1977 David Castle – Castle In The Sky

Castle In The Sky is the debut album by David Castle released in August 1977. A rerecording of “Ten To Eight” b/w “Finally” was the album’s first single. It spent seven weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number 68. He performed “Ten to Eight” on the BBC music chart television program Top of the Pops on February 9, 1978. The follow up single, “The Loneliest Man On The Moon” b/w “Pretending”, peaked at number 89 in early 1978. Follow up singles, “All I Ever Wanna Be Is Yours” b/w “With Love & With Care” and “You’re Too Far Away” b/w “Pretending” failed to chart.

Tracks

1  The Loneliest Man On The Moon (David Castle; Graham Dee) 04:20
2  You’re Too Far Away (David Castle) 03:45
3  Make Believe You’re Near Me (David Castle) 03:55
4  Lady On The Other Side Of Town (David Castle) 07:08
5  Ten To Eight (David Castle) 03:44
6  With Love & With Care (David Castle) 03:43
7  All I Ever Wanna Be Is Yours (David Castle; Graham Dee) 04:04
8  Pretending (David Castle) 03:08
9  Finally (David Castle) 03:16

Musicians

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
BassChuck Rainey
DrumsJames Gadson
DrumsRick Shlosser
GuitarBen Benay
GuitarJay Graydon
GuitarLee Ritenour
GuitarTrevor Veitch
PianoDavid Castle
PianoAndy Belling
PianoClark Gassman
SaxJim Horn
SaxBill Perkins
TromboneHarold Diner
TromboneLew McCreary
TrumpetChuck Findley
TrumpetSteve Madaio
HarpDorothy Ashby
PercussionBobbye Hall
PercussionClaudio Slon
PercussionJoe Porter
PercussionAndy Belling
Background VocalsBecky Lopez
Background VocalsCynthia Woodard
Background VocalsFanita James
Background VocalsJean King
Background VocalsPattie Brooks
Background VocalsPetsye Powell
Background VocalsSherlie Matthews
Background VocalsAndy Belling
VocalsDavid Castle

Liner Notes

Producer – Joe Porter
Arranged By – Andy Belling
Engineer – Howard Steele, John Mills, Larry Emerine, Mike Stavrou
Engineer (Assistant) – Helen Silvani, Ken Jacob, Simon Dennin, Stephen Marcussen
Arranged By (Horns) – Jimmie Haskell (Track 6)
Arranged By (Horns)– Tom Scott (Track 9)
Arranged By (Strings) – Jimmie Haskell (Tracks 2, 3)
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Remix – Bill Schnee

Art Direction, Design – Bill Naegels, Ron Coro
Photography – Kenneth McGowan

Mastered At A&M Studios
Recorded At Studio 55, Los Angeles
Recorded At Cherokee Studios
Recorded At Sound Labs, Hollywood
Recorded At Larrabee Sound Studios
Recorded At Air Studios
Recorded At EMI Studios Abbey Road
Remixed At Cherokee Studios
Remixed At Studio 55, Los Angeles
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