1984 Soundtrack – Hard To Hold

Hard to Hold is an album by Rick Springfield issued by RCA Records in 1984 as the soundtrack to the film of the same name. The album includes three U.S. Top 40 hits, “Don’t Walk Away”, “Bop ‘Til You Drop”, and the top five hit “Love Somebody”, with the duet with Randy Crawford, “Taxi Dancing” also charting. The album was later remastered by Steve Hoffman for the Razor and Tie reissue label. In addition to Springfield appearing on the soundtrack, there are two tracks that were exclusive to the CD, “When The Lights Go Down” by Graham Parker (which eventually ended up on the Parker rarities CD “The Art Van DeLay Collection”) and Nona Hendryx’s “Heart of a Woman”. Peter Gabriel also appears on the CD performing “I Go Swimming” featured on his live album “Plays Live” from 1983.

Although the film received a mixed reception in theaters, the soundtrack album had several charting singles.

Tracks

1  Don’t Walk Away (Rick Springfield) 4:02
2  Love Somebody (Rick Springfield) 3:34
3  Bop ‘Til You Drop (Rick Springfield) 4:18
4  Taxi Dancing (Rick Springfield) 3:45
5  S.F.O. (Rick Springfield; Tim Pierce) 2:26
6  Stand Up (Rick Springfield) 3:07
7  When The Lights Go Down (Graham Parker) 3:21
8  Great Lost Art Of Conversation (Rick Springfield) 3:07
9  Heart Of A Woman (Candy Parton; Tom Scott) 3:43
10  I Go Swimming (Peter Gabriel) 4:41

Musicians

1 Don’t Walk Away

BassMike Seifrit
BassReginald McBride
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarTim Pierce
GuitarJeff Silverman
GuitarRick Springfield
KeyboardsAlan Pasqua
KeyboardsPhil Shenale
KeyboardsMitchell Froom
KeyboardsRick Springfield
EWIJoel Peskin
SaxJoel Peskin
PercussionMike Fisher
PercussionReek Havoc
PercussionRick Springfield
Background VocalsBrett Tuggle
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsTom Kelly
VocalsRick Springfield


2 Love Somebody

BassMike Seifrit
BassReginald McBride
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarTim Pierce
GuitarJeff Silverman
GuitarRick Springfield
KeyboardsAlan Pasqua
KeyboardsPhil Shenale
KeyboardsMitchell Froom
KeyboardsRick Springfield
EWIJoel Peskin
SaxJoel Peskin
PercussionMike Fisher
PercussionReek Havoc
PercussionRick Springfield
Background VocalsBrett Tuggle
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsTom Kelly
VocalsRick Springfield


3 Bop ‘Til You Drop

BassMike Seifrit
BassReginald McBride
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarTim Pierce
GuitarJeff Silverman
GuitarRick Springfield
KeyboardsAlan Pasqua
KeyboardsPhil Shenale
KeyboardsMitchell Froom
KeyboardsRick Springfield
HarmonicaJimmy Z
EWIJoel Peskin
SaxJoel Peskin
PercussionMike Fisher
PercussionReek Havoc
PercussionRick Springfield
Background VocalsBrett Tuggle
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsTom Kelly
VocalsRick Springfield


4 Taxi Dancing

BassMike Seifrit
BassReginald McBride
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarTim Pierce
GuitarJeff Silverman
GuitarRick Springfield
KeyboardsAlan Pasqua
KeyboardsPhil Shenale
KeyboardsMitchell Froom
KeyboardsRick Springfield
EWIJoel Peskin
SaxJoel Peskin
PercussionMike Fisher
PercussionReek Havoc
PercussionRick Springfield
Background VocalsBrett Tuggle
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsTom Kelly
VocalsRick Springfield


5 S.F.O.

BassMike Seifrit
BassReginald McBride
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarTim Pierce
GuitarJeff Silverman
GuitarRick Springfield
KeyboardsAlan Pasqua
KeyboardsPhil Shenale
KeyboardsMitchell Froom
KeyboardsRick Springfield
EWIJoel Peskin
SaxJoel Peskin
PercussionMike Fisher
PercussionReek Havoc
PercussionRick Springfield
Background VocalsBrett Tuggle
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsTom Kelly
VocalsRick Springfield


6 Stand Up

BassMike Seifrit
BassReginald McBride
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarTim Pierce
GuitarJeff Silverman
GuitarRick Springfield
KeyboardsAlan Pasqua
KeyboardsPhil Shenale
KeyboardsMitchell Froom
KeyboardsRick Springfield
EWIJoel Peskin
SaxJim Horn
SaxTom Scott
SaxJoel Peskin
TromboneDick Hyde
TrumpetChuck Findley
PercussionMike Fisher
PercussionReek Havoc
PercussionRick Springfield
Background VocalsBrett Tuggle
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsTom Kelly
VocalsRick Springfield


7 When The Lights Go Down

BassKevin Jenkins
DrumsMike Braun
GuitarHuw Gower
KeyboardsGeorge Small
VocalsGraham Parker


8 Great Lost Art Of Conversation

BassMike Seifrit
BassReginald McBride
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarTim Pierce
GuitarJeff Silverman
GuitarRick Springfield
KeyboardsAlan Pasqua
KeyboardsPhil Shenale
KeyboardsMitchell Froom
KeyboardsRick Springfield
EWIJoel Peskin
SaxJoel Peskin
PercussionMike Fisher
PercussionReek Havoc
PercussionRick Springfield
Background VocalsBrett Tuggle
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsTom Kelly
VocalsRick Springfield


9 Heart Of A Woman

Bass (synthesizer)Tom Keane
DrumsRick Marotta
GuitarDann Huff
SynthesizerIan Underwood
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
Background VocalsBilly Alessi
Background VocalsBobby Alessi
VocalsNona Hendryx


10 I Go Swimming

BassTony Levin
Chapman StickTony Levin
DrumsJerry Marotta
GuitarDavid Rhodes
PianoLarry Fast
PianoPeter Gabriel
SynthesizerLarry Fast
SynthesizerPeter Gabriel
PercussionJerry Marotta
Background VocalsTony Levin
Background VocalsJerry Marotta
Background VocalsDavid Rhodes
VocalsPeter Gabriel

Liner Notes

Producer – Rick Springfield, Bill Drescher (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8)
Producer – Graham Parker, Harvey Goldberg (Track 7)
Producer – Tom Scott (Track 9)
Producer – Peter Gabriel, Peter Walsh (Track 10)
Producer (Executive) – D. onstantine Conte
Engineer – Bill Drescher (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8)
Engineer – Harvey Goldberg (Track 7)
Engineer – Gary Lubow (Track 9)
Engineer – Neil Kernon, Peter Walsh (Track 10)
Engineer (Second) – Eddie DeLena, Rick Polakow
Mastered By – Greg Fulginiti
Musical Assistance – Jeff Silverman
Recorded By – Le Mobile (Track 10)

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Universal Pictures
Copyright (c) – Universal City Studios, Inc.
Produced For – Carman Productions
Recorded At – Record Plant, Los Angeles
Recorded At – The Plant Studios
Recorded At – Sound City Studios
Recorded At – Mediasound
Recorded At – Electric Lady Studios
Mixed At – Record Plant, Los Angeles
Mixed At – Mediasound
Mixed At – Goodnight LA Studios
Mixed At – Shabbey Road Studios
Mastered At – Artisan Sound Recorders