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Valotte (1984)


Julian Lennon


7 80184-2


1. Valotte (4:15)

2. O.K. For You

3. On The Phone

4. Space (4:22)

5. Well I Don’t Know (4:35)

6. Too Late For Goodbyes (3:30)

7. Lonely (3:50)

8. Say You’re Wrong (3:25)

9. Jesse (3:48)

10. Let Me Be (2:12)

All compositions written by Julian Lennon except “Valotte” written by Julian Lennon, Justin Clayton and Carlton Morales, “O.K. For You” written by Julian Lennon, Justin Clayton, Carlton Morales and Carmello Luggeri and “Jesse” written by China Burton.

All songs published by Charisma Music/Chappell Music, ASCAP except “O.K. For You” published by Charisma Music/Chappell Music/Ripples Music Ltd., adm., by Almo Music Corp., ASCAP and “Jesse” published by Virgin Music, ASCAP.



Julian Lennon: Lead Vocals, bass guitar, keyboards, Simmons drums and percussion

Guitars: Justin Clayton and Carlton Morales

Keyboards: Barry Beckett, David Lebolt and Peter Wood

Drums: Roger Hawkins and Steve Holley

Bass Guitars: David Hood, Marcus Miller and Carmine Rojas

Percussion: Ralph MacDonald and Steve Holley

Background Vocals sung by: Rory Dodd, Eric Troyer and Julian Lennon

Trumpets: Jon Faddis and Joe Shepley

Saxophones: Michael Brecker, George young, Lawrence Feldman and Ron Cuber


Cameo Appearances by:

Michael Brecker: Saxophone only on Lonely

Jean “Toots” Thielemans: Harmonica on Too Late For Goodbyes

Martin Briley: Guitar on Too Late For Goodbyes

Dennis Herring: Guitar on Jesse

Basic tracks arranged by Barry Becket and the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Sections

Horns arranged by David Matthews

Recording coordinator: Joseph D’Ambrosio


Recorded at:

Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Alabama;
Bear Tracks Recording Studio, Suffern, NY;
A&R Recording Studios, New York, NY;
Clinton Recording Studios, New York, NY;
The Hit Factory, New York, NY;

Engineered by Bradshaw Leigh and Pete Greene

Assistant engineers: Mike Allaire, Michael Barry, Bobby Cohen, Lee Daley, John Davenport, Scott James, Peter Millius, John Penzotti, Michael Somers-Abbott, Billy Straus

Mixed by Bradshaw Leigh at The Hit Factory

Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound

Sleeve design by Dob Defrin and Julian Lennon

Photo by Michael Kennedy, NYC


Ralph MacDonald appears courtesy of Polygram Records, Inc.
Martin Briley appears courtesy of Polygram Records, Inc.

Management: Dean Gordon/D.A.G. Promotional Ltd., London


Special Thanks to Tony Stratton Smith, Steve Weltman, Jon Crawley and everyone at Charisma, Ahmet Ertegun, Doug Morris, Dave Glew, Perry Cooper, Tunc Erim and everyone else at Atlantic.

Jimmy Johnson, Rich Calandara and Jay Beckenstein, Emile Charlap, Bob Troler, Eddie and Troy Germano and all our friends in the studios.

David Ford and Geoffrey Issacs; John Clark and Stuart Prager; John Cohen and David Perez; And Mervyn Head for keeping the wheels running smoothly…

And some personal thanks to:

My mother Cynthia for all she’s had to cope with!
Dean for making the whole thing possible!
Tony Gordon and Strat for staying the course!
Mike Farrell for showing us that life’s not all fun!!!! – Thanks Mike!
Martin Lewis for keeping us all laughing!
Steve Weltman and Perry Cooper for holding hands across the water!
Phil and family for putting up with us and putting us up for so long!
Brad Leigh – Let the good times Rock ‘n’ Roll!
Karen Kamon and Angela D’Ambrosio for loaning their husbands! And everyone who gave me support throughout the year, especially little Ol’ Debbie!

And to my Father….

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