1981 Bill Champlin – Runaway

Runaway is an album by Bill Champlin, released on Elektra Records in 1981. It is notable as containing “Tonight Tonight”, Champlin’s major hit as a solo artist, as well as “Sara”, which also achieved a degree of chart success.

The album was primarily produced by David Foster, who had also produced Champlin’s previous solo album, Single, in 1978. The album also featured production by Kenny Loggins on “Take It Uptown”, co-written by Loggins and Champlin. One of the comparatively rare songwriting collaborations with Alan Thicke is also included on the album–“Sara”, co-written with Champlin.

The album entered the Billboard album chart on February 6, 1982. It spent 4 weeks on the chart, peaking at #178.

Tracks

1  Runaway (Bill Champlin, Steve Lukather) 3:58
2  One Way Ticket (Bill Champlin, George Sopuch) 3:03
Sara (Alan Thicke, Bill Champlin) 3:15
Tonight Tonight (Bill Champlin, David Foster, Ray Kennedy) 3:47
5  Runaway Reprise (Bill Champlin, Steve Lukather) 0:47
6  Take It Uptown (Bill Champlin, Kenny Loggins) 4:24
7  Satisfaction (Bill Champlin, Richard Page) 3:42
8  Stop Knockin’ On My Door (Barron Abramovitch, Bill Champlin) 4:16
9  Gotta Get Back To Love (Kerry Hatch, Tom Kelly) 3:30
10  Without You (Amber DiLena, Bill Champlin) 4:05
11  The Fool Is All Alone (Bill Champlin, David Foster) 4:29

Musicians

1 Runaway

Bass John Pierce
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards David Foster
Background Vocals Tom Kelly


2 One Way Ticket

Bass John Pierce
Drums Ed Greene
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards David Foster
Background Vocals Richard Page


3 Sara

Bass John Pierce
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards David Foster
Percussion Paul Lani


4 Tonight Tonight

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums Larry Tolbert
Guitar Jay Graydon
Keyboards David Foster
Sax Gary Herbig
Horn Jerry Hey
Background Vocals Richard Page
Background Vocals Netty Gloud


5 Runaway Reprise

Guitar Bill Champlin
Keyboards David Foster


6 Take It Uptown

Bass John Pierce
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Jay Graydon
Fender Rhodes David Foster
Piano Bill Champlin
Sax Tom Scott
Background Vocals Kenny Loggins
Background Vocals Richard Page


7 Satisfaction

Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards David Foster
Percussion Paul Lani
Trumpet Jerry Hey
Trumpet Gary Grant
Trumpet Chuck Findley
Sax Kim Hutchcroft
Sax Gary Herbig
Sax Larry Williams
Trombone Bill Reichenbach
Background Vocals Richard Page


8 Stop Knockin’ On My Door

Bass John Pierce
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Steve Lukather
Fender Rhodes David Foster
Background Vocals Tamara Matoesian
Background Vocals Carmen Grillo


9 Gotta Get Back To Love

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums Larry Tolbert
Guitar Steve Lukather
Guitar Jay Graydon
Piano David Foster
Percussion Humberto Catica
Background Vocals Richard Page
Background Vocals Tom Kelly


10 Without You

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards David Foster


11 The Fool Is All Alone

Bass John Pierce
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Jay Graydon
Keyboards David Foster
Keyboards James Newton-Howard
Background Vocals Richard Page

Liner Notes

Producer – David Foster

Photography – Aaron Rapoport
Design, Art Direction – Jon Kosh

Pressed By – Allied Record Company
Recorded At – Sunset Sound
Recorded At – Monterey Sound Studios
Recorded At – Santa Monica Sound Recorders
Recorded At – Davlen Sound Studios
Recorded At – Sound Labs, Hollywood
Mixed At – Studio 55, Los Angeles
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra/Asylum Records
Copyright (c) – Elektra/Asylum Records

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