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

DrumsJR Robinson
Drums (programming)Terry Bozzio
GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsSergio Mendes
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
KeyboardsMichael Boddicker
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
PercussionSteve Forman
Background VocalsHarold Clousing
Background VocalsPhil Perry
VocalsJoe Pizzulo


2 Say It With Your Body

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsSergio Mendes
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
KeyboardsMichael Boddicker
PercussionRon Powell
PercussionSteve Forman
Background VocalsCarmen Twillie
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
VocalsSiedah Garrett


3 Let’s Give A Little More This Time

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
Guitar (solo)Dann Huff
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsSergio Mendes
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerSergio Mendes
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
PercussionSteve Forman
VocalsJoe Pizzulo


4 The Sound Of One Song

BassNathan East
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarDann Huff
Acoustic GuitarOscar Castro Neves
Acoustic GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
Fender RhodesGilson Peranzetta
SynthesizerSergio Mendes
SynthesizerJohn Beasley
SynthesizerRandy Waldman
PercussionSergio Mendes
PercussionSteve Forman


5 Alibis

BassJames Johnson
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsSergio Mendes
KeyboardsMichael Boddicker
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
SaxErnie Watts
PercussionSteve Forman
Background VocalsGary Falcone
VocalsJoe Pizzulo


6 Dance Attack

DrumsTerry Bozzio
KeyboardsSergio Mendes
KeyboardsJohn Barnes
KeyboardsDon Freeman
PercussionSteve Forman
VocalsPhil Perry


7 Kisses

Acoustic GuitarOscar Castro Neves
Fender RhodesSergio Mendes
Fender RhodesGilson Peranzetta
PianoIvan Lins
StringsDave Grusin
PercussionSteve Forman
PercussionSergio Mendes


8 Real Life

BassJames Johnson
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
VocalsJoe Pizzulo


9 Morrer De Amor (To Die Of Love)

Acoustic GuitarOscar Castro Neves
VocalsGracinha 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