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Leo Sayer (1978) - Leo Sayer

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Leo Sayer

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Regular Album Tracklisting:
Stormy WeatherLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1978, Running Time: 4:15
Dancing The Night AwayLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1978, Running Time: 4:23
I Can't Stop Loving You (Though I Try)Lyrics available
  Date Performance: 1978, Running Time: 3:33
La Booga RoogaLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1978, Running Time: 3:40
Raining In My HeartLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1978, Running Time: 3:14
Something FineLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1978, Running Time: 3:53
Running To My FreedomLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1978, Running Time: 3:20
Frankie LeeLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1978, Running Time: 4:07
Don't Look AwayLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1978, Running Time: 3:31
No Looking BackLyrics available
  Date Performance: 1978, Running Time: 2:56
CD Edition Bonus Tracks:
Leo's Story Part 6
  Date Performance: 2002, Running Time: 7:35
  Comments: Leo presents his own story in conversation with Richard Perry
I've Been Lonely For So Long
  Date Performance: 1977, Running Time: 3:41
  Comments: (Session Recording)
New Orleans
  Date Performance: 1977, Running Time: 3:19
  Comments: (Session Recording)
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Ben Benay, Ollie/Oliver (Odell Elliott) Brown(, Jr.), Lindsey Buckingham, Mike Carnahan, Lenny Castro, Bill Champlin, Scott(y) Edwards, Richard Felts, Jim(my) Gilstrap, Jay Graydon, Davey Johnston(e), Bobby Kimball, Russ(ell) Kunkel, David Lindley, Steve Lukather, James Newton Howard, David/Dave (Baby) Paich, Ray Parker, Jr., Dean Parks, Greg Phillinganes, Jeff(rey) Porcaro, Steve Porcaro, Chuck/Charles W Rainey(, III), Tom Saviano, Leland (Lee) Sklar, Tom Snow, Fred Tackett, Waddy (Robert) Wachtel

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Domestic Vinyl/CD Album

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David Hurst Batteau (Songwriter), James Howard Brown, Jr. (Songwriter), Jackson Browne (Songwriter), Boudleaux Bryant (Songwriter), Felice Bryant (Songwriter), Andy Fairweather-Low(e) (Songwriter), Frederick Knight (Songwriter), Billy Nicholls (Songwriter), Ray Parker, Jr. (Songwriter), Leo Sayer (Songwriter), Russell Smith (Songwriter), Tom Snow (Songwriter), Johnny Vastano (Songwriter), Jerry Weaver (Songwriter), Claude Mougin (Photography), Ria Lewerke (Art Direction), Ria Lewerke (Design), Allen Zentz (Mastering), Gabe Veltri (Assistant Engineer), Larry Emerine (Additional Engineering), Tim Kramer (Additional Engineering), Robin Ruse-Rinehart/Rinehart (Production Coordinator), Richard Perry (Produced By), Adam Faith (Management), David Campbell (Strings Arranged By), Howard Steele (Recording Engineer), Tom Saviano (Horns Arranged By), Bill Schnee (Remix Engineer), David Campbell (Strings Conducted By), Leo Sayer (Reissue Produced By), Mark Stratford (Reissue Produced By), Kathleen Carey (Song Coordinator), James Newton Howard (Leo (Sayer)'s Musical Director), Phil Smee (Compilation Design), Phil Smee (Compilation Artwork), Nick (Ears) Watson (Remastered From Original Master Tapes By)

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Warner Bros. Records/Chrysalis/RPM Silverbird

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3200/CDL 1198/RPM SB1006

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Recorded and mixed at Studio 55, Los Angeles

Special thanks to Michael Lippman and all the staff of Studio 55


One Man Band: The Albums Of Leo Sayer - With two successful albums under their belts, 1976's Platinum seller Endless Flight and 1977's groundbreaking Thunder In My Heart, Leo and producer Richard Perry returned in summer 1978 to Richard's Studio 55 in Hollywood. With Leo now spending most of his time living in Hollywood the tone of the recording was very Californian. Richard was targeting U.S. radio and the sound was moving towards AOR (Album Oriented Rock). With the help of some of L.A.'s finest musicians and a collection of fine covers and original compositions, Leo Sayer stands up as one of the artist's finest works.

Ben Fong-Torres, who from 1969 to 1981 was senior editor and writer for Rolling Stone, one of rock's most influential publications, wrote a fascinating article, which the magazine published in its January 13th, 1977 issue, The article is printed on the inlay for Endless Flight (RPM SB 1004), A new essay by Ben is included on the inlay of Thunder In My Heart, reflecting on a meeting with Leo in San Francisco in May this year, the first time that these two friends had seen each other in 25 years.

The Other Original Albums Of Leo Sayer:

Just A Boy
Another Year
Endless Flight
Thunder In My Heart
Living In A Fantasy
Have You Ever Been In Love

With sincere thanks to Donatella Piccinetti, Adrian Cornes, Richard Perry and Ben Fong-Torres.

Remastered from original master tapes at Sanctuary Mastering

?(P) 1978 RPM Silverbird Ltd, under exclusive license to The Hit Label Ltd.

This Compilation (P) & (C) 2002 RPM, a division of Cherry Red Records Ltd, licensed courtesy of The Hit Label Ltd, a division of the Chrysalis Group plc.

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MCPS/Made in EEC

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Compact Disc Digital Audio

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Somewhat banal, but pleasantries are present
Review written by John Fitzgerald, March 12th, 2005

The songs Lindsey's on are the nice smooth and easy rework of Buddy Holly's "Raining in my heart", a nice reading of Jackson Browne's "Something fine" & the middle of the road "Running to my freedom". As a matter of fact, a few songs here have a slight country feel which may come as a surprise to those familiar with the hits from Sayer's "Endless flight" this makes an interesting follow up album as producer Richard Perry for the most part stays clear of the disco leanings of the smash hits from the previous album (although "Frankie Lee" & "La booga rooga" come pretty close) there's a rocker (well, it's harder than one would expect from Leo) called "Don't look away" and the album ends with a cover of Tom Snow's "No looking back" which is the mellowest moment and makes for an effective closing statement. You can count the clichs but given half a chance, a pleasant record.

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Discography entry submitted by Jeff Kenney & Marty Adelson.