1980 John Farrar – John Farrar

The selftitled album by John Farraris his debut solo album, released in 1980 on CBS.

John Clifford Farrar  (born 8 November 1946) is an Australian-born music producer, songwriter, arranger, singer and guitarist. As a musician, Farrar is a former member of several rock and roll groups including The Mustangs (1963–64), The Strangers (1964–70), Marvin, Welch & Farrar (1970–73), and The Shadows (1973–76); in 1980 he released a solo eponymous album. As a songwriter and producer he worked with Olivia Newton-John from 1971 to 1989. He wrote her number-one hit singles: “Have You Never Been Mellow” (1975), “You’re the One That I Want” (1978 duet with John Travolta), “Hopelessly Devoted to You” (1978), and “Magic” (1980). He also produced the majority of her recorded material during that time including her number-one albums, If You Love Me, Let Me Know (1974), Have You Never Been Mellow (1975) and Olivia’s Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (1982); and he was a co-producer of Grease (1978) – the soundtrack for the film of the same name. Farrar also produced Newton-John’s first United States number-one hit single, “I Honestly Love You”, which was awarded the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1975. In 1969 Farrar married fellow Australian singer, Pat Carroll – formerly Newton-John’s singing partner. In July 1970 Farrar and Carroll relocated to the United Kingdom and from late 1975 they have resided in the US. They are the parents of Sam Farrar (Phantom Planet bassist and Maroon 5 touring member) and Max Farrar (Golden Ghost guitarist and keyboardist).

Tracks

1  Reckless (John Farrar) 03:25
2  Tell Someone Who Cares (John Farrar; Tom Snow) 04:18
3  Can’t Hold Back (John Farrar; Tom Snow) 03:24
4  Gettin’ Loose (John Farrar) 03:08
5  Cheatin’ His Heart Out Again (John Farrar) 04:06
6  Recovery (John Farrar; Tom Snow) 04:23
7  It’ll Be Me Babe (John Farrar; Hank Marvin) 03:30
8  Falling (John Farrar) 03:37
9  From The Heart (John Farrar) 04:24

Media

Musicians

1 Reckless

BassDavid McDaniels
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarJohn Farrar
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
SynthesizerJohn Farrar


2 Tell Someone Who Cares

BassJohn Farrar
DrumsMike Botts
GuitarJohn Farrar
SynthesizerJohn Farrar


3 Can’t Hold Back

BassJohn Farrar
GuitarJohn Farrar
PianoTom Snow
SynthesizerJohn Farrar


4 Gettin’ Loose

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsMike Botts
GuitarJohn Farrar
SynthesizerJohn Farrar


5 Cheatin’ His Heart Out Again

BassDavid McDaniels
DrumsMike Botts
GuitarJohn Farrar
SynthesizerJohn Farrar


6 Recovery

BassMike Porcaro
DrumsMike Botts
GuitarJohn Farrar
SynthesizerTom Snow
SynthesizerJohn Farrar


7 It’ll Be Me Babe

BassJohn Farrar
DrumsMike Botts
GuitarJohn Farrar
SynthesizerJohn Farrar


8 Falling

BassJohn Farrar
GuitarJohn Farrar
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
SynthesizerJohn Farrar
PercussionMike Botts


9 From The Heart

BassDavid McDaniels
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarJohn Farrar
SynthesizerJohn Farrar

Liner Notes

Producer – John Farrar
Engineer – David J Holman
Engineer (Assistant) – Mark Ettel
Mastered By – Doug Sax

Design – Desmond Strobel
Photography By – Jonathan Exley

Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc
Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab