1980 The Starship Orchestra – Celestial Sky

Celestial Sky is the third and last album by The Starship Orchestra, released in 1980.


1  You’re A Star (Jacques Burvick) 06:07
2  New York, New York (Douglas Wood; Joe Saulter) 04:35
3  The Waiting Game (Billy McCoy; Maxine Anderson) 05:06
4  All Those Things (Aquillas Coisas Todas) (Toninho Horta) 05:05
5  The Genie (Bobby Lyle) 05:42
6  Celestial Sky (Billy McCoy) 04:53
7  Yesterday (Jacques Burvick) 04:16
8  Serious Business (Jacques Burvick) 03:22
9  Give Me Some Skin (Munyungo Jackson) 02:43



BassFreddie Washington
BassNathan East
DrumsJames Gadson
DrumsJoe Saulter
DrumsLeon Chancler
Electric DrumsMunyungo Jackson
SyndrumsMunyungo Jackson
GuitarJohn Rowan
GuitarMarlo Henderson
GuitarWah Wah Watson
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarWali Ali
Acoustic GuitarOscar Castro Neves
Fender RhodesBilly McCoy
KeyboardsJacques Burvick
KeyboardsBilly McCoy
PianoBilly McCoy
SynthesizerBilly McCoy
WhistleBilly McCoy
PercussionMunyungo Jackson
TromboneGeorge Bohanon
TromboneLouis Satterfield
TromboneMaurice Spears
TrumpetBobby Bryant
TrumpetEric Butler
TrumpetMike Carribia
TrumpetNoland Smith Jr
TrumpetOscar Brashear
WoodwindsFred Jackson
WoodwindsWilliam Green
Background VocalsJacques Burvick
Background VocalsJosie James
Background VocalsMarcie Allen
Background VocalsMarlena Jeter
Background VocalsMaxine Anderson
Background VocalsNorman Connors
Background VocalsWali Ali

Other Musicians

1 You’re A Star

SaxDon Myrick

2 New York, New York

KeyboardsDouglas Wood
VocalsJoe Saulter

3 The Waiting Game

Electric PianoJerry Peters

5 The Genie

KeyboardsBobby Lyle

7 Yesterday

PianoBobby Lyle
VocalsMarcie Allen

Liner Notes

Producer – Norman Connors
Producer – Douglas Wood (Track 2)
Producer (Assistant) – Gerald Roberts
Producer (Executive)– George Butler
Arranged By – McKinley Jackson (Tracks 1, 7)
Arranged By – Jerry Peters (Tracks 3, 4)
Arranged By – Bobby Lyle (Track 5)
Arranged By – Billy McCoy (Track 6)
Arranged By – Jacques Burvick (Track 8)
Arranged By – Munyungo Jackson (Track 9)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Billy McCoy (Tracks 3, 4)
Conductor – McKinley Jackson (Tracks 1, 7)
Conductor – Jerry Peters (Tracks 3, 4)
Conductor – Bobby Lyle (Track 5)
Conductor – Billy McCoy (Track 6)
Conductor – Jacques Burvick (Track 8)
Orchestrated By – McKinley Jackson (Tracks 1, 7)
Orchestrated By – Jerry Peters (Tracks 3, 4)
Orchestrated By – Billy McCoy (Track 6)
Orchestrated By – Jacques Burvick (Track 8)
Conductor – Bobby Lyle (Track 5)
Engineer (Recording) – Jackson Schwartz
Engineer (Recording) (Assistant) – Bob Winard
Mastered By – John Golden

Design – Nick Lane, Nancy Donald
Photography By – Jim Shea

Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
Manufactured By Columbia Records
Produced For Norman Connors Productions Inc.
Recorded At Kendun Recorders
Mastered At Kendun Recorders