Black Cars

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Black Cars
Black Cars.jpg
Studio album by Gino Vannelli
Released 1984
Recorded 1984
Studio Larkfield Recording Studio, Westwind Studio
Genre Rock, soft rock
Length 33:27
Label HME, CBS, Polydor (Canada)
Producer Gino Vannelli, Joe Vannelli, Ross Vannelli
Gino Vannelli chronology
Nightwalker
(1981)
Black Cars
(1984)
Big Dreamers Never Sleep
(1987)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Black Cars is the eighth album by Gino Vannelli. Produced with his brothers Joe and Ross, the album yielded two hit singles: the title track and "Hurts to Be in Love".

Vannelli was nominated for the 1986 Juno Award for Male Vocalist of the Year, an award he won in 1979. He and Joe won the 1986 Juno Award for Recording Engineer of the Year for the title track.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Black Cars" (Gino Vannelli, Roy Freeland) - 3:07
  2. "The Other Man" (Vannelli/Freeland) - 3:37
  3. "It's Over" (Vannelli/Ross Vannelli/Freeland) - 3:40
  4. "Here She Comes" (Vannelli) - 3:18
  5. "Hurts to Be in Love" (Vannelli) - 3:39
  6. "Total Stranger" (Vannelli/Freeland/Bill LaBounty) - 4:53
  7. "Just a Motion Away" (Gino Vannelli/Ross Vannelli) - 4:18
  8. "Imagination" (Vannelli) - 3:04
  9. "How Much" (Vannelli) - 3:51

Singles[edit]

The following singles were released from the album, with the highest charting positions listed.

# Title Date Hot 100 CAN
1. "Black Cars" 1985 42 4
2. "Hurts to Be in Love" 1985 57 14
3. "Just a Motion Away" 1985 -

Personnel[edit]

  • Gino Vannelli – vocals, drums, percussion, guitar
  • Joe Vannelli – synthesizers, synth bass, electric and acoustic piano
  • Ross Vannelli – percussion, bass guitar
  • Mike Miller – guitar, acoustic guitar, solo guitar
  • Jimmy Haslip – bass guitar
  • Mark Craney – drums
  • David Garibaldi – drums
  • John Messerschmidt – background vocals
  • Lori Lieberman – background vocals

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