1988 Jon Anderson – In The City Of Angels

In the City of Angels is the fifth solo album by Yes lead singer Jon Anderson, released in 1988.

Unlike most of Anderson’s previous solo works, this album contains many additional songwriters. Consequently this is the most straight-ahead commercial pop album in his oeuvre, and sounds closer to a Toto album than his own earlier work—in fact, that band performs on several songs. Jon reciprocated the favor by performing on their album The Seventh One (recorded about the same time as In the City of Angels).
Two songs from the album (“Hold on to Love” and “In a Lifetime”) were co-written by Lamont Dozier, of Motown records.
A music video for “Hold on to Love” aired on TV. In the video, the album is titled In The City of Lost Angels. Chris Squire has a cameo appearance in the video.

Tracks

1  Hold On To Love (Jon Anderson, Lamont Dozier) 4:46
2  If It Wasn’t For Love (Oneness Family) (Jon Anderson) 4:25
3  Sundancing (For The Hopi / Navajo Energy) (Jon Anderson) 3:18
4  Is It Me (Jon Anderson, Rhett Lawrence) 4:25
5  In A Lifetime (Jon Anderson, Lamont Dozier) 4:15
6  For You (Jon Anderson, David Paich) 2:53
7  New Civilization (Jon Anderson. Don Freeman, Gordon Peeke) 4:32
8  It’s On Fire (Jon Anderson, Don Freeman) 4:10
9  Betcha (Jon Anderson, Rhett Lawrence) 4:01
10  Top Of The World (The Glass Bead Game) (Jon Anderson, David Paich) 5:25
11  Hurry Home (Song From The Pleiades) (Jon Anderson) 4:58

Media

Musicians

1 Hold On To Love

BassJimmy Haslip
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsLarry Williams
PercussionLenny Castro


2 If It Wasn’t For Love (Oneness Family)

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDann Huff
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsDavid Paich


3 Sundancing (For The Hopi / Navajo Energy)

DrumsJR Robinson
KeyboardsLarry Williams
PercussionJon Anderson
PercussionLenny Castro


4 Is It Me

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDann Huff
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsDavid Paich
SaxMarc Russo
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


5 In A Lifetime

BassJimmy Haslip
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsLarry Williams
PercussionLenny Castro


6 For You

KeyboardsDavid Paich
HarpJon Anderson


7 New Civilization

BassJimmy Haslip
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsDon Freeman
PercussionLenny Castro
SaxKim Hutchcroft
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
Background VocalsBonnie Hayes
Background VocalsJolie Jones Levine
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsLuther Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsMyrna Smith Schilling


8 It’s On Fire

BassJimmy Haslip
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarDann Huff
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsDon Freeman
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


9 Betcha

DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsLarry Williams
KeyboardsRhett Lawrence
TromboneBill Reichenbach
Background VocalsBonnie Hayes
Background VocalsJolie Jones Levine
Background VocalsMyrna Smith Schilling
Background VocalsSiedah Garrett
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk


10 Top Of The World (The Glass Bead Game)

DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarSteve Lukather
KeyboardsDavid Paich
KeyboardsSteve Porcaro
PercussionJeffrey Porcaro
Background VocalsJoseph Williams


11 Hurry Home (Song From The Pleiades)

GuitarMike Landau
SynthesizerRhett Lawrence

Liner Notes

Producer – Stewart Levine
Producer – David Paich, Jon Anderson (Tracks 6, 10)
Arranged By – Rhett Lawrence (Track 11)
Arranged By (Horns) – Jerry Hey, Jon Anderson (Track 4, 7, 9)
Engineer – Daren Klein, Glenn Skinner, John Jessel (Tracks 6, 10)
Engineer (Assistant) – Julie Last, Mike Tacci (Tracks 6, 10)
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Mixed By – Daren Klein, Glenn Skinner (Tracks 6, 10)
Mixed By (Assistant) – Julie Last, MikeTacci (Tracks 6, 10)
Orchestrated By – David Paich (Track 6)

Illustration – Jerry McDonald
Photography By (Inner Sleeve) – Roxy Rifkin

Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Records Inc.
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Mixed At – Ocean Way Recording
Mixed At – Soundcastle
Mastered At – Bernie Grundman Mastering
Published By – WB Music Corp.
Published By – Beau-Di-O-Do Music