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Bowling in Paris (Remastered)

by Stephen Bishop

Bowling in Paris is an album by singer/songwriter Stephen Bishop, released by Atlantic Records in 1989.
Genre: Pop: 80's Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Walking on Air
3:25 $0.99
2. Love on the Outside
4:44 $0.99
3. Mister Heartbreak
3:48 $0.99
4. Parked Cars
4:43 $0.99
5. Think I Know What Love Is
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6. Tip of the Iceberg
4:04 $0.99
7. Hall Light
4:48 $0.99
8. Love at a Distance
4:45 $0.99
9. Kari
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10. Innocent Love
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11. Sleeping with Girls
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Album Notes
This album features performances by Sting singing and playing bass, Phil Collins drumming at it's best and a searing performance on Electric Guitar from Eric Clapton on a song called, "Hall Light," recorded in the Caribbean at Air Studios. This album, "Bowling in Paris" was recorded in 1989 with some additional early performances. This is a bit more of an upbeat album for me but one I'm extremely proud of with great songs and awesome performances by Steve Lukather and Eric Clapton as well as solo singing by Sting about my childhood. Randy Crawford and Brenda Russell sing backgrounds on Sleeping with Girls

Phil Collins' drumming is nothing short of extraordinary..his drums sound amazing on this album..He plays on four songs on
the album and The song "Sleeping with Girls" features groundbreaking *drums..My hit from this album was, "Walking on Air" and you might know some of my earlier work like, "On and On" "Save it For a Rainy Day" w/Chaka Kahn..'It Might Be You" from "Tootsie" and a song I wrote for Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin..."Separate Lives"that went to Number 1.....I also wrote several themes from film such as "Animal House" and "White Nights"..as well as a Beyonce co-write on her new album, "Beyonce Platinum" called, "Ring Off"...I re-did the graphics on the album..This album has a different cover and some different pics from back then.



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Scott Gross

High Quality Flashback
It had been nine years since Stephen Bishop's last album, RED CAB TO MANHATTAN came out in 1980. During that period, Bishop had established himself as one of the premier "go to guys" for movie producers in search of a memorable song for their films. Throughout the eighties, Stephen would go on to contribute songs and vocals for feature films such as THE CHINA SYNDROME, ARTHUR, TOOTSIE, UNFAITHFULLY YOURS, MICKI + MAUDE, THE MONEY PIT & many more. His recordings and songwriting through this decade would go on to include two Academy Award nominations. An unfinished 1984 album titled "Sleeping With Girls" would only get a limited release in Japan (and eventually become a much sought after collectors item.)
But one of Bishop's biggest fans at this time also happened to be Phil Collins, who had a massive worldwide hit singing Bishop's song "Separate Lives" that was part of the WHITE NIGHTS soundtrack in 1985. This led to a deal with Atlantic Records and the album "Bowling In Paris" that first dropped in 1989.

Fast forward to 2015, and Stephen Bishop has re-released a 30th anniversary remastered edition with new artwork and song sequence. The fidelity when compared to the original release is like the difference between standard and high definition television. The first thing most listeners will probably notice is the production choices used at that time. The laired synth textures and DX7 patterns were state of the art and obviously don't age as well as acoustic production, but listening to it 30 years later, the stellar songwriting shines through and the technology carries a cool, nostalgic vibe of the day and age.
Just some of the highlights on this disc include the top twenty AC single "Walking On Air" that was originally heard in the film THE BOY WHO COULD FLY, the longtime fan favorite "Parked Cars" and the power pop of "Mister Heartbreak". The album also includes two tracks from that rare, "Sleeping With Girls" project; the song "Sleeping With Girls" featuring the infamous "gated drum" effect first heard on Collins' hit "In The Air Tonight", and the pulsating rock of "Hall Light" that assembles a supergroup comprised of Stephen Bishop on vocals & acoustic guitar, Eric Clapton on lead guitar, Sting on bass & bg vocals and Phil Collins on drums.
Additional musicians contributing to this project include Steve Lukather, Dean Parks, Dann Huff, Michael Thompson, Martin Jenner, Ronnie Caryl, Matt Downs & Steve Bolton on guitars, Nathan East, Joe Chemay, Jeff Jones & Mo Foster on bass, Michael Omartian, Jeff Jones & Pete Wingfield on various keys & synths with Phil Collins, John Keane & Michael Omartian on drums and syndrums. Guest vocalists are Brenda Russell, Randy Crawford, Debbie Boone, Stacey Earle & Mark Spiro. The producers are Michael Omartian, Phil Collins, Hugh Padgham, Gus Dudgeon & Nick Launay.
Scott Gross - Inside Musicast.com

Dan Charleston

Finally available
This album has only been available as a VERY expensive Japanese import for years. Interesting that the order of tracks has been changed, but the remastering is a major upgrade in sound. Well worth the money!