1978 Barbi Benton – Ain’t That Just The Way

Ain’t That Just The Way is the fourth album by Barbi Benton, released in 1978 through Playboy Records.

The title track “Ain’t That Just The Way” is written by Bruce Belland, Glen Larson and Stu Phillips. Barbi Benton originally recorded it for release as the B-side of her 1975 single “The Reverend Bob”. It became a major hit in Sweden, topping the Swedish singles chart for 10 weeks in 1977. In 1978, it appeared on her album with the same name. The song was performed in the McCloud TV series.[1] In 1996 Lutricia McNeal’s cover of “Ain’t That Just the Way” became a huge hit in Europe.



1  Ain\’t That Just The Way (Bruce Belland, Glen Larson, Stu Phillips) 3:12
2  It\’s Hard To Say Goodbye (It\’s Hard To Say Hello) (Randy Edelman) 3:28
3  It\’s A Long Way To Heaven (Graham Preskett, Bill Martin Jr) 2:35
4  Up In The Air (Barbi Benton, David Coverdale, Roger Glover) 3:42
5  Take Some And Give Some (And Leave Some Behind) (Barry DeVorzon) 2:30
6  I Don\’t Know If I\’ll Ever Love Again (Barry DeVorzon) 2:51
7  Isn\’t It Always Love (Karla Bonoff) 3:50
8  One Step From Your Arms (Brian Cadd) 3:42
9  Morning, Noon And Nightime (Chris Sciarrotta, Dick Monda) 3:50
10  Close Your Eyes (Bob Young, Micky Moody) 3:26
11  Better Days (Carole Bayer Sager, Melissa Manchester) 3:50



BassGraham Preskett
BassMo Foster
DrumsSimon Phillips
DrumsBarry de Souza
DrumsDave Potts
GuitarMicky Moody
Steel GuitarJohn Bidasio
KeyboardsMike Moran
KeyboardsTony Hymas
HarpFiona Hibbert
PercussionRay Jones
PercussionRoger Glover
Background VocalsIrene Chanter
Background VocalsClaire Torry
Background VocalsJill MacKintosh
VocalsBarbi Benton

Liner Notes

Producer – Roger Glover
Arranged By, Conductor – Graham Preskett
Engineer – Bill Price
Leader (Martyn Ford Orchestra) – Gavyn Wright

1978 Playboy Records, Inc.