Daryl Hall: Three Hearts in the Happy Ending Machine

In August 1986, “RCA” label released “Three Hearts in the Happy Ending Machine”, the second Daryl Hall studio album. It was recorded October 1985 – May 1986, and was produced by Daryl Hall, David A. Stewart and Tom “T-Bone” Wolk.

Personnel:

  • Daryl Hall – lead and backing vocals, guitar, mandolin, keyboards, drum programming
  • Ric Morcombe – guitar
  • G.E. Smith – guitar
  • Jamie West-Oram – guitar
  • David A. Stewart – guitar, drum programming
  • Robbie McIntosh – guitar
  • Robbie Kilgore – keyboards
  • Mike Klvana – keyboards, Synclavier programming
  • Patrick Seymour – keyboards, E-mu Emulator II sampling
  • Stephen Gillifant – E-mu Emulator II sampling
  • Tom “T-Bone” Wolk – bass guitar, guitar, mandolin
  • Tony Beard – drums, additional percussion
  • Michel De La Porte – percussion
  • Steve Ferrone – additional percussion
  • Olle Romo – additional percussion
  • Jimmy Bralower – drum programming
  • Manu Guiot – drum programming, engineer
  • Steve Harvey – drum programming
  • Bob Riley – drum programming
  • Lenny Pickett – saxophone
  • Dick Morrissey – saxophone solo
  • Michael Kamen – string arrangements, conductor
  • June Montana – additional backing vocals
  • Kate St. John – additional backing vocals
  • Bob Geldof – additional backing vocals
  • Joni Mitchell – additional backing vocals
  • Frank Filipetti – engineer
  • Jon Bavin – engineer
  • Frederick Defaye, Serge Pauchard – engineer assistant
  • Stephen Gallifent, Dick Beetham, Tim Burrell, Noah Baron, Ken Steiger, Paul Hamingson – engineer assistant
  • Bob Clearmountain – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Jeb Brien, Joe Stelmach – art direction, design
  • Cheryl Winser – hand tinting
  • Paul Elledge – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Daryl Hall, except where noted.

  1. Dreamer – Daryl Hall, John Beeby
  2. Only a Vision
  3. I Wasn’t Born Yesterday – Daryl Hall, David A. Stewart, Sara Allen
  4. Someone Like You
  5. Next Step – Daryl Hall, Tom “T-Bone” Wolk, Arthur Baker
  6. For You – Daryl Hall, Tom “T-Bone” Wolk
  7. Foolish Pride
  8. Right as Rain
  9. Let It Out – Daryl Hall, David A. Stewart
  10. What’s Gonna Happen to Us

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