Champion Reissue

Reissue of the Champion 1982 album by Tom Jans

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One of the west coast music masterpieces are finally been reissued by Pony Canyon Records in Japan.

Tracklist:

01 – When The Rebel Comes Home (Tom Jans)
02 – There’s A Champion On My Side (Tom Jans, K. Oda & Don Grusin)
03 – I Miss Your Harmony (Tom Jans & Richard Kerr)
04 – Chambers Of The Heart (Tom Jans)
05 – Working Out (Tom Jans)
06 – Cool (Tom Jans & Don Grusin)
07 – Southern Belle (Tom Jans, Bill Wray & Valerie Carter)
08 – Lost In Your Eyes (Tom Jans & Scott Shelly)
09 – Visions (Tom Jans)
10 – Mother’s Eye (Tom Jans)

Produced by Don Grusin Executive Producer : Toshi Endo Engineers : Gary Skardina, Al Schmitt, Rick Ruggeri (Tracks 01-04 & Tracks 07-09), Joseph Laux (Tracks 01, 05 & Tracks07-09), Steve Williams (Piano & Strings on Tracks 02-05) & Don Murray (Overdub Engineering) Principal Recording & Mixing at Music Grinder Studio, Los Angeles, Calif. Additional Recording at Sound Lab, Los Angeles, Calif., Groupe IV, Hollywood, Calif. & Yamaha Studios, Glendale, Calif. Additional Mixing at Cherokee Studio Hollywood, Calif.

Featuring:

01 – When The Rebel Comes Home Keyboards : Don Grusin Bass Guitar : Leland “Lee” Sklar Drums : Carlos Vega Guitars : Fred Tackett & Lee Ritenour Percussion : Steve Forman Background vocals : Jeff Osborne, Richard Kerr & Kate Markowitz

02 – There’s A Champion On My Side Keyboards : Don Grusin Bass Guitar : Ken Wild Drums : Carlos Vega Guitars : Fred Tackett & Lee Ritenour Sax : Ernie Watts

03 – I Miss Your Harmony Piano : Richard Kerr Bass Guitar : Bob Glaub Drums : Carlos Vega Acoustic Guitar : Fred Tackett Synthesizers : Don Grusin Percussion : Steve Forman Background vocals : Jeff Osborne & Kate Markowitz

04 – Chambers Of The Heart Keyboards : Bill Payne Bass Guitar : David Hungate Acoustic Guitars : Fred Tackett & Tom Jans Electric Guitar : Paul Barrere Drums : Jeff Porcaro Strings : Steve Porcaro Percussion : Jeff Porcaro Background vocals : Valerie Carter Concert Master : Sid Sharp Track Recorded by Al Schmitt

05 – Working Out Keyboards : Don Grusin Bass Guitar : Leland “Lee” Sklar Drums : Carlos Vega Guitars : Fred Tackett Lead Guitar : Lee Ritenour Background vocals : Jeff Osborne, Richard Kerr & Kate Markowitz

06 – Cool Keyboards : Don Grusin Bass Guitar : Ken Wild Drums : Carlos Vega Guitars : Fred Tackett Sax : Ernie Watts Background vocals : Jeff Osborne, Richard Kerr & Kate Markowitz

07 – Southern Belle Keyboards : Don Grusin Bass Guitar : Leland “Lee” Sklar Drums : Carlos Vega Acoustic Guitars : Fred Tackett & Tom Jans Slide Guitar : Fred Tackett Percussion : Steve Forman Background vocals : Kate Markowitz & Tom Jans Crickets, Whippe Will & Mourning Dove : The Ten Boys

08 – Lost In Your Eyes Bass Guitar : Ken Wild Drums : Carlos Vega Acoustic Guitar : Fred Tackett Synthesizers : Don Grusin Background vocals : Tom Jans

09 – Visions Keyboards : Bill Payne Bass Guitar : David Hungate Drums : Jeff Porcaro Acoustic Guitars : Fred Tackett & Tom Jans Electric Guitars : Paul Barrere & Steve Lukather Synthesizer : Steve Porcaro Percussion : Victor Feldman Background vocals : Jeff Osborne, Richard Kerr & Kate Markowitz Track Recorded by Al Schmitt & Rick Ruggeri

10 – Mother’s Eye Keyboards : Don Grusin Background vocals : Kate Markowitz Concert Master : Jerry Vinci Acoustic Guitar : Lee Ritenour All Lead vocals by Tom Jans Arrangements by Don Grusin 04 Arranged by Tom Jans & Bill Payne

Buy the Champion album at cdjapan.co.jp – link at the photo.

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