New York Cake

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New York Cake
a U.S. version of the cover.
Studio album by Kano
Recorded 1981, G.R.S. Studios Milano, Italy
Genre Italo disco
Post-disco
Funk
Hi-NRG
Length 34:11 (original vinyl album) resp. 41:43 (2009 CD release)
Label Full Time Records (Italy)
Mirage Records (US)
Emergency Records (Hong Kong, US)
Funky Town Grooves (UK)
Producer Luciano Ninzatti, Matteo Bonsanto, Stefano Pulga
Kano chronology
Kano
(1980)
New York Cake
(1981)
Another Life
(1983)

New York Cake is a 1981 Italo disco album by an Italian band Kano, recorded for Full Time Records and released in the United States under Mirage label.[1] It has been produced by its members, namely Luciano Ninzatti, Matteo Bonsanto, Stefano Pulga. The album features Italian Top 3 hit "Baby Not Tonight" and American #89 Hit "Can't Hold Back (Your Loving)".

The album itself entered the Billboard 200 and R&B Albums in 1982.[2]

The Album included 'chic-esque' funky basslines, especially by the Tracks A1, B3 and the 2009 Bonustrack.

In 2009 the British label 'Funky Town Grooves' released the album, in a limited edition, for the first time on CD (FTG-162) with the Bonustrack "Can't Hold Back (Your Loving)" (Extended 12").

The song "Can't Hold Back (Your Loving)" was featured on video game Grand Theft Auto V.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by L. Ninzatti, S. Pulga, Mammared, B. Addoms.

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Can't Hold Back (Your Loving)"   4:46
2. "She's a Star"   5:51
3. "Baby Not Tonight"   6:58
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Party"   5:56
2. "Round and Round"   5:00
3. "Don't Try to Stop Me"   7:00

Production[edit]

  • Cover: Novella Massaro
  • Art direction: Michelangelo Farina
  • Executive Producer: Luciano Ninzatti, Matteo Bonsanto, Stefano Pulga
  • Associate producer: Claudio Donato
  • Engineers: Bruno Malasoma, Luciano Ninzatti, Matteo Bonsanto, Stefano Pulga
  • Mixing: Bruno Malasoma

Personnel[edit]

  • Backing Vocals: Lella Esposito, Linda Wesley, Rossana Casale
  • Bass guitar: Dino D'Autorio
  • Bass guitar (tracks: A3, B3): Julius Farmer
  • Drum kit: Flaviano Cuffari
  • Drum kit: Tullio De Piscopo (tracks: A3, B3)
  • Electric guitar: Luciano Ninzatti
  • Keyboards: Stefano Pulga
  • Percussion: Maurizio Preti
  • Arrangement, songwriters: Luciano Ninzatti, Stefano Pulga

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[2] #189
US R&B Albums[2] #53

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kano at Discogs". discogs. Retrieved 2011-08-23. 
  2. ^ a b c "R&B/Hip-Hop Albums: Week of July 9, 2011". Billboard, Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-08-22.