1979 Narada Michael Walden – Awakening

walden-narada-michael-1979Awakening is the third full-length studio release from drummer/songwriter/producer Narada Michael Walden. It was the first of two 1979 releases for the artist and featured him (once again) writing all the songs, though he co-produced each track with someone else.

Narada Michael Walden ( born April 23, 1952 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States) is an American producer, drummer, singer, and songwriter. He was given the name Narada by guru Sri Chinmoy in the early 1970s and his musical career spans three decades, in which he was awarded several gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards. Walden has also owned and operated Tarpan Studios, a recording studio in San Rafael, California, since the mid-1980s.

Tracks

1  Love Me Only (Narada Michael Walden) 05:56
I Don’t Want Nobody Else (To Dance With You) (Narada Michael Walden) 04:20
3  Give Your Love A Chance (Narada Michael Walden) 04:16
4  They Want The Feeling (Narada Michael Walden) 04:08
5  Awakening Suite, Pt. 1 (Childhood – The Opening Of The Heart) (Narada Michael Walden) 03:22
6  The Awakening (Narada Michael Walden) 04:29
7  Listen To Me (Narada Michael Walden) 04:52
8  Full And Satisfied (Narada Michael Walden) 03:32
9  Will You Ever Know (Narada Michael Walden) 04:55

Musicians

1 Love Me Only

DrumsNarada Michael Walden
Guitar (solo)Hiram Bullock
GuitarKenny Mazur
Fender RhodesClifford Carter
MoogClifford Carter
PianoNarada Michael Walden
SynthesizerPat Adams
Background VocalsCheryl Alexander
Background VocalsTawatha Agee
VocalsNarada Michael Walden


2 I Don’t Want Nobody Else (To Dance With You)

BassNorbert Sloley
BassNarada Michael Walden
DrumsNarada Michael Walden
GuitarHiram Bullock
GuitarKenny Mazur
ClavinetClifford Carter
SaxGeorge Young
SaxMichael Brecker
PercussionNarada Michael Walden
VocalsNarada Michael Walden


3 Give Your Love A Chance

DrumsNarada Michael Walden
GuitarHiram Bullock
GuitarKenny Mazur
Fender RhodesClifford Carter
MoogClifford Carter
SaxMichael Brecker
GlockenspielNarada Michael Walden
VocalsNarada Michael Walden


4 They Want The Feeling

BassNorbert Sloley
DrumsNarada Michael Walden
Guitar (solo)Hiram Bullock
GuitarKenny Mazur
Fender RhodesClifford Carter
Background VocalsCheryl Alexander
Background VocalsPatti Scialfa
Background VocalsTawatha Agee
VocalsNarada Michael Walden


5 Awakening Suite, Pt. 1 (Childhood – The Opening Of The Heart)

BassKenny Burke
DrumsNarada Michael Walden
GuitarRaymond Gomez
GuitarJay Graydon
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
SynthesizerSonny Burke


6 The Awakening

BassKenny Burke
DrumsNarada Michael Walden
GuitarCarlos Santana
GuitarJay Graydon
GuitarPat Thrall
PianoSonny Burke
PianoGreg Phillinganes
PercussionAirto Moreira
VocalsNarada Michael Walden


7 Listen To Me

BassKenny Burke
DrumsNarada Michael Walden
GuitarJay Graydon
GuitarPat Thrall
Acoustic GuitarGreg Poree
PianoGreg Phillinganes
HornDavid Duke
HornJames Decker
TromboneWayne Henderson
VibraphoneVictor Feldman
Background VocalsAlex Brown
Background VocalsAngela Winbush
Background VocalsCarla Vaughn
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap
Background VocalsJohn Bahler
VocalsNarada Michael Walden


8 Full And Satisfied

BassNate Phillips
DrumsNarada Michael Walden
GuitarSteve Beckmeier
KeyboardsBobby Lyle
PercussionVictor Feldman
Background VocalsAlex Brown
Background VocalsCarla Vaughn
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap
Background VocalsJudy Brown
VocalsNarada Michael Walden


9 Will You Ever Know

BassNate Phillips
DrumsNarada Michael Walden
PianoNarada Michael Walden
HarpGayle Levant
FluteDon Menza
FlutePete Christlieb
HornDavid Duke
HornJames Decker

Liner Notes

Producer – Narada Michael Walden
Producer – Patrick Adams (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4)
Producer – Sonny Burke (Tracks 5, 6, 7)
Producer – Wayne Henderson (Tracks 8, 9)
Arranged By (String & Horn Arrangements) – Patrick Adams (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4)
Arranged By (String & Horn Arrangements) – George Del Barrio (Tracks 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Mastered By – Dennis King
Mixed By – Bob Clearmountain (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 9)
Mixed By – Allen Sides (Tracks 5, 6, 7, 8)
Recorded By – Bob Clearmountain (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4)
Recorded By – Jim Schifflett (Tracks 5, 7)
Recorded By – Allen Sides (Track 8)
Recorded By (Vocals) – Michael Frondelli (Tracks 1, 4)

Photography By (Cover Photography) – Norman Seeff
Photography By (Inner Sleeve Photography) – David Henderson

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Copyright (c) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Record Company – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Record Company – Warner Communications
Manufactured By – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Pressed By – PRC Recording Company, Richmond, IN
Recorded At – Power Station
Recorded At – Electric Lady Studios
Recorded At – Crystal Sound
Mixed At – Ocean Way Recording
Mastered At – Atlantic Studios