1976 England Dan and John Ford Coley – I Hear The Music

I Hear the Music is the third album by the pop rock duo England Dan & John Ford Coley. “Tell Her Hello”, “New Jersey”, “Mud and Stone” and “Miss Me” were previously released on album England Dan & John Ford Coley. The UK version of the album included Simone as an extra track.

Note: Mike Porcaro didn’t play on this album, but did a tour with England Dan and John Ford Coley. John Ford Coley commented on his Facebook Page:

“Like I said earlier in the week, it’s been a difficult week around here as this is my third loss. Mike Porcaro took over the bass playing duties for the group Toto when David Hungate left the group. He played with them for many years before he became ill. His two brothers, Jeff the drummer and Steve, the keyboard player were also in the group. I met Mike when he played bass for Seals and Crofts. Dan and I would sometimes open for S&C. One day Mike came to Dan and I and said we needed a bass player and he would play with us on the tours we did with S&C. We told him we didn’t have the money to pay him. He said he didn’t want to get paid, he just liked our songs and wanted to play. He added so much to our sound then and both of us were so appreciative of his kindness to us. He was one of the nicest, funniest and most humble people I had met in this industry. We spent a lot of time together on the road during those crazy years. He fought a long brave battle with ALS (Lou Gehrigs Disease) and succumbed today. He was only 59. What a loss for this industry and for the guys in Toto and all of us that knew him. Thank you Marie Currie for letting me know. We all had a great past with a lot of wonderful memories of worlds seen together. RIP Mike and thank you again. Tell Jeff hello for me.”


1  Used To You (England Dan, John Ford Coley) 3:00
2  Tell Her Hello (England Dan, John Ford Coley) 2:36
3  New Jersey (England Dan, John Ford Coley) 3:06
4  Idolizer (England Dan, John Ford Coley) 3:22
5  Mud And Stone (England Dan, John Ford Coley) 2:53
6  I Hear The Music (England Dan, John Ford Coley) 2:27
7  Legendary Captain (England Dan, John Ford Coley) 3:35
8  Miss Me (England Dan, John Ford Coley) 2:50
9  The Pilot (England Dan, John Ford Coley) 3:32
10  Carry On (England Dan, John Ford Coley) 3:07



Bass Max Bennett
Bass David Hungate
Bass Joe Osborn
Drums Jim Gordon
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Drums Ron Tutt
Guitar Louie Shelton
Guitar Jim Seals
Guitar England Dan
Guitar John Ford Coley
Keyboards Clarence McDonald
Keyboards David Paich
Keyboards John Ford Coley
Harmonica Tommy Morgan
Percussion Alan Estes
Percussion Mark Stevens
Vocals England Dan
Vocals John Ford Coley

Liner Notes

Producer – Louie Shelton
Engineer – Dave Hassinger, Henry Lewy, Joe Bogen, Larry Forkner, Ray Gerhardt, Rick Porter
Mastered By – Frank DeLuna

Art Direction – Roland Young
Design – Junie Osaki
Photography – Ruan O’Lochlainn

Recorded At – A&M Studios
Recorded At – The Sound Factory
Recorded At – Dawnbreakers Recording Studios
Mastered At – A&M Mastering Studios