1976 Stephen Bishop – Careless

Careless is the debut album by singer/songwriter Stephen Bishop. It includes two hit singles: “On and On”, which peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard singles chart, and “Save It for a Rainy Day” which made No. 22. The album itself rose to No. 34 on the Billboard albums chart. Notable contributors to the album include Eric Clapton, Art Garfunkel and Chaka Khan.

Tracks

On And On (Stephen Bishop) 03:02
2  Never Letting Go (Stephen Bishop) 03:49
3  Careless (Stephen Bishop) 03:45
4  Sinking In An Ocean Of Tears (Stephen Bishop) 03:09
5  Madge (Stephen Bishop) 04:07
6  Every Minute (Stephen Bishop) 04:03
7  Little Italy (Stephen Bishop) 03:31
8  One More Night (Stephen Bishop) 03:48
Save It For A Rainy Day (Stephen Bishop) 03:19
10  Rock And Roll Slave (Stephen Bishop) 03:38
11  The Same Old Tears On A New Background (Stephen Bishop) 02:42

Musicians

1 On And On

BassMac Cridlin
DrumsLarry Brown
GuitarAndrew Gold
Electric PianoJohn Jarvis
Steel GuitarMichael Staton
MarimbaVictor Feldman
VibraphoneVictor Feldman
PercussionVictor Feldman
VocalsStephen Bishop


2 Never Letting Go

BassReinie Press
DrumsJim Gordon
Acoustic GuitarLee Ritenour
Acoustic GuitarStephen Bishop
PianoJohn Jarvis
Background VocalsChaka Khan
VocalsStephen Bishop


3 Careless

BassMac Cridlin
DrumsLarry Brown
Acoustic GuitarStephen Bishop
PianoJohn Jarvis
TromboneStephen Bishop
VocalsArt Garfunkel
VocalsStephen Bishop


4 Sinking In An Ocean Of Tears

BassMac Cridlin
DrumsLarry Brown
GuitarJay Graydon
Slide GuitarEric Clapton
Acoustic GuitarStephen Bishop
PianoJohn Jarvis
SynthesizerAlan Lindgren
SaxRay Pizzi
VocalsStephen Bishop


5 Madge

GuitarStephen Bishop
VocalsStephen Bishop


6 Every Minute

BassMax Bennett
DrumsJohn Guerin
GuitarAndrew Gold
Acoustic GuitarJay Graydon
Acoustic GuitarStephen Bishop
PianoJohn Jarvis
VocalsArt Garfunkel
VocalsStephen Bishop


7 Little Italy

BassMax Bennett
DrumsJohn Guerin
Acoustic GuitarLarry Carlton
Acoustic GuitarStephen Bishop
MandolinTommy Tedesco
AccordionSteve Paietta
VibraphoneVictor Feldman
PercussionVictor Feldman
VocalsChaka Khan
VocalsStephen Bishop


8 One More Night

BassReinie Press
DrumsJim Gordon
Acoustic GuitarStephen Bishop
PianoJohn Jarvis
SynthesizerAlan Lindgren
VocalsStephen Bishop


9 Save It For A Rainy Day

BassJeffrey Staton
DrumsRuss Kunkel
Guitar (solo)Eric Clapton
GuitarJeffrey Staton
Electric PianoJohn Jarvis
PianoJohn Jarvis
Background VocalsChaka Khan
VocalsStephen Bishop


10 Rock And Roll Slave

BassReinie Press
DrumsJim Gordon
Acoustic GuitarStephen Bishop
Electric PianoLarry Knechtel
OrganLarry Knechtel
PianoJohn Jarvis
Background VocalsArt Garfunkel
Background VocalsRuss Kunkel
VocalsStephen Bishop


11 The Same Old Tears On A New Background

GuitarStephen Bishop
VocalsStephen Bishop

Liner Notes

Producer – Stephen Bishop, Henry Lewy
Arranged By (Horns) – Ian Freebairn-Smith (Trackd 4, 9)
Arranged By (Strings) – Ian Freebairn-Smith (Track 2)
Arranged By (Strings) – Lee Holdridge (Tracks 3, 5, 8)
Conductor (Strings) – Ian Freebairn-Smith (Track 2)
Conductor (Strings) – Lee Holdridge (Tracks 3, 5, 8)
Arranged By (Strings, Woodwinds) – Ian Freebairn-Smith (Track 7)
Engineer – Henry Lewy
Engineer (Assistant) – Helen Silvani, Vincent Leslie Jones
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman

Photography – Gary Heery, Charles Villiers, Gary Heery, Patti Boyd Harrison

Recorded At ABC Recording Studios
Recorded At A&M Studios
Phonographic Copyright ABC Records Inc
Copyright ABC Records Inc