songs, NY / Sound Castle, LA
Mixed at The Record Plant, LA

05 - Say Goodnight Irene

Produced by John Farrar
Irene Cara : Lead & Background vocals, Synclavier Bass, Synclavier Keyboards, Synclavier Snare & DX-7 Solo
John Farrar : Guitar, Synclavier Keyboards, TX816 Horns, Vocoder Background vocals & Background vocal Solo
Jim Keltner : Drums
Marcus Ryle : Synthesizer Strings (Synclavier Kurzweil 250n & Oberheim Matrix-12)
Recording Engineers : Tim Wilson & Alan Sides
Mixing Engineer : Alan Sides
Studio : Moonee Pond, LA

06 - Don't Wanna Let Go

Produced by George Duke
Irene Cara : Lead vocals
George Duke : Synclavier DX-7, Memory Bass, Prophet V & Linn Drums
John 'JR' Robinson : Tom Fills
Paul Jackson Jr. : Guitar
Background vocals : David Lasley, Charlotte Crossley & Lynn Davis
Recording Engineer : Erik Zobler
Assistant Engineer : Mitch Gibson
Mixed by Steve Thompson & Michael Barbiero
Mixing Engineer : Michael Barbiero
Studios : Le Gonk, West, LA / Sunset Sound, LA
Mixed at Media Sound, NYC

07 - Girlfriends

Produced by George Duke
Arranged by Irene Cara
Co-Arranged by George Duke & Gordon Grody
Irene Cara : Lead vocals & Synclavier Bass
George Duke : Synclavier Drums, Percussion, Horns & Strings
Steve Robbins : Synclavier Piano, Synths & OBXA Solo
Paul Jackson Jr. : Guitar
*The Girls* : Carole King, Syreeta Wright, Bonnie Raitt, Wanda Vaughn, Joyce Kennedy & Charlotte Crossley
Recording Engineer : Tommy Vicari
Mixed by Steve Thompson & Michael Barbiero
Mixing Engineer : Michael Barbiero
Studios : Le Gonk, West, LA / West Lake, LA / Lionshare, LA
Mixed at Media Sound, NYC

08 - Be Your Number One

Produced & Arranged by George Duke
Irene Cara : Lead & Background vocals
George Johnson : Guitars
Louis Johnson : Bass
Patrice Rushen : Keyboards & Bass Synth
Harold S. Allen Jr. : Drum Sequence
Group Background vocals : James Ingram, Joyce Kennedy & Jim Gilstrap
Additional Background vocals : Charlotte Crossley, Pat McKinna & Yolanda Smith
Background Soloist : Daryl Carpenter
Background Vocal Arrangements : Irene Cara
Recording Engineers : Paul McKinna & George Johnson
Supervision & Mixing : Steve Thompson & Michael Barbiero
Mixing Engineer : Michael Barbiero
Studios : Metropolis, Studio City, CA
Mixed at Media Sound, NYC

09 - Falling In Love

Produced & Arranged by William Seidman
Co-Produced by Irene Cara
Irene Cara : Vocals
Frank Owens : Acoustic Piano
Steve Robbins : Fender Rhodes, Electric Piano, DB-XA Mini-moog Synthesizers
Mixed by Michael Brauer
Studios : Nimbus 9, NYC
Mixed at Media Sound, NYC