On July 26, 1985.

On July 26, 1985, “EMI” label released “Mask of Smiles”, the third John Waite studio album. It was recorded 1984 – 1985, at “Clinton Recording Studio” in New York, and was produced by John Waite and Stephen Galfas.

Personnel:

  • John Waite – lead vocals, arranger, engineer, mixing
  • Melanie X. – backing vocals
  • “Bingo” – guitar, backing vocals
  • Ritchie Fliegler – 12-string guitar
  • John McCurry– lead guitar
  • Johnny Thunders– guitar
  • Chuck Kentis – electric piano
  • Tom Mandel– keyboards, synthesizers
  • Donnie Nossov – bass, backing vocals
  • Carmine Rojas, Joey Vasta – bass
  • Frankie LaRocka, Alan Childs – drums, percussion
  • Lenny Pickett– tenor saxophone
  • Borneo Horns (Steve Elson, Stan Harrison) – horns
  • Stephen Galfas -arranger, engineer, mixing
  • Gene Curtis, Chris Isca – assistant engineer
  • John Luongo – remix
  • George Marino– mastering
  • Henry Marquez – art direction
  • Mick Haggerty – design
  • Noriski Yokosuka – photography

 Track listing:

  1. Every Step of the Way – John Waite, Ivan Král
  2. Laydown – John Waite
  3. Welcome to Paradise – John Waite
  4. Lust for Life – John Waite, John McCurry
  5. Ain’t That Peculiar – Smokey Robinson, Pete Moore, Marv Tarplin, Ronald White
  6. Just Like Lovers – John Waite, Tom Mandel
  7. The Choice – John Waite
  8. You’re the One – John Waite, Chuck Kentis
  9. No Brakes – John Waite

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