1979 Debby Boone – Debby Boone

Debby Boone is a 1979 album by Debby Boone and her third solo studio album for Warner Bros./Curb. Unlike Boone’s previous two albums, 1977’s You Light Up My Life (No. 6 Pop, No. 6 Country) and 1978’s Midstream (No. 147 Pop), this album did not reach any Billboard album chart.

The album featured two singles, “My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own” (No. 11 Country) and “Breakin’ in a Brand New Broken Heart” (No. 25 Country), that charted earlier in 1979 prior to the August 21, 1979 release of this album. Oddly, Warner Bros. released Boone’s single, “See You in September” (No. 41 Country, No. 45 AC), when this album was released, although this song was not featured on this album. (To date, “See You in September” has not been featured on any Boone album.) Boone’s next single, “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool” (No. 48 Country), was also not culled from this album. (This single was eventually included on Boone’s 1986 compilation, “The Best of Debby Boone.”)

Boone married Gabriel Ferrer shortly after the release of this album on September 1, 1979. At the ceremony, Ferrer’s mother, Rosemary Clooney, performed “Theme from The Universal Picture “The Promise” (I’ll Never Say “Goodbye”)” which Boone recorded for this album.

Tracks

1  Girl Don’t Come (Chris Andrews) 02:24
2  Jamie (Jay Gruska; Dennis Belfield) 03:17
3  The Worst That Could Happen (Jimmy Webb) 04:02
4  All Of My Love (Allee Willis; Bruce Roberts) 04:20
5  The Promise (I’ll Never Say ‘Goodbye’) (Alan Bergman; Marilyn Bergman; David Shire) 04:17
6  Choosey Beggar (Smokey Robinson; Pete Moore) 03:16
7  Breakin’ In A Brand New Broken Heart (Jack Keller; Howard Greenfield) 02:22
8  Meet Me On The Dance Floor (Jay Gruska; Billy Joe Foster) 05:16
9  My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own (Jack Keller; Howard Greenfield) 02:23
10  You Took My Heart By Surprise (Paul Johnson) 03:14
11 I’d Rather Be Alone (Bruce Roberts) 05:24

Media

Musicians

1 Girl Don’t Come

BassAndy Muson
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarJeff Baxter
PianoJohn Jarvis
KeyboardsMichael Boddicker
VocalsDebby Boone


2 Jamie

BassScott Edwards
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarJeff Baxter
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
Mini MoogJay Gruska
PianoJay Gruska
SaxLarry Williams
SaxKim Hutchcroft
TrumpetJerry Hey
Background VocalsJay Gruska
Background VocalsMichele Gruska
Background VocalsSarah Taylor
VocalsDebby Boone


3 The Worst That Could Happen

DrumsEd Greene
GuitarJeff Baxter
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
PianoJohn Jarvis
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
Background VocalsDave White
Background VocalsSal Rota
Background VocalsMario Sanchez
VocalsDebby Boone


4 All Of My Love

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsEd Greene
Acoustic GuitarIra Newborn
KeyboardsMichel Rubini
Background VocalsArnold McCuller
Background VocalsDavid Lasley
VocalsDebby Boone


5 The Promise (I’ll Never Say ‘Goodbye’)

BassJim Hughart
DrumsEd Greene
Acoustic GuitarIra Newborn
PianoMike Lang
VocalsDebby Boone


6 Choosey Beggar

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarJeff Baxter
PianoJohn Jarvis
Background VocalsArnold McCuller
Background VocalsDavid Lasley
VocalsDebby Boone


7 Breakin’ In A Brand New Broken Heart

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarDan Dugmore
Acoustic GuitarIra Newborn
KeyboardsMike Lang
VocalsDebby Boone


8 Meet Me On The Dance Floor

BassScott Edwards
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoDavid Foster
SynthesizerJay Gruska
SaxLarry Williams
SaxKim Hutchcroft
TrumpetJerry Hey
Background VocalsJay Gruska
Background VocalsMichele Gruska
Background VocalsSarah Taylor
VocalsDebby Boone


9 My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own

DrumsEd Greene
GuitarDan Dugmore
Acoustic GuitarIra Newborn
PianoJohn Hobbs
VocalsDebby Boone


10 You Took My Heart By Surprise

BassJim Hughart
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarDennis Budimir
Acoustic GuitarIra Newborn
PianoMike Lang
Background VocalsLaury Boone
Background VocalsLindy Corbin
VocalsDebby Boone


11 I’d Rather Be Alone

BassJim Hughart
Acoustic GuitarLee Ritenour
PianoLincoln Mayorga
VocalsDebby Boone

Liner Notes

Producer – Brooks Arthur
Production Consultant – Carol Thompson
Production Coordinator – Robin Bloksberg
Arranged By – David Campbell (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9)
Arranged By – Jay Gruska (Tracks 2, 8)
Arranged By – David Foster (Track 8)
Arranged By – Don Costa (Tracks 5, 10)
Arranged By – Lee Holdridge (Track 11)
Arranged by (Strings, Horns) – David Campbell (Track 2)
Arranged by (Strings, Horns) – Don Costa (Tracks 5, 10)
Arranged by (Strings, Horns) – Lee Holdridge (Track 11)
Conducted By – David Campbell (Tracks 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9)
Engineer – Bob d’Orleans, David Latman, Brooks Arthur
Engineer (Additional) – Deni King, Bob Merritt
Engineers (Assistant) – David Bianco, Walter Borchers
Mastered By – Bob Carbone

Recorded At Record Plant, L.A.
Recorded At Filmways / Heider Recording, Hollywood ;
Recorded At A&M Records, Hollywood &
Recorded At Record Plant, Sausalito
Recorded At Filmways / Heider Recording, Studio C
Mastered At A&M Records
Manufactured By – Gamma, S.A.
Licensed From – Warner Bros. Records
Made By – Gamma, S.A.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Gamma, S.A.
Produced For – Mike Curb Productions