1983 Helen Reddy – Imagination

Imagination is the fourteenth studio album by Australian-American pop singer Helen Reddy that was released in 1983 by MCA Records. As with the first of the two, 1981’s Play Me Out, it did not reach Billboard magazine’s Top LP’s & Tapes chart. Reddy was subsequently dropped from the record label after the release; in her 2006 autobiography, The Woman I Am: A Memoir, Reddy wrote, “I was not surprised when I received a form letter from [MCA]’s legal department telling me that I’d been dropped from the label.”

Tracks

1  Handsome Dudes (Barry Mann; Cynthia Weill) 04:20
2  Don’t Tell Me Tonight (Antonina Armato; Gary Benson; Frank Wildhorn) 03:08
3  A Winner in Your Eyes (Randy Goodrum; Candy Parton) 03:24
4  Let’s Go Up (Franne Golde; Peter Ivers) 03:54
5  Imagination (Dane Jeffries) 04:12
6  Looks Like Love (Keith Stegall) 02:47
7  The Way I Feel (Eric Kaz; Wendy Waldman) 03:30
8  Guess You Had to Be There (Barbara Ann Suber) 03:40
9  Yesterday Can’t Hurt Me (Dennis Lambert; Brian Potter) 03:05
10  Heartbeat (Eric Kaz; Wendy Waldman) 03:21

Media

Musicians

1 Handsome Dudes

BassNathan East
DrumsRicky Lawson
GuitarMarty Walsh
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
VocalsHelen Reddy


2 Don’t Tell Me Tonight

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsDavid Kemper
GuitarMarty Walsh
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
PianoRobbie Buchanan
SaxLori Williams
Background VocalsLori Williams
VocalsHelen Reddy


3 A Winner in Your Eyes

BassNathan East
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
GuitarMarty Walsh
PianoRobbie Buchanan
VibesKenny Watson
VocalsHelen Reddy


4 Let’s Go Up

BassNathan East
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
GuitarMarty Walsh
PianoRobbie Buchanan
Background VocalsArnold McCuller
Background VocalsDavid Lasley
Background VocalsMichael McDonald
VocalsHelen Reddy


5 Imagination

KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
Steel DrumsRobert Greenidge
DidgeridooRichard Walley
TimbalesPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsHelen Reddy


6 Looks Like Love

BassNathan East
DrumsRicky Lawson
GuitarMarty Walsh
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoRobbie Buchanan
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
VocalsHelen Reddy


7 The Way I Feel

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarMarty Walsh
Fender RhodesRobbie Buchanan
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
VocalsHelen Reddy


8 Guess You Had to Be There

BassNathan East
DrumsRicky Lawson
GuitarMarty Walsh
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoRobbie Buchanan
VibesKenny Watson
VocalsHelen Reddy


9 Yesterday Can’t Hurt Me

BassNathan East
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarMarty Walsh
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
VocalsHelen Reddy


10 Heartbeat

Liner Notes

Producer – Joe Wissert
Arranged By – Nick DeCaro
Arranged By (Horns) – Larry Williams (Tracks 1, 4)
Concertmaster – Harry Bluestone
Conductor – Nick DeCaro
Engineer (Mixing) – Tom Perry
Engineer (Assistant Mixing) – Ross Pallone
Engineer (Recording) – Tom Perry, Ross Pallone
Mastered By – Mike Reese

Photography By – George Hurrell

Manufactured By – MCA Records (Canada)
Phonographic Copyright (p) – MCA Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – MCA Records, Inc.
Recorded At Devonshire Sound Studios, Los Angeles, California