1977 Carole Bayer Sager – Carole Bayer Sager

Carole Bayer Sager (born March 8, 1947) is an American lyricist, singer, songwriter and painter and New York Times best-seller author.

Sager’s first recording as a singer was the 1977 album Carole Bayer Sager, which included “You’re Moving Out Today”, a song which she co-wrote with Bette Midler and Bruce Roberts. (Paul Buckmaster provided horn and string arrangements for the album). The album went platinum in Japan, Australia, and the United Kingdom. It was followed by …Too in 1978 and a third and last album, co-produced by Burt Bacharach, entitled Sometimes Late at Night (1981), which included the single “Stronger Than Before”, later recorded by Dionne Warwick and Chaka Khan.

Tracks

1Come In From The Rain (Carole Bayer Sager, Melissa Manchester)2:49
2Until The Next Time (Carole Bayer Sager, Johnny Vastano)3:31
3Don’t Wish Too Hard (Carole Bayer Sager, Peter Allen)4:05
4Sweet Alibis (Carole Bayer Sager, Marvin Hamlisch)3:47
5Aces (Bruce Roberts, Carole Bayer Sager)3:21
6I’d Rather Leave While I’m In Love (Carole Bayer Sager, Peter Allen)2:49
7Steal Away Again (Bette Midler, Bruce Roberts, Carole Bayer Sager)4:19
8You’re Moving Out Today (Bette Midler, Bruce Roberts, Carole Bayer Sager)3:35
9Shy As A Violet (Carole Bayer Sager, Peter Allen)3:06
10Home To Myself (Carole Bayer Sager, Melissa Manchester)2:48

Media

Musicians

1 Come In From The Rain

BassLeland Sklar
GuitarLee Ritenour
PianoMelissa Manchester
VocalsCarole Bayer Sager


2 Until The Next Time

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRuss Kunkel
Acoustic GuitarJohnny Vastano
Fender RhodesNicky Hopkins
OrganArtie Butler
PianoNicky Hopkins
Background VocalsMelissa Manchester
Background VocalsJohnny Vastano
VocalsCarole Bayer Sager


3 Don’t Wish Too Hard

BassBob Cranshaw
DrumsAllan Schwartzberg
GuitarLance Quinn
PianoPeter Allen
PercussionAlan Estes
PercussionAllan Schwartzberg
Background VocalsAbigail Haness
Background VocalsBrenda Russell
VocalsCarole Bayer Sager


4 Sweet Alibis

BassEmory Gordy
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarLee Ritenour
MandolinLee Ritenour
Fender RhodesMarvin Hamlish
PianoMarvin Hamlish
SynthesizerPaul Buckmaster
PercussionAlan Estes
VocalsCarole Bayer Sager


5 Aces

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsJim Keltner
Acoustic GuitarLee Ritenour
PianoBruce Roberts
PercussionAlan Estes
Background VocalsBruce Roberts
VocalsCarole Bayer Sager


6 I’d Rather Leave While I’m In Love

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarLee Ritenour
Acoustic GuitarLee Ritenour
PianoBruce Roberts
PianoPeter Allen
PercussionAlan Estes
Background VocalsBruce Roberts
VocalsCarole Bayer Sager


7 Steal Away Again

BassWill Lee
DrumsRoy Markowitz
GuitarJerry Friedman
Acoustic GuitarAl Gorgoni
PianoBruce Roberts
PercussionAlan Estes
Background VocalsBruce Roberts
Background VocalsMadeline Kahn
VocalsCarole Bayer Sager


8 You’re Moving Out Today

BassWill Lee
DrumsRoy Markowitz
GuitarThom Rotella
Acoustic GuitarThom Rotella
Slide GuitarHugh McCracken
TromboneGarnett Brown
Background VocalsBruce Roberts
VocalsCarole Bayer Sager


9 Shy As A Violet

BassBob Carpenter
DrumsAndy Newmark
Acoustic GuitarJerry Friedman
Acoustic GuitarThom Rotella
PianoPeter Allen
Background VocalsPeter Allen
VocalsBette Midler
VocalsCarole Bayer Sager


10 Home To Myself

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarLee Ritenour
Acoustic GuitarLee Ritenour
HarpsichordMelissa Manchester
PianoMelissa Manchester
Background VocalsMelissa Manchester
VocalsCarole Bayer Sager

Liner Notes

Producer – Brooks Arthur
Production Coordinator – Ivy Skoff
Arranged By (Background Vocals Arranged & Performed By) – Melissa Manchester (Track 10)
Conductor, Arranged By (All Strings, Woodwinds & Horns Arranged & Conducted By) – Paul Buckmaster (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Conductor, Arranged By (Strings And Horns Arranged & Conducted By) – Gene Page (Track 3)
Engineer – Bob Merritt, Brooks Arthur
Engineer (Assistant Engineer At The Record Plant East) – David Thoener
Engineer (Assistant Engineer) – David Latman
Programmed By (Electronic Synthesizer Programmed By) – Robert Margouleff (Track 4)
Tracking By (Piano Overdub) – Peter Allen (Track 6)

Artwork By (Art Director) – Tony Lane
Artwork By (Design) – Anne Garner, Tony Lane
Photography – Claude Mougin
Photography (Sleeve Photo) – David Alexander

℗ & © 1977 Elektra/Asylum Records, Los Angeles, California. A Division of Warner Communications Inc.
Mfg. by Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records, Los Angeles, California/A Division of Warner Communications Inc.

Primary Recording Location at The Record Plant, Los Angeles
Additional Recording at The Record Plant East, New York