1979 Alan Sorrenti – L.A. & N.Y

LA & N.Y. (Los Angeles & New York) is an album of the Italian singer-songwriter Alan Sorrenti, published by the record company EMI in 1979. Each side has a subtitle, respectively L.A. and N.Y.

Alan Sorrenti (born December 9, 1950) is an Italian singer and composer. Sorrenti was born in Naples, but his mother was Welsh, and he spent much of his childhood in Aberystwyth, Wales. As a result, he is fluent in both Italian and English and has sung in both languages throughout his career. Sorrenti’s career began in the early 1970s; he released his first album, Aria, in 1972, followed by Come un vecchio incensiere all’alba di un villaggio deserto in 1973, both consisting mostly of progressive rock and experimental tracks.

In 1976, Alan Sorrenti shifted genre and released tracks more reminiscent of the dance genre. In late 1979 he scored a major European hit with the single “Tu sei l’unica donna per me”, since then covered in a number of different languages.

Alan represented Italy in the 1980 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Non so che darei”. He finished sixth in the contest but the track became one of that year’s bestselling entries in Continental Europe and Scandinavia after the winner Johnny Logan’s “What’s Another Year”.

Tracks

1  L’unica Donna Per Me (Alan Sorrenti) 3:46
2  Per Sempre Tu (Alan Sorrenti, Jay Graydon) 4:35
3  Dancing In My Heart (Alan Sorrenti, Steve Kipner) 2:54
4  Provaci (Alan Sorrenti, Jay Graydon, Steve Kipner) 3:16
5  Look Out (Tom Bernfeld) 4:53
6  Take A Chance (Marty Celay, Tom Bernfeld) 5:53
7  Love Fever (Jim Gregory, Phillis Hill, Steve Love, Tom Bernfeld) 6:58

Media

Musicians

1 L’unica Donna Per Me

Bass Mike Porcaro
Drums Ed Greene
Guitar Jay Graydon
Fender Rhodes Jai Winding
Synthesizer Jay Graydon


2 Per Sempre Tu

Bass Mike Porcaro
Drums Ed Greene
Guitar Jay Graydon
Keyboards Michael Omartian
Piano Jai Winding
Trombone Bill Reichenbach
Trumpet Jerry Hey
Trumpet Gary Grant
Background Vocals Bill Champlin
Background Vocals Steve Kipner


3 Dancing In My Heart

Bass Mike Porcaro
Drums Ed Greene
Guitar Jay Graydon
Keyboards Michael Omartian
Piano Jai Winding
Trombone Bill Reichenbach
Trumpet Jerry Hey
Trumpet Gary Grant
Background Vocals Bill Champlin
Background Vocals Steve Kipner


4 Provaci

Bass Mike Porcaro
Drums Ed Greene
Guitar Steve Lukather
Guitar Jay Graydon
Keyboards Michael Omartian
Piano Jai Winding
Trombone Bill Reichenbach
Trumpet Jerry Hey
Trumpet Gary Grant
Background Vocals Bill Champlin
Background Vocals Steve Kipner


5 Look Out

Bass Will Lee
Drums Richard Crooks
Guitar Hiram Bullock
Guitar Cliff Morris
Keyboards Paul Griffin
Synthesizer Richard Trifan
Percussion Sammy Figueroa
Background Vocals Gordon Grody
Background Vocals Diva Gray
Background Vocals Lani Groves
Sax Ronnie Cuber
Sax Dave Tofani
Trombone Barry Rogers
Trumpet Joe Shepley
Trumpet Marvin Stamm


6 Take A Chance

Bass Will Lee
Drums Richard Crooks
Guitar Hiram Bullock
Guitar Cliff Morris
Keyboards Paul Griffin
Synthesizer Richard Trifan
Percussion Sammy Figueroa
Background Vocals Gordon Grody
Background Vocals Diva Gray
Background Vocals Lani Groves
Sax Ronnie Cuber
Sax Dave Tofani
Trombone Barry Rogers
Trumpet Joe Shepley
Trumpet Marvin Stamm


7 Love Fever

Bass Will Lee
Drums Richard Crooks
Guitar Hiram Bullock
Guitar Cliff Morris
Keyboards Paul Griffin
Synthesizer Richard Trifan
Percussion Sammy Figueroa
Background Vocals Gordon Grody
Background Vocals Diva Gray
Background Vocals Lani Groves
Sax Ronnie Cuber
Sax Dave Tofani
Trombone Barry Rogers
Trumpet Joe Shepley
Trumpet Marvin Stamm

Liner Notes

Producer – Jay Graydon (Tracks 1-4), Brad Baker (Tracks 5-7), Lance Quinn (Tracks 5-7)
Arranged by – Jay Graydon (Tracks 1-4)
Excecutive Producer – Robert Drake (Tracks 5-7)
Coordinator – Corrado Bacchelli
 
Art Direction – Cesare Zucca
Graphics – Cesare Pedrotti
Photography By – Gianni Rizzotti
Typography – Pippo Rondolotti