1982 Tommy Nilsson – Tommy Nilsson

nilsson-tommy-1982Tommy Nilsson‘s (second) selftitled album is the second solo album, released in 1982 on Mylabel.

Erik Tommy Nilsson (born 11 March 1960 in Köping) is a Swedish rock singer and composer.

In the late 1970s, the artist was the singer of Swedish heavy metal band Horizont. The group released two albums but a French producer, Yves Accary, contacted Nilsson and signed him to a French record company. The singer enjoyed his first big hit in France in 1981 with the song “No Way No How”. The single sold one million copies and the album 200 000 copies. No Way No How, his first album, included disco tracks and ballads. A follow up LP Tommy Nilsson was released in 1982 and this time the songs were composed by Tommy Nilsson and Alex R Contanstinos. This was a rock album, recorded in Stockholm and Los Angeles, but it did not sell very well and after two years of travelling between France and the United States, Tommy Nilsson decided to go back to Sweden.

Tracks

1  Radio Me (Jack Robinson; James Bolden) 03:30
2  Dark Angel (Alec Constandinos; Tommy Nilsson) 03:24
3  Don’t Leave Me Now (Alec Constandinos; Tommy Nilsson) 03:41
4  I Know That You Know (Alec Constandinos) 03:31
5  Stop Thinking About You And Me (Alec Constandinos; Tommy Nilsson) 03:43
6  Street Law (Alec Constandinos; Tommy Nilsson) 03:41
7  Willing To Try (Alec Constandinos; Tommy Nilsson) 03:39
8  Is This The Way (Alec Constandinos; Tommy Nilsson) 05:15
9  Leaving It Up To You (Alec Constandinos; Tommy Nilsson) 03:10

Media

Musicians

1 Radio Me

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarDennis Herring
SaxSteve Tavaglione
KeyboardsRandy Kerber
ProgrammingAlec Constandinos
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsSteve George
VocalsTommy Nilsson


2 Dark Angel

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarDennis Herring
KeyboardsRandy Kerber
ProgrammingAlec Constandinos
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsSteve George
VocalsTommy Nilsson


3 Don’t Leave Me Now

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarDennis Herring
KeyboardsRandy Kerber
ProgrammingAlec Constandinos
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsSteve George
VocalsTommy Nilsson


4 I Know That You Know

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarDennis Herring
SaxSteve Tavaglione
KeyboardsRandy Kerber
ProgrammingAlec Constandinos
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsSteve George
VocalsTommy Nilsson


5 Stop Thinking About You And Me

BassTommy Gallhägen
DrumsRolf Alex
GuitarJonas Isacksson
KeyboardsAnders Elljas
SaxSteve Tavaglione
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsSteve George
VocalsHarry Nilsson


6 Street Law

BassTommy Gallhägen
DrumsThomas Löfgren
GuitarJonas Isacksson
KeyboardsRandy Kerber
VocalsTommy Nilsson


7 Willing To Try

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarDennis Herring
SaxSteve Tavaglione
KeyboardsRandy Kerber
ProgrammingAlec Constandinos
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsSteve George
VocalsTommy Nilsson


8 Is This The Way

BassTommy Gallhägen
DrumsRolf Alex
GuitarJonas Isacksson
KeyboardsAnders Elljas
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsSteve George
VocalsTommy Nilsson


9 Leaving It Up To You

BassTommy Gallhägen
DrumsThomas Löfgren
GuitarSteve Holm
KeyboardsTommy Nilsson
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsSteve George
VocalsTommy Nilsson

 

Strings

Assa Drori String Ensemble (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 7)

Liner Notes

Producer – Alec Costandinos, Tommy Nilsson
Producer (Executive) – Yves Accary
Arranged By – Erich Bulling (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6)
Arranged By – Tommy Nilsson (Track 5)
Arranged By – Jonas Isacsson (Track 6)
Arranged By – Anders Eljas (Track 8)
Arranged By – Thomas Löfgren, Tommy Gällhagen (Track 9)
Conductor – Erich Bulling (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6)
Engineer – Greg Edward, Håkan Wollgård (Tracks 5, 6, 8)
Engineer (Second Engineer) – Rick Johnson

Photography By – Berne Ståhlenkrantz

Recorded At – Rumbo Recorders
Recorded At – Studio Bastun
Mixed At – Rumbo Recorders