1979 Lisa Dal Bello – Pretty Girls

Dal Bello, Lisa 1979Pretty Girls is the second album by Lisa Dal Bello.

Dalbello (born 22 May 1959 as Lisa Dal Bello) is a Canadian recording artist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and voice actress. She released three albums in the pop and pop/rock genre in her late teens, from 1977 through 1981 under her full name. In 1984, she re-emerged as Dalbello, with an edgier brand of alternative rock.

At the age of 14, Lisa Dal Bello (as she was then billed) made her 1974 recording debut with a 4-song EP that was recorded for CBC Radio, Canada’s national broadcaster. The record was not commercially available, and airplay was legally restricted to the CBC only.

Signing with MCA Records out of L.A. when she was 17, Dalbello’s self-titled debut album in 1977, produced by David Foster, won her a 1978 Juno Award for Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year. Despite her win, however, MCA dropped her from the label because the album’s production had been too expensive. She formed her own label, Talisman Records, to release her second album Pretty Girls, and received her second Juno nomination in 1979 in the category of Female Vocalist of the Year.

Tracks

1  Pretty Girls (Lisa Dal Bello) 7:48
2  Still In Love (Lisa Dal Bello, David Jollitte) 3:32
3  Hollywood (Lisa Dal Bello) 3:37
4  (Is There) Anything I Can Do (Lisa Dal Bello) 3:46
5  Talisman (Lisa Dal Bello, Joey Miquelon, Liz Lauzanne) 3:14
6 Make Up Your Mind Paula (Lisa Dal Bello) 3:07
7  Miracle Maker (Lisa Dal Bello, Janet Keen) 3:38
8  Lost Without Your Love (Lisa Dal Bello, Liz Lauzanne) 3:50
9  Dreams (Are For Lovers) (Lisa Dal Bello) 3:46
10  Make It Last (Lisa Dal Bello) 3:14

Musicians

1 Pretty Girls

Bass Mike Porcaro
Bass Ron Garant
Drums Carlos Vega
Guitar Steve Lukather
Guitar Al Ciner
Moog Michael Boddicker
Piano Ron Stockert
Percussion Victor Feldman
Background Vocals Bill Champlin
Background Vocals Roy Kenner
Background Vocals Michael McDonald
Background Vocals Liz Lauzanne
Vocals Lisa Dal Bello


2 Still In Love

Bass Mike Porcaro
Drums Carlos Vega
Guitar Steve Lukather
Piano Ron Stockert
Percussion Victor Feldman
Background Vocals Bill Champlin
Background Vocals Roy Kenner
Background Vocals Michael McDonald
Background Vocals Liz Lauzanne
Vocals Lisa Dal Bello


3 Hollywood

Bass Dennis Belfield
Drums Carlos Vega
Guitar Richie Zito
Organ Fred Mandel
Piano Tom Hensley
Castanets Al Ciner
Background Vocals Bobby Kimball
Background Vocals Bill Champlin
Background Vocals Tom Kelly
Vocals Lisa Dal Bello


4 (Is There) Anything I Can Do

Bass Ron Garant
Drums Carlos Vega
Guitar Richie Zito
Piano Tom Hensley
Percussion Al Ciner
Background Vocals Bill Champlin
Background Vocals Tom Kelly
Vocals Lisa Dal Bello


5 Talisman

Bass Ron Garant
Drums Carlos Vega
Guitar Richie Zito
Moog Jay Gruska
Piano Tom Hensley
Percussion Bobby Ruffino
Vocals Lisa Dal Bello


6 Make Up Your Mind Paula

Bass Dennis Belfield
Drums Carlos Vega
Guitar Richie Zito
Guitar Al Ciner
Piano Tom Hensley
Percussion Bobby Ruffino
Vocals Lisa Dal Bello


7 Miracle Maker

Bass Mike Porcaro
Drums Carlos Vega
Guitar Steve Lukather
Piano Ron Stockert
Synthesizer Michael Boddicker
Background Vocals Bill Champlin
Background Vocals Roy Kenner
Background Vocals Michael McDonald
Background Vocals Liz Lauzanne
Vocals Lisa Dal Bello


8 Lost Without Your Love

Bass Mike Porcaro
Drums Carlos Vega
Guitar Steve Lukather
Guitar Al Ciner
Moog Michael Boddicker
Piano Ron Stockert
Background Vocals Bill Champlin
Background Vocals Roy Kenner
Background Vocals Michael McDonald
Background Vocals Liz Lauzanne
Vocals Lisa Dal Bello


9 Dreams (Are For Lovers)

Bass Ron Garant
Drums Carlos Vega
Guitar Richie Zito
Guitar Al Ciner
Moog Jay Gruska
Piano Tom Hensley
Background Vocals Lisa Mordente
Vocals Lisa Dal Bello


10 Make It Last

Bass Ron Garant
Drums Carlos Vega
Guitar Richie Zito
Guitar Al Ciner
Organ Fred Mandel
Synthesizer Jay Gruska
Synthesizer Steve Porcaro
Programming Steve Porcaro
Background Vocals Bill Champlin
Background Vocals Bobby Kimball
Background Vocals Tom Kelly
Vocals Lisa Dal Bello

Liner Notes

Producer – Al Ciner, Bob Monaco
Co Producer – Lisa Dal Bello
Arranged By (Background Vocals) – Bill Champlin, Lisa Dal Bello (Tracks 2, 8)
Arranged By (Horns) – Art Kempel
Arranged By (Strings) – Lisa Dal Bello, David Foster
Conductor – David Foster
Engineer – Denis Degher
Engineer (Second) – Phil Moore, Chris Gordon, Gary Gray

Photography – Sam Emerson

Mastered At Kendun Recorders, Burbank, CA
Mixed At Conway Recording
Recorded At Quantum Audio, CA
Recorded At Recording Studio Torrance, CA
Recorded At Conway Recording, Hollywood, CA
Recorded At Manta Sound, Toronto, Canada
Phonographic Copyright Talisman Records
Copyright Talisman Records