Working Nights (album)

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Working Nights
Working Nights 1985.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1985
RecordedAugust 1983 to 1985
StudioPowerplant Studios, London
GenreSoul jazz, latin jazz
contemporary jazz
Length43:55
LabelVirgin Records
Cherry Red Records
ProducerRobin Millar
Working Week chronology
Working Nights
(1985)
Compañeros
(1986)

Working Nights is the debut album by the British jazz dance band Working Week, that was released by Virgin Records in 1985.[1] The album reached #23 in the UK album charts in April 1985. Working Nights was reissued in 2012 as a remastered 2-disc Deluxe Set by Cherry Red Records.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Simon Booth and Larry Stabbins, except where noted.

  1. "Inner City Blues" (Marvin Gaye, James Nyx Jr.) – 5:44
  2. "Sweet Nothing" (Booth) – 3:39
  3. "Who’s Fooling Who" – 5:04
  4. "Thought I’d Never See You Again" – 6:26
  5. "Autumn Boy" – 6:33
  6. "Solo" – 4:40
  7. "Venceremos" (Booth) – 4:41
  8. "No Cure No Pay" (Stabbins) – 8:28

2012 Cherry Red Records reissue[edit]

Disc 1
  1. "Inner City Blues" (Gaye, Nyx Jr.) – 5:44
  2. "Sweet Nothing" (Booth) – 3:39
  3. "Who’s Fooling Who" – 5:04
  4. "Thought I’d Never See You Again" – 6:26
  5. "Autumn Boy" – 6:33
  6. "Solo" – 4:40
  7. "Venceremos" (Booth) – 4:41
  8. "No Cure No Pay" (Stabbins) – 8:28
  9. "Stella Marina" (Main Mix) (Nuriddin, Stabbins) – 11:04
  10. "Storm of Light" – 6:40
  11. "Bottom End" (Booth) – 5:45
  12. "Venceremos (We Will Win)" (Jazz Dance Special 12" Edit) (Booth) – 4:08
Disc 2
  1. "Venceremos (We Will Win)" (Jazz Dance Special 12" Version) (Booth) – 10:17
  2. "Afrochè" (Stabbins) – 10:17
  3. "Murphy’s Law" (live previously unissued) (Stabbins) – 7:37
  4. "Pepe’s Samba" (live previously unissued) (Chico Freeman) – 8:39
  5. "Inner City Blues" (Urbane Guerrilla Mix) (Gaye, Nyx Jr.) – 5:45
  6. "Storm of Light" (Instrumental) – 3:24
  7. "Who’s Fooling Who" (Dance Version) – 4:45
  8. "Sweet Nothing" (Instrumental) (Booth) – 3:41
  9. "Where’s the Bridge" (Longer Mix) (Booth, Stabbins, Juliet Roberts) – 5:09
  10. "Venceremos" (We Will Win) (7" Bossa Version) (Booth) – 4:42
  11. "Stella Marina" (Full Rap)" (Nuriddin, Stabbins) – 8:35

Personnel[edit]

Working Week

with:

  • Kim Burton – piano
  • Mike Carr – organ (disc 1, track 10; disc 2, track 6)
  • Roy Dodds – drums (disc 1, tracks 2, 5, 6, 8, 9; disc 2, track 11)
  • Nic France – drums (disc 1, tracks 1, 3, 4)
  • Mark Taylor – drums (disc 1, tracks 1, 12; disc 2, tracks 1, 10)
  • Louis Moholo – drums (disc 1, track 9; disc 2, track 11)
  • Ernest Mothle – bass (disc 1, tracks 2, 5, 6, 8, 9; disc 2, track 11)
  • Chucho Merchán – bass (disc 1, tracks 1, 3, 4, 7, 12; disc 2, tracks 1, 10)
  • Dawson Miller and Bosco De Oliveira – percussion (disc 1, tracks 2, 5-9, 12; disc 2, tracks 10, 11)
  • Martin Ditcham – percussion (disc 1, tracks 1, 3, 4)
  • Robin Millar – additional guitar (disc 1, tracks 1, 3, 5)
  • Leroy Osbourne – backing vocals (disc 1, track 2)
  • Tracey Thorn – guest vocals (disc 1, track 12; disc 2, tracks 1, 10)
  • Robert Wyatt – guest vocals (disc 1, track 12; disc 2, tracks 1, 10)
  • Julie Tippetts – guest vocals (disc 1, track 9, 10; disc 2, track 11)
  • Jalal – guest vocals (disc 1, track 9; disc 2, track 11)
  • Claudia Figueroa – guest vocals (disc 1, track 7, 12; disc 2, tracks 1, 10)
  • Guy Barker – trumpet and flugelhorn (disc 1, tracks 1, 3, 4)
  • Stuart Brooke – trumpet (disc 1, track 1)
  • Harry Beckett – trumpet (disc 1, tracks 2, 5, 11; disc 2, tracks 6, 8)
  • Paul Spong – trumpet (disc 1, track 6)
  • Annie Whitehead – trombone (disc 1, tracks 2, 6, 8, 9)
  • Malcolm Griffiths – trombone (disc 1, track 4)
  • Paul Nieman – trombone (disc 1, track 1)
  • Chris Biscoe – alto saxophone (disc 1, track 3)
  • Ray Warleigh – alto and baritone saxophone (disc 1, tracks 1, 3)
  • Dave Bitelli – clarinet and baritone saxophone (disc 1, track 12; disc 2, tracks 1, 10)
  • Nick Ingman – string arrangements

Charts[edit]

Album charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
1985 UK album charts[2] #23

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic Review: Working Nights accessed 14 October 2017
  2. ^ "WORKING WEEK | Artist". Official Charts. Retrieved 2017-10-14.