1976 Leo Sayer – Endless Flight

Endless Flight is the fourth album by English singer-songwriter Leo Sayer, which was released in 1976. It was released in the U.S. and Canada by Warner Bros. Records and in the UK by Chrysalis Records.

The album consolidated his international popularity, reaching #4 in the UK and #10 in the USA; it also charted strongly in other countries including Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands and New Zealand, and was certified as a platinum album in both the UK and the USA, and double-platinum in Canada. The peak of his career came in 1977, when he scored two consecutive US number one hits, first with the disco-styled “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing” (a Grammy Award winner for the year’s best Rhythm and Blues Song), followed by the romantic ballad, “When I Need You” (1977), which reached number one in both the UK and US. Written by Albert Hammond and Carole Bayer Sager, it was Sayer’s first UK #1 single (after three number two hits). It was also the first of two UK chart-toppers in a row for producer Richard Perry.

Tracks

1  Hold On To My Love (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Leo Sayer) 3:09
You Make Me Feel Like Dancing (Leo Sayer, Vini Poncia) 3:39
3  Reflections (Brian Holland, Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier) 3:08
When I Need You (Albert Hammond, Carole Bayer Sager) 4:12
5  No Business Like Love Business (Brad Shapiro, Clarence Reid, Steve Alaimo, Willie Clarke) 3:52
6  I Hear The Laughter (Johnny Vastano, Leo Sayer) 3:14
7  Magdalena (Danny O’Keefe) 4:22
How Much Love (Barry Mann, Leo Sayer) 3:36
9  I Think We Fell In Love Too Fast (Johnny Vastano, Leo Sayer, Vini Poncia) 3:07
10  Endless Flight (Andrew Gold) 4:36

Musicians

1 Hold On To My Love

BassAndy Muson
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarRay Parker Jr
GuitarLee Ritenour
HarmonicaLeo Sayer
HornSteve Madaio
HornTrevor Lawrence
PercussionBobbye Hall


2 You Make Me Feel Like Dancing

BassChuck Rainey
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarLarry Carlton
GuitarRay Parker Jr
ClavinetJohn Barnes
Background VocalsClydie King
Background VocalsBecky Louis
Background VocalsSherlie Matthews


3 Reflections

BassBill Bodine
DrumsRick Shlosser
GuitarEarl Slick
GuitarJohnny Vastano
SynthesizerJames Newton-Howard
PercussionBobbye Hall


4 When I Need You

BassWillie Weeks
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDean Parks
SynthesizerJames Newton-Howard
PianoMichael Omartian


5 No Business Like Love Business

BassBob Glaub
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarLee Ritenour
GuitarRay Parker Jr
PianoMichael Omartian
PercussionBobbye Hall
Background VocalsClydie King
Background VocalsMyrna Matthews
Background VocalsBecky Louis


6 I Hear The Laughter

BassBob Glaub
DrumsRick Shlosser
Guitar (solo)Andrew Gold
GuitarEarl Slick
GuitarJohnny Vastano
PianoMarc Jordan
PercussionBobbye Hall


7 Magdalena

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDean Parks
PianoBill Payne
MellotronJimmy Phillips


8 How Much Love

BassChuck Rainey
DrumsSteve Gadd
GuitarLarry Carlton
GuitarRay Parker Jr
PianoRichard Tee
PercussionBobbye Hall


9 I Think We Fell In Love Too Fast

BassBob Glaub
DrumsRick Shlosser
GuitarJohnny Vastano
GuitarRay Parker Jr
OrganJimmy Phillips
PianoMarc Jordan
HornSteve Madaio
HornTrevor Lawrence
PercussionBobbye Hall


10 Endless Flight

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsNigel Olsson
GuitarAuburn Burrell
PianoJohn Jarvis
SynthesizerJimmy Phillips
SynthesizerPaul Buckmaster

Liner Notes

Producer – Richard Perry
Engineer (Assistant) – Dana Latham
Engineer (Mastering) – Allen Zentz
Engineer (Recording) – Bill Schnee (Tracks 2, 8),
Engineer (Recording) – Howard Steele (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10)
Engineer (Remix) – Larry Emerine (Tracks 5, 10)
Mastered By – Allen Zentz

Art Direction, Design – David Larkham
Photography By – Elliot Gilbert

Record Company – RCA Music Service
Manufactured By – RCA Music Service
Licensed To – RCA Music Service
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Recorded At – Studio 55, Los Angeles
Remixed At – Studio 55, Los Angeles