1981 Player – Spies Of Life

Spies of Life is the fourth album by the band Player, released in 1981.

Player is an American rock band that made their mark during the late 1970s. The group scored several US Hot 100 hits, three of which went into the Top 40; two of those single releases went Top 10, including the No. 1 hit “Baby Come Back”, written by group members Peter Beckett and J.C. Crowley.


1  If Looks Could Kill (Dennis Lambert, Peter Beckett) 3:34
2  Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid (Dennis Lambert, Peter Beckett) 3:24
3  Thank For The Use Of Your Love (Dennis Lambert, Peter Beckett) 3:59
4  It Only Hurts When I Breathe (Dennis Lambert, Peter Beckett) 3:30
5  My Mind’s Made Up (Dennis Lambert, Peter Beckett) 4:07
6  I’d Rather Be Gone (Dennis Lambert, JC Crowley) 2:57
7  Take Me Back (Peter Beckett) 3:52
8  My Survival (Peter Beckett) 4:35
9  Born To Be With You (Dennis Lambert, Peter Beckett) 3:47
10  In Like Flynn (Peter Beckett) 2:54

The Band

BassRusty Buchanan
DrumsJohn Friesen
GuitarPeter Beckett
GuitarMiles Joseph
PercussionJohn Friesen
Background VocalsRusty Buchanan
Background VocalsMiles Joseph
VocalsPeter Beckett

Other Musicians

Acoustic GuitarJay Lewis
KeyboardsGabriel Katona
SynthesizerGabriel Katona
SynthesizerDennis Lambert
SynthesizerGary Wright
PercussionSteve Forman
Background VocalsTom Kelly
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk

Liner Notes

Producer – Dennis Lambert
Engineer – Jay Lewis
Engineer (Assistant) – Rick Clifford
Mastered By – Mike Reese
Mixed By – Jay Lewis

Art Direction, Design – Mike Doud
Design – Mac James
Photography By – Mark Hanauer

Recorded and mixed at Jennifudy Recording Studios
Produced for Tuneworks Records in Association with Long Run Entertaiment