||Promises Of The Heart CD (1995) |
John McGrath CD discography One day in 1986, Elissa Lala and her husband, producer John Valentino gathered their belongings and left South Philadelphia, heading west to the city of Angels in hope of furthering her singing career. Eight years later, Lala (yes, that's her real name)released her first album "Promises of the Heart" on Four Winds, which she hopes will "touch the hearts of many." The music has influences of R&B, Rock, and Jazz, and the lyrics are spiritual, with a Christian message of love and hope.
"This album was never a labor to create," explains Elissa."The songs and message were clear from the start." The music expresses the singer's innermost feelings, and truly comes straight from her heart.
Lyricist: Elissa Lala.
Personnel: Elissa Lala (vocals, background vocals); John Valentino (guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, programming); Ron Kalina (harmonica); Rick Rossi (saxophone); Scott Page-Pagter (keyboards); John McGrath, Micki Rossi (programming, keyboard programming); Rich Aronson, Lee Curreri (programming, drum programming); Jimmy Di Julio (drum programming); Marina Bambino, Arnold McCuller (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Ernie Sheesley; Lee Curreri; Wayne Cook; Bill Lazerus.
Liner Note Author: John Valentino.
Recording information: Michael Lloyd Studios, Beverly Hill, CA; Michael Lloyd Studios, Beverly Hills, CA; Wayne Cook Studios, Glendale, CA.
Photographer: Judy Lawne.