Alphonso Johnson ‎– Metaphors

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1 Heavy Weather
Alto Saxophone – Michael PauloBacking Vocals – Gia Ciamboitti*, Holly Palmer, Susan PostelBass – Alphonso JohnsonCongas – "Doc" Gibbs*Drums – Bernie Dressell*Guitar – Michael O'Neil*Lead Vocals – Billy ValentinePiano – Gary FukushimaWritten-By, Music By, Lyrics By – Michael Sembello
5:14
2 Cold
Acoustic Guitar – Jeff RichmanBass – Alphonso JohnsonDrums – Matt Starr (3)Guitar – Michael O'Neil*Keyboards – Gary FukushimaLead Vocals – Billy ValentineOrgan – Gregg RolieViolin [Violin Section], Backing Vocals – Andrea Hammond (2)Written-By – Annie Lennox
5:07
3 Lorelei
Chapman Stick, Pedalboard [Taurus Pedals] – Alphonso JohnsonDrums – Michael Shapiro*Koto – Yukiko MatsuyamaPercussion, Vocals – Airto Moreria*Piano, Synthesizer – Gary FukushimaTabla – Randy GlossWritten-By – Alphonso Johnson
5:32
4 Nova Iguacu
Acoustic Bass, Bass [Fretless] – Alphonso JohnsonDrums – Michael Shapiro*Guitar – Michael O'Neal*Percussion – Andrian Areas*Piano – Otmaro RuizWritten-By – Alphonso Johnson
4:58
5 Moisten Harmony
Bass – Alphonso JohnsonDrums – David A. Contreas*Guitar – Michael O'Neil*Piano – Gary FukushimaSpeech [Poetry] – Divinity RoxxWritten-By, Lyrics By – Cecilia Martinez-GilWritten-By, Music By – Alphonso Johnson
5:04
6 Like No Place On Earth
Bass [Fretless] – Alphonso JohnsonDrums – Walfredo Reyes Jr.*Guitar – Michael O'Neil*Keyboards – Gary FukushimaKoto – Yukiko MatsuyamaViolin – Andrea Hammond (2)Vocals – Leslie SmithWritten-By – Alphonso Johnson
4:02
7 Someday
Acoustic Guitar – Steve Postel*Bass – Alphonso JohnsonDrum Programming – Scott FrankfurtLyrics By – Alex Liggertwood*Piano, Synthesizer – Mitchel FormanVocals – Bridgette BryantWritten-By – Alex Liggertwood*Written-By, Music By, Lyrics By – Alphonso Johnson
4:33
8 Tricotism
Acoustic Bass – Alphonso JohnsonBass Clarinet – Paul Tanner (3)Drums – Leon "Ndugu" Chancler*Piano – Patrice RushenWritten-By – Oscar Pettiford
4:27

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Mastered at Scott Frankfurt Studio.

Special thanks to :
Bessie Johnson - The ultimate matriarch
Edith & David Perkins
Ernestine Lee
Florence and Hans Peter & the Warwick Family
Josephine Thomas
Jeffrey "Rashid" Johnson
Karen Piazza-Johnson - "For saving my life"
Laurie Reyne
Malcolm Johnson
Myles Johnson
The Universe - for providing so much abundance

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  • Barcode: 8 88295 62852 5
  • Matrix / Runout: MBH0807 Disc Makers
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LZ72
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI ALK01

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