Written by: A.Azzaro - T.Massarutto - F.Thomas - A.Versace
Love is the Answer is a multi-media project, created to highlight the AIDS problem, and will launch a worldwide fund raising campaign for AIDS research and welfare. The entire project has been conceived by Tony Massarutto and produced by REC Group, YATO Entertainments & BLU MIX. The record is part of the project and would have been impossible without the generous help and support of all the people listed below. Taking the song "Love is the answer" as its starting point, this album brings together an eclectic mixture of musicians and performers from different backgrounds and cultures to produce individual variations on the theme tune. The styles are difference but all those involved share a common concern, and are unified in their belief that further help is urgent and necessary for AIDS research and welfare.
Executive Producers: Yato Entertainments & Blu Mix and REC Group
Producer & Coordinator: Tony Massarutto for Yato Entertainments
Co-Producer: Chaly Albert for Blu Mix
Executive Producer: Corrado Bacchelli
Worldwide Exploitation Manager: Corrado Bacchelli
Publishing by Copyright Control: Sherman F.Heining. Licensed by SHERMAN Records.
Music Producer: Steve Galante for Down In Hollywood Productions
Music Co-Producer: Euro Ferrari
Strings Arrangements: Euro Ferrari
International Casting Manager: Paolo D’Alessandro
U.S. Casting Manager: Saverio Principino for Music Unlimited, Rome - L.A., U.S.A.
International Casting Assistant: Shirley Mawer for Yato Entertainments and Tasha Rodriguez for Blu Mix
Visual Coordinator & Photography: Giorgio Amendola for Imago Casting, Rome
Production Accountant: Carlo Galante
Art Directors: Loren Rattew & Alberto Angiolini for Publicis FCB-MAC
Cover Painting: Nino La Barbera
Logo Designer: Loren Rattew for Publis FCB-MAC
Graphic: Luciano Tallarini
Video Shooting: Tony Paticchio for Pierrot & La Rosa, Bologna
Additional Video Producer: Enzo Basile
Video Post Production: Video3 & Telesia, Rome
Video Directed by Giuseppe Sciacca and Gianluca Di Carlo
Author and Coordinator Greater Events - Giorgio Verdelli and Geppino Afeltra
Love Is The Answer “Contemporary Version” Engineered and recorded by: Steve Galante at Down In Hollywood Studio Recordings
Mixed by: Brad Davis at Metropolis Studio, London, U.K.
Additional Tapeless: Editing at Medicina Studio Bologna by Claudio Pradellini & Mirco Bezzi
Programming & Vocals Editing: Steve Galante
Background Vocals Arrangement: Vincenzo Thoma & Simona Peron
Backgrounds Vocals: All Singers
Additional Background Vocals: Simona Peron, Regina Rogers, Natasha Maimone, Cristina Hansen, Carlo De Renzi (Dex), Tasha Rodriguez
Gino Vannelli, Pooh, Randy Crawford, Nicolette Larson, Kool & the Gang’s (Skip Martin), Billy Preston, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Regina Rogers, Black Box, Vincenzo Thoma, Simona Peron, Alphaville, Severino Gazzelloni, Isaac Hayes, Wayne Shorter and Mitchell Foreman, Raina Kabaivanska, Rettore, Luz Casal, Pointer Sisters ( Anita Pointer, Lynn Roman ) Syreeta, Novecento, Toquinho, Alan Sorrenti, Antonella Versace, Jeanne Mas, Isabel Amadeo, Carmine Appice, Winnie Colaiuta, John Patitucci, Dodi Battaglia, Frank Gambale, Steve Tavaglione, Steve Grossman, Ricky Portera.
Rowa Robertson (Ronnie James Dio Band) , Jay Schellen, Kenny Handsen & Tony Cavazo (Hurricane), Mark Ferrari, Johnny and Joe Gioeli (Hardline), Stuart Smith & Peter la Rue (Midnight), Chris Holmes (Wasp), Claude Schnell, Jose Ferro & John Erwine (Thightrope), Jace Finsher (South Gang)