Mick Fleetwood - The Visitor

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Release Type

Studio Album

Release Year

1981

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Label

RCA

 

Album Overview

The Visitor is an album by Mick Fleetwood, released on the RCA Records label in 1981. All the songs were recorded in Accra, Ghana between January and February 1981 at the "Ghana Film Industries, Inc. Studio" and produced by Richard Dashut, and were later on mixed in various studios in England.

Two of the tracks were covers of Fleetwood Mac songs: "Rattlesnake Shake" was originally recorded for the 1969 album Then Play On, and "Walk a Thin Line" first appeared on the 1979 album Tusk. Peter Green sang lead vocals and played lead guitar on "Rattlesnake Shake", and was credited as Peter Greenbaum. George Harrison appeared on "Walk a Thin Line".

The album has been re-released several times, most recently with a US CD release by Wounded Bird Records on October 18, 2011.

Tracks

TrackTitleDuration
1Rattlesnake Shake3:49
Notes

Arranged By: Andrew Powell
Arranged By: Mike Moran
Backing Vocals, Drums [Hand Drums]: Ebaali Gbiko
Bass: George Hawkins
Drums [Hand Drums]: Lord Tiki
Drums, Percussion: Mick Fleetwood
Guitar: Todd Sharp
Lead Vocals, Guitar: Peter Green
Percussion [Extra]: Dicky Dash And The Clapettes
Percussion [Extra]: Tony Todaro

2You Weren't In Love5:55
Notes

Arranged By: Andrew Powell
Arranged By: Mike Moran
Backing Vocals: Accra Roman Catholic Choir
Drums: Mick Fleetwood
Drums [Hand Drums]: Lord Tiki
Guitar: Todd Sharp
Lead Vocals, Bass, Piano: George Hawkins

3O' Niamali2:47
Notes

Bass: George Hawkins
Drums: Mick Fleetwood
Vocals, Instrumentation By [Played And Sung By]: Adjo Group

4Super Brains4:07
Notes

Guitar [Rhythm]: Todd Sharp
Guitar [Theme]: Peter Green
Vocals, Instrumentation By [Played And Sung By]: Superbrains Group

5Don't Be Sorry, Just Be Happy4:24
Notes

Arranged By: Andrew Powell
Arranged By: Mike Moran
Drums, Gong [Water Gong]: Mick Fleetwood
Guitar: Todd Sharp
Lead Vocals, Bass: George Hawkins

6Walk A Thin Line3:19
Notes

Backing Vocals: Adjo Group
Backing Vocals: Sara Recor
Drums, Percussion: Mick Fleetwood
Guitar [Twelve String, Slide], Backing Vocals: George Harrison
Lead Vocals, Bass, Piano, Guitar: George Hawkins

7Not Fade Away2:22
Notes

Drums: Mick Fleetwood
Drums [Hand Drums], Percussion: Lord Tiki
Drums [Hand Drums], Percussion, Backing Vocals: Adjo Group
Guitar: Todd Sharp
Guitar [Lead]: Ian Bairnson
Lead Vocals, Bass: George Hawkins

8Cassiopeia Surrender4:34
Notes

Drums: Mick Fleetwood
Drums [Hand Drums]: Ebaali Gbiko
Guitar [Lead]: Todd Sharp
Guitar [Rhythm]: Ian Bairnson
Lead Vocals, Bass, Organ: George Hawkins

9The Visitor4:05
Notes

Drums: Mick Fleetwood
Piano: George Hawkins
Synthesizer [Prophet 5]: Mike Moran
Vocals, Instrumentation By [Played And Sung By]: The Ghana Folkloric Group

10Amelle (Come On Show Me Your Heart)4:35
Notes

Bass, Organ: George Hawkins
Vocals, Instrumentation By [Played And Sung By]: Adjo Group

Personnel

  • Mick Fleetwood – drums, percussion, gong
  • Richard Dashut - percussion
  • George Hawkins – vocals, bass guitar, piano, organ, guitar
  • Ian Bairnson – lead guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Todd Sharp – lead guitar, rhythm guitar
  • Peter Green – lead guitar, lead vocals on "Rattlesnake Shake"
  • George Harrison – slide guitar, 12-string guitar and backing vocals on "Walk a Thin Line"
  • Ebaali Gbiko – vocals, hand drums
  • Adjo Group – vocals, percussion
  • Sara Fleetwood - backing vocals
  • Lord Tiki – hand drums, percussion
  • Superbrains – vocals
  • The Ghana Folkloric Group – vocals, percussion
  • Mike Moran and Andrew Powell – arrangement on "Rattlesnake Shake" and "You Weren't in Love"

Credits

  • Engineer: Billy Youdelman
  • Engineer: Randy Ezratty
  • Executive Producer: Mickey Shapiro
  • Producer: Mick Fleetwood
  • Producer, Engineer: Richard Dashut

Notes

All tracks recorded in Accra, Ghana, West Africa, January and February 1981 at the Ghana Film Industries, Inc. 

 

Attribution

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