1984 Glenn Frey – The Allnighter

The Allnighter is the second solo studio album by Glenn Frey, the guitarist and co-lead vocalist for the Eagles. The album was released in mid 1984 on MCA in the United States and the United Kingdom, two years after Frey’s modestly successful debut album, No Fun Aloud and four years after the demise of the Eagles. It was and still is Frey’s most successful solo album throughout his whole solo career, having reached #22 on the Billboard charts, and releasing two Top 20 singles with “Smuggler’s Blues” and “Sexy Girl”. The album achieved Gold status by the RIAA in the US. It is generally regarded as the culmination of the smoother, more adult-oriented sound of Frey’s solo work.

The single “Smuggler’s Blues” helped to inspire the Miami Vice episode of the same name, and Frey was invited to star in that episode, which was Frey’s acting debut. The music video for the single also won Frey an MTV Video Music Award in 1985.

Tracks

The Allnighter (Glenn Frey, Jack Tempchin) 4:22
Sexy Girl (Glenn Frey, Jack Tempchin) 3:31
3  I Got Love (Glenn Frey, Jack Tempchin) 3:51
4  Somebody Else (David Wolinski, Glenn Frey, Jack Tempchin) 6:02
5  Lover’s Moon (Glenn Frey, Jack Tempchin) 4:13
Smuggler’s Blues (Glenn Frey, Jack Tempchin) 4:19
7  Let’s Go Home (Glenn Frey, Jack Tempchin) 5:02
8  Better In The U.S.A. (Glenn Frey, Jack Tempchin) 3:02
9  Living In Darkness (David Wolinski, Glenn Frey, Jack Tempchin) 4:40
10  New Love (Glenn Frey, Jack Tempchin) 4:24

Musicians

1 The Allnighter

BassBryan Garofalo
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarGlenn Frey
OrganDavid Wolinski
PianoGlenn Frey
SynthesizerDavid Wolinski
VocalsGlenn Frey


2 Sexy Girl

BassGlenn Frey
DrumsLarrie Londin
GuitarDuncan Cameron
GuitarGlenn Frey
PianoBarry Beckett
SynthesizerBarry Beckett
Background VocalsDuncan Cameron
Background VocalsLuther Waters
Background VocalsOren Waters
Background VocalsRoy Galloway
VocalsGlenn Frey


3 I Got Love

DrumsLarrie Londin
GuitarDuncan Cameron
GuitarGlenn Frey
KeyboardsBarry Beckett
HornsThe Heart Attack Horns
VocalsGlenn Frey


4 Somebody Else

DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarGlenn Frey
GuitarDavid Wolinski
SaxAl Garth
KeyboardsDavid Wolinski
SynthesizerDavid Wolinski
VocalsGlenn Frey


5 Lover’s Moon

BassGlenn Frey
GuitarDuncan Cameron
Acoustic GuitarGlenn Frey
Acoustic GuitarJack Tempchin
OrganGlenn Frey
AccordionNick DeCaro
Background VocalsDuncan Cameron
VocalsGlenn Frey


6 Smuggler’s Blues

BassBryan Garofalo
DrumsMichael Huey
GuitarDuncan Cameron
GuitarJosh Leo
GuitarGlenn Frey
Slide GuitarGlenn Frey
CongasSteve Forman
VocalsGlenn Frey


7 Let’s Go Home

BassBryan Garofalo
DrumsMichael Huey
GuitarDuncan Cameron
GuitarJosh Leo
PianoVince Melamed
HornsThe Heart Attack Horns
SaxAl Garth
VibraphoneVictor Feldman
Background VocalsOren Waters
Background VocalsRoy Galloway
VocalsGlenn Frey


8 Better In The U.S.A.

BassDavid Hood
DrumsLarrie Londin
GuitarDuncan Cameron
GuitarGlenn Frey
PianoBarry Beckett
PianoGlenn Frey
Background VocalsLuther Waters
Background VocalsOren Waters
Background VocalsRoy Galloway
VocalsGlenn Frey


9 Living In Darkness

BassBryan Garofalo
GuitarGlenn Frey
ProgrammingDavid Wolinski
HornsThe Heart Attack Horns
SaxBill Bergman
Background VocalsDuncan Cameron
Background VocalsOren Waters
Background VocalsRoy Galloway
PercussionSteve Forman


10 New Love

BassBryan Garofalo
DrumsMichael Huey
GuitarJosh Leo
CelesteGlenn Frey
OrganDavid Wolinski
PianoGlenn Frey
FlugelhornLee Thornburg
Background VocalsOren Waters
Background VocalsRoy Galloway
VocalsGlenn Frey

Liner Notes

Producer – Allan Blazek, Glenn Frey
Producer – Allan Blazek (tracks: A1 to B3, B5), Glenn Frey (tracks: A1 to B3, B5)
Arranged By (Horns Arranged By) – Greg Smith (Track 9),
Arranged By (Horns Arranged By) – Lee Thornburg (Tracks 3, 7)
Arranged By (String Arrangement) – Nick DeCaro (Track 5)
Engineer (Assistant Engineer) – Lee Daley, Pete Greene, Rich Markowitz
Engineer (Second Engineer) – Ray Blair, Steve Melton
Engineer – Allan Blazek
Mixed By – Allan Blazek

Art Direction – Jeff Adamoff
Illustration – Dale Sizer
Photography By – Jim Shea

Phonographic Copyright (p) – MCA Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – MCA Records, Inc.
Recorded At – Wilder Bros. Studios, Los Angeles
Recorded At – Muscle Shoals Sound Studios
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Recorded At – Caribou Ranch
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab