1977 Player – Player

Player is the eponymous debut album from Los Angeles, California-based rock band Player, released on September 01, 1977 under RSO Records.

It was released in 1977 on RSO Records and featured the hit single, “Baby Come Back”, which was written by guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist J.C. Crowley & guitarist/vocalist Peter Beckett.

“Baby Come Back” peaked at number 1, interrupting a string of #1 Bee Gees hits also on RSO records, and stayed on the charts for a total of 32 weeks. It got as high as number 32 in the U.K. (for 7 weeks) as well. The follow-up single, “This Time I’m in It for Love” did almost as well, reaching number 10, and staying there for 17 weeks.


1  Come On Out (JC Crowley) 3:44
Baby Come Back (JC Crowley, Peter Beckett) 4:13
3  Goodbye (That’s All I Ever Heard) (JC Crowley) 3:51
4  Melanie (Peter Beckett) 3:44
5  Every Which Way (JC Crowley, Peter Beckett) 3:43
This Time I’m In It For Love (Larry Keith, Steve Pippin) 4:25
7  Love Is Where You Find It (JC Crowley, Peter Beckett, Reed Kailing) 4:03
8  Movin’ Up (Peter Beckett, Reed Kailing, Steve Kipner) 2:55
9  Cancellation (Peter Beckett, Reed Kailing, Steve Kipner) 4:09
10  Tryin’ To Write A Hit Song (Ronald Lawrence Mahonin) 4:40

The Band

BassRonn Moss
DrumsJohn Friesen
GuitarPeter Beckett
GuitarJC Crowley
KeyboardsJC Crowley
KeyboardsWayne Cook
SynthesizerJC Crowley
SynthesizerWayne Cook
VocalsRonn Moss
VocalsJC Crowley
VocalsPeter Beckett

Other Musicians

DrumsJack White
GuitarReed Kailing
SynthesizerMichael Omartian
FluteJim Horn
SaxJim Horn
VibraphoneGary Coleman
PercussionGary Coleman

Liner Notes

Producer – Brian Potter, Dennis Lambert
Engineer – Joe Sidore, Matt Hyde
Engineer (Recording And Remix) – Jay Lewis
Mastered By – Brian Gardner
Photography By – Bernard Nagler

Art Direction – Susan Herr
Design – Tom Nikosey

Record Company – Haven Records
Marketed By – Polydor
Manufactured By – Polydor
Distributed By – Phonodisc, Inc.
Mastered At – Allen Zentz Mastering
Recorded At – Western Recorders
Recorded At – Sound Labs, Hollywood