Neal Schon "Late Nite"

Neal Schon "Late Nite"

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Neal Schon
Late Nite
The Story
Neal Schon's "Late Nite" is a breathtaking, mostly instrumental work of mood lifting rock tinged with blues and soul. Released just before Schon joined the group Bad English, the CD offers some standout tracks, including the positively charged "Steps", the bluesy title cut, the incredibly lyrical "Softly", and the passionate "Inner Circles" The inclusion of the eccentric "Blackened Bacon" is a reminder that Schon also refuses to play it safe. "Late Nite" is a wonderful introduction (or reminder) of Schon's creativity and talent as a guitarist.
The Music
01:06 Le Dome Instrumental
06:37 Late Nite Instrumental
05:19 Softly Vocal
09:41 The Theme Instrumental
05:05 I'll Be Waiting Instrumental
05:55 I'll Cover You Vocal
07:06 Rain's Comin' Down Vocal
04:45 Smoke Of The Revolution Vocal
04:38 Inner Circles Instrumental
05:32 Steps Instrumental
02:25 Blackened Bacon Vocal
The Artists
Neal Schon Guitars, Mandolin, Lead Vocals, Arrangement
Bob Marlette Keyboards, Harp, Arrangement, Production, Engineering, Mixing
Randy Jackson Bass, Background Vocals
Omar Hakim Drums
Steve Smith Drums, Brushes Middle Section on "Rain's Comin' Down", Styrofoam Percussion
Margaret Taylor Scats Part 1 on "Rain's Comin' Down"
Lynn Mabry Scats Part 2 on "Rain's Comin' Down"
Jonathan Cain Keyboards, Arrangement on "Smoke Of The Revolution"
Deen Castronovo Drums
Sheryl Crow Vocal Scats, Background Vocals
Pastiche Background Vocals
Mark Spiro Background Vocals, Arrangement on "Smoke Of The Revolution"
Gary Wagner Engineering, Mixing
Kevin Elson Mixing
Chris Becker Engineering Assistance
Mark Newman Engineering Assistance
Marnie Riley Engineering Assistance
Richard McKernan Engineering Assistance
Bryant Arnett Engineering Assistance
Tom Size Engineering Assistance
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Nancy Donald Art Direction
David Coleman Art Direction
Randee St. Nicholas Photography
Recorded at Gush Studios, Oakland, CA.

"Smoke Of The Revolution" recorded at Conway Recording, Hollywood, CA.

Additional background vocals recorded at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA.

All songs mixed at Conway Recording, Hollywood, CA.

Mastered at Masterdisk, New York.