(Promo) 'White Label Promotional Pressing (The bottom of the labels reads: DEMONSTRATION NOT FOR SALE).
Issued with Custom Printed Inner-Sleeves with Credits and Lyrics.'
Produced by Maurice White for Kalimba Productions.Recorded thru September 1980.Special thanks to Doug Sax for his 'sound' advice.Special thanks to The Creator, Our Guiding Light.Jeff Clayton (3) is miscredited as playing the trombone on this release. In fact, he plays the saxophone (as verified with the artist himself).Gary Coleman is miscredited as playing the cello on this release. He played bells, as verified on his personal website.
Arranged By (Horn, Strings) - Erich Bulling (tracks: B4, C2) , Tom Tom 84 (tracks: B1, B2, C3, D1,) Arranged By (Horn) - Jerry Hey (tracks: A1, A2 to A4, B3, D2, D3, C1) Arranged By (Strings) - David Foster (tracks: A1, A4, B3, C1, D1, D3) , James Newton Howard (tracks: A2) , Jerry Peters (tracks: C4) Artwork By (Design, Art Direction) - Roger Carpenter Artwork By (Photo-light Illustration) - Kevin Lyman Artwork By (Typographic Design) - Jim Wood Bass - Verdine White Bells (Uncredited), Bells (Orchestra Bells, Uncredited) - Gary Coleman Cello - Albert Gill , Buell Neidlinger , Dennis Karmazyn , Earl Madison , Frederick Seykora , Jacqueline Lustgarten , Larry Corbett , Marston Smith , Louise Zeyen , Miguel Martinez (2) , Olivier Nils , Nina Deveritch , Raymond Kelley , Ronald Cooper Concertmaster - Assa Drori , Harris Goldman , Janice Gower Drums, Percussion - Fred White Engineer - Ernie Sheesley , Franklin Allen , Geoff Irons , George Morgan , Jeff Borgeson , John Silcott , Mark Touchy , Ray Gonzales , Reuben (2) , Robert Wolstein , Ron Pendragon , Steve Jackson (2) , Tchad Thompson , Wally Heider French Horn - Alan Robinson , Arthur Maebe , George Price , Marilyn Robinson , Vincent DeRosa Guitar - Johnny Graham , Marlo Henderson , Steve Lukather Harp - Dorothy Jeanne Ashby Keyboards - David Foster , Garry Glenn Keyboards, Organ - Jerry Peters Lyrics By - Brenda Russell (2) (tracks: C1) , Maurice White (tracks: A1, C1) , Philip Bailey (tracks: A1) Mastered By - Michael Reese Other (Casting) - Kathy Kowles Other (Exclusive Representation) - Cavallo-Ruffalo Management Percussion - Paulinho Da Costa , Ralph Johnson Photography (Assistant) - C. Ness Photography (Inside Cover) - Bruce W. Talamon Photography (Outside Cover, Poster) - Jim Shea Photography (Stylist) - Franzie Moore Piano, Synthesizer, Programmed By (Synthesizers) - Larry Dunn Producer, Vocals, Drums, Kalimba - Maurice White Recorded By - George Massenburg Recorded By, Mixed By - George Massenburg , Ken Fowler Saxophone (Tenor, Alto, Baritone) - Don Myrick Saxophone (Tenor) - Andrew Woolfolk Saxophone (Uncredited) - Jeff Clayton (3) Saxophone, Flute - Fred Jackson Jr. , Lawrence Williams Trombone - William Reichenbach , Fred Wesley , George Bohanon , Louis Satterfield Trumpet - Bobby Bryant , Chuck Findley , Gary E. Grant , Jerry Hey , Michael Harris , Nolan Smith Jr. , Oscar Brashear , Steve Madaio Trumpet, Flugelhorn - Rahmlee Michael Davis Tuba - John Johnson Viola - Allan Harshman , Barbara Thomason , Brenton Banks , Bryana Sherman , David Schwartz , Gareth Nuttycombe , Harry Hyams , Herschel Wise , James Ross , Laury Woods , Leanna Sherman , Marilyn Baker , Patricia Matthews , Renita Koven , Roland Kato , Rollice Dale , Ronald Strauss Violin - Arkady Shindelman , Barry Socher , Bernard Kundell , Don Palmer , Endre Granat , Gina Kronstadt , Glenn Dicterow , Haim Shtrum , Harold Dicterow , Henry Ferber , Henry Roth , Irvin Giller , Isabelle Daskoff , Jack Gootkin , Janet Lakatos , Jerome Reisler , Jerome Webster , John Wittenburg , Joseph Goodman , Joseph Shoenbrun , Joy Lyle , Karen Jones (2) , Mari Tsumura Botnick , Mark Cargill , Marvin Limonick , Mary Lundquist , Michael Markman , Michael Nowack , Norman Carr , Pavel Farkas , Reginald Hill , Bobby Dubow , Robert Jung (2) , Robert Lipsett , Ron Clark , Ronald Folsom , Shari Zippert , Sheldon Sanov , Sid Page , Sidney Sharp , Vicky Sylvester , William Henderson (2) , William Kurasch Vocals, Congas, Percussion - Philip Bailey Written-By - Al McKay (tracks: A1, A3, B2) , Arlene Matza (tracks: D2) , Brenda Russell (2) (tracks: A4) , David Foster (tracks: A4) , Eddie Del Barrio (tracks: B1, C2) , Fred White (tracks: A3) , Garry Glenn (tracks: B3, C3, D1) , Howard McCrary (tracks: D2) , James Newton Howard (tracks: A2) , Jean Hancock (tracks: C4) , Jerry Peters (tracks: C4) , Larry Dunn (tracks: A1, A3, C1, C3, D3) , Maurice White (tracks: A1 to B3, C1 to C3, D1 to D3) , Philip Bailey (tracks: A3, B1, B4, C2, D3,) , Ralph Johnson (tracks: A1) , Ross Vannelli (tracks: B4) , Roxanne Seeman (tracks: C2) , Valerie Carter (tracks: A2) , Verdine White (tracks: A1, A3, C1, D3)[discogs]