1982 Stevie Woods – Take Me To Your Heaven

Take Me to Your Heaven is the debut album by Stevie Woods, released in 1981 on Cotillion Records. The album was reissued in 2010 by Wounded Bird Records.
The album is Woods’ only album to chart on the Billboard 200 and Top Soul Albums charts. “Steal the Night” and “Just Can’t Win ‘Em All” are the album’s (and Woods’ only) Top 40 and Top 20 entries on the Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts respectively.


Fly Away (Carole Bayer Sager, David Foster, Peter Allen) 4:01
Just Can’t Win ‘Em All (Bill Bowersock, Greg Mathieson, Matt Vernon, Trevor Veitch) 4:09
3  Take Me To Your Heaven (Kelly Wilson, Steve Wilson) 4:01
Steal The Night (Bill Bowersock, Matt Vernon, Trevor Veitch) 3:42
5  Through The Years (Marty Panzer, Steve Dorff) 4:25
6  Wanna Be Close To You (Angela Winbush, René Moore) 4:38
7  Road Between The Lines (Bill Bowersock, Greg Mathieson, Matt Vernon, Trevor Veitch) 3:52
8  Throw A Little Bit Of Love My Way (David Foster, Harry Garfield, Jay Graydon) 4:26
9  Gotcha (David Shields, Fritz Baskett, Mike Thompson) 5:00


Bass David Shields
Bass Ed Watkins
Bass Les Hurdle
Bass Nathan East
Drums Ed Greene
Drums James Gadson
Drums Keith Forsey
Drums Leon Chancler
Drums Mike Baird
Guitar Charles Fearing
Guitar Paul Jackson Jr
Guitar Ray Parker Jr
Guitar Steve Lukather
Guitar Stevie Woods
Guitar Tim May
Guitar Trevor Veitch
Keyboards Clarence McDonald
Keyboards Greg Mathieson
Synthesizer Michael Boddicker
Trumpet Chuck Findley
Trumpet Gary Grant
Trumpet Jerry Hey
Trumpet Larry Hall
Trombone Bill Reichenbach
Trombone Charlie Loper
Trombone Randy Alcroft
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Background Vocals Bill Champlin
Background Vocals Carmen Grillo
Background Vocals Jim Haas
Background Vocals Jon Joyce
Background Vocals Julia Tillman Waters
Background Vocals Luther Waters
Background Vocals Maxine Willard Waters
Background Vocals Oren Waters
Background Vocals Marty McCall
Background Vocals Paulette McWilliams
Background Vocals Sally Stevens
Background Vocals Stephanie Spruill
Background Vocals Tom Kelly

Other Musicians

Cello – Armand Kaproff, Douglas Davis, Paula Hochhalter, Ron Leonard
Harp – Verlye Mills
Harmonica – Les Thompson
Viola – David Schwartz, Denyse Buffum, Gary Combe
Violin – Bonnie Douglas, Donald Palmer, Erno Neufeld, Israel Baker, Jack Shulman, Mari Botnick, Marshall Sosson, Nathan Ross, Paul Shure, Sheldon Sanov, Stanley Plummer

Liner Notes

Producer – Jack White
Arranged By – Greg Mathieson (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9)
Arranged By – Gene Page (Tracks 5, 8)
Arranged By (Horns, Strings) – Jerry Hey (Tracks 1)
Arranged By (Horns) – Jerry Hey (Tracks 6)
Concertmaster – Sidney Sharp
Concertmaster – Harry Bluestone (Tracks 4, 8)
Mastered By – Brian Gardner
Mixed By – Jürgen Koppers

Art Direction, Photography – Bobby Holland

Mastered At Allen Zentz Mastering
Recorded At Rusk Sound Studios
Phonographic Copyright Cotillion Records
Copyright Cotillion Records