1988 Art Garfunkel – Lefty

Lefty is the seventh solo album by Art Garfunkel, released in 1988. The album features three songs by singer-songwriter Stephen Bishop. The album’s cover photo shows a pre-teen Art Garfunkel holding a baseball bat in the front yard of his childhood home in the Forest Hills section of Queens, New York City. It was taken by his brother Jules. The album title came from the fact that Garfunkel is left-handed, which the picture established.
The album failed to make the Top 100 in the US and hit the bottom half of the UK Top 100. Despite this, it yielded three minor hit singles. The liner notes of the album contain a brief prose text Garfunkel had written in memory of his partner Laurie Bird who had committed suicide in 1979. The album marked a new beginning in Garfunkel’s professional life after becoming somewhat of a recluse following the tragedy.

Tracks

1  This Is The Moment (David Foster, Cynthia Weil, Linda Jenner, Ray Parker Jr) 4:31
2  I Have A Love (Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein) 4:30
3  So Much In Love (George Williams, Bill Jackson, Roy Straigis) 2:24
4  Slow Breakup (Stephen Bishop) 3:46
5  Love Is The Only Chain (Mary Ann Kennedy, Pam Rose, Pat Bunch) 4:08
6  When A man Loves A woman (Calvin Lewis, Andrew Wright) 4:30
7  I Wonder Why (Bill Lovelady, Marita Phillips, Peter Skellern) 3:22
8  King Of Tonga (Stephen Bishop) 3:28
9  If Love Takes You Away (Stephen Bishop) 3:48
10  The Promise (Nick Holmes) 3:54

Media

Musicians

BassJoe Osborn
BassEddie Gomez
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarHugh McCracken
KeyboardsNicky Hopkins
SynthesizerRob Sabino
FluteJeremy Steig
SaxMichael Brecker
WoodwindsDel Newman
Background VocalsKenny Rankin
Background VocalsLeah Kunkel
Background VocalsAnn Kennedy
Background VocalsPam Rose
Background VocalsStephen Bishop

Other Musicians

1 This Is The Moment

GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarJay Graydon
SynclavierGary Chang
SynthesizerDavid Foster
SynthesizerJay Graydon
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
Background VocalsClif Magness
Background VocalsJim Haas
Background VocalsJon Joyce


3 So Much In Love

GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarJay Graydon
SynclavierGary Chang
SynthesizerDavid Foster
SynthesizerJay Graydon
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
Background VocalsClif Magness
Background VocalsJim Haas
Background VocalsJon Joyce

Liner Notes

Producer – Art Garfunkel, Geoff Emerick (Tracks 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10)
Producer – Jay Graydon (Tracks 1, 3)
Producer – Steve Gadd (Tracks 8)
Engineer – Geoff Emerick, Stuart Breed (Tracks 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 ,9, 10)
Engineer – Ian Eales, Jay Graydon, Mick Guzauski (Tracks 1, 3)
Mastered By – Doug Sax, Ron Lewter

Cover – Christopher Austopchuk
Photography – Jules Garfunkel
Photography By (Back) – Caroline Greyshock

Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Records Inc.
Copyright (c) – CBS Records Inc.
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab