1978 Leo Sayer – Leo Sayer

Leo Sayer is the self-titled sixth album by English singer-songwriter Leo Sayer, and released in 1978.

The song “I Can’t Stop Loving You (Though I Try)” later became a hit when Phil Collins recorded it in 2002.

Leo Sayer (born Gerard Hugh Sayer, 21 May 1948) is a British-born singer-songwriter musician, and entertainer (now an Australian citizen and resident) whose singing career has spanned four decades.

Sayer launched his career in the United Kingdom in the early 1970s, and became a top singles and album act on both sides of the Atlantic in the 1970s. His first seven hit singles in the United Kingdom all reached the Top 10 a feat first registered by his first manager, Adam Faith. His songs have been sung by other notable artists, including Cliff Richard (“Dreaming”).

Tracks

1  Stormy Weather (Leo Sayer, Tom Snow) 4:17
2  Dancing The Night Away (James Brown, Russell Smith) 4:22
I Can’t Stop Loving You (Billy Nichols) 3:32
4 La Booga Rooga (Andy Fairweather Low) 3:41
Raining In My Heart (Felice Bryan, Boudleaux Bryant) 3:13
6  Something Fine (Jackson Browne) 3:54
7  Running To My Freedom (Tom Snow, Johnny Vastano) 3:21
8  Frankie Lee (Leo Sayer, Ray Parker Jr) 4:08
9  Don’t Look Back (Leo Sayer, Tom Snow) 3:32
10  No Looking Back (Leo Sayer, Tom Snow) 2:55

Musicians

1 Stormy Weather

Guitar Fred Tackett
Guitar Steve Lukather
Guitar David Lindley
Piano Tom Snow
Sax Dean Parks


2 Dancing The Night Away

Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Fred Tackett
Guitar David Lindley
Keyboards David Paich
Sax Dean Parks


3 I Can’t Stop Loving You

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Russ Kunkel
Guitar Waddy Wachtel
Keyboards Greg Phillinganes
Keyboards Steve Porcaro
Percussion Lenny Castro


4 La Booga Rooga

Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Waddy Wachtel
Guitar Jay Graydon
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards David Paich
Piano James Newton-Howard
Background Vocals Bobby Kimball
Background Vocals Jim Gilstrap


5 Raining In My Heart

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Russ Kunkel
Guitar Ben Benay
Guitar Lindsey Buckingham
Guitar Waddy Wachtel
Piano James Newton-Howard
Percussion Lenny Castro


6 Something Fine

Guitar Lindsey Buckingham
Background Vocals Lindsey Buckingham


7 Running To My Freedom

Bass Chuck Rainey
Guitar Steve Lukather
Guitar Lindsey Buckingham
Piano Tom Snow


8 Frankie Lee

Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Ray Parker Jr
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards David Paich
Mandolin David Lindley
Percussion Ollie E. Brown
Piano James Newton-Howard
Sax Tom Saviano


9 Don’t Look Back

Guitar Davey Johnstone
Guitar Steve Lukather
Percussion Lenny Castro
Piano James Newton-Howard
Piano Tom Snow
Sax Dean Parks


10 No Looking Back

Piano Tom Snow

Liner Notes

Producer – Richard Perry
Arranged By (Strings), Conductor – David Campbell (tracks: 3, 5, 10)
Coordinator (Production Coordinator) – Robin Rinehart
Coordinator (Song Coordinator) – Kathleen Carey
Directed By (Leo’s Musical Director) – James Newton Howard
Engineer (Additional Engineering) – Larry Emerine, Tim Kramer
Engineer (Assistant) – Gabe Veltri
Engineer (Recording Engineer) – Howard Steele
Engineer (Remix Engineer])– Bill Schnee
Mastered By – Allen Zentz

Art Direction, Design – Ria Lewerke
Photography – Claude Mougin

Recorded and mixed at Studio 55, Los Angeles.
First published in the U.K. by Chrysalis Records Limited 1978
℗ & © 1978 Chrysalis Records Ltd.