1980 Tony Sciuto – Island Nights

sciuto-tony-1980Antonino Joseph “Tony” Sciuto, Jr. (born December 30, 1952 in Baltimore, MD) is a songwriter, performer and record producer who has been active since 1965. He was a member of both Little River Band and Player. Sciuto has written songs for the Bay City Rollers, Nick Kamen, B. J. Thomas and Tina Turner amongst others. He has written soundtrack songs for several movies and scored a Top 10 hit in Japan.
In 1979 Tony Sciuto was signed to Epic Records, with a 1980 release of his Island Nights album which was Top 10 in Japan along with the title track single. The album was written with lyricist Sammy Egorin. In 1981, Sciuto and his band toured Japan to rave reviews, opening the American Music Festival.

 

Tracks

1  Island Nights Theme (Tony Sciuto) 0:42
2  Island Nights (Sam Egorin, Tony Sciuto) 4:01
3  Hold Back The Night (Sam Egorin, Tony Sciuto) 4:19
4  You’ve Got A License (To Drive Me Crazy) (Sam Egorin, Tony Sciuto) 3:56
5  Cafe L.A. (Sam Egorin, Tony Sciuto) 5:03
6  Trapeze (Sam Egorin, Tony Sciuto) 3:34
7  Angel (Sam Egorin, Tony Sciuto) 4:12
8  Captain Wonderful (Sam Egorin, Tony Sciuto) 4:40
9  Street Dancer (Sam Egorin, Tony Sciuto, Steve Warehime) 4:12
10  Butterfly (Sam Egorin, Tony Sciuto) 3:13

Media

Musicians

2 Island Nights

Bass Michael Sciuto
Drums Ed Greene
Guitar Tony Sciuto
Guitar Ben Benay
Guitar Thom Rotella
Keyboards Tony Sciuto
Keyboards Bill Cuomo
Percussion Steve Warehime
Percussion John Raines
Background Vocals Ginger Blake
Background Vocals Venetta Fields
Background Vocals Sherlie Matthews


3 Hold Back The Night

Bass Mike Porcaro
Drums Ron Tutt
Guitar Tony Sciuto
Guitar Ben Benay
Guitar Thom Rotella
Keyboards Gary Griffin
Keyboards Bill Cuomo
Percussion Steve Warehime
Percussion John Raines
Background Vocals Joe Chemay
Background Vocals Curt Betcher
Background Vocals Peter Noone


4 You’ve Got A License (To Drive Me Crazy)

Bass Michael Sciuto
Drums Ed Greene
Guitar Tony Sciuto
Guitar Steve Lukather
Guitar Thom Rotella
Keyboards Tony Sciuto
Keyboards Bill Cuomo
Percussion Steve Warehime
Percussion John Raines
Background Vocals Michael Sciuto


5 Cafe L.A.

Bass Michael Sciuto
Drums Ed Greene
Guitar Tony Sciuto
Guitar Larry Herbstritt
Percussion Steve Warehime
Percussion John Raines
Sax Tom Scott
Horn Chuck Findley
Background Vocals Michael Sciuto


6 Trapeze

Bass Scott Edwards
Drums Ed Greene
Guitar Tony Sciuto
Guitar Larry Herbstritt
Guitar Thom Rotella
Keyboards Bill Cuomo
Background Vocals Larry Herbstritt
Background Vocals Michael Sciuto


7 Angel

Bass Michael Sciuto
Drums Ron Tutt
Guitar Tony Sciuto
Guitar Larry Herbstritt
Guitar Thom Rotella
Percussion Steve Warehime
Percussion John Raines
Background Vocals Ginger Blake
Background Vocals Venetta Fields
Musician Sherlie Matthews


8 Captain Wonderful

Bass Michael Sciuto
Drums Ed Greene
Guitar Tony Sciuto
Guitar Ben Benay
Guitar Thom Rotella
Steel Guitar Jay Dee Manes
Keyboards Bill Cuomo
Synthesizer Steve Dorff
Sax Tom Scott
Sax Jim Horn


9 Street Dancer

Bass Michael Sciuto
Drums Ed Greene
Guitar Tony Sciuto
Keyboards Tony Sciuto
Percussion Steve Warehime
Percussion John Raines


10 Butterfly

Guitar Tony Sciuto
Guitar Larry Herbstritt
Percussion Steve Warehime
Percussion John Raines
Lyricon Tom Scott

Liner Notes

Producer – Steve Dorff

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