1977 Kiki Dee – Kiki Dee

Kiki Dee is an album by Kiki Dee released in 1977 on Rocket.

Pauline Matthews (born 6 March 1947), better known by her stage name Kiki Dee, is an English singer born in Little Horton, Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire. Known for her blue-eyed soul vocals, she was the first female singer from the UK to sign with Motown’s Tamla Records.

Tracks

1  How Much Fun (Robert Palmer) 03:13
2  Sweet Creation (Gary Osborn; James Newton-Howard; Kiki Dee) 03:45
3  Into Eternity (Davey Johnstone; Gary Osborn; Kiki Dee) 03:11
4  Standing Room Only (Bias Boshell) 04:22
5  Bad Day Child (Kiki Dee) 03:24
Chicago (Don Goodman; Jack Conrad) 04:20
7  Night Hours (Kiki Dee) 04:56
8  Keep Right On (Davey Johnstone) 04:38
9  In Return (Kiki Dee) 04:00
10  Walking (Kiki Dee) 03:23
11  First Thing In The Morning, Last Thing At Night (Bias Boshell) 05:50

Musicians

1 How Much Fun

BassDee Murray
DrumsSteve Holley
GuitarDavey Johnstone
PianoJames Newton-Howard
SynthesizerRichard Tandy
Background VocalsRussell Stone
Background VocalsJoanne Stone
Background VocalsTony Burrows
VocalsKiki Dee


2 Sweet Creation

BassDee Murray
DrumsSteve Holley
SynthesizerJames Newton-Howard
BrassBarry Rogers
BrassDavid Sanborn
BrassRandy Brecker
BrassMichael Brecker
VocalsKiki Dee


3 Into Eternity

GuitarDavey Johnstone
MellotronJames Newton-Howard
CelloHugh McDowell
CelloMelvin Gale
VocalsKiki Dee


4 Standing Room Only

BassDee Murray
DrumsSteve Holley
GuitarDavey Johnstone
OrganJames Newton-Howard
SynthesizerJames Newton-Howard
Background VocalsRussell Stone
Background VocalsJoanne Stone
Background VocalsTony Burrows
VocalsKiki Dee


5 Bad Day Child

BassDee Murray
DrumsSteve Holley
Acoustic GuitarDavey Johnstone
MandolinDavey Johnstone
DulcimersDavey Johnstone
PianoJames Newton-Howard
PercussionRay Cooper
VocalsKiki Dee


6 Chicago

BassPhil Curtis
DrumsSteve Holley
Electric PianoBias Boshell
PianoJames Newton-Howard
PercussionRay Cooper
VocalsKiki Dee


7 Night Hours

BassDee Murray
DrumsSteve Holley
Acoustic GuitarDavey Johnstone
Electric PianoJames Newton-Howard
PianoJames Newton-Howard
VibraphoneRay Cooper
PercussionRay Cooper
VocalsKiki Dee


8 Keep Right On

BassDee Murray
DrumsSteve Holley
OrganJames Newton-Howard
PianoJames Newton-Howard
BrassBarry Rogers
BrassRandy Brecker
BrassMichael Brecker
SaxDavid Sanborn
VocalsKiki Dee


9 In Return

BassDee Murray
DrumsSteve Holley
GuitarDavey Johnstone
OrganJames Newton-Howard
PianoJames Newton-Howard
PercussionRay Cooper
VocalsKiki Dee


10 Walking

BassDee Murray
DrumsSteve Holley
GuitarDavey Johnstone
PianoJames Newton-Howard
VocalsKiki Dee


11 First Thing In The Morning, Last Thing At Night

BassPhil Curtis
DrumsSteve Holley
Guitar (solo)Andy Dalby
GuitarBrian Holloway
PianoBias Boshell
Background VocalsRussell Stone
Background VocalsJoanne Stone
Background VocalsTony Burrows
VocalsKiki Dee

Liner Notes

Producer – Clive Franks, Elton John
Arranged By – Richard Tandy (Track 1)
Arranged By – Hugh McDowell, Melvin Gale (Track 3)
Arranged By – Randy Brecker (Track 4)
Arranged By – Gene Page (Tracks 6, 11)
Arranged By – James Newton-Howard (Tracks 7, 9)
Conductor – Louis Clark (Track 1)
Conductor – Gene Page (Tracks 6, 11)
Strings – Richard Tandy (Track 1)
Strings – Hugh McDowell, Melvin Gale (Track 3)
Strings – James Newton-Howard (Track 7)
Mastered By – Larry Bowden
Orchestra – Gene Page (Tracks 6, 11)

Art Direction – David Costa
Photography By – Gered Mankowitz

Phonographic Copyright (p) – The Rocket Record Company
Copyright (c) – The Rocket Record Company
Manufactured By – MCA Records, Inc.
Produced For – Frank N. Stein Productions Ltd.
Recorded At – The Manor
Recorded At – A&R Studios
Recorded At – Abbey Road Studios
Recorded At – Sarm West Studios
Mixed At – Sarm West Studios
Pressed By – MCA Pressing Plant, Pinckneyville