1986 Michael Sembello – Without Walls

Sembello, Michael 1986Without Walls is the second solo album by Michael Sembello, released in 1986

Michael Andrew Sembello (born April 17, 1954) is an American musician and songwriter from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The list of pop music personalities he worked with, or wrote for, includes Wonder (from 1974 to 1979), The Temptations, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Chaka Khan, George Benson, Barbra Streisand, Stanley Clarke, David Sanborn, Donna Summer, Sérgio Mendes, Miguel Mateos and New Edition among many others.


1  What You Really Want (David Batteau, Michael Sembello) 4:28
2  Last To Know (Danny Sembello, Michael Sembello, Richard Rudolph) 4:01
3  Funkabilly Swing (Bobby Caldwell, Michael Sembello, Richard Rudolph) 4:30
4  Is This The Way To Paradise (Bobby Caldwell, Michael Sembello) 4:10
5  Burn It Up (Bobby Caldwell, Danny Sembello, Michael Sembello) 4:34
6  Angelina 4:50
7  Tear Down The Walls (Bobby Caldwell, David Batteau, Michael Sembello) 3:40
8  Gravity (Cruz Sembello) 6:12
9  Wonder Were You Are (Danny Sembello, Michael Sembello) 3:45
10  Dangerous (Danny Sembello, Michael Sembello, Richard Rudolph) 3:54
11  The Picture 5:14



Bass Richard Rudolph
Drums Carlos Vega
Drums Vinnie Colaiuta
Guitar Michael Sembello
Guitar Bud Rizzo
Guitar Steve Rippley
Keyboards Casey Young
Keyboards Randy Waldman
Keyboards Michael Sembello
Keyboards Daniel Sembello
Synthesizer Steve Porcaro
Synthesizer Bobby Caldwell
Synthesizer Daniel Sembello
Harmonica Stevie Wonder
Flugelhorn Randy Waldman
Horns Herb Alpert
Sax David Boruss
Sax Larry Williams
Trombone Bill Reichenbach
Trombone Lew McCreary
Trumpet Chuck Findley
Trumpet Gary Grant
Trumpet Randy Waldman
Percussion Ron Powell
Background Vocals Bobby Caldwell
Background Vocals Cruz Sembello
Background Vocals Stevie Wonder

Other Musicians

7 Tear Down The Walls

Choir Alice Martini
Choir Bob DiMarco
Choir Bruce Gaitsch
Choir Bud Rizzo
Choir Cruz Sembello
Choir Daniel Sembello
Choir Jena Raye Mendez
Choir Kim DiMarco
Choir Kimiko Kasai
Choir Marilyn Scott
Choir Mark Hudson
Choir Randy Waldman

9 Wonder Were You Are

Vocals Tata Vega

Liner Notes

Producer – Michael Sembello, Richard Rudolph
Arranged By [String Arrangements], Strings [Wall Of Doug] – Doug Cameron
Engineer – Dan Marnien, Jim Gallagher, Michael Bowman, Michael Sembello, Nick Spigel, Randy Waldman, Richard Rudolph
Engineer [Assistant Engineer] – Bud Rizzo, Khaliq Glover
Recorded By, Engineer, Mixed By – Brian Malouf (Tracks 1, 7)
Mixed By – Tommy Vicari
Mixed By – Bill Bottrell (Track 8)

Art Direction – Chuck Beeson
Photography By – Bret Lopez

Phonographic Copyright (p) – A&M Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – A&M Records, Inc.
Recorded At – Bossa Nova Hotel
Mixed At – Lion Share Recording Studios
Mastered At – Bernie Grundman Mastering
Pressed By – Electrosound Group Midwest, Inc.