1980 Hubert Laws & Earl Klugh – How To Beat The High Cost Of Living

How to Beat the High Cost of Living is a 1980 American crime comedy film starring Jane Curtin, Susan Saint James and Jessica Lange. Also in the cast are Dabney Coleman, Fred Willard, Richard Benjamin, Eddie Albert, Cathryn Damon, and a cameo by Jane Curtin’s fellow Saturday Night Live co-star Garrett Morris. The film was released in summer of 1980, grossing approximately US $7.5 million.

This was the final American International Pictures production before its merger with Filmways.


1  Down River (Patrick Williams) 2:19
2  Night Moves (Patrick Williams) 5:22
3  Piccolo Boogie (Patrick Williams) 4:27
4  Dream Something (Patrick Williams) 3:26
5  It’s So Easy Loving You (Patrick Williams) 4:01
6  The Edge (Patrick Williams) 2:14
7  The Caper (Patrick Williams) 2:29
8  Ready To Run (Patrick Williams) 1:36
9  The Scuffle (Patrick Williams) 4:05
10 Song For A Pretty Girl (Patrick Williams) 3:10



BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsSteve Schaeffer
GuitarEarl Klugh
GuitarMitch Holder
GuitarTim May
KeyboardsMike Lang
FluteHubert Laws
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa

Liner Notes

Producer – Don Hahn, Patrick Williams
Executive-Producer – George Butler
Conductor – Patrick Williams
Engineer (Assisted By) – Don Koldon
Engineer (Mastering) – Bernie Grundman
Mixed By – Don Hahn

Illustration (Cover) – Cliff Condak

Recorded at Burbank Studios, Burbank, CA, and A&M Records, Hollywood, CA.
Mixed & mastered at A&M Studios.