1977 Tim Moore – White Shadows

Tim Moore is an American singer and songwriter who recorded five albums for David Geffen’s Asylum record label. A self-taught musician, Moore grew up in Philadelphia where he went to art school and began to play his self-penned songs at local coffee houses. His rock career began as guitarist-singer with DC & the Senators, a cover band opening Philadelphia arena rock shows. During this early period, he also played drums with blues band Woody’s Truck Stop, the first Philadelphia band to feature Todd Rundgren. Producing more and more songs during this time, he and a friend, Jeff Scott, formed The Muffins, the first group to perform and record Moore originals, many of which Scott wrote lyrics for. The Muffins had minor US success on RCA records with a Kinks influenced single, ‘Subway Traveler,’produced by Cameo-Parkway founder Bernie Lowe. The Muffins peaked in the summer of love, opening for Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground for a week at Philadelphia’s Trauma psychedelic club.

Although Moore was signed to Los Angeles-based Asylum Records, he didn’t record in L.A. until his third album White Shadows. This more highly polished collection teamed Moore with Michael McDonald, David Foster, the Eagles Timothy B Schmit, drummer Jeffrey Porcaro, Little Feat’s Bill Payne, and other L.A. based talent. The band he assembled for the American tour in support of “White Shadows” featured Brian Wilson’s bassist, Bob Lizik, Philadelphia drummer Steve Shive, Pittsburgh drummer Bennett Carlise, David Livingston on guitar and a Bob Lizik compadre from Chicago, John Melnick on keyboards. Lizik and drummer Steve Shive were featured players on his next album, High Contrast on Asylum Records, produced by legendary producer/engineer, Ken Scott who previously had produced albums by David Bowie, Supertramp, Dixie Dregs, Stanley Clarke and was the second engineer to Geoff Emerick on the Beatles White Album.

Tracks

In The Middle (Tim Moore) 3:13
2  Love Overnight (Tim Moore) 3:33
3  Strengthen My Love (Tim Moore) 4:26
4  It’s Your Life (Tim Moore) 3:45
5  Dolorosa (Tim Moore) 4:41
6  I Got Lost Tonight (Tim Moore) 4:21
7  The Light Of You (Tim Moore) 3:03
8  The Devil Inside My Heart (Tim Moore) 4:53
9  Little Bo’s Peep Show (Tim Moore) 2:36
10  To Cry For Love (Tim Moore) 4:24

Musicians

1 In The Middle

BassBob Lizik
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
Acoustic GuitarFred Tackett
PianoTim Moore
PercussionJoe Porcaro
Background VocalsWendy Waldman
Background VocalsTom Snow
Background VocalsRichard Torrance
Background VocalsJohn Townsend


2 Love Overnight

BassBob Lizik
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
PianoTim Moore
GuitarElliott Randall
GuitarTim Moore
SynthesizerBill Payne
PercussionJoe Porcaro
Background VocalsMichael McDonald
Background VocalsRosemary Butler
Background VocalsJohn Townsend


3 Strengthen My Love

BassWilton Felder
DrumsHarvey Mason
GuitarElliott Randall
Acoustic GuitarTim Moore
PianoJai Winding
SaxErnie Watts
Background VocalsMichael McDonald
Background VocalsTimothy B. Schmit


4 It’s Your Life

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarTim Moore
Acoustic GuitarFred Tackett
PianoTim Moore
SynthesizerBill Payne
PercussionBobbye Hall
Background VocalsTom Snow
Background VocalsRenee Armand
Background VocalsJohn Townsend


5 Dolorosa

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarTim Moore
Acoustic GuitarTim Moore
Acoustic GuitarFred Tackett
OrganMike Utley
PianoBill Payne
SynthesizerBill Payne
Background VocalsMichael McDonald
Background VocalsJohn Townsend


6 I Got Lost Tonight

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarTim Moore
Acoustic GuitarTim Moore
Acoustic GuitarFred Tackett
PianoCraig Doerge
PercussionBobbye Hall
Background VocalsMichael McDonald
Background VocalsRosemary Butler
Background VocalsJohn Townsend


7 The Light Of You

PianoTim Moore
VocalsLaurel Massé


8 The Devil Inside My Heart

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarTim Moore
Acoustic GuitarTim Moore
Acoustic GuitarFred Tackett
OrganMike Utley
Background VocalsMichael McDonald
Background VocalsJohn Townsend
Background VocalsRosemary Butler
Background VocalsTim Moore


9 Little Bo’s Peep Show

BassBob Lizik
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarTim Moore
Acoustic GuitarTim Moore
PianoBill Payne
PianoTim Moore
SaxErnie Watts
Background VocalsMark Volman
Background VocalsHoward Kaylan


10 To Cry For Love

BassBob Lizik
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarTim Moore
PianoBill Payne
Background VocalsTom Snow

Liner Notes

Producer – Michael J. Jackson
Arranged By (Strings) – David Campbell
Mixed By – Dennis Kirk, Greg Ladanyi
Recorded By (Basic Tracks) – John Haeny
Recorded By (Strings) – Greg Ladanyi

Art Direction – Anne Garner, Tony Lane
Design – Anne Garner
Photography By – Ethan Russell

Recorded At – Sunset Sound Recorders
Recorded At – Cherokee Studios
Mixed At – The Sound Factory
Manufactured By – Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra/Asylum Records
Copyright (c) – Elektra/Asylum Records