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Black Cars

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Released  1984
Label  HME, CBS
Release date  1984
Length  33:27
Artist  Gino Vannelli
Genres  Rock music, Rock and roll
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Recorded  Larkfield Recording Studio, Westwind Studio, 1984
Black Cars (1984)  Big Dreamers Never Sleep (1987)
Producers  Gino Vannelli, Joe Vannelli, Ross Vannelli
Nominations  Juno Award for Album of the Year, Juno Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Award
Similar  Brother to Brother, Powerful People, Big Dreamers Never Sle, Storm at Sunup, A Pauper in Paradise

Black Cars is the eighth album by Gino Vannelli, was released in 1984. Co-produced with his brothers Joe and Ross, the album has a distinctive 1984 sound with heavy use of Yamaha keyboards and synthesizers. It produced two hit singles in the title track and "Hurts to Be in Love". In 1984, HME Records (NY,NY) issued a 3-song, 12" EP with three versions of Black Cars, a special dance mix (5:55), an instrumental dub mix (3:42) and the album version (3:07). HME/PRA 4W9 05205.


Gino was nominated for the 1986 Juno Award for "Male Vocalist of the Year" (an award he had previously won in 1979) for this album. Gino and Joe also won the 1986 Juno Award for "Recording Engineer of the Year" for the title track.

Gino vannelli black cars from black cars album

Track listing

  1. "Black Cars" (Gino Vannelli, Roy Freeland) - 3:07
  2. "The Other Man" (Gino Vannelli, Roy Freeland) - 3:37
  3. "It's Over" (Gino Vannell, Ross Vannelli, Roy Freeland) - 3:40
  4. "Here She Comes" (Gino Vannelli) - 3:18
  5. "Hurts to Be in Love" (Gino Vannelli) - 3:39
  6. "Total Stranger" (Gino Vannelli, Roy Freeland, Bill LaBounty) - 4:53
  7. "Just a Motion Away" (Gino Vannelli, Ross Vannelli) - 4:18
  8. "Imagination" (Gino Vannelli) - 3:04
  9. "How Much" (Gino Vannelli) - 3:51


The following singles were released from the album, with the highest charting positions listed.


  • Gino Vannelli - vocals, drums, percussion, guitar
  • Joe Vannelli - synthesizers, synth bass, electric and acoustic piano
  • Mark Craney - drums
  • David Garibaldi - drums
  • Jimmy Haslip - bass guitar
  • Mike Miller - guitar, acoustic guitar, solo guitar
  • Ross Vannelli - percussion, bass guitar
  • John Messerschmidt - background vocals
  • Lori Leiberman (sic) - background vocals
  • Songs

    1Black Cars3:09
    2The Other Man3:40
    3It's Over3:41


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