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In July 1986.

In July 1986, “Warner Bros” label released “East of Midnight”, the 17th Gordon Lightfoot album. It was recorded January 1985 – March 1986, at “Eastern Sound” in Toronto, and was produced by Gordon Lightfoot and David Foster.

Personnel:

  • Gordon Lightfoot – main vocals, guitar
  • Lenny Castro- percussion
  • Vern Dorge – alto and tenor saxophone
  • David Foster- synthesizer, keyboards
  • Mike Heffernan – keyboards
  • James Newton Howard- synthesizer, percussion, keyboards
  • Sheree Jeacocke – harmony vocals
  • Barry Keane – percussion, drums
  • Michael Landau- guitar
  • Bob Mann – guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Richard Marx- harmony vocals
  • Lou Pomanti – Hammond organ
  • Tom Szczesniak – synthesizer, bass, keyboards
  • Vesta Williams- harmony vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Gordon Lightfoot except where noted.

  1. Stay Loose
  2. Morning Glory
  3. East of Midnight
  4. A Lesson in Love
  5. Anything for Love – Gordon Lightfoot, David Foster
  6. Let it Ride
  7. Ecstasy Made Easy
  8. You Just Gotta Be
  9. A Passing Ship
  10. I’ll Tag Along

On October 13, 1987.

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On October 13, 1987, “A&M” label released“…Nothing Like the Sun”, the second Sting studio album. It was recorded March–August, 1987,at the “Air Studios”, in Montserrat, and was  produced by Sting, Hugh Padgham, Bryan Loren and Neil Dorfsman.

Personnel:

  • Sting– lead vocals, bass guitar, guitar
  • Manu Katché– drums
  • Kenny Kirkland– keyboards
  • Mino Cinelu– percussion, vocoder
  • Branford Marsalis– saxophone
  • Andy Newmark– drums
  • Gil Evans& His Orchestra
  • Hiram Bullock– guitar
  • Kenwood Dennard– drums
  • Mark Egan– bass
  • Andy Summers, Eric Clapton, Fareed Haque, Mark Knopfler– guitar
  • Rubén Blades– spoken Spanish
  • Ken Helman– piano
  • Renée Geyer, Vesta Williams, Dollette McDonald, Janice Pendarvis– background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Sting, except where noted.

  1. The Lazarus Heart
  2. Be Still My Beating Heart
  3. Englishman in New York
  4. History Will Teach Us Nothing
  5. They Dance Alone
  6. Fragile
  7. We’ll Be Together
  8. Straight to My Heart
  9. Rock Steady
  10. Sister Moon
  11. Little Wing – Jimi Hendrix
  12. The Secret Marriage – Hanns Eisler, Sting