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
5 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
|Background Vocals||Ginger Blake|
|Background Vocals||Julia Tillman Waters|
|Background Vocals||Kim Carnes|
|Background Vocals||Maxine Willard Waters|
|Background Vocals||Odia Coates|
|Background Vocals||Patricia Henderson|
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.