Crack the Sky (album)


Crack the Sky (album)

Infobox Album | Name = Crack the Sky
Type = Album
Artist = Crack the Sky


Released = 1975
Recorded = 1974–1975
Genre = Progressive rock Rock
Length = 35:41
Label = Lifesong
Producer = Terence P. Minogue, Marty Nelson, William Kirkland
Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|4.5|5 [http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:3ifuxqe5ldse Link]
*Review-Christgau|B-|album=6642
Last album =
This album = "Crack the Sky" (1975) | Next album = "Animal Notes" (1976)

"Crack the Sky" is the debut album by American rock band Crack the Sky, released on LP in 1975 (see 1975 in music) by Lifesong Records (catalog #LS-6000).

Track listing

All songs written by John Palumbo
#"Hold On" – 3:00
#"Surf City" – 3:54
#"A Sea Epic" – 6:33
#"She's a Dancer" – 3:54
#"Robots for Ronnie" – 4:39
#"Ice" – 4:36
#"Mind Baby" – 4:32
#"I Don't Have a Tie" – 3:04
#"Sleep" – 7:48

Personnel

The band

*John Palumbo — Lead vocals, keyboards, guitar
*Rick Witkowski — Lead guitar, percussion
*Joe Macre — Bass guitar, back-up vocals
*Jim Griffiths — Lead guitar, back-up vocals
*Joey D'Amico — Drums, back-up vocals

Additional musicians

*Michael Brecker — Horns ("She's a Dancer", "Mind Baby")
*Randy Brecker — Horns ("She's a Dancer", "Mind Baby")
*David Sanborn — Horns ("She's a Dancer", "Mind Baby")
*George Marge — Woodwinds ("Robots for Ronnie", "Sleep", "A Sea Epic")
*Tom Jones — Trombone ("Sleep")

Production

*Terence P. Minogue — Producer
*Marty Nelson — Producer
*William Kirkland — Producer
*Donald Puluse — Recording and mixing engineer
*Terry Cashman — Executive producer
*Tommy West — Executive producer
*Stan Kalina — Mastering engineer
*Vinny Adinolfi — 2002 CD producer
*Elliott Federman — 2002 CD remastering
*Ted Brosman — Tape master

Additional credits

*Recorded and mastered at CBS Studios, 52nd St., New York
*Recorded at Columbia Records Studio, 32nd St., New York (orchestra on "Ice")
*Recorded at Minot Sound Studios, White Plains, New York ("Sleep")
*Susan Senk — Cover coordination
*Mary Walsh — Front cover photography
*Benno Friedman — Back cover photography
*Bob Heimall — Art direction and design
*Danny Palumbo — Major domo
*Petillo Strings — Acoustic guitar strings
*"Thank you orchestra and all of our Stainless Steel Groups of Chums"
*Amy Bennick — Art direction, design (2002 CD)
*"Special thanks to Kevin Stander and Steve Smolen of Record & Tape Traders, Terence P. Minogue for taking the time to tell the story, and Mike Ragogna, as always for his guidance."
*Merri Kirkland — Spanish translation ("I Don't Have a Tie")
*2002 CD remastered at SAJE Sound, New York, New York

Alternate versions

In 1988, Lifesong released a CD pairing "Crack the Sky" with "White Music" on a single disc (LSCD-8801). In order to fit both albums on one CD, the song "Mind Baby" and two tracks from "White Music" were omitted. In 2002, a remastered CD of "Crack the Sky" was released. It included four bonus tracks: demo versions of "Let Me Go Home (A Visit to the Projects)", "Eileen, I Lean on You", and "Hold On"; and "Dr. Octopus Part 2" from the "" album. The song "Sleep" fades out more than a minute earlier than the original LP version. Liner notes include track-by-track comments by original producer and long-time CTS compatriot, Terence P. Minogue.

ources

*LP and CD liner notes


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