1986 Robert Tepper – No Easy Way Out

No Easy Way Out is the debut studio album from American singer-songwriter Robert Tepper, released by Scotti Brothers Records in 1986. It reached No. 144 on the US Billboard 200 chart.

Four singles were released from the album: “No Easy Way Out”, “Don’t Walk Away”, “Angel of the City” and “If That’s What You Call Lovin'”. “No Easy Way Out” reached No. 22 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Don’t Walk Away” reached No. 85 on the same chart.

Having signed with Scotti Brothers Records in 1985, Tepper’s debut album was preceded by the title track, which Stallone had heard and chose to feature on the soundtrack of his film Rocky IV. “Angel of the City” was also featured on the soundtrack of Stallone’s 1986 film Cobra.

In a 1997 interview with Stefan Edström for aor.nu, Tepper said of the album: “As a piece of work it really was part of the times, and the style was kind of progressive, people really hooked into it. As a work for eighties rock ‘n’ roll it was really strong, there was a lot of great songs on it.”

Tracks

No Easy Way Out (Robert Tepper) 4:22
2  Angel Of The City (Robert Tepper) 4:31
Don’t Walk Away (Robert Tepper) 4:22
4  Your Love Hurts (Robert Tepper) 4:50
5  Restless World (Robert Tepper; Guy Marshall) 4:12
6  Hopless Romantic (Robert Tepper) 3:45
7  Soul Survivor (Robert Tepper) 4:09
8  If That’s What You Call Lovin’ (Robert Tepper) 4:12
9  Domination (Robert Tepper) 3:53

Media

Musicians

1 No Easy Way Out

BassTim Landers
DrumsMyron Grombacher
Guitar (solo)Eric Williams
GuitarDann Huff
GuitarGuy Marshall
KeyboardsAlan Pasqua
Background VocalsTom Kelly
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk
VocalsRobert Tepper


2 Angel Of The City

BassTim Landers
DrumsMyron Grombacher
Drums (Linn)Myron Grombacher
Guitar (solo)Dann Huff
GuitarGuy Marshall
KeyboardsKim Bullard
KeyboardsAlan Pasqua
Background VocalsKarla DeVito
Background VocalsBeth Andersen
VocalsRobert Tepper


3 Don’t Walk Away

BassTim Landers
DrumsMyron Grombacher
GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsAlan Pasqua
SaxPhil Kenzie
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk
Background VocalsAndrea Robinson
Background VocalsLaura Creamer
Background VocalsMichelle Mancini
Background VocalsSteve Lively
VocalsRobert Tepper


4 Your Love Hurts

BassTim Landers
DrumsMyron Grombacher
Drums (programming)Myron Grombacher
GuitarDann Huff
SynthesizerKim Bullard
KeyboardsAlan Pasqua
Background VocalsAndrae Crouch
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk
Background VocalsSteve Lively
Background VocalsTata Vega
VocalsRobert Tepper


5 Restless World

GuitarDann Huff
SynthesizerScott Wilk
SynthesizerKim Bullard
VocalsRobert Tepper


6 Hopless Romantic

BassTim Landers
DrumsMyron Grombacher
Guitar (solo)Guy Marshall
GuitarDann Huff
TambourineSteve Reid
Background VocalsVan Stephenson
Background VocalsDavid Ricketts
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk
Background VocalsDavid Baerwald
Background VocalsSteve Lively
Background VocalsMauricia Terry
VocalsRobert Tepper


7 Soul Survivor

BassTim Landers
DrumsMyron Grombacher
Guitar (solo)Dann Huff
GuitarGuy Marshall
Acoustic GuitarEric Williams
PercussionSteve Reid
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk
VocalsRobert Tepper


8 If That’s What You Call Lovin’

BassTim Landers
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarDann Huff
Acoustic GuitarEric Williams
PercussionSteve Reid
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk
VocalsRobert Tepper

Liner Notes

Producer – Joe Chiccarelli
Arranged By – Scott Wilk (tracks: A5)
Arranged By (Background Vocals) – Andraé Crouch (Track 4)
Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
Mixed By – Csaba Petocz (Track 8)
Mixed By (Assistant) – Gary Hollis, Jeff Stebbins
Recorded By (Assistant) – Jeff Demoorse, Steve Himelfarb, Steve Hug, Bill Thomas, Marc DeSisto
Recorded By (Background Vocals) – Bill Thomas (Track 6)

Photography By – Brad Branson

Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
Copyright (c) – Flowering Stone Music
Copyright (c) – Heavy Breather Music
Manufactured By – CBS Records
Distributed By – CBS Records
Recorded At – Soundcastle
Recorded At – Preferred Sound
Recorded At – Master Control, Burbank
Recorded At – Capitol Studios
Recorded At – Avatar Productions
Mixed At – Capitol Studios
Mixed At – Conway Studios
Mastered At – Masterdisk