1968 Harvey Mandel – Cristo Redentor

Cristo Redentor is the first album by guitarist Harvey Mandel, released in 1968.

Harvey Mandel (born March 11, 1945, in Detroit, Michigan, United States) is an American guitarist known for his innovative approach to electric guitar playing. A professional at twenty, he played with Charlie Musselwhite, Canned Heat, the Rolling Stones, and John Mayall as well as starting a solo career. Mandel is one of the first rock guitarists to use two-handed fretboard tapping.


1  Cristo Redentor (Duke Pearson) 03:50
2  Before Six (Larry Frazier) 06:32
3  The Lark (Abe Kesh; Harvey Mandel) 04:42
4  Snake (Harvey Mandel) 03:50
5  Long Wait (Barry Goldberg; Harvey Mandel) 02:46
6  Wade In The Water (Sam Cooke) 07:54
7  Lights Out (Harvey Mandel) 04:57
8  Bradley\’s Barn (Harvey Mandel) 03:20
9  You Can\’t Tell Me (Dino Valenti; Harvey Mandel) 04:22
10  Nashville 1 A.M. (Abe Kesh; Harvey Mandel) 03:42



BassBob Moore
DrumsKenny Buttrey
DrumsEddie Hoh
GuitarHarvey Mandel
GuitarChip Martin
Pedal Steel GuitarPete Drake
PianoHargus Robbins

Other Musicians

1 Cristo Redentor

OrganSteve Alan Miller
PianoSteve Alan Miller
PianoNick DeCaro
HarpCatherine Gotthoffer
Background VocalsCarolyn Willis
Background VocalsEdna Wright
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsJacqueline May Allen

2 Before Six

OrganSteve Alan Miller
PianoSteve Alan Miller
SaxLarry Easter
PercussionCarter Collins

3 The Lark

Electric PianoBarry Goldberg
OrganBarry Goldberg
Blues HarpCharlie Musselwhite

4 Snake

GuitarBob Jones

5 Long Wait

Electric DrumsBarry Goldberg
OrganBarry Goldberg
Blues HarpCharlie Musselwhite

6 Wade In The Water

OrganSteve Alan Miller
PianoSteve Alan Miller
PercussionArmando Peraza

7 Lights Out

GuitarBob Jones

9 You Can\’t Tell Me

PianoGraham Bond

Liner Notes

Producer – Abe Kesh
Arranged By – Nick DeCaro
Arranged By (Strings & Horns) – Nick DeCaro
Engineer (For Strings) – Hank Cicalo
Engineer (Los Angeles Amigo Studios) – Hank Cicalo
Engineer (Los Angeles Wally Heider) – Chris Hinshaw
Engineer (Los Angeles Western Recorders) – Joe Sidore
Engineer (Nashville) – Charley Tallent
Engineer (New York Sessions) – Gary Kellgren
Engineer (San Francisco, Assisted By) – Bob Matthews, Dusty Street
Engineer (San Francisco) – Dan Healy
Mastered By (Stereo Mastering) – Gilbert Kong, Eddie Kramer
Mixed By (Remixed By) – Eddie Kramer

Design (Cover) – Alton Kelley

Record Company – Mercury Record Corporation
Record Company – Mercury Record Productions, Inc.
Recorded At – Wally Heider Recording Studio, Los Angeles
Recorded At – Amigo Studios
Recorded At – Avalon Ballroom
Recorded At – Bradley\’s Barn
Recorded At – Record Plant, N.Y.C.