1973 David Gates – First

First is the debut solo album by David Gates, released in 1973. Musicians who appeared on the album include Larry Knechtel, Mike Botts, Jimmy Getzoff, Jim Gordon, Jim Horn, John Guerin, Larry Carlton, Louie Shelton and Russ Kunkel

Tracks

Sail Around The World(David Gates) 03:19
2  Sunday Rider (David Gates) 03:22
3  Soap (I Use The) (David Gates) 02:28
Suite: Clouds, Rain(David Gates) 08:55
5  Help Is On The Way (David Gates) 02:56
6  Ann (David Gates) 03:53
7  Do You Believe He’s Comin’ (David Gates) 04:57
8  Sight & Sound (David Gates) 02:56
9  Lorilee (David Gates) 04:43

Musicians

BassLarry Knechtel
DrumsJim Gordon
DrumsJohn Guerin
DrumsMike Botts
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarLarry Carlton
GuitarLarry Carlton
GuitarLouie Shelton
KeyboardsDavid Gates
KeyboardsLarry Knechtel
ViolinJames Getzoff
SaxJim Horn

Other Musicians

2 Sunday Rider

BassLarry Knechtel
DrumsJohn Guerin
Guitar (solo)Larry Carlton
GuitarDavid Gates
VocalsDavid Gates


4 Suite: Clouds, Rain

DrumsRuss Kunkel
DrumsJim Gordon
GuitarDavid Gates
MoogDavid Gates
MoogLarry Knechtel
PianoDavid Gates
VocalsDavid Gates


6 Ann

BassDavid Gates
GuitarDavid Gates
VocalsDavid Gates


9 Lorilee

BassDavid Gates
DrumsJim Gordon
GuitarDavid Gates
Electric PianoLarry Knechtel
OrganLarry Knechtel
CongasMike Botts
VocalsDavid Gates

Liner Notes

Producer – David Gates
Producer (Associate) – Larry Knechtel
Arranged By – David Gates
Engineer – Armin Steiner, Bruce Morgan

Design – Robert Heimall
Photography – Frank Bez, Ken Banks

Recorded At Elektra Sound Recorders
Mastered At JVC Cutting Center
Pressed By Specialty Records Corporation