| July 26, 1985|
26 July 1985
EMI America Records
Rock music, Pop music
| Clinton Recording Studio, New York|
John Waite albums, Rock music albums
Mask of Smiles is the third full-length release by British rock singer-songwriter John Waite. It was released in 1985, just after the release of his hit "Missing You".
There were two singles released from the disc. The first, "Every Step Of The Way", was a top 30 hit, peaking at number 25. The other, "Welcome To Paradise", fared rather dismally, edging just inside the Hot 100 (at number 85). The album itself peaked inside the Top 40, at number 36.
John Waite - vocal
Melanie X. - backing vocals on "Ain't That Peculiar"
"Bingo" - guitar, vocals
Ritchie Fliegler, John McCurry - guitar
Johnny Thunders - guitar on "No Brakes"
Chuck Kentis - piano
Tom Mandel - keyboards, synthesizers
Donnie Nossov - bass, backing vocals
Carmine Rojas, Joey Vasta - bass
Frankie LaRocka, Alan Childs - drums, percussion
Lenny Pickett - tenor saxophone on "Just Like Lovers"
Borneo Horns (Steve Elson, Stan Harrison) - horns
Arranged, Produced, Engineered & Mixed By John Waite & Stephen Galfas
All Songs Published By House Of Cards (adm. Walk On Moon Music)
- "Every Step of the Way" (John Waite, Ivan Kral) - 4:09
- "Laydown" (Waite) - 3:30
- "Welcome to Paradise" (Waite) - 3:55
- "Lust for Life" (Waite, John McCurry) - 3:02
- "Ain't That Peculiar" (Smokey Robinson, Pete Moore, Marv Tarplin, Ronald White) - 3:07
- "Just Like Lovers" (Waite, Tom Mandel) - 4:29
- "The Choice" (Waite) - 4:25
- "You're the One" (Waite, Chuck Kentis) - 3:18
- "No Brakes" (Waite) - 3:14
1Every Step of the Way4:12Mask of Smiles Wikipedia
3Welcom to Paradise3:58