In December 1985.

3-ships

In December 1985, “Elektra” label released “3 Ships”, the fourth Jon Anderson solo album. It was recorded in 1984 – 1985, at “at Crystal Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Roy Thomas Baker.

Personnel:

  • Jon Anderson – lead vocals
  • Beyond War Philharmonic – orchestration
  • Paul Cheng – concert master
  • Bob Esty – conductor
  • Gospel Choir – Calvary Baptist Church, Santa Monica
  • Inspirational Choir, courtesy of Pastor Robert de France, Jr.
  • William Bryant II – choir director
  • Children’s Choir –  Reach for the Stars Singers
  • Marta Woodhull – choir director
  • Sandra Crouch & Friends – directed by Andre and Sandra Crouch and  Gary Lanier
  • Rhett ‘Pepsi’ Lawrence – Fairlight CMI,
  • Mike Marshall GB – keyboards, orchestration
  • Trevor Rabinand Elliot Easton – guitar
  • Novi Novog – electric viola
  • Frankie Banali, R.J. Parnell – drums, percussion
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • Sandra Crouch – duet vocals
  • Jade Anderson – additional vocals
  • Bob Esty, Mike Marshall -arrangements
  • George Tutko – engineer, mixing
  • Jim McMahon – engineer assistant
  • Brad Gilderman – additional mixing
  • Bob Keasler – production coordinator
  • Freddie Henderson, Jem Scott – production coordination assistant
  • Rob Ayling – executive producer
  • KOSH & Larson – art direction, design
  • Bob Blakeman – cartography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jon Anderson.

  1. Save All Your Love
  2. Easier Said Than Done
  3. 3 Ships
  4. Forest of Fire
  5. Ding Dong! Merrily on High
  6. Save All Your Love (Reprise)
  7. The Holly and the Ivy
  8. Day of Days
  9. 2000 Years
  10. Where Were You?
  11. O Holy Night
  12. How It Hits You
  13. Jingle Bells

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