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GUARDIAN OF THE LIGHT

George Duke

Jazz Rock/Fusion


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Studio Album, released in 1983

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Overture (1:37)
2. Light (3:22)
3. Shane (3:13)
4. Born To Love You (3:10)
5. Silly Fightin' (5:07)
6. You (Are The Light) (4:15)
7. The War Fugue Interlude (1:12)
8. Reach Out (4:57)
9. Give Me Your Love (4:19)
10. Stand (2:14)
11. Soon (2:43)
12. Celebrate (3:54)
13. Fly Away (3:59)

Total time 44:02

Bonus tracks on 2012 remaster:
14. Reach Out (12" Version) (6:51)
15. Celebrate (Instrumental) (3:54)
16. Brazilian Love Affair (7:24)

Line-up / Musicians

- George Duke / piano, Fender Rhodes, synths (Mini Moog, Prophet V, Melodiom, Korg Poly 6), melodica (4), vocoder (2,3,13), Linn drum machine (10,12), lead & backing (5) vocals, orchestrations, arranger & producer

With:
- Jeffrey Osborne / lead (10) & backing (4,5) vocals
- Portia Griffin / backing vocals (4,5)
- Patti Austin / backing vocals (9)
- Lynn Davis / backing vocals (4,5,9)
- Michael Sembello / guitar
- Charles Fearing / guitar (2)
- Johnny McGhee / guitar (12)
- Louis Johnson / bass, guitar (5)
- Byron Miller / bass (6)
- John Robinson / drums (1-4,8,9)
- Leon "Ndugu" Chancler / drums (5,6,13)
- Paulinho Da Costa / percussion (1,3,4,6)
- Steve Forman / tabla (11)
- Larry Bunker / timpani (13)
- George Del Barrio / strings conductor (1,2,6-8,11)
- - Paul Shure / concertmaster (1,2,6-8,11)
- Charles Veal Jr. / concertmaster (13)
- Lew McCreary / trombone (1,6,8)
- Larry Williams / tenor sax (1,6,8)
- Jerry Hey / trumpet (1,8,13), fluegelhorn (6), piccolo trumpet (13)
- Gary Grant / trumpet (1,8,13), fluegelhorn (6), piccolo trumpet (13)

Releases information

LP Epic ‎- FE 38513 (1983, US)

CD Epic ‎- 473898 2 (1993, Netherlands)
CD Epic ‎- EK 38513 (1995, US) Remastered
CD Funky Town Grooves ‎- FTG 299 (2012, US) Remastered by Maria Triana with 3 bonus tracks

Thanks to snobb for the addition
and to Quinino for the last updates
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