1974 Peter Allen – Continental American

Continental American is the third studio album by Peter Allen, released in 1974. The album was his first for A&M Records, and is notable for the inclusion of Allen’s version of his co-authored hit for Olivia Newton-John, among others, “I Honestly Love You”.


1  Just A Gigolo (Schoner Gigolo) (Irving Caesar, Leonello Casucci, Julius Brammer) 3:13
2  Everything Old Is New Again (Carole Bayer Sager, Peter Allen) 2:33
3  The Natural Thing To Do (Carole Bayer Sager, Peter Allen) 4:08
4  Pretty Pretty (Hal Hackady, Peter Allen) 3:31
5  Continental American (Carole Bayer Sager, Peter Allen) 5:12
6  Just Ask Me I’ve Been There (Peter Allen) 4:33
7  I Honestly Love You (Jeff Barry, Peter Allen) 3:30
8  This Side Show’s Leaving Town (Carole Bayer Sager, Peter Allen) 7:37
9  Just A Gigolo (Schoner Gigolo) [reprise] (Irving Caesar, Leonello Casucci) 3:15



BassAnthony Jackson
BassFrancisco Centeno
BassWilliam Salter
DrumsSteve Gadd
DrumsAndrew Smith
GuitarDavid Spinozza
GuitarJohn Tropea
GuitarKeith Loving
KeyboardsArthur Jenkins
KeyboardsPeter Allen
KeyboardsRichard Tee
EuphoniumTony Studd
EuphoniumWayne Andre
PercussionRalph MacDonald
PercussionDoug Allen
PercussionJack Jennings
PercussionPhilip Kross
Background VocalsArlene Martell
Background VocalsDeirdre Tuck Corley
Background VocalsHelene Miles
Background VocalsLinda November
Background VocalsMarlene Verplanck
Background VocalsNed Albright
Background VocalsRenelle Stafford
Background VocalsSteven Soles
Background VocalsCissy Houston
Background VocalsKenny Vance
VocalsPeter Allen

Other Musicians

5 Continental American

SaxDavid Newman
Background VocalsFrances Faye
VocalsCissy Houston

9 Just A Gigolo (Schoner Gigolo) [reprise]

PianoFrances Faye
VocalsFrances Faye



Clarinet – Romeo Penque
Euphonium – Tony Studd, Wayne Andre
French Horn – Brooks Tillotson, Jim Buffington, Joe DeAngelis, Peter Gordon, Ray Alonge
Saxophone – Arthur Clarke, Harold Vick, Sol Schlinger, Wally Kane
Saxophone, Clarinet – Seldon Powell
Saxophone, Clarinet, Piccolo Flute – William Slapin
Saxophone, Piccolo Flute – Frank Wess
Trombone – Bill Watrous, Garnett Brown, Jack Jeffers, Sy Berger
Trumpet – Danny Moore, Ernie Royal, Joe Wilder, Jon Faddis, Marvin Stamm
Cello – Beverly Lauridsen, George Ricci, Kermit Moore
Viola – Alfred Brown, Emanuel Vardi, Julien Barber
Violin – Charles Libove, David Nadien, Emanuel Green, Gene Orloff, Harold Kohon, Harry Cykman, Harry Lookofsky, Joe Malin, Matthew Raimondi, Paul Gershman, Sanford Allen, Selwart Clarke

Liner Notes

Producer – Joel Dorn
Arranged By, Conductor – William Eaton
Arranged By – Linda November (Track 2)
Arranged By (Background Vocals) – Cissy Houston, Kenny Vance
Engineer – Bob Liftin
Mastered By – George Piros
Recorded By – Joe Ferla
Recorded By, Mastered By – Vince McGarry

Art Direction – Roland Young
Illustration (Photo) – Doug Hyun
Photography By – Richard Davis

Phonographic Copyright (p) – A&M Records, Inc.
Manufactured By – Festival Records Pty. Ltd.
Distributed By – Festival Records Pty. Ltd.
Recorded At – Regent Sound Studios, New York City
Mastered At – Regent Sound Studios, New York City
Published By – Copyright Control
Published By – Rondor
Published By – Festival Records Pty. Ltd.
Published By – Castle Music