Sunday, October 3, 2021

Stephen Bishop - Careless (1976)

Stephen Bishop - Careless (1976)


Tracklist front / back album covers

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1. "On and On"   3:00

2. "Never Letting Go"   3:48

3. "Careless"   3:45

4. "Sinking in an Ocean of Tears"  3:08

5. "Madge"   4:03

6. "Every Minute"   3:58

7. "Little Italy"   3:27

8. "One More Night"   4:02

9. "guitar interlude"   0:35

10. "Save It for a Rainy Day"   3:12

11. "Rock and Roll Slave"   3:38

12. "The Same Old Tears on a New Background"   2:40




Stephen Bishop Band Members / Musicians

Stephen Bishop – lead vocals (1-8, 10-12), backing vocals (1, 3, 6, 11), acoustic guitar (1-12), trombone (3)

Andrew Gold – electric guitar (1, 6)

Michael Staton – steel guitar (1)

Lee Ritenour – acoustic guitar (2)

Eric Clapton – slide guitar (4), electric guitar solo (10)

Jay Graydon – electric guitar (4), acoustic guitar (6)

Larry Carlton – acoustic guitar (7)

Tommy Tedesco – mandolin (7)

John Barlow Jarvis – electric piano (1, 10), acoustic piano (2-4, 6, 8, 10)

Alan Lindgren – synthesizer (4, 8)

Steve Paietta – accordion (7)

Larry Knechtel – electric piano (11), organ (11)

Mac Cridlin – bass guitar (1, 3, 4)

Reinie Press – bass guitar (2, 8, 11)

Max Bennett – bass guitar (6, 7)

Jeff Staton Jones – bass guitar (10), electric guitar (10)

Larry Brown – drums (1, 3, 4)

Jim Gordon – drums (2, 8, 11)

John Guerin – drums (6, 7)

Russ Kunkel – drums (10)

Victor Feldman – marimba (1), percussion (1, 7), vibraphone (1, 7)

Ray Pizzi – saxophone solo (4)

Ian Freebairn-Smith – string arrangements (2, 7), string conductor (2), horn arrangements (4, 10), woodwind arrangements (7)

Lee Holdridge – string arrangements and conductor (3, 5, 8)

Chaka Khan – co-lead vocals (7), backing vocals (2, 10)

Art Garfunkel – backing vocals (3, 6, 11)

Leah Kunkel – backing vocals (11)




Careless is the debut album by singer/songwriter Stephen Bishop. It includes two hit singles: "On and On", which peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard singles chart, and "Save It for a Rainy Day" which made No. 22. The album itself rose to No. 34 on the Billboard albums chart. Notable contributors to the album include Eric Clapton, Art Garfunkel and Chaka Khan.

Earl Stephen Bishop (born November 14, 1951) is an American singer-songwriter, actor, and guitarist. His biggest hits include "On and On", "It Might Be You" and "Save It for a Rainy Day". He has appeared in and contributed musically to many motion pictures, including National Lampoon's Animal House.



Stephen Bishop Discography Full

Careless (1976)

Bish (1978)

Red Cab to Manhattan (1980)

Sleeping with Girls (1985; Asia only)

Bowling in Paris (1989; re-released in 2015 with different sequencing and cover)

Blue Guitars (1996; released in 1994 in Japan with different tracks and cover)

Happy Bishmas (2002; re-released in 2003 with different cover)

Yardwork (2002; released in Japan with different cover)

The Demo Album 1 (2003)

The Demo Album 2 (2003)

Fear of Massage: Demo 3 (2003)

Stephen Bishop Live at Duo Music Exchange (2006; Japan only)

America & Friends: Live at the Ventura Theater (2007; Japan only)

Saudade (2007; Target-only release. Re-released worldwide as Romance in Rio)

Romance in Rio (2008)

Be Here Then (2014)

Stephen Bishop Live (2014; also issued 2015 as The '70s: Stephen Bishop with series cover)

Blueprint (2016)

We'll Talk About It Later In The Car (2019)

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