Product Code: 88985449011
Artist: Janis Ian
Origin: EU
Label: Sony (2018)
Format: LP
Availability: In Stock
Cover: M
Record: M
Genre: Disco , Funk , Pop , Pop Rock , Rock , Soft Rock N

Night Rains

Brand new sealed reissue of this classic album.

When Janis lan's self-titled 1978 album failed to crack the Top 100, it was clear that changes were in order. Here, she turns to producer Ron Frangipane and a surprising songwriting partner, Euro-disco maven Giorgio Moroder, who brings in his dance tracks for "Fly Too High," which was intended for the motion picture Foxes. More appropriately, Ian also pairs with Albert Hammond for the leadoff track, "The Other Side of the Sun." Even on her own, however, she is attempting a more timely pop style: "Memories" is as much of a disco cut as the Moroder one. That makes the album more engaging on the surface than her recent releases, but less compelling. As a commercial move, Night Rains failed to chart in the US, but was an international best seller.

A2   Fly Too High
Backing VocalsLisa Roberts, Stephanie Spruill
DrumsKeith Forsey
KeyboardsHarold Faltermeyer
SaxophoneGary Herbig
TrumpetSteve Madaio
A3   Memories
BassJohn Crowder
DrumsRichard Crooks
KeyboardsJanis Ian
Piano [Tack], ClavinetFrank Owens
Soloist [Solo], GuitarBob Kulick
A4   Night Rains
BassJohn Crowder
Drums, PercussionRichard Crooks
Piano, GuitarJanis Ian
A5   Here Comes The Night
BassNeil Jason
Celesta [Celeste]Joe d'Elia*
ConcertmasterMax Pollikoff
Electric Piano [Rhodes]Frank Owens
PianoJanis Ian
B1   Day By Day
BassLes Hurdle
DrumsKeith Forsey
GuitarMats Bjoerklund*
KeyboardsHarold Faltermeyer
B2   Have Mercy Love
BassJohn Crowder
DrumsRichard Crooks
PianoJanis Ian
SaxophoneClarence Clemmons*
B3   Lay Low
BassGordon Edward*
DrumsRichard Crooks
PercussionJim Maelen*
B4   Photographs
BassRon Carter
GuitarSal DiTroia
PianoJanis Ian
B5   Jenny (Iowa Sunrise)


A1   The Other Side Of The Sun
BassJohn Crowder
DrumsRichard Crooks
Electric Piano [Rhodes]Janis Ian
PercussionJim Maelen*
SaxophoneClarence Clemmons*
Vibraphone [Vibes]Mike Mainieri