1984 Greg Phillinganes – Pulse

Pulse is the title of the second solo album from session keyboardist Greg Phillinganes. Released on July 17, 1984, the album included what is perhaps Phillinganes’ best-known solo “hit,” a cover of Japanese synthpop band Yellow Magic Orchestra’s song, “Behind the Mask,” with additional lyrics by Michael Jackson. The track “Countdown to Love” was also featured in the 1984 film, Streets of Fire, while both “Playin’ with Fire” and “Signals” would later appear in the 1986 film, Touch and Go. In addition, the song “Lazy Nina” was written by Donald Fagen exclusively for Phillinganes, and has never been recorded by Fagen himself.

Tracks

1  Behind The Mask (Chris Mosdell; Michael Jackson; Ryuichi Sakamoto) 04:52
2  Won’t Be Long Now (Mark Muller; Robbie Nevil) 05:08
3  Playin’ With Fire (Jack Wargo; Jackie Jackson; Pamela Phillips Oland) 04:45
4  I Have Dreamed (Richard Rodgers; Oscar Hammerstein II) 04:41
5  Come As You Are (Brock Walsh; Robbie Nevil) 04:14
6  Lazy Nina (Donald Fagen) 05:27
7  Signals (Greg Phillinganes; John Lang; Nathan East; Richard Page) 04:58
8  Countdown To Love (Kenny Vance; Marty Kupersmith) 02:59
9  Shake It (Anthony Marinelli; Brian Banks; Share Stallings) 06:10

Musicians

1 Behind The Mask

GuitarDavid Williams
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
VocoderMichael Boddicker
ProgrammingAnthony Marinelli
ProgrammingBrian Banks
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsMichael Jackson
VocalsGreg Phillinganes


2 Won’t Be Long Now

GuitarRobbie Nevil
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
ProgrammingAnthony Marinelli
ProgrammingBrian Banks
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsPointer Sisters
VocalsGreg Phillinganes


3 Playin’ With Fire

DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarCarlos Rios
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
ProgrammingBo Tomlyn
HornsJerry Hey
Background VocalsJames Ingram
Background VocalsPhillip Ingram
Background VocalsHoward Hewett
VocalsGreg Phillinganes


4 I Have Dreamed

CymbalJR Robinson
HiHAtJR Robinson
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
ProgrammingAnthony Marinelli
ProgrammingBrian Banks
VocalsGreg Phillinganes


5 Come As You Are

GuitarRobbie Nevil
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsClydene Jackson
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
VocalsGreg Phillinganes


6 Lazy Nina

DrumsJR Robinson
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
ProgrammingMichael Boddicker
Background VocalsDarryl Phinnessee
Background VocalsGwen Matthews
Background VocalsMaxine Anderson
Background VocalsPhil Perry
VocalsGreg Phillinganes


7 Signals

BassNathan East
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
ProgrammingBo Tomlyn
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsSteve George
VocalsGreg Phillinganes


8 Countdown To Love

GuitarDennis Herring
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerHowie Rice
VocalsGreg Phillinganes


9 Shake It

KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerAnthony Marinelli
SynthesizerBrian Banks
ProgrammingAnthony Marinelli
Background VocalsDarryl Phinnessee
VocalsGreg Phillinganes

Liner Notes

Producer – Richard Perry
Producer (Associate) – Anthony Marinelli, Brian Banks (Track 9)
Arranged By – Michael Jackson (Track 1)
Arranged By – Greg Phillinganes (Tracks 2, 4, 6, 7, 9)
Arranged By – Robbie Nevil (Tracks 2, 5)
Arranged By – Jackie Jackson (Track 3)
Arranged By – Donald Fagen (Track 6)
Arranged By – Howie Rice (Track 8)
Arranged By – Anthony Marinelli, Brian Banks (Track 9)
Arranged By (Horns) – Jackie Jackson, Jerry Hey (Track 3)
Arranged By (Synthesizer) – Brian Banks (Track 9)
Coordinator – Marge Meoli, Brad Rosenberger
Engineer – John Vigran (Track 3)
Engineer – Robert Battaglia (Track 5)
Engineer – Anthony Marinelli, Brian Banks (Track 9)
Engineer (Additional) – John Arrias (Tracks 1, 8)
Engineer (Additional) – John Vigran (Track 1)
Engineer (Additional) – Roger Paglia (Tracks 3, 8)
Engineer (Additional) – Alex Schmoll, Gary Skardina (Track 3)
Engineer (Additional) – John Vigran (Tracks 4, 6)
Engineer (Additional) – Jeremy Smith (Track 6)
Engineer (Assistant) – Alex Schmoll, Bob Loftus, Glen Holguin
Engineer (Recording) – Michael Brooks
Engineer (Remix) – Bill Schnee, John Arrias, Lew Hahn, Michael Brooks
Mastered By – Stephen Marcussen

Design, Art Direction – John Kosh, Ron Larson
Photography – Wist Thorpe

Mastered At Precision Lacquer
Mixed At Studio 55, Los Angeles, CA
Recorded At Studio 55, Los Angeles, CA
Recorded At The Room, Bodifications, Los Angeles, CA
Recorded At The Music Grinder, Los Angeles, CA
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