1976 Paul Anka – The Painter

The Painter is a 1976 album by Paul Anka produced by Denny Diante and arranged by Michel Colombier, and featuring Anka’s “West Coast” sound. The LP cover was notable for being a portrait of Anka by Andy Warhol, and was United Artists first release to employ the new Sansui Electric QS Regular Matrix system for Quadraphonic sound and 4-channel pressing technology. The album reached 85 on the US charts.

Singles included “Happier”, written by Anka, which reached No. 60 on the US charts.


1  (You Bring Out) The Best In Me (Paul Anka) 04:07
2  Wildflower (Paul Anka) 03:34
3  The Painter (Paul Anka) 04:28
4  Closing Doors (Paul Anka) 03:52
Happier (Paul Anka) 04:46
6  Living Isn’t Living (Paul Anka) 03:31
7  Aldous (Paul Anka) 03:57
8  I’ll Help You (Paul Anka) 04:00
9  Never Gonna Fall In Love Again (Like I Fell In Love With You) (Paul Anka) 04:39
10  Do I Love You? (Yes, In Every Way) (Maxime Piolot; Yves Dessca; Alain Legovic; Michel Pelay) 03:24
11  Prelude / (You Bring Out) The Best In Me (Reprise (Paul Anka; Jeffrey Marmelzat) 03:00


BassHenry Davis
BassWilton Felder
DrumsEd Greene
DrumsJim Gordon
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarJay Graydon
GuitarLarry Carlton
GuitarLee Ritenour
GuitarMike Stewart
KeyboardsJoe Sample
KeyboardsJohn Harris
KeyboardsLarry Muhoberac
KeyboardsMichel Colombier
OrganRonald Feuer
SynthesizerMichel Colombier
HarpGayle Levant
OboeJohn Ellis
SaxJim Horn
PercussionJoe Clayton
PercussionTom Roady
Background VocalsGinger Blake
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsKim Carnes
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsOdia Coates
Background VocalsPatricia Henderson
VocalsPaul Anka

Liner Notes

Producer – Denny Diante
Arranged By – Jimmie Haskell (Track 1)
Arranged By – Don Costa (Track 11)
Concertmaster – Edgar Lustgarden, Sidney Sharp
Conductor – Jimmie Haskell (Track 1)
Conductor – Don Costa (Track 11)
Engineer – Ron Malo
Engineer (Additional) – Jerry Hudgins
Engineer (Assistant) – Glenn Berger

Art Direction, Design – Ria Lewerke
Artwork (Cover Paintings) – Andy Warhol
Photography By – Moshe Brakha

Produced For – Cousins Productions
Recorded At – Devonshire Studios
Mixed At – Devonshire Studios
Mastered At – Artisan Sound Recorders
Phonographic Copyright (p) – United Artists Music And Records Group, Inc.
Copyright (c) – United Artists Music And Records Group, Inc.
Published By – Paulanne Music, Inc.
Published By – Spanka Music Corp.