デオダートから離れ、再びセルフ・プロデュースの形をとった作品。ロナルド・ベルがデオダートのプロデュースとしての仕事ぶりを自分のものにしてしまったと何かで見たことがある。しかしデオダート・プロデュース作品とはあきらかに音が違う。当然といえは当然だが・・JTのボーカルを全面に出してきてよりポップな路線に向かっているような気がする。「JOANNA」のヒットがさらに拍車をかけたような・・・

IN THE HEART(1983)

 

1. IN THE HEART - 3:55 (Robert Bell-James Taylor-Ronald Bell-Kool & The Gang)

2. JOANNA - 4:23 (Charles Smith-James Taylor-Kool & The Gang)

3. TONIGHT - 3:55 (James Taylor-Curtis Williams-Kool & The Gang)

4. ROLLIN' - 3:14 (Ronald Bell-James Taylor-Kool & The Gang)

5. PLACE FOR US - 3:44 (Curtis Williams-James Taylor-Kool & The Gang)

6. STRAIGHT AHEAD - 3:33 (Ronald Bell-James Taylor-Kool & The Gang)

7. HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS - 3:52 (Ronald Bell-Kool & The Gang)

8. YOU CAN DO IT - 4:11 (Curtis Williams-James Taylor-Ronald Bell-Kool & The Gang)

9. SEPTEMBER LOVE - 4:40 (George Brown-James Taylor-Kool & The Gang)

 

Delightful Music Ltd.

P. 1983 De-Lite Recorded Sound Corp., New York

 

Produced by Ronald Bell, Jim Bonnefond & Kool & The Gang

 

Robert "Kool" Bell - Bass guitar

James "J.T." Taylor -Lead Vocals, Background Vocals

Ronald "Khalis" Bell - Tenor Sax, OBX Synthesizer, Background Vocals

George Brown - Drums

Robert "Spike" Mickens - Trumpet

Charles Smith - Guitar

Dennis "D.T." Thomas - Alto Sax

Michael Ray - Trumpet

Curtis "Fitz" Williams - Keyboards, Alto Sax, OBX Synthesizer, Memory Moog, Mini Moog, Background Vocals

Clifford Adams - Trombone, Background Vocals

 

ADDITIONAL MUSICIANS:

Amir Bayyan - Guitar on "In The Heart"

Jeff Davis - Trumpet on "Strait Ahead", "Rollin'" & "In The Heart"

Brenden Harkin - Guitar on "Place For Us", "September Love" & "Tonight"

Rick Iantosca - Guitar on "Joanna", "Tonight" & "Home Is Where The Heart"

Will Lee (c/o The Sinning Saint)

   - Bass on "In The Heart" & "Strait Ahead"

Leslie Reil - Guitar Solo on "Strait Ahead"

Strings: Gene Orloff, Concert Master

   Joe Malin, Contractor

 

String Arrangements: Greg Poree

Horn Arrangements: Kool & The Gang

Pre-Production: Quiet Sound. Ltd.

Recorded At: The House Of Music. West Orange, New Jersey

Chief Engineer: Jim Bonnefond

Engineers: Nelson Ayres & Cliff Hodsdon

Mixed By: Jim Bonnefond, Gabe Vigorito & Ronald Bell

Mastered At: Sterling Sound By Jose Rodriguez

 

Released on 1983, De-Lite DSR-8508

 

 

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