Sylvester - Living Proof
Sylvester - Living Proof
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    A1 Overture 3:25
    A1a Grateful
    Written-By – Finden*, Sylvester
    A1b You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)
    Written-By – Wirrick*, Sylvester
    A1c Dance (Disco Heat)
    Written-By – Robinson*, Orsborn*
    A2 Body Strong
    Written-By – Finden*, Sylvester
    3:21
    A3 Blackbird
    Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
    4:52
    A4 Medley 5:58
    A4a Could It Be Magic
    Written-By – Anderson*, Manilow*
    A4b A Song For You
    Written-By – Leon Russell
    A5 Happiness
    Written-By – Allen Toussaint
    5:59
    B1 Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be)
    Written-By – Davis*, Sherman*, Ramirez*
    6:10
    B2 Sharing Something Perfect Between Ourselves
    Written-By – Porter*, Johnson*
    6:57
    B3 You Are My Friend
    Written-By – Edwards*, Ellison*, LaBelle*
    8:16
    C1 Dance (Disco Heat)
    Written-By – Robinson*, Orsborn*
    11:09
    C2 You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)
    Written-By – Wirrick*, Sylvester
    10:38
    D1 Can't Stop Dancing
    Baritone Saxophone – Mel MartinBass – Gregg Crockett*French Horn – David SprunkGuitar – Ralph WashMixed By – Buddy BrunoRecorded By – Eddie Bill HarrisRecorded By [Assistant] – Nyya Lark, Wally BuckSynthesizer [Synthesizers] – Eric Robinson Trombone – Julian Priester, Wayne WallaceTrumpet – Allen Smith, Fred BerryWritten-By – Sylvester
    6:22
    D2 In My Fantasy (I Want You, I Need You)
    Backing Vocals – Martha WashBass – Gregg Crockett*Keyboards, Synthesizer [Synthesizers], Arranged By [Background Vocal Arrangement] – SylvesterMixed By – John Hedges, Marty BlecmanRecorded By – Eddie Bill HarrisRecorded By [Assistant] – Nyya Lark, Wally BuckWritten-By – Sylvester
    6:30
    D3 Can't Stop Dancing (Reprise)
    Baritone Saxophone – Mel MartinBass – Gregg Crockett*French Horn – David SprunkGuitar – Ralph WashMixed By – John Hedges, Marty BlecmanRecorded By – Eddie Bill HarrisRecorded By [Assistant] – Nyya Lark, Wally BuckSynthesizer [Synthesizers] – Eric Robinson Trombone – Julian Priester, Wayne WallaceTrumpet – Allen Smith, Fred BerryWritten-By – Sylvester
    2:56

    Companies, etc.

    • Produced For – Honey Records Productions
    • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Fantasy Records, Inc.
    • Recorded At – The San Francisco War Memorial Opera House
    • Recorded At – Fantasy Studios
    • Mixed At – Fantasy Studios
    • Mastered At – Kendun Recorders

    Credits

    • Arranged By [String And Horn Arrangements] – Leslie Drayton
    • Art Direction – Phil Carroll
    • Backing Vocals – Eric Robinson (tracks: A1 to C2), Jeannie Tracy* (tracks: A1 to C2, D2), Sharon Hymes (tracks: A1 to C2), Two Tons o' Fun* (tracks: A1 to C2, D1, D3)
    • Bass – Bob Kingson (tracks: A1 to C2)
    • Concertmaster – John Tenney, Nathan Rubin
    • Contractor – Terry Adams*
    • Design – Dennis Gassner
    • Drums – Kelvin Dixon
    • Executive-Producer – Nancy C. Pitts
    • Guitar – Tip Wirrick* (tracks: A1 to C2)
    • Harp – Randall Pratt
    • Keyboards – Eric Robinson (tracks: A1 to C2, D1, D3), Michael Finden (tracks: A1 to C2)
    • Lead Vocals – Sylvester
    • Mastered By – JGS*
    • Other [Advertising And Promotion Director] – Patsy McClure
    • Other [Stage Manager] – Randall Schiller
    • Percussion – David Frazier, Gus Anthony Flores (tracks: A1 to C2)
    • Photography By – Phil Bray
    • Producer – Harvey Fuqua, Sylvester
    • Recorded By [Assistant], Mixed By [Assistant] – Danny Kopelson
    • Recorded By, Mixed By – Richard Corsello (tracks: A1 to C2)
    • Saxophone, Flute – Jay Stolmac (tracks: A1 to C2), Marc Baum (tracks: A1 to C2)
    • Strings – Adrienne Blackshere, Barbara Riccardi, Carl Pedersen, Ed Bogas, Ellen Dessler, Emily Van Valkenburgh, India Cooke, Julianne Feldman, Kathy Walters, Kenneth Harrison, Marjorie Prescott*, Mary Ann Meredith, Melinda Ross, Melinda Wagner, Patrice Anderson, Serban Rusu, Stephen Gehl, William Pyncron
    • Synthesizer – Patrick Cowley (tracks: A1 to C2)
    • Timpani – Richard Kvistad (tracks: A1 to C2)
    • Trombone – Dan Reagan (tracks: A1 to C2), Ross Wilson (tracks: A1 to C2)
    • Trumpet – Dean Boysen (tracks: A1 to C2), Ross Wilson (tracks: A1 to C2)

    Notes

    This pressing has a label variation which places the artist and Lp title below the center hole. Additional versions exist with other variations on the labels. "Kendun" stamp and "JGS" etching found on all four runouts.
    Sides 1, 2 & 3 are a live recording, side 4 is a studio recording.
    Sides 1, 2 & 3 were recorded at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House on March 11, 1979 during a concert produced by David Bandy and Gary Roverana of Conceptual Entertainment.

    Remote recording facilities provided by Filmways/Heider Recording.
    ℗ 1979 Fantasy Records

    Record 1 Side 1 = A
    Record 2 Side 2 = B
    Record 1 Side 3 = C
    Record 2 Side 4 = D

    Other versions

    Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
    F-79010 Sylvester Living Proof ‎(2xLP, Album, Gat) Fantasy F-79010 US 1979
    F-79010 Sylvester Living Proof ‎(2xLP, Album, Gat) Fantasy F-79010 US 1979
    DPU 95 Sylvester Living Proof ‎(2xLP, Album, Red) Fantasy DPU 95 Italy 1979
    511.7014, F-79010 Sylvester Living Proof ‎(2xLP, Album, Gat) Fantasy, Fantasy 511.7014, F-79010 Brazil 1979
    Fantasy-9594 Sylvester Living Proof ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Fantasy Fantasy-9594 Argentina 1979

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