Playing for Time

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Playing for Time 1988

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Mostly recorded in the band’s own studio in Reykjavik over the period of a whole year (1988-1989). Partly produced by American synth programming genius Eric Persing (creator of Spectrasonics). First time the band went to Los Angeles for overdubs and mix.


Track listing
Playing for time   (Gunnarsson, Karlsson)
Expressway   (Karlsson, Briem)
Magic   (Eythor Gunnarsson)
Take a breath   (Eythor Gunnarsson)
Prime time   (Gunnarsson, Karlsson, Asmundsson, Briem, Graf)
Hitchhiker   (Fridrik Karlsson)
High season   (Fridrik Karlsson)
Quick step   (Fridrik Karlsson)
In a word   (Eythor Gunnarsson)


Fridrik Karlsson – Guitars
Eythor Gunnarsson – Keyboards
Johann Asmundsson – Bass Guitars
Gulli Briem – Drums, Percussion

Recorded in:
MF Studio 7 in Reykjavík 1987-88
Additional recordings at Red Zone and The Mad Hatter Recording Studios, Los Angeles
Produced by:
Mezzoforte(1,2,4,5,6,7,8,9) and
Rolf Graf/Svein Dag Hauge(1,2),
Eric Persing(4,6,8),
Eythor Gunnarsson(9),
Eric Persing and Eythor Gunnarsson(3)
Mixed by Eric Zobler at Mama Joe´s Recording Studios L.A.

Horns arranged by:
Larry Williams (3, 5) and Jerry Hey (6)

Additional Musicians:
Ernie Watts – Saxophones
Steve Tavaglione – Saxophone
Efrain Toro – Percussion
Roby Duke – Vocal
Rolf Graf – Synthesizer Programming
Eric Persing – Keyboards and Synthesizer Programming
Jon Kjell Seljeseth – Synthesizer programming

Horn section:
Larry Williams – Saxophone
Jerry Hey – Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Gary Grant – Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Bill Reichenbach – Trombone