1977 Narada Michael Walden – Garden Of Love Light

Garden Of Love Light is the debut solo recording from noted R&B-soul-dance-pop songwriter/producer Narada Michael Walden. It featured nine tracks, seven of which featured a Walden writing credit only. It was produced by Tom Dowd, who was known for his production efforts for several Atlantic recording artists, such as Aretha Franklin (Walden would team up with Franklin in the 80’s to produce her hit Arista disc Who’s Zoomin’ Who? in 1985). The single “Delightful” charted #81 on the R&B charts


1  White Night (Narada Michael Walden; Ray Gomez) 05:00
2  Garden Of Love Light (Narada Michael Walden) 04:48
3  Delightful (Narada Michael Walden) 04:52
4  First Love (Narada Michael Walden) 05:51
5  Meditation (Narada Michael Walden) 01:41
6  The Sun Is Dancing (Narada Michael Walden) 09:33
7  You Got The Soul (Narada Michael Walden) 03:17
8  Saint And The Rascal (Narada Michael Walden) 04:31
9  You Are Love (Narada Michael Walden; Cynthia Anderson) 03:11



BassWill Lee
DrumsNarada Michael Walden
GuitarRay Gomez
KeyboardsDavid Sancious

Other Musicians

2 Garden Of Love Light

CongasSammy Figueroa
HornsBob Knapp
HornsNorma Jean Bell
HornsRussell Tubbs
VocalsCissy Houston

3 Delightful

CongasSammy Figueroa
SaxNorma Jean Bell
VocalsPatti Scialfa
VocalsNorma Jean Bell

4 First Love

GuitarCarlos Santana
HarpLois Colin

5 Meditation

HarpLois Colin
VocalsCarol Shive
VocalsStacy Jones
VocalsCynthia Weiss

7 You Got The Soul

GuitarCharles Johnson
VocalsNorma Jean Bell
VocalsPatti Scialfa

8 Saint And The Rascal

GuitarJeff Beck

9 You Are Love

SynthesizerDon Mero
HarpLois Colin

Liner Notes

Producer – Tom Dowd
Engineer – Dennis Mackay
Mastered By – Dennis King

Art Direction – Lynn Breslin, Bob Defrin
Cover – Gerard Huerta
Photography – Steinbecker/Houghton

Recorded At Atlantic Studios
Mixed At Trident Studios
Mastered At Atlantic Studios