1988 Gail Ann Dorsey – The Corporate World

The Corporate World is the debut studio album by the American musician and singer-songwriter Gail Ann Dorsey. It was released in 1988 by WEA (and released in 1989 by Sire Records in the United States). Produced by bass guitarist Nathan East, the album features guest appearances from singer-songwriter and guitarist Eric Clapton and Gang of Four member Andy Gill. The album’s style has been described as “an unorthodox and individualistic blend of rock, pop and R&B.”

The single “Wasted Country” peaked at #76 in the UK in September 1988, though the album itself did not chart there. The album reached the top ten on the Dutch Album Chart.

Tracks

Wasted Country (Gail Ann Dorsey) 5:03
2  Where Is Your Love (Gail Ann Dorsey) 4:10
3  If Only You (Gail Ann Dorsey) 4:25
4  Just Another Dream (Gail Ann Dorsey; Nathan East) 5:36
5  So Hard To Let You Go (Gail Ann Dorsey) 4:19
6  The Corporate World (Gail Ann Dorsey) 6:27
7  No Time (Gail Ann Dorsey) 4:36
8  S.W. 4 (Gail Ann Dorsey) 1:10
9  Wishing I Was Someone Else (Gail Ann Dorsey) 2:03
10  Carry Me Off To Heaven (Gail Ann Dorsey) 9:09
11  The Missiles Of Midnight 5:59

Musicians

1 Wasted Country

BassGail Ann Dorsey
Drums (Linn)Steve Ferrone
Drums (programming)Ted Hayton
Guitar (solo)Eric Clapton
GuitarBub Roberts
GuitarGail Ann Dorsey
KeyboardsMarcel East
KeyboardsNathan East
SaxKim Hutchcroft
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetGary Grant
Background VocalsNathan East
VocalsGail Ann Dorsey


2 Where Is Your Love

BassNathan East
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarBub Roberts
KeyboardsMarcel East
Background VocalsCarol Kenyon
Background VocalsTessa Niles
VocalsGail Ann Dorsey


3 If Only You

BassNathan East
DrumsGavin Harrison
GuitarBub Roberts
GuitarGail Ann Dorsey
KeyboardsMarcel East
Background VocalsCarol Kenyon
Background VocalsTessa Niles
VocalsGail Ann Dorsey


4 Just Another Dream

BassNathan East
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarBub Roberts
Acoustic GuitarGail Ann Dorsey
KeyboardsMarcel East
Background VocalsNathan East
VocalsGail Ann Dorsey


5 So Hard To Let You Go

BassNathan East
DrumsGavin Harrison
GuitarBub Roberts
Acoustic GuitarGail Ann Dorsey
KeyboardsMarcel East
VocalsNathan East


6 The Corporate World

BassNathan East
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarAndy Gill
Acoustic GuitarNathan East
KeyboardsNathan East
KeyboardsMicky Gallagher
Background VocalsKatie Kissoon
Background VocalsTessa Niles
VocalsGail Ann Dorsey


7 No Time

BassNathan East
DrumsSteve Ferrone
GuitarBub Roberts
GuitarGail Ann Dorsey
KeyboardsMarcel East
Background VocalsCarol Kenyon
Background VocalsTessa Niles
VocalsGail Ann Dorsey


8 S.W. 4

Acoustic GuitarGail Ann Dorsey


9 Wishing I Was Someone Else

Acoustic GuitarGail Ann Dorsey
Background VocalsDavid Clarke
VocalsGail Ann Dorsey


10 Carry Me Off To Heaven

BassGail Ann Dorsey
DrumsGavin Harrison
GuitarBub Roberts
Acoustic GuitarGail Ann Dorsey
HarpsichordAnne Dudley
PianoAnne Dudley
SynthesizerAnne Dudley
VocalsGail Ann Dorsey

Liner Notes

Producer – Nathan East (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10)
Producer – Gail Ann Dorsey, Ted Hayton (Tracks 8, 9)
Arranged By (Horns) – Jerry Hey (Track 1)
Arranged By (Strings) – Anne Dudley
Conductor – Anne Dudley
Engineer (Horns Second) – Clif Norrell
Mastered By – Ray Staff
Mixed By – Ted Hayton
Mixed By – Tom Lord-Alge (Tracks 1, 2, 4)
Recorded By – Ted Hayton
Recorded By (Horns) – Allen Sides
Recorded By (Strings) – Tom Leader

Art Direction – Helen Backhouse
Photography By – Kevin Davies

Manufactured By – TELDEC Record Service GmbH
Produced For – Eastern Star Productions
Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA Records Ltd.
Copyright (c) – WEA Records Ltd.
Pressed By – Record Service GmbH
Published By – SBK Songs
Published By – Warner Bros. Music Ltd.
Recorded At – Smokehouse Studios
Recorded At – Angel Studios
Recorded At – Roundhouse Studios
Recorded At – Crescent Studios
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Recorded At – The Hit Factory