1981 Carole Bayer Sager – Sometimes Late At Night

Sometimes Late at Night is the third and last solo album by songwriter Carole Bayer Sager, released in 1981. Singles from the album were Stronger Than Before (later recorded by Dionne Warwick and Chaka Khan), and Easy To Love Again.
The producer and composer was Burt Bacharach. After this album, they married and wrote many songs including “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)” and “That’s What Friends Are For”, until their divorce. The US CD release suffered from bad packaging, incorrect information and skips in the CD track; but the Japanese-remastered CD (now re-released with paper jacket) was perfect, and included the correct and original lyrics.

Carole Bayer Sager (born March 8, 1947) is an American lyricist, singer, songwriter and painter.

Tracks

1  Prologue (Carole Bayer Sager) 0:30
2  I Won’t Break (Carole Bayer Sager, Burt Bacharach, Peter Allen) 3:31
3  Just Friends (Carole Bayer Sager, Burt Bacharach) 3:40
4  Tell Her (Carole Bayer Sager, Burt Bacharach, Peter Allen) 3:29
5  Somebody’s Been Lying (Carole Bayer Sager, Burt Bacharach) 3:10
6  On The Way To The Sky (Carole Bayer Sager, Neil Diamond) 3:09
7  You And Me (We Wanted It All) (Carole Bayer Sager, Peter Allen) 4:39
8  Sometimes Late At Night (Carole Bayer Sager, Burt Bacharach) 3:57
9  Wild Again (Carole Bayer Sager, Burt Bacharach) 2:44
10  Easy To Love Again (Carole Bayer Sager, Burt Bacharach) 4:13
11  Stronger Than Before (Carole Bayer Sager, Burt Bacharach, Bruce Roberts) 3:55
12  You Don’t Know Me (Carole Bayer Sager, Burt Bacharach) 3:36
13 Reprise (Carole Bayer Sager) 1:52

Musicians

2 I Won’t Break

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Lee Ritenour
Piano Burt Bacharach
Piano Mike Lang
Synthesizer Ed Walsh
Sax George Young
Background Vocals Burt Bacharach
Background Vocals Richard Page
Background Vocals Steve George


3 Just Friends

Bass Reinie Press
Drums Jim Keltner
Guitar Paul Jackson Jr
Piano Burt Bacharach
Vocals Michael Jackson


4 Tell Her

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Lee Ritenour
Fender Rhodes David Foster
Piano Burt Bacharach
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Background Vocals Franne Golde
Background Vocals Jo Ann Harris


5 Somebody’s Been Lying

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Jim Keltner
Guitar Fred Tackett
Guitar Lee Ritenour
Guitar Tim May
Synthesizer Burt Bacharach
Synthesizer Ed Walsh
Synthesizer Ian Underwood
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa


6 On The Way To The Sky

Bass Reinie Press
Drums Dennis St. John
Guitar Doug Rhone
Guitar Neil Diamond
Guitar Richard Bennett
Piano Tom Hensley
Synthesizer Alan Lindgren
Percussion King Errisson
Percussion Vince Charles
Background Vocals Bruce Roberts
Background Vocals Melissa Manchester


7 You And Me (We Wanted It All)

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Lee Ritenour
Fender Rhodes Mike Lang
Synthesizer Burt Bacharach
Synthesizer Ed Walsh
Background Vocals Warren Luening


8 Sometimes Late At Night

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Jim Keltner
Guitar Lee Ritenour
Fender Rhodes Mike Lang
Piano Burt Bacharach
Background Vocals Melissa Manchester


9 Wild Again

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Lee Ritenour
Piano Burt Bacharach
Synthesizer Burt Bacharach
Synthesizer Ed Walsh
Vocals Richard Page


10 Easy To Love Again

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Lee Ritenour
Guitar Steve Lukather
Piano Burt Bacharach
Synthesizer David Foster
Background Vocals Richard Page
Background Vocals Steve George
Background Vocals Netty Gloud


11 Stronger Than Before

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Jay Graydon
Guitar Lee Ritenour
Fender Rhodes David Foster
Synthesizer David Foster
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Background Vocals Bruce Roberts
Background Vocals Richard Page
Background Vocals Steve George
Background Vocals Netty Gloud


12 You Don’t Know Me

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Jim Keltner
Guitar Lee Ritenour
Piano Burt Bacharach

Liner Notes

Producer – Brooks Arthur, Burt Bacharach,
Producer – Dennis St. John (Track 6)
Producer – Michael Jackson (Track 3)
Arranged By – Burt Bacharach (Track 2)
Arranged By – Marvin Hamlisch (Track 7)
Arranged By – David Foster (Track 11)
Arranged By (Strings) – Burt Bacharach (Tracks 3, 5, 8, 9)
Arranged By (Strings, Horns) – David Foster (Tracks 4, 10)
Arranged By (Strings, Horns) – Jerry Hey (Tracks 4, 10)
Contractor (Musical) – Frank DeCaro
Coordinator (Production) – Kim Seiniger
Engineer – Bob Merritt
Engineer (Additional Assistant) – Chris Tergesen, David Bianco
Engineer (Assistant) – Tim Dennen
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Remix – Bill Schnee, Bob Merritt

Recorded at : Studio 55, Los Angeles & Record Plant, Los Angeles
Additional Recording at The Hit Factory, New York
Wally Heider’s, Los Angeles
Evergreen Recording, Los Angeles
Mastering: A&M Recording Studios, Los Angeles