1977 Masayoshi Takanaka – An Insatiable High

An Insatiable High is an album by Masayoshi Takanaka, released in 1977.

Masayoshi Takanaka (高中 正義 Takanaka Masayoshi) is a Japanese guitarist born in 1953. He began his professional career in 1971 in Fried Egg, a rock band. In 1972, Takanaka joined the Sadistic Mika Band. in 1976, Takanaka released his first solo album, Seychelles. in 2000, Takanaka formed his own record label, Lagoon Records. Takanaka is known for his flashy guitars, including a gold colored Fender Stratocaster. He also has a trademark “lagoon-blue” Yamaha SG guitar that he uses during live performances

Tracks

1  Sexy Dance (Masayoshi Takanaka; Elise Krentzel) 05:54
2  Malibu (Masayoshi Takanaka) 06:15
3  An Insatiable High (Masayoshi Takanaka) 10:12
4  E.S.P. (Masayoshi Takanaka; Roy Alfred) 04:11
5  M5 (Masayoshi Takanaka) 04:21
6  Sundrops (Masayoshi Takanaka) 05:10
7  Good Old Days (Masayoshi Takanaka) 05:26

Musicians

1  Sexy Dance

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
GuitarLee Ritenour
GuitarMasayoshi Takanaka
KeyboardsPatrice Rushen
HornsTower of Power
PercussionMotoya Hamaguchi
PercussionSteve Forman
VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
VocalsMaxine Anderson


2  Malibu

BassChuck Rainey
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarLee Ritenour
GuitarMasayoshi Takanaka
KeyboardsPatrice Rushen
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


3  An Insatiable High

DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
GuitarLee Ritenour
GuitarMasayoshi Takanaka
KeyboardsJun Fukamachi
KeyboardsPatrice Rushen
PercussionMotoya Hamaguchi
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
PercussionSteve Forman


4  E.S.P.

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
GuitarLee Ritenour
GuitarMasayoshi Takanaka
KeyboardsPatrice Rushen
HornsTower of Power
PercussionMotoya Hamaguchi
PercussionSteve Forman
VocalsJim Gilstrap
VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
VocalsMaxine Anderson


5  M5

BassChuck Rainey
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
GuitarLee Ritenour
GuitarMasayoshi Takanaka
KeyboardsJun Fukamachi
HornsTower of Power
PercussionMotoya Hamaguchi
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
PercussionSteve Forman


6  Sundrops

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsHarvey Mason Sr
GuitarLee Ritenour
GuitarMasayoshi Takanaka
KeyboardsPatrice Rushen
PercussionSteve Forman
VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
VocalsMaxine Anderson


7  Good Old Days

BassChuck Rainey
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarLee Ritenour
GuitarMasayoshi Takanaka
KeyboardsPatrice Rushen
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa

Other Musicians

SaxStephen Kupka
SaxEmilio Castillo
SaxLenny Pickett
TrumpetGreg Adams
TrumpetMic Gillette

*Tower Of Power

Liner Notes

Producer – Masayoshi Takanaka
Producer (Executive) – Katsuya Yasumuro
Arranged By (Horns) – Greg Adams (Tracks 1, 4, 5)
Arranged By (Strings) – Jun Fukamachi (Track 2)
Arranged By (Strings) – Masayoshi Takanaka (Tracks 4, 6)
Arranged By (Strings) – Katz Hoshi (Track 7)
Coordinator – Naomi Niimura, Olivia Page
Mixed By – Teruaki Kitagawa
Recorded By – Bob Stone, Teruaki Kitagawa

Photography – Masayoshi Sukita

Recorded At Larrabee Sound Studios
Recorded At Polydor Studio, Tokyo
Remixed At Polydor Studio, Tokyo
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