1984 Sergio Mendes – Confetti

Mendes, Sergio 1984Confetti is an album from 1984 by Sérgio Mendes.

Most of the songs of the album were written by established US pop composers and lyricists such as Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Don Freeman, and Tom Snow. Among the notable singers on the album are Joe Pizzulo and Gracinha Leporace.

The song Olympia from the album was written for the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Tracks

Olympia (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) 5:29
2  Say It With Your Body (John Bettis, Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) 4:34
3  Let’s Give A Little More This Time (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil) 3:45
4  The Sound Of One Song (Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins, Cynthia Weil) 3:26
Alibis (Tony Macaulay, Tom Snow) 4:05
6  Dance Attack (David Batteau, Don Freeman) 3:58
7  Kisses (Ivan Lins, Vitor Martins, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman) 3:26
8  Real Life (Barry Alfonso, Tom Snow) 4:01
9  Morrer De Amor (To Die Of Love) (Oscar Castro-Neves, Luvercy Fiorini) 3:30

Musicians

1 Olympia

Drums JR Robinson
Drums (programming) Terry Bozzio
Guitar Dann Huff
Keyboards Sergio Mendes
Keyboards Robbie Buchanan
Keyboards Michael Boddicker
Synthesizer Robbie Buchanan
Percussion Steve Forman
Background Vocals Harold Clousing
Background Vocals Phil Perry
Vocals Joe Pizzulo


2 Say It With Your Body

Bass Nathan East
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Dann Huff
Keyboards Sergio Mendes
Keyboards Robbie Buchanan
Keyboards Michael Boddicker
Percussion Ron Powell
Percussion Steve Forman
Background Vocals Carmen Twillie
Background Vocals Julia Tillman Waters
Background Vocals Maxine Willard Waters
Vocals Siedah Garrett


3 Let’s Give A Little More This Time

Bass Nathan East
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar (solo) Dann Huff
Guitar Paul Jackson Jr
Keyboards Sergio Mendes
Keyboards Robbie Buchanan
Synthesizer Sergio Mendes
Synthesizer Robbie Buchanan
Percussion Steve Forman
Vocals Joe Pizzulo


4 The Sound Of One Song

Bass Nathan East
Drums Carlos Vega
Guitar Dann Huff
Acoustic Guitar Oscar Castro Neves
Acoustic Guitar Paul Jackson Jr
Fender Rhodes Gilson Peranzetta
Synthesizer Sergio Mendes
Synthesizer John Beasley
Synthesizer Randy Waldman
Percussion Sergio Mendes
Percussion Steve Forman


5 Alibis

Bass Jimmy Johnson
Drums Carlos Vega
Guitar Paul Jackson Jr
Keyboards Sergio Mendes
Keyboards Michael Boddicker
Keyboards Robbie Buchanan
Sax Ernie Watts
Percussion Steve Forman
Background Vocals Gary Falcone
Vocals Joe Pizzulo


6 Dance Attack

Drums Terry Bozzio
Keyboards Sergio Mendes
Keyboards John Barnes
Keyboards Don Freeman
Percussion Steve Forman
Vocals Phil Perry


7 Kisses

Acoustic Guitar Oscar Castro Neves
Fender Rhodes Sergio Mendes
Fender Rhodes Gilson Peranzetta
Piano Ivan Lins
Strings Dave Grusin
Percussion Steve Forman
Percussion Sergio Mendes


8 Real Life

Bass Jimmy Johnson
Drums Carlos Vega
Guitar Dann Huff
Keyboards Robbie Buchanan
Synthesizer Robbie Buchanan
Vocals Joe Pizzulo


9 Morrer De Amor (To Die Of Love)

Acoustic Guitar Oscar Castro Neves
Vocals Gracinha Leporace

Other Musicians

Choir – Olympic Choir (Track 1)
Choir – Beth Andersen, Carmen Twillie, Deborah Davis, Gary Falcone, James Ingram, Jeffrey Osborne, Joe Pizzulo, Julia Tillman Waters, Lani Hall, Maxine Willard Waters, Phil Perry (Track 1)
Choir – Brandon Roberts, Elizabeth Cathcart, Jennifer Cathcart, Jessica Harris, Joel Harris, Kristin Bernhardi, Kristina Birk, Latisha Smith, Rebecca Clinger, Richard Hamilton, Sandie Hall, Teresa Dawson (Track 4)
Cello – David Speltz, Harry Shlutz, Mary Lane, Raphael Kramer (Tracks 7, 9)
Violin – Bill Hybel, Constance Meyer, David Montagu, George Kast, Gerald Vinci, Harold Wolf, Isabelle Daskoff, Mari Tsumura-Botnick, Norma Leonard, Reginald Hill, Robert Sushel, Spiro Stamos (Tracks 7, 9)

Liner Notes

Producer – Sergio Mendes (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Producer – Barry Mann (Track 1)
Producer – Robbie Buchanan (Tracks 2, 3, 5, 8)
Producer (Associate) – Bruce Swedien
Arranged By – Robbie Buchanan (Track 1, 5, 8)
Arranged By – Sergio Mendes (Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8)
Arranged By – Robbie Buchanan (Tracks 2, 3)
Arranged By – Gilson Peranzzetta (Tracks 4, 7)
Arranged By – John Barnes (Track 6)
Arranged By – Don Freeman (Track 6)
Arranged By (Backing Vocals) – Gary Falcone (Track 5)
Arranged By (Backing Vocals) – Joe Pizzulo (Track 5)
Arranged By (Strings) – Dave Grusin (Track 7)
Arranged By (Strings) – Oscar Castro-Neves (Track 9)
Conductor (Strings) – Dave Grusin (Track 7)
Conductor (Strings)– Oscar Castro-Neves (Track 9)
Directed By (Vocal Coordinator) – Jon Paul Joyce (Track 4)
Engineer (Assistant) – Benny Faccone
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Mixed By – Bruce Swedien
Recorded By – Bruce Swedien, Geoff Gillette

Art Direction – Roland Young
Design, Illustration – Tracey Shiffman
Liner Notes (Author) – Sergio Mendes
Photography By – Otto Stupakoff

Recorded at A&M Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA
Mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering
Produced for Serrich Productions