1980 Peter McIan – Playing Near The Edge

McIan, Peter 1979Peter McIan is a songwriter, musician, record producer, recording engineer, and A&R executive. He has produced acts such as Men At Work and Mr. Mister, and written songs for Pat Benatar and Barbra Streisand. He also recorded a solo album, Playing Near The Edge, and has written books on the subject of recording and audio engineering.

Tracks

1  Playin’ Near The Edge (Peter McIan) 4:41
2  Light In Your Eyes (Peter McIan) 3:56
3  With Every Beat Of My Heart (Peter McIan, Ann McIan) 3:25
4  It’s Only Love (Peter McIan) 5:12
5  Solitaire (Peter McIan, Ann McIan) 4:23
6  True Believer (Peter McIan) 3:19
7  Runnin’ (Peter McIan) 3:21
8  Listen To Your Heart (Peter McIan) 3:44
9  Clear Sailin’ (Peter McIan, Ann McIan) 3:45

Media

Musicians

1 Playin’ Near The Edge

Bass Erik Scott
Drums Rick Shlosser
Guitar Bill Steel
Sax Phil Kenzie
Piano James Newton-Howard
Keyboards Peter McIan
Background Vocals Max Gronenthal
Background Vocals John Townsend


2 Light In Your Eyes

Bass Erik Scott
Drums Craig Krampf
Guitar Bill Steel
Keyboards Peter McIan


3 With Every Beat Of My Heart

Bass Erik Scott
Drums Craig Krampf
Guitar Bill Steel
Keyboards Peter McIan


4 It’s Only Love

Bass Erik Scott
Drums Craig Krampf
Guitar Bill Steel
Guitar Earl Slick
Synthesizer Scott Wilk
Keyboards Peter McIan
Background Vocals Frannie Golde
Background Vocals Paulette Brown
Background Vocals Venetta Fields


5 Solitaire

Bass Erik Scott
Drums Craig Krampf
Guitar Bill Steel
Guitar Les Dudek
Keyboards Peter McIan
Sax David Luell
Background Vocals Frannie Golde
Background Vocals Paulette Brown
Background Vocals Venetta Fields


6 True Believer

Bass Eric Nelson
Drums Craig Krampf
Guitar Bill Steel
Keyboards Peter McIan
Percussion Lenny Castro
Background Vocals Jon Lind
Background Vocals Richard Hovey
Background Vocals Peter McIan


7 Runnin’

Bass Erik Scott
Drums Craig Krampf
Guitar Bill Steel
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards Peter McIan
Background Vocals Chuck Ray
Background Vocals Emmitt Siniard
Background Vocals Steve Diamond
Background Vocals Erik Scott


8 Listen To Your Heart

Bass Erik Scott
Drums Craig Krampf
Guitar Bill Steel
Keyboards Peter McIan
Background Vocals Max Gronenthal
Background Vocals John Townsend
Background Vocals Erik Scott
Background Vocals Peter McIan


9 Clear Sailin’

Bass Erik Scott
Keyboards Peter McIan

Strings

Cello – Julianna Buffum, Linda Sanfilippo
Viola – Barbara Thomason
Violin – Carol Shive, Dan Neufeld, Gareth Nuttycombe, Jay Rosen, Kathleen Lustgarten, Peggy Wooten, Peter Kent, Polly Sweeney, Reginald Hill, Shari Zippert, Thomas Buffum

Liner Notes

Producer – Peter McIan
Co-producer – Erik Scott
Concertmaster, Violin – Sid Page
Engineer – Andy Johns, Joe Robb, Tom La Tondre
Remix, Engineer – Mick Guzauski
Strings, Arranged By – Roy Phillippe (Track 9)

Recorded At Cherokee Studios, Westlake Audio, Location Recording Service,CA