In April 1987.

In April 1987, “A&M” label released “Will Power”, the ninth Joe Jackson album. It was recorded in 1987, and was produced by Joe Jackson. “Will Power” was Jackson’s first experiment with classical music.

Personnel:

  • Joe Jackson – orchestration, arrangements,  mixing
  • Ed Roynesdal – Kurzweil K250 synthesizer, electric piano
  • Gary Burke – drums
  • Pat Rebillot- piano
  • Vinnie Zummo – guitar
  • Anthony Jackson- bass guitar
  • Neil Jason- bass guitar
  • Tony Aiello – soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, clarinet
  • Chris Hunter – alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
  • Steve Slagle- soprano saxophone
  • Michael Parloff, Laura Conwesser, Andrew Lolya – flute, piccolo
  • Susan Trainer – piccolo
  • Roger Rosenberg, Ray Beckstein, Charles Russo, Dave Tofani- clarinet, bass clarinet
  • Henry Shuman – oboe
  • John Campo – bassoon
  • Paul Ingraham, Jerry Peel, Pohn Clark, Donal Corrado – French horns
  • Michael Morreale, Mel Davis- trumpets
  • Dave Taylor, Tom Malone- trombones
  • Sue Evans, Dave Carey, David Freidman – percussion
  • David Nadien- concertmaster, violins
  • Charles Libove, Barry Finclair, John Pintavalle, Jan Mullen, Marti Sweet, Arnold Eidus, Richard Sortomme, Matthew Raimondi, Marin Alsop, Gerald Tarack, Regis Iandorio, Joseph Rabushka, Lew Eley, Jean Ingraham, Marilyn Wright, Masako Yanagita, Al Rogers, Louanne Montesi, Richard Henrickson, David Davis – violins
  • Lamar Alsop, Ted Isreal, Maureen Gallagher, Carol Landon, Julian Barber, Harry Zaratzian, Sol Greitzer, Sue Pray, Jean Dane – violas
  • Charles McCracken, Richard Locker, Warren Lash, Seymour Barab, Jacqueline Mullen, Fred Zlotkin, Jean Leblanc, Diane Barrere, Alla Goldberg – cellos
  • Homer Mensch, John Miller, John Beal, Joe Tamosaitis – double bass
  • Andrew Zurcher – vocals
  • Paul Goodman, Michael Frondelli and Dennis Ferrante – recording engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Joe Jackson.

  1. No Pasaran
  2. Solitude
  3. Will Power
  4. Nocturne
  5. Symphony in One Movement

 

 

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