1978 Eric Carmen – Change Of Heart

Change of Heart is a 1978 album by Eric Carmen. It was his third solo LP, and reached #137 on the Billboard album chart.

The album yielded two charting singles, the title track which was an international Top 20 hit, as well as Carmen’s remake of the Four Tops’ 1964 song, “Baby, I Need Your Loving”. Both songs were also hits on the Adult Contemporary chart, both in the US as well as in Canada, reaching the Top 10 in Canada. The single release, “Change of Heart” is ranked as the 135th biggest Canadian hit of 1978,  as well as the 160th biggest Canadian hit of 1979.

The LP also contained a remake of “Hey Deanie,” a Top 10 hit which Carmen wrote for Shaun Cassidy, which was the flip side of the title track 45 RPM.

“Someday,” the flip side of Carmen’s previous hit, “She Did It,” was omitted from Boats Against the Current but was included on this album.

Samantha Sang covered “Change of Heart” that same year, and it was featured as the B side of her second hit single, “You Keep Me Dancing.”

Tracks

1 Desperate Fools Overture (Eric Carmen) 2:04
2 Haven’t We Come A Long Way (Eric Carmen) 3:20
3 End Of The World (Eric Carmen) 3:29
4 Heaven Can Wait (Eric Carmen) 3:31
5 Baby I Need Your Lovin’ (Brian Holland, Edward Holland Jr, Lamont Dozier) 3:16
6 Change Of Heart (Eric Carmen) 3:39
7 Hey Deanie (Eric Carmen) 4:25
8 Someday (Eric Carmen) 2:53
9 Desperate Fools (Eric Carmen) 3:05

Musicians


2 Haven’t We Come A Long Way

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
GuitarRichie Zito
PianoJai Winding
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsLaura Allen


3 End Of The World

BassDavid Winteur
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
Guitar (solo)Danny Kortchmar
GuitarRichie Zito
PianoEric Carmen
PercussionJoe Porcaro
Background VocalsValerie Carter
Background VocalsDonny Gerrard
Background VocalsRussell, Brian

 

4 Heaven Can Wait

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarFred Tackett
PianoCraig Doerge
PercussionEric Carmen


5 Baby I Need Your Lovin’

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
GuitarRichie Zito
PianoJai Winding
PianoDavid Paich
PianoEric Carmen
Background VocalsRussell, Brian
Background VocalsBrenda Russell
Background VocalsSamantha Sang
Background VocalsDonny Gerrard


6 Change Of Heart

BassDavid Winteur
DrumsMike Botts
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
GuitarRichie Zito
PianoJai Winding
SynthesizerJames Newton-Howard
Background VocalsBrian Russell
Background VocalsBrenda Russell
Background VocalsValerie Carter
Background VocalsSamantha Sang
Background VocalsDonny Gerrard

 

7 Hey Deanie

BassDavid Winteur
DrumsNigel Olsson
GuitarRichard Reising
GuitarRichie Zito
Acoustic GuitarEric Carmen
KeyboardsBurton Cummings
PercussionEric Carmen
Background VocalsRichard Reising
Background VocalsBruce Johnston
Background VocalsCurt Becher
Background VocalsJoe Chemay
Background VocalsNigel Olsson


8 Someday

BassDavid Winteur
DrumsNigel Olsson
GuitarRichard Reising
GuitarRichie Zito
Acoustic GuitarEric Carmen
PianoEric Carmen
Background VocalsRichard Reising
Background VocalsBruce Johnston
Background VocalsCurt Becher
Background VocalsJoe Chemay
Background VocalsNigel Olsson


9 Desperate Fools

PianoEric Carmen
HarmonicaTommy Morgan

Liner Notes

Producer – Eric Carmen
Arranged By (Strings), Conductor – David Campbell (Tracks 1, 4, 9)
Arranged By (Strings), Conductor – Gene Page (Tracks 2, 3, 5)
Engineer – Dennis Kirk, Greg Ladanyi
Engineer (Assistant) – George Ybarra
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman

Art Direction – Donn Davenport
Photography By – Garry Gross

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Arista Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Arista Records, Inc.
Published By – Camex Music
Recorded At – The Sound Factory
Mastered At – A&M Mastering Studios
Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria