1987 Fra Lippo Lippi – Light And Shade

fra-lippo-lippi-1987Light and Shade is the fourth studio album by Norwegian new wave band Fra Lippo Lippi. It was recorded in Los Angeles, California and produced by Walter Becker (of Steely Dan fame).

Following the success of the 1985 album Songs, Virgin Records had the band work on a follow-up album with the US as its intended target market. The first single “Angel” received moderate airplay on a radio station in Los Angeles. However, during this time, the US arm of Virgin Records dropped several artists off their roster — Fra Lippo Lippi being one of them. Frustrated by the album’s failure to capture the US market, the band parted ways with Virgin Records in 1988.


1  Angel (Rune Kristoffersen, Per Sørensen) 5:12
2  Freedom (Rune Kristoffersen, Per Sørensen) 5:18
3  Don\’t Take Away That Light (Rune Kristoffersen, Per Sørensen) 4:36
4  Beauty And Madness (Rune Kristoffersen, Per Sørensen) 4:19
5  Home (Rune Kristoffersen, Per Sørensen) 4:43
6  Light And Shade (Rune Kristoffersen, Per Sørensen) 4:49
7  Some People (Rune Kristoffersen, Per Sørensen) 4:27
8  Crazy Wisdom (Rune Kristoffersen) 4:35
9  Stardust Motel (Rune Kristoffersen, Per Sørensen) 4:49
10  Indifference (Rune Kristoffersen) 5:41



BassRune Kristoffersen
BassAbe Laboriel
BassJimmy Haslip
BassJimmy Johnson
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
DrumsCarlos Vega
DrumsLeroy Clouden
DrumsClaude Pepper
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarWalter Becker
GuitarTim Weston
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
KeyboardsMark Morgan
PianoPer Øystein Sørensen
SaxTom Scott
TrumpetMark Isham
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsPer Øystein Sørensen

Liner Notes

Producer – Walter Becker
Coordinator (Production Coordination) – Ivy Skoff
Engineer (Assistant) – Russell Bracher
Engineer, Mixed By – Roger Nichols
Mastered By – Bob Ludwig

Design (At Poeform / Stockholm) – Kent Nyberg
Photography By – Michael Trevillion

Record Company – Virgin Records
Published By – Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.
Mastered At – Masterdisk
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.
Printed By – TOPAC
Pressed By – Sonopress