1978 Demis Roussos – Demis Roussos

The selftitled album is the 11th album by Demis Roussos. It was released in 1978.

Artemios “Demis” Ventouris-Roussos ( 15 June 1946 – 25 January 2015) was a Greek singer and performer who had international hit records as a solo performer in the 1970s after having been a member of Aphrodite’s Child, a progressive rock group that also included Vangelis.

Demis Roussos also began a solo career with the song “We Shall Dance” in 1971, which was a top ten hit in both the Netherlands and Belgium. Initially unsuccessful, he toured around Europe and became a leading artist. His solo career peaked in the mid 1970s with several hit albums. His single “Forever and Ever” topped the charts in several countries in 1973. It was No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart in 1976. Other hits by Roussos included; “My Friend the Wind”, “My Reason”, “Velvet Mornings”, “Goodbye My Love, Goodbye”, “Someday Somewhere” and “Lovely Lady of Arcadia”. His first UK single to chart was in 1975: “Happy to Be on an Island in the Sun” written by a Northern Irishman David Lewis with the record reaching No. 5 on the charts. His popularity in the rest of Europe, but not the UK, came to fascinate BBC TV producer John King who made a documentary entitled “The Roussos Phenomenon” in 1976. Philips Records released a four-song record of the same name, which was the first extended play to top the UK singles chart. He was equally successful across Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Japan

Tracks

1  Feel Like I’ll Never Feel This Way Again (Jim Case, Joe Prewitt) 3:33
2  Lovin Arms (Tom Jans) 2:48
3  Life In The City (Alan David, Lionel Martin) 3:24
4  I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) 3:02
5  I Just Live (Dino Fekaris, Freddie Perren) 4:27
6  Hey My Friend (Dave Jordan, Miki Antony) 3:10
7  Other Woman (Freddie Perren, Larry Weiss) 3:07
8  This Song (Leslie Ruchala, Sam Brown III) 3:02
9  That Once In A Lifetime (Dino Fekaris, Freddie Perren) 3:35
10  Love Got A Hold Of Me (Dino Fekaris, Freddie Perren) 5:37

Media

Musicians

1 Feel Like I’ll Never Feel This Way Again

BassScott Edwards
DrumsRon Tutt
Guitar (solo)Dean Parks
GuitarJim Nau
Acoustic GuitarBob Bowles
Acoustic GuitarIra Newborn
Acoustic GuitarJim Nau
PianoMike Melvoin
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsStephanie Spruill


2 Lovin Arms

BassJerry Scheff
DrumsRon Tutt
Acoustic GuitarRed Rhodes
Fender RhodesMike Melvoin
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsCarol Chase
Background VocalsErrol Horne
Background VocalsHarry Middlebrooks Jr
Background VocalsPatricia Erickson


3 Life In The City

BassJerry Scheff
DrumsRon Tutt
GuitarDean Parks
Acoustic GuitarBilly Joe Walker Jr
Acoustic GuitarBob Bowles
Fender RhodesJoe Sample
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsStephanie Spruill


4 I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself

BassJerry Scheff
DrumsRon Tutt
GuitarBob Bowles
Acoustic GuitarBen Benay
Acoustic GuitarThom Rotella
Acoustic GuitarBob Bowles
Fender RhodesLarry Farrow
PercussionRobert Zimmitti
Background VocalsCarol Chase
Background VocalsErrol Horne
Background VocalsHarry Middlebrooks Jr
Background VocalsPatricia Erickson


5 I Just Live

BassJerry Scheff
DrumsRon Tutt
Acoustic GuitarGary Starbuck
ClavinetGreg Phillinganes
Hammond OrganBen Benay
PianoJoe Sample
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsStephanie Spruill


6 Hey My Friend

BassJerry Scheff
DrumsRon Tutt
Acoustic GuitarDean Parks
Acoustic GuitarBob Bowles
Fender RhodesMike Melvoin
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsCarol Chase
Background VocalsErrol Horne
Background VocalsHarry Middlebrooks Jr
Background VocalsPatricia Erickson


7 Other Woman

BassJerry Scheff
DrumsRon Tutt
GuitarBob Bowles
GuitarDean Parks
Acoustic GuitarIra Newborn
Pedal Steel GuitarRed Rhodes
PianoMike Melvoin
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa


8 This Song

BassJames Jamerson Jr
DrumsRon Tutt
Acoustic GuitarBen Benay
Acoustic GuitarBob Bowles
HarpKatie Kirkpatrick Mann
KeyboardsSonny Burke
OrganEddie Manson
Background VocalsDebra Byrd
Background VocalsMonica Burruss


9 That Once In A Lifetime

BassJerry Scheff
DrumsRon Tutt
Acoustic GuitarBen Benay
Acoustic GuitarJim Nau
Acoustic GuitarThom Rotella
HarpKatie Kirkpatrick Mann
PercussionRobert Zimmitti
Background VocalsCarol Chase
Background VocalsErrol Horne
Background VocalsHarry Middlebrooks Jr
Background VocalsMitch Gordon
Background VocalsPatricia Erickson
Background VocalsPatrick Quarto
Background VocalsLoren Farber
Background VocalsSusan Allanson


10 Love Got A Hold Of Me

BassScott Edwards
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarMelvin Ragin
HarpKatie Kirkpatrick Mann
ClavinetGreg Phillinganes
PianoGreg Phillinganes
SynthesizerBob Robitaille
SynthesizerJohn Barnes
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsStephanie Spruill

Liner Notes

Producer – Freddie Perren
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Don Peake (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Freddie Perren (Tracks 5, 7, 10)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Sam Brown III (Tracks 7, 8)
Arranged By (Strings) – Don Peake (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9)
Arranged By (Strings) – Sam Brown III (Tracks 8, 10)
Engineer (Assistant) – Jim Nau, Tyrone Williams
Engineer (Recording, Remix) – Steve Pouliot
Engineer (Technical) – Barry Steinpress
Mastered By – Brian Gardner (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Mastered By – Gilbert Kong (Tracks 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

Art Direction, Design – AGI, Jim Schubert
Illustration – Kunio Hagio
Photography By – Keith Valentine

Recorded At – Mom & Pop’s Company Store
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Phonogram International B.V.
Copyright (c) – Phonogram, Inc.
Mastered At – Allen Zentz Mastering
Mastered At – Masterdisk