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
Animal Notes
Safety in Numbers
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


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")


  • 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.


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