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Michael Franks|Sleeping Gypsy

Sleeping Gypsy

Michael Franks

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After the success of The Art of Tea, Michael Franks was able to more confidently move closer to the kind of music he wanted to make. Employing a more exotic Brazilian feel on Sleeping Gypsy, with lush orchestration (courtesy of veteran jazz arranger and conductor Claus Ogerman), Franks moved his acoustic guitar work to the background to create a romantic sound with no sappiness. With "Down in Brazil" and, particularly, "Antonio's Song," his ode to Antonio Carlos Jobim, Franks was doing with Brazilian music for the rock crowd in the '70s what Stan Getz did for the jazz crowd in the '60s. He again employed his witty wordplay and evocative storytelling ability on "B'wana-He No Home," a song about a time when Dan Hicks was staying at his house while Franks was away. A romantic, elegant and important album in bringing Brazilian music to a wider audience.
© Steve Matteo /TiVo

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1
The Lady Wants to Know (Album Version)
00:04:45

WILTON FELDER, Bass - Tommy Lipuma, Producer - Michael Brecker, Tenor Saxophone - JOHN GUERIN, Drums - JOE SAMPLE, Piano - CLAUS OGERMAN, Conductor, Arranger - Al Schmitt, Mixer, Recorded by - Michael Franks, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Barry McKinley, Contributor - Noel Newbolt, Co-ordinator Production - Don Henderson, Assistant Engineer - LARRY CARLTON, Guitar - Israel Baker, Concert Master Conductor - Ray Armando, Percussion

© 1977 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 1977 Warner Records Inc.

2
I Really Hope It's You (Album Version)
00:04:58

WILTON FELDER, Bass - Tommy Lipuma, Producer - Michael Brecker, Tenor Saxophone - JOHN GUERIN, Drums - JOE SAMPLE, Piano - CLAUS OGERMAN, Conductor, Arranger - Al Schmitt, Mixer, Recorded by - Michael Franks, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Noel Newbolt, Co-ordinator Production - Don Henderson, Assistant Engineer - LARRY CARLTON, Guitar - Israel Baker, Concert Master Conductor

© 1977 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 1977 Warner Records Inc.

3
In the Eye of the Storm (Album Version)
00:05:56

WILTON FELDER, Bass - Tommy Lipuma, Producer - JOHN GUERIN, Drums - JOE SAMPLE, Piano - CLAUS OGERMAN, Conductor, Arranger - David Sanborn, Alto Saxophone - Al Schmitt, Mixer, Recorded by - Michael Franks, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Noel Newbolt, Co-ordinator Production - Don Henderson, Assistant Engineer - LARRY CARLTON, Guitar - Israel Baker, Concert Master Conductor - Ray Armando, Percussion

© 1977 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 1977 Warner Records Inc.

4
B'wana-He No Home (Album Version)
00:04:57

WILTON FELDER, Bass - Tommy Lipuma, Producer - Michael Brecker, Tenor Saxophone - CLAUS OGERMAN, Conductor, Arranger - Al Schmitt, Mixer, Recorded by - Michael Franks, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Noel Newbolt, Co-ordinator Production - Don Henderson, Assistant Engineer - João Donato, Solo Piano - LARRY CARLTON, Guitar - Israel Baker, Concert Master Conductor - Ray Armando, Percussion - Helio Delmiro, Rhythm Guitar - Joao Palma, Drums

© 1977 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 1977 Warner Records Inc.

5
Don't Be Blue (Album Version)
00:03:30

WILTON FELDER, Bass - Tommy Lipuma, Producer - JOHN GUERIN, Drums, Music - JOE SAMPLE, Piano - CLAUS OGERMAN, Conductor, Arranger - David Sanborn, Alto Saxophone - Al Schmitt, Mixer, Recorded by - Michael Franks, Lyricist, Vocals, MainArtist - Noel Newbolt, Co-ordinator Production - Don Henderson, Assistant Engineer - LARRY CARLTON, Guitar - Israel Baker, Concert Master Conductor

© 1977 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 1977 Warner Records Inc.

6
Antonio's Song (The Rainbow Album Version)
00:05:06

WILTON FELDER, Bass - Tommy Lipuma, Producer - JOHN GUERIN, Drums - JOE SAMPLE, Piano - CLAUS OGERMAN, Conductor, Arranger - David Sanborn, Alto Saxophone - Al Schmitt, Mixer, Recorded by - Michael Franks, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Barry McKinley, Contributor - Noel Newbolt, Co-ordinator Production - Don Henderson, Assistant Engineer - LARRY CARLTON, Guitar - Israel Baker, Concert Master Conductor - Ray Armando, Percussion

© 1977 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 1977 Warner Records Inc.

7
Chain Reaction (Album Version)
00:05:15

WILTON FELDER, Bass - Tommy Lipuma, Producer - JOHN GUERIN, Drums - JOE SAMPLE, Solo Piano, Music - CLAUS OGERMAN, Conductor, Arranger - David Sanborn, Solo Saxophone - Al Schmitt, Mixer, Recorded by - Michael Franks, Lyricist, Vocals, MainArtist - Noel Newbolt, Co-ordinator Production - Don Henderson, Assistant Engineer - LARRY CARLTON, Guitar - Israel Baker, Concert Master Conductor

© 1977 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 1977 Warner Records Inc.

8
Down in Brazil (Album Version)
00:04:35

WILTON FELDER, Bass - Tommy Lipuma, Producer - CLAUS OGERMAN, Conductor, Arranger - Al Schmitt, Mixer, Recorded by - Michael Franks, Composer, Vocals, Writer, MainArtist - Noel Newbolt, Co-ordinator Production - Don Henderson, Assistant Engineer - João Donato, Solo Piano - LARRY CARLTON, Solo Guitar - Israel Baker, Concert Master Conductor - Ray Armando, Percussion - Helio Delmiro, Rhythm Guitar - Joao Palma, Drums

© 1977 Warner Records Inc. ℗ 1977 Warner Records Inc.

Album Description

After the success of The Art of Tea, Michael Franks was able to more confidently move closer to the kind of music he wanted to make. Employing a more exotic Brazilian feel on Sleeping Gypsy, with lush orchestration (courtesy of veteran jazz arranger and conductor Claus Ogerman), Franks moved his acoustic guitar work to the background to create a romantic sound with no sappiness. With "Down in Brazil" and, particularly, "Antonio's Song," his ode to Antonio Carlos Jobim, Franks was doing with Brazilian music for the rock crowd in the '70s what Stan Getz did for the jazz crowd in the '60s. He again employed his witty wordplay and evocative storytelling ability on "B'wana-He No Home," a song about a time when Dan Hicks was staying at his house while Franks was away. A romantic, elegant and important album in bringing Brazilian music to a wider audience.
© Steve Matteo /TiVo

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