1977 Carole Bayer Sager – Carole Bayer Sager

Carole Bayer Sager‘s selfttitled album is her debut solo album. It was released in 1977.

Carole Bayer Sager (born March 8, 1947) is an American lyricist, singer, songwriter and painter and New York Times best-seller author.

Sager’s first recording as a singer was the 1977 album Carole Bayer Sager, which included “You’re Moving Out Today”, a song which she co-wrote with Bette Midler and Bruce Roberts. (Paul Buckmaster provided horn and string arrangements for the album). The album went platinum in Japan, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

Tracks

1  Come In From The Rain (Carole Bayer Sager, Melissa Manchester) 2:49
2  Until The Next Time (Carole Bayer Sager, Johnny Vastano) 3:31
3  Don’t Wish Too Hard (Carole Bayer Sager, Peter Allen) 4:05
4  Sweet Alibis (Carole Bayer Sager, Marvin Hamlisch) 3:47
5  Aces (Bruce Roberts, Carole Bayer Sager) 3:21
6  I’d Rather Leave While I’m In Love (Carole Bayer Sager, Peter Allen) 2:49
7  Steal Away Again (Bette Midler, Bruce Roberts, Carole Bayer Sager) 4:19
You’re Moving Out Today (Bette Midler, Bruce Roberts, Carole Bayer Sager) 3:35
9  Shy As A Violet (Carole Bayer Sager, Peter Allen) 3:06
10  Home To Myself (Carole Bayer Sager, Melissa Manchester) 2:48

Musicians

1 Come In From The Rain

Bass Leland Sklar
Guitar Lee Ritenour
Piano Melissa Manchester
Vocals Carole Bayer Sager


2 Until The Next Time

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Russ Kunkel
Acoustic Guitar Johnny Vastano
Fender Rhodes Nicky Hopkins
Organ Artie Butler
Piano Nicky Hopkins
Background Vocals Melissa Manchester
Background Vocals Johnny Vastano
Vocals Carole Bayer Sager


3 Don’t Wish Too Hard

Bass Bob Cranshaw
Drums Allan Schwartzberg
Guitar Lance Quinn
Piano Peter Allen
Percussion Alan Estes
Percussion Allan Schwartzberg
Background Vocals Abigail Haness
Background Vocals Brenda Russell
Vocals Carole Bayer Sager


4 Sweet Alibis

Bass Emory Gordy
Drums Jim Keltner
Guitar Lee Ritenour
Mandolin Lee Ritenour
Fender Rhodes Marvin Hamlish
Piano Marvin Hamlish
Synthesizer Paul Buckmaster
Percussion Alan Estes
Vocals Carole Bayer Sager


5 Aces

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Jim Keltner
Acoustic Guitar Lee Ritenour
Piano Bruce Roberts
Percussion Alan Estes
Background Vocals Bruce Roberts
Vocals Carole Bayer Sager


6 I’d Rather Leave While I’m In Love

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Russ Kunkel
Guitar Lee Ritenour
Acoustic Guitar Lee Ritenour
Piano Bruce Roberts
Piano Peter Allen
Percussion Alan Estes
Background Vocals Bruce Roberts
Vocals Carole Bayer Sager


7 Steal Away Again

Bass Will Lee
Drums Roy Markowitz
Guitar Jerry Friedman
Acoustic Guitar Al Gorgoni
Piano Bruce Roberts
Percussion Alan Estes
Background Vocals Bruce Roberts
Background Vocals Madeline Kahn
Vocals Carole Bayer Sager


8 You’re Moving Out Today

Bass Will Lee
Drums Roy Markowitz
Guitar Thom Rotella
Acoustic Guitar Thom Rotella
Slide Guitar Hugh McCracken
Trombone Garnett Brown
Background Vocals Bruce Roberts
Vocals Carole Bayer Sager


9 Shy As A Violet

Bass Bob Carpenter
Drums Andy Newmark
Acoustic Guitar Jerry Friedman
Acoustic Guitar Thom Rotella
Piano Peter Allen
Background Vocals Peter Allen
Vocals Bette Midler
Vocals Carole Bayer Sager


10 Home To Myself

Bass Leland Sklar
Drums Russ Kunkel
Guitar Lee Ritenour
Acoustic Guitar Lee Ritenour
Harpsichord Melissa Manchester
Piano Melissa Manchester
Background Vocals Melissa Manchester
Vocals Carole Bayer Sager

Liner Notes

Producer – Brooks Arthur
Production Coordinator – Ivy Skoff
Arranged By (Background Vocals Arranged & Performed By) – Melissa Manchester (Track 10)
Conductor, Arranged By (All Strings, Woodwinds & Horns Arranged & Conducted By) – Paul Buckmaster (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Conductor, Arranged By (Strings And Horns Arranged & Conducted By) – Gene Page (Track 3)
Engineer – Bob Merritt, Brooks Arthur
Engineer (Assistant Engineer At The Record Plant East) – David Thoener
Engineer (Assistant Engineer) – David Latman
Programmed By (Electronic Synthesizer Programmed By) – Robert Margouleff (Track 4)
Tracking By (Piano Overdub) – Peter Allen (Track 6)

Artwork By (Art Director) – Tony Lane
Artwork By (Design) – Anne Garner, Tony Lane
Photography – Claude Mougin
Photography (Sleeve Photo) – David Alexander

℗ & © 1977 Elektra/Asylum Records, Los Angeles, California. A Division of Warner Communications Inc.
Mfg. by Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records, Los Angeles, California/A Division of Warner Communications Inc.

Primary Recording Location at The Record Plant, Los Angeles
Additional Recording at The Record Plant East, New York