L Is for Lover

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L is for Lover
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Studio album by Al Jarreau
Released September 8, 1986
Recorded Skyline Studios, New York,1986
Genre R&B, jazz, pop, soul
Length 45:01
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Nile Rodgers
Al Jarreau chronology
In London
(1985)
L is for Lover
(1986)
Heart's Horizon
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

L is for Lover is an album by Al Jarreau, released in 1986.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Tell Me What I Gotta Do" Jay Graydon, Mike Himelstein, Tom Keane 4:00
2. "L Is for Lover" David Gamson, Green Gartside 5:25
3. "Says" Al Jarreau, Philippe Saisse 3:51
4. "Pleasure" Robert Brookins, Tony Haynes 4:00
5. "Golden Girl" Jimmy Felber 5:50
6. "Across the Midnight Sky" Jay Graydon, Al Jarreau, Richard Page 5:35
7. "(We Got) Telepathy" Paul Bliss, Ian Prince 4:27
8. "Give a Little More Lovin'" Jonathan Butler, Simon May 5:12
9. "No Ordinary Romance" Michael Gregory 3:31
10. "Real Tight" Mark Mueller, Robbie Nevil, John Van Tongeren, Brock Walsh 3:10
Total length: 45:01

Personnel[edit]

  • Al Jarreau: lead vocals, background vocals (2, 7, 10), vocoder (10)
  • Tawatha Agee: background vocals (2, 3, 6, 7, 10)
  • Robert Aaron: reeds (2)
  • Jimmy Bralower: drums (1, 2), percussion (1, 2)
  • Hiram Bullock: guitar (4, 8), guitar solo (8)
  • Michelle Cobbs: background vocals (3-6, 8)
  • Steve Ferrone: second hi-hat cymbal (2), drums (3-10)
  • Lisa Fischer: background vocals (2, 7, 10)
  • Diane Garisto: background vocals (2, 7, 10)
  • Leonard Gibbs: percussion (1, 3, 5-10)
  • Mac Gollehon: brass (1)
  • Terri Gonzalez: background vocals (2, 8)
  • Anthony Jackson: bass guitar (6, 8)
  • Kevin Jones: Synclavier programming (1-10)
  • Brenda King: background vocals (2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10)
  • Curtis King: background vocals (2-8, 10)
  • Cindy Mizelle: background vocals (4, 5, 8)
  • Nile Rodgers: guitar (1-10), keyboard bass (1, 2), keyboards (2), background vocals (2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10), vocoder (10)
  • Philippe Saisse: keyboards (1-10), keyboard bass (3, 4, 7, 9), piano solo (5), Synclavier horns (10)
  • Peter Scherer: keyboards (9, 10), keyboard bass (10)
  • Fonzi Thornton: background vocals (3, 6)

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Nile Rodgers
  • Recorded and Mixed by James Farber at Skyline Studios (New York, NY).
  • Second Engineer: Scott Ansell
  • Additional Second Engineering: Tom Durack
  • Digitally Edited by Barry Diament at Atlantic Studios (New York, NY).
  • Digitally Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk (New York, NY).
  • Production Managers: Kevin Jones and Budd Tunick
  • Album Coordination: Shirley Klein
  • Art Direction: Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff and Michael Hodgson
  • Design: Michael Hodgson
  • Styling: Maria Sarno/Dangerous Wardrobe
  • Management: Patrick Rains & Associates (Los Angeles, CA).

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