1984 Dakota – Runaway

Dakota in 1984 released their second album called “Runaway” that was meant to be their best work, an AOR masterpiece and a legend of what we call West Coast genre.Although it was released on the mighty MCA Records, who scored big time with Night Ranger that period but also has some classic releases of the period 1983-1984 such as Preview, White Sister, The Automatix, Fortune, etc., the album suffered from the poor MCA promotion, it didn’t become huge.(Source)


1  Runaway (Bill Kelly, Jerry G Hludzik) 4:55
2  Tonight Could Last Forever (Bill Kelly, Jerry G Hludzik) 4:00
3  Heroes (Bill Kelly, Jerry G Hludzik) 4:10
4  When the Rebel Comes Home (Daniel Seraphine, Tom Jans) 4:06
5  Love Won’t Last (Bill Kelly, Jerry G Hludzik) 4:07
6  Into the Night (Bill Kelly, Jerry G Hludzik) 4:52
7  Angry Men (Bill Kelly, Jerry G Hludzik, Robert Lamm) 4:34
8  If Only I’d Known It (Angelo Arvonio) 4:22
9  Over and Over (Bill Kelly, Jerry G Hludzik) 4:08



GuitarJerry Hludzik
GuitarBill Kelly
KeyboardsRick Manwiller
PianoRick Manwiller

Other Musicians

BassBill McHale
BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsDanny Seraphine
GuitarChris Pinnick
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
GuitarRichie Zito
SynthesizerSteve Porcaro
SynthesizerDavid Wolinski
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
SaxErnie Watts
Background VocalsBill Champlin

Liner Notes

Producer – Daniel Seraphine
Producer (Production Assistant) – Bear Lemons
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Dakota, Daniel Seraphine
Engineer (2nd) – Al Schmitt, Larry Ferguson, Laura Livingston
Engineer (Additional) – Eddie DeLena, Paul Lani, Terry Christian
Engineer (Pre-production) – Bob Ludwig
Engineer, Mixed By – Humberto Gatica
Mastered By – Stephen Marcussen

Art Direction, Design – Jeff Adamoff
Photography – Jim Shea

Recorded in Los Angeles at the Lighthouse, Record Plant, Lion Share Studio.
Mixed at Lion Share Studio.
Mastered at Precision Laquer.