Born Late is the second studio album released by pop singer, Shaun Cassidy. The album was released in 1977 following the success of Cassidy’s self-titled debut album.
The album yielded two hit singles. The first, “Hey Deanie”, was written by Eric Carmen, who also wrote the song “That’s Rock ‘n’ Roll” (which was a hit from Cassidy’s first solo album). “Hey Deanie” reached #7 in early 1978. For the second single, also following the formula of his first album, Cassidy remade a 1960s hit, in this case The Lovin’ Spoonful’s “Do You Believe in Magic?” (which was written by John Sebastian). That single became a modest hit, peaking at #31 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
Unlike his first album, Cassidy wrote or co-wrote half of the songs. The track “It’s Up To You” was co-written with Cassidy by Lost In Space child-star Billy Mumy.
Shaun Paul Cassidy (born September 27, 1958) is an American television producer/creator, screenwriter, and former actor and singer. He is the eldest son of Academy Award-winning singer-actress Shirley Jones and Tony Award-winning singer-actor Jack Cassidy. His older half-brother is singer/actor David Cassidy.
1 Teen Dream (Shaun Cassidy) 2:36
2 Do You Believe In Magic (John Sebastian) 2:18
3 Baby Baby Baby (Jay Gruska, Diana Leineke) 3:44
4 It’s Up To You (Shaun Cassidy, David Joliffe, Bill Mumy) 2:26
5 Audrey (Shaun Cassidy, David Joliffe) 4:22
6 Hey Deanie (Eric Carmen) 3:35
7 A Girl Like You (Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati) 2:55
8 Walk Away (Shaun Cassidy) 3:13
9 Carolina’s Coming Home (Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway, John Goodison, Tony Hiller) 2:26
10 Strange Sensation (Shaun Cassidy) 3:52
|Background Vocals||Tom Bahler|
|Background Vocals||Jim Haas|
|Background Vocals||Ron Hicklin|
|Background Vocals||Michele Gruska|
|Background Vocals||Gene Morford|
|Background Vocals||Jon Joyce|
|Background Vocals||Michael Lloyd|
Producer, Remix, Guitar – Michael Lloyd
Arranged By – John D’Andrea
Engineer, Remix – Humberto Gatica
Art Direction – John Cabalka
Design – Brad Kanawyer
Photography By (Cover) – Tony Costa
Typography (Cover Lettering) – Bill Naegels
Typography (Lettering) – Bill Naegels
Produced For – Mike Curb Productions
Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Mastered At – Artisan Sound Recorders
Pressed By – Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Winchester