Careless (album)

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Careless
Careless.jpg
Studio album by Stephen Bishop
Released 1976
Recorded ABC Studios, A&M Studios
Genre Pop
Length 39:19
Label ABC Records
Producer Henry Lewy, Stephen Bishop
Stephen Bishop chronology
Careless
(1976)
Bish
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 3/5 stars[2]

Careless is the first album by singer/songwriter Stephen Bishop. It includes two hit singles: "On and On", which peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard singles chart,[3] and "Save It for a Rainy Day" which made it to No. 22. The album itself rose to No. 34 on the Billboard albums chart.[4] Notable contributors to the album include Eric Clapton, Art Garfunkel and Chaka Khan.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Stephen Bishop.

No. Title Length
1. "On and On" 3:03
2. "Never Letting Go" 3:48
3. "Careless" 3:45
4. "Sinking in an Ocean of Tears" 3:08
5. "Madge" 4:03
6. "Every Minute" 3:58
7. "Little Italy" 3:27
8. "One More Night" 4:02
9. "guitar interlude" 0:35
10. "Save It for a Rainy Day" 3:12
11. "Rock and Roll Slave" 3:38
12. "The Same Old Tears on a New Background" 2:40

Personnel[edit]

  • Stephen Bishop – lead vocals (1-8, 10, 11, 12), background vocals (1, 3, 6, 11), acoustic guitar (1-12), trombone (3)
  • Mac Cridlin – bass (1, 3, 4)
  • Reinie Press – bass (2, 8, 11)
  • Max Bennett – bass (6, 7)
  • Jeff Staton jones – bass (10), electric guitar (10)
  • Larry Brown – drums (1, 3, 4)
  • Jim Gordon – drums (2, 8, 11)
  • John Guerin – drums (6, 7)
  • Russ Kunkel – drums (10)
  • Victor Feldman – percussion (1, 7), vibes (1, 7), marimba (1)
  • Andrew Gold – electric guitar (1, 6)
  • Michael Staton – steel guitar (1)
  • Lee Ritenour – acoustic guitar (2)
  • Eric Clapton – slide guitar (4), electric guitar solo (10)
  • Jay Graydon – electric guitar (4), acoustic guitar (6)
  • Larry Carlton – acoustic guitar (7)
  • Tommy Tedesco – mandolin (7)
  • Barlow Jarvis – electric piano (1, 10), acoustic piano (2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10)
  • Alan Lindgren – synthesizer (4, 8)
  • Steve Paietta – accordion (7)
  • Larry Knechtel - electric piano (11), organ (11)
  • Chaka Khan – background vocals (2, 10), vocals (7)
  • Art Garfunkel - vocals (3, 6), background vocals (11)
  • Leah Kunkel – background vocals (11)
  • Ray Pizzi – saxophone & solo (4)
  • Ian Freebairn-Smith – string arrangements (2, 7), string conductor (2), horn arrangements (4, 10), woodwind arrangements (7)
  • Lee Holdridge – string arrangements and conductor (3, 5, 8)

Production[edit]

  • Producers – Stephen Bishop and Henry Lewy
  • Engineer – Henry Lewy
  • Assistant Engineers – Leslie Jones and Helen Silvani
  • Recorded at ABC Recording Studios and A&M Studios (Los Angeles, CA).
  • Mastered by Bernie Grundman
  • Cover and Back Phorography – Gary Heery
  • Inside Phorography – Gary Heery, Patti Boyd Harrison and Charles Villiers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Careless at AllMusic
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (1999). The Virgin Encyclopedia Of Popular Music, Concise 3rd Edition, p. 135. Virgin Books, London. ISBN 1-85227-832-3
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2000). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 7th Edition, p. 65. Billboard Books, New York. ISBN 0-8230-7690-3
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1995). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Albums, 3rd Edition, p. 35. Billboard Books, New York. ISBN 0-8230-7631-8