1982 Jesse Colin Young – The Perfect Stranger

The Perfect Stranger is the tenth solo album by Jesse Colin Young, released in 1982.

Jesse Colin Young is an American singer / songwriter / folksinger and a founding member and lead singer of the group The Youngbloods since the 1960s.

Tracks

1  The Perfect Stranger (Jesse Colin Young, Wendy Waldman, Bill Cuomo) 4:34
2  Fight for It (Jesse Colin Young, Wendy Waldman) 3:57
3  Ophelia (Kevin Wells) 3:24
4  Fire on the Water (Jesse Colin Young, Michael McDonald) 3:46
5  Long Nights Coming (Jesse Colin Young, Wendy Waldman) 4:25
6  Jamie (Jesse Colin Young, Tom Snow) 3:58
7  Night School (Jesse Colin Young, Danny O’Keefe) 3:42
8  On the Edge (Jesse Colin Young, Danny O’Keefe, Ozzie Ahlers) 4:04
9  The Cross and the Gun (Jesse Colin Young, Wendy Waldman) 4:29
10  The Hawk (Jesse Colin Young, Wendy Waldman) 4:01

Musicians

1 The Perfect Stranger

Bass Mike Porcaro
Drums Carlos Vega
Guitar Chris Mickie
Keyboards Bill Cuomo
Synthesizer Bill Cuomo
Sax Caz Macino
Background Vocals Timothy B Schmit
Background Vocals David Jenkins


2 Fight for It

Bass Mike Porcaro
Drums Art Wood
Guitar Josh Leo
Guitar (solo) Robben Ford
Acoustic Guitar Dean Parks
Keyboards Bill Cuomo
Percussion Sheila Escovedo
Background Vocals Carly Simon


3 Ophelia

Bass Mike Porcaro
Drums Art Wood
Guitar Dean Parks
Keyboards Bill Cuomo
Synthesizer Bill Cuomo
Background Vocals Timothy B Schmit


4 Fire on the Water

Bass Mike Porcaro
Drums Carlos Vega
Guitar Buzz Feiten
Guitar (solo) Robben Ford
Clavinet Michael J Jackson
Keyboards Bill Cuomo
Synthesizer Bill Cuomo
Background Vocals Timothy B Schmit


5 Long Nights Coming

Bass Mike Porcaro
Drums Carlos Vega
Guitar Dean Parks
Guitar Dennis Herring
Slide Guitar Rick Vito
Background Vocals Timothy B Schmit
Background Vocals David Jenkins


6 Jamie

Bass Bob Glaub
Drums Russ Kunkel
Guitar Steve Lukather
Acoustic Guitar Fred Tackett
Piano Bill Payne


7 Night School

Bass Bob Glaub
Drums Russ Kunkel
Guitar Steve Lukather
Piano Bill Payne
Synthesizer Ozzie Ahlers
Sax Phil Kenzie
Background Vocals Timothy B Schmit


8 On the Edge

Bass Mike Porcaro
Drums Carlos Vega
Keyboards Bill Cuomo
Synthesizer Bill Cuomo
Guitar (solo) Mark Goldenberg
Guitar Dennis Herring


9 The Cross and the Gun

Bass Mike Porcaro
Drums Carlos Vega
Guitar (solo) Mark Goldenberg
Keyboards Bill Cuomo
Synthesizer Bill Cuomo
Percussion Michael J Jackson


10 The Hawk

Bass Mike Porcaro
Drums Art Wood
Guitar Buzz Feiten
Keyboards Bill Cuomo
Synthesizer Mark Goldenberg
Synthesizer Bill Cuomo

Liner Notes

Producer – Michael James Jackson
Arranged By – Bill Cuomo (Track 9)
Arranged By (Strings) – Marty Paich (Tracks 4, 6)
Engineer (Mixing) – Dave Wittman
Engineer (Assistant) – James Geddes, Jeffrey Norman, Niko Bolas, Peggy McCreary
Recording – Jim Nipar
Recording (Additional) – Jeff Dodge, Barry Davis, Toby Scott, Cathy Masters

Art Direction – John Kosh
Photography – Jim Shea

Mixed At Record Plant, Sausalito, CA
Recorded At Santa Barbara Sound Recording
Recorded At Sunset Sound
Recorded At Wilder Bros Studios, LA
Phonographic Copyright Elektra/Asylum Records
Copyright Elektra/Asylum Records