1975 Tom Jans – The Eyes Of An Only Child

The Eyes Of An Only Child is the second solo by Tom Jans, released in 1975.

Tom Jans (February 9, 1948 – March 25, 1984) was an American folk singer-songwriter and guitarist from San Jose, California. He is perhaps best known for his song “Loving Arms” (also known as “Lovin’ Arms”), which has been performed and recorded by dozens of artists and bands, initially by Kris Kristofferson & Rita Coolidge, and later by Dobie Gray, Elvis Presley, Dixie Chicks, Natalie Cole, Olivia Newton-John, Petula Clark, Jon English, Livingston Taylor, Etta James, Millie Jackson, Jody Miller, The Beautiful South and The Cats, among many others.


1  Gotta Move (Tom Jans, Lowell George) 4:17
2  Once Before I Die (Tom Jans) 3:17
3  Where Did All My Good Friends Go (Tom Jans) 4:57
4  Inside Of You (Tom Jans) 3:07
5  Struggle In Darkness (Tom Jans) 5:42
6  Out Of Hand (Tom Jans, Jeff Barry) 3:19
7  The Lonesome Way Back When (Tom Jans) 4:26
8  Lonely Brother (Tom Jans) 5:49
9  Directions And Connections (Tom Jans) 4:38
10  The Eyes Of An Only Child (Tom Jans) 3:46



BassChuck Rainey
BassColin Cameron
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
DrumsHarvey Mason
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarTom Jans
GuitarDavid Lindley
GuitarFred Tackett
GuitarJerry McGee
Acoustic GuitarJesse Ed Davis
Acoustic GuitarLowell George
Slide GuitarDavid Lindley
OrganMike Utley
PianoBill Payne
PianoTom Jans

Liner Notes

Producer – John Haeny, Tom Jans
Producer (Executive) – Lowell George
Engineer – John Haeny
Engineer – George Massenburg (Track 1)

Design – John Brogna, Ron Coro
Photography By – Ethan Russell

Recorded At – Sunset Sound
Engineered At – Sound Factory West