1983 Bette Midler – No Frills

No Frills is the sixth studio album by American singer Bette Midler, released on Atlantic Records in 1983. No Frills was Midler’s first studio album in four years, following the movies The Rose, Divine Madness! and the ill-fated Jinxed!. The rock and new wave influenced album was produced by Chuck Plotkin, best known for his work with Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, and included three single releases; the ballad “All I Need to Know”, a cover of Marshall Crenshaw’s “My Favourite Waste of Time” and Midler’s take on the Rolling Stones classic “Beast of Burden”.

Tracks

1  Is It Love (James McCulloch; Nick Gilder) 4:44
Favorite Waste Of Time (Marshall Crenshaw) 2:39
All I Need To Know (Barry Mann; Cynthia Weill; Tom Snow) 4:05
4  Only In Miami (Max Gronenthal) 4:31
5  Heart Over Head (Andy Goldmark; Brock Walsh; Robin Batteau) 2:48
6  Let Me Drive (Greg Prestopino; Matthew Wilder) 4:02
7  My Eye On You (Bill House; Moon Martin) 4:03
Beast Of Burden (Mick Jagger; Keith Richards) 3:45
9  Soda And A Souvenir (Jessica Harper) 3:20
10  Come Back Jimmy Dean (Bette Midler; Brock Walsh; Jerry Blatt) 3:46

Musicians

1 Is It Love

BassBob Popwell
DrumsRicky Lawson
Guitar (solo)Mark Goldenberg
GuitarBuzzy Feiten
SynthesizerMark Goldenberg
SynthesizerBobby Lyle
SynthesizerBobby Martin
SynthesizerRobert Irving
VocalsBette Midler


2 Favorite Waste Of Time

BassDave Demare
DrumsDavid Logeman
Guitar (solo)Mark Goldenberg
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
Acoustic GuitarBrock Walsh
Acoustic GuitarPhillip Kennard
SynthesizerRobert Irving
PercussionDavid Logeman
Background VocalsLaura Allan
Background VocalsLisa Garber
Background VocalsPhillip Kennard
VocalsBette Midler


3 All I Need To Know

BassBob Popwell
DrumsRicky Lawson
Guitar (solo)Mark Goldenberg
GuitarBuzzy Feiten
PianoBobby Lyle
SynthesizerMark Goldenberg
SynthesizerBobby Martin
Background VocalsJanis Cercone
Background VocalsLaura Allan
Background VocalsLisa Garber
VocalsBette Midler


4 Only In Miami

BassBob Popwell
DrumsRicky Lawson
GuitarBuzzy Feiten
PianoBobby Lyle
HornsMarc Macino
HornsMark Hatch
PercussionMalando Gassama
Background VocalsLaura Allan
Background VocalsLisa Garber
VocalsBette Midler


5 Heart Over Head

BassMark Leonard
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarChas Sandford
GuitarMark Goldenberg
PianoRobert Irving
SynthesizerChas Sandford
SynthesizerMark Goldenberg
Background VocalsBrock Walsh
Background VocalsLaura Allan
Background VocalsLisa Garber
VocalsBette Midler


6 Let Me Drive

BassVernon Porter
DrumsRicky Lawson
GuitarBuzzy Feiten
KeyboardsBobby Martin
SynthesizerBobby Lyle
HornsMarc Macino
Background VocalsGreg Prestopino
Background VocalsJoe Turano
Background VocalsMatthew Wilder
VocalsBette Midler


7 My Eye On You

BassVernon Porter
DrumsRicky Lawson
GuitarBuzzy Feiten
KeyboardsBobby Lyle
KeyboardsBobby Martin
Background VocalsJude Johnstone
VocalsBette Midler


8 Beast Of Burden

BassTim Drummond
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarDanny Kortchmar
GuitarMark Goldenberg
VocalsBette Midler


9 Soda And A Souvenir

BassBob Popwell
DrumsRicky Lawson
GuitarBuzzy Feiten
Fender RhodesBobby Lyle
OrganBobby Martin
SynthesizerBobby Martin
Background VocalsKatey Sagal
Background VocalsLinda Hart
Background VocalsThe Harlettes
Background VocalsUla Hedwig
VocalsBette Midler


10 Come Back Jimmy Dean

PianoBrock Walsh
SynthesizerMark Goldenberg
VocalsBette Midler

Liner Notes

Producer – Chuck Plotkin
Producer (Associate) – Brock Walsh
Engineer (Assistant) – Dave Demore, Dave Pearce, Greg Anderson, Julian Stoll, Steve Brix
Executive-Producer – Danny Goldberg
Mixed By – Don Smith (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10)
Mixed By – Toby Scott (Track 9)
Recorded By – Toby Scott
Recorded By (Additional) – Don Smith
Supervised By (Production) – Debbie Gold

Artwork (Cover Art) – Andre Miripolsky
Design, Art Direction – John Kosh, Ron Larson
Photography By – Greg Gorman

Marketed By – WEA Records (Pty) Ltd.
Manufactured By – Record Service GmbH
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
Copyright (c) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
Recorded At – Clover Recorders
Recorded At – The Sound Factory
Recorded At – Rumbo Recorders
Mixed At – Clover Recorders
Mixed At – Rumbo Recorders