1978 Bob Weir – Heaven Help The Fool

Heaven Help The Fool was the second solo album by Grateful Dead rhythm guitarist Bob Weir, released in 1978. It was recorded during an enforced vacation in the summer of 1977, when Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart was injured in a car crash. Weir recruited some well-known studio musicians for the project including Toto members David Paich and Mike Porcaro.

Tracks

Bombs Away (John Perry Barlow, Bob Weir) 5:10
2  Easy To Slip (Lowell George, Martin Kibbee) 3:07
3  Salt Lake City (John Perry Barlow, Bob Weir) 4:07
4  Shade Of Grey (John Perry Barlow, Bob Weir) 4:31
5  Heaven Help The Fool (John Perry Barlow, Bob Weir) 5:32
6  This Time Forever (John Perry Barlow, Bob Weir) 4:12
7  I’ll Be Doggone (Warren Moore, Smokey Robinson, Marv Tarplin) 3:10
8  Wrong Way Feelin’ (John Perry Barlow, Bob Weir) 5:12

Media

Musicians

1 Bombs Away

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarBob Weir
KeyboardsDavid Paich
KeyboardsDavid Foster
SaxTom Scott
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsTom Kelly


2 Easy To Slip

BassDee Murray
DrumsNigel Olson
KeyboardsBill Champlin
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
Background VocalsTom Kelly


3 Salt Lake City

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarBob Weir
KeyboardsDavid Paich
KeyboardsDavid Foster
OrganBill Champlin
SaxTom Scott
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsTom Kelly


4 Shade Of Grey

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarBob Weir
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
KeyboardsDavid Paich
KeyboardsDavid Foster
KeyboardsPeggie Sandvig
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsTom Kelly


5 Heaven Help The Fool

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarBob Weir
KeyboardsDavid Paich
KeyboardsDavid Foster
SaxTom Scott
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsTom Kelly
Background VocalsCarmen Twillie
Background VocalsNetty Gloud


6 This Time Forever

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarBob Weir
KeyboardsDavid Paich
KeyboardsDavid Foster
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsTom Kelly
Background VocalsCarmen Twillie
Background VocalsNetty Gloud


7 I’ll Be Doggone

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsNigel Olson
GuitarBob Weir
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
KeyboardsBill Champlin
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsCarmen Twillie
Background VocalsNetty Gloud


8 Wrong Way Feelin’

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarBob Weir
KeyboardsDavid Paich
KeyboardsDavid Foster
OrganBill Champlin
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsTom Kelly
Background VocalsCarmen Twillie
Background VocalsNetty Gloud

Liner Notes

Producer – Keith Olsen
Engineer – David DeVore, Keith Olsen
Mastered By – Ted Jensen

Art Direction – Ria Lewerke
Photography By – Richard Avedon

Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Arista Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Arista Records, Inc.
Published By – Ice Nine Publishing Company, Inc.
Published By – Naked Snake Music
Published By – Jobete Music Co., Inc.
Produced For – Pogologo Productions
Mastered At – Sterling Sound