Animal Notes

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Animal Notes
Studio album by Crack the Sky
Released 1976
Recorded 1976
Genre Rock
Length 38:06
Label Lifesong
Producer Terence P. Minogue, Marty Nelson, William Kirkland
Crack the Sky chronology
Crack the Sky
(1975)
Animal Notes
(1976)
Safety in Numbers
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau B[2]

Animal Notes is the second album by American rock band Crack the Sky, released in 1976 (see 1976 in music).

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by John Palumbo. 

No. Title Length
1. "We Want Mine"   4:54
2. "Animal Skins"   3:33
3. "Wet Teenager"   3:32
4. "Maybe I Can Fool Everybody (Tonight)"   5:57
5. "Rangers at Midnight" (Including 'Night Patrol' and featuring 'Let's Lift Our Hearts Up') 7:34
6. "Virgin… No"   4:55
7. "Invaders from Mars"   3:31
8. "Play On"   4:10

Personnel[edit]

The band[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • David Sackson — Concert master
  • "Singin' Mounties" — Vocals ("Rangers at Midnight")
  • George Marge — Horns ("We Want Mine")
  • Robert "Chic" DiCiccio — Horns ("We Want Mine")
  • Gotham City Swing Band — Horns ("We Want Mine")

Production[edit]

  • Terence P. Minogue — Producer
  • Marty Nelson — Producer
  • William Kirkland — Producer
  • Shelly Yakus — Engineer
  • Andy Abrams — Engineer
  • Don Puluse — Recorded orchestra

Additional credits[edit]

  • Terence P. Minogue — Horn and string arrangements
  • Recorded at the Record Plant, New York City
  • Orchestra recorded at CBS Studios, New York City
  • Danny Palumbo — Live sound engineer
  • Darrell Grysko — Lighting design
  • Hauser and D'Orio — Back cover photography
  • Guy Billout — Illustration
  • Lopaka — Art direction and design
  • "This record is given to Derek with our respect"

Alternate version[edit]

In 1989, Lifesong released a CD pairing Animal Notes with Safety in Numbers on a single disc (LSCD-8803). In order to fit both albums on one CD, the track "Prelude to Safety in Numbers" was omitted from the latter album.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Foss, Richard. Animal Notes at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Robert Christgau: Album: Crack the Sky: Animal Notes". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 13 September 2011.