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Album: A Spanner in the Works
Artist: Rod Stewart
1995 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
CD: 9362-45867-2

Musicians:
Rod Stewart: lead vocals (all), backing vocals (5)
David Palmer: drums (1, 4, 6-8, 10-12)
Paul Robinson: drums (2, 5)
Kenny Aronoff: drums (3)
Trevor Horn: bass (1), backing vocals (1)
Steve Lipson: bass (2, 4), guitars (4)
Leland Sklar: bass (3)
Carmine Rojas: bass (6, 12)
Bernard Edwards: bass (7, 10, 11)
Guy Pratt: bass (9), acoustic guitar (9)
Jeff Golub: guitars (1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12), electric guitars (9)
Tim Pierce: guitars (1, 2, 5, 8)
Robin LeMesurier: guitars (1, 4 solo, 6, 7, 10, 11)
Davey Johnstone: guitars (3), mandolin (3)
Jim Cregan: guitars (5)
Andy Taylor: guitars (7, 10, 11)
Michael Landau: guitars (7)
Lol Creme: electric guitars (9)
Kevin Savigar: keys (all), bass (5, 8), squeezebox (12)
Jamie Muhoberac: keys (2), piano solo (9), percussion (9)
Mike Higham: keys (2, 8), bass (8)
James Newton-Howard: keys (3)
Anne Dudley: piano (8)
Billy Preston: organ (11)
Paulhino DaCosta: percussion (1)
Frank Ricotti: big drum (5)
Don Teschner: mandolin (1, 6), American fiddle (6)
David Lindley: bouzouki (1)
Donal Lunny: bouzouki (6, 12)
John McSherry: pipes (6)
Martin O'Conner: accordion (6)
Ni Chathasaigh: Irish fiddle (6)
Leslie Butler: harmonica (9)
Aleisha Irving: female vocal (2)
Joe Turano: backing vocals (3, 7)
Fred White, Joey Diggs, Lamont Van Hook: backing vocals (7, 8)
Oren Waters, Jossef Powell, Terry Young: backing vocals (10, 11)
Eric Cadieux: programming (1)

Gavin Wright: orchestra leader (1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 12)
Suzie Katayama: orchestra leader (7, 11)
Choir coordinated by Bobby Page/Luana Jackman (7)
The Kick Horns (Simon Clark, Roddy Lorimer, Tim Sanders, Neil Sidwell): horns (9)
Glasgow Gaelic Music Association (choir leader: Kenneth Thompson): choir (12)
 

Produced by Trevor Horn (1, 2, 5, 9), James Newton-Howard/Michael Ostin/Lenny Waronker (3), Horn/Stewart (4, 6, 8, 12), Edwards/Horn/Stewart (7), Edwards/Taylor/Stewart (10), Edwards/Stewart (11)
Executive producers: Rob Dickins, Michael Ostin
Recorded by Tim Weidner (1, 2, 5), Steve MacMillan (3)
Engineered by Charlie Bouie (4, 6-12)
Assistant engineer: Mike Baumgartner (3), Eric Johnston (4, 6-12)
Mixed by Steve MacMillan
Assistant: Rich Lowe (1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 12), Pat (6), Rail Rogut (7, 8, 10, 11)
Digital manipulation and programming in Pro-Tools: Higham/Horn (1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9)
Mastered by Stephen Marcussen

Photography: Herb Ritts
Package design: Greg Ross
 

Tracks:
1. Windy Town [Chris Rea] (5:12)
2. The Downtown Lights [Paul Buchanan] (6:34)
3. Leave Virginia Alone [Tom Petty] (4:07)
4. Sweetheart Like You [Bob Dylan] (4:54)
5. This [Marc Jordan/John Capek] (5:19)
6. Lady Luck [Stewart/Golub/Savigar/Rojas] (4:25)
7. You're the Star [Livsey/Lyle/Miller] (4:40)
8. Muddy, Sam and Otis [Stewart/Savigar] (4:43)
9. Hang on St. Christopher [Tom Waits] (4:04)
10. Delicious [Stewart/Taylor/LeMesurier] (4:43)
11. Soothe Me [Sam Cooke] (3:33)
12. Purple Heather [Stewart] (4:57)

Arranged by Stewart (12)
Strings arranged and conducted by Dudley (1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 12), Savigar (7, 11)
Horns arranged by the Kick Horns (9), Lenny Pickett with Nick Lane/Rick Braun/David Woodford (11)
 

Notes: Another Trevor Horn production with the usual array of colleagues (Weidner, Dudley, Lipson, Creme, Ricotti, Palmer, Muhoberac, Higham, MacMillan etc.). (HP, 13 Mar 05)


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