1978 Seals & Crofts – Takin’ It Easy

Takin’ It Easy is the ninth studio album by Seals and Crofts, released in 1978 by Warner Bros. Records. It was their last album to contain any charting singles. “You’re the Love” reached #18 in early 1978 and the title track reached #79 later the same year. The title track was noteworthy because of a more rock-oriented approach than was the band’s usual fare.

The cover photograph was taken at the historic Oak Alley Plantation in Louisiana.

Tracks

Takin’ It Easy (Bob Phillips; Sean McLeod) 04:00
2  One More Time (Lewis Anderson) 04:06
3  Midnight Blue (Dash Crofts; Jim Seals) 04:38
You’re The Love (David Batteau; Louie Shelton) 03:20
5  Sunrise (Brian Whitcomb; Grant Gullickson) 05:36
6  Breaking In A Brand New Love (Dash Crofts; Jim Seals) 04:14
7  Magnolia Moon (Dash Crofts; Jim Seals) 04:46
8  Nobody Gets Over Lovin’ You (Dash Crofts; Jim Seals) 03:57
9 Forever Like The Rose (Dash Crofts; Jim Seals) 02:47
10 A Tribute To ‘Abdu’L-Baha’ (Dash Crofts; Jim Seals) 05:27

Musicians

1 Takin’ It Easy

BassDominic Genova
DrumsRalph Humphrey
DrumsRon Krasinski
GuitarLouie Shelton
GuitarMarty Walsh
GuitarTony Peluso
GuitarSean McLeod
GuitarBob Phillips
PianoSteven Olitzky
Background VocalsTony Peluso
Background VocalsSean McLeod
Background VocalsBob Phillips


2 One More Time

BassDennis Belfield
DrumsRalph Humphrey
GuitarLouie Shelton
GuitarLarry Rolando
Fender RhodesSteve Olitzky
PianoTom Hensley
Background VocalsGary Sims
Background VocalsDoug Strawn
Background VocalsTony Peluso


3 Midnight Blue

BassDavid Parlato
DrumsJim Keltner
GuitarLouie Shelton
Acoustic GuitarJim Seals
Acoustic GuitarLarry Rolando
DobroDan Ferguson
MandolinDash Crofts
TimpaniRobert Zimmitti
PianoDavid Foster
HarmonicaDanny Deardorff


4 You’re The Love

BassDennis Belfield
DrumsRalph Humphrey
DrumsRon Krasinski
GuitarLouie Shelton
GuitarLarry Rolando
Electric PianoSteven Olitzky
PianoTom Hensley


5 Sunrise

BassDennis Belfield
DrumsJames Divisek
GuitarLouie Shelton
GuitarTony Peluso
Acoustic GuitarTony Peluso
MandolinDash Crofts
Fender RhodesBrian Whitcomb
SynthesizerTony Peluso
SaxJim Seals


6 Breaking In A Brand New Love

BassDennis Belfield
DrumsJames Divisek
GuitarLouie Shelton
GuitarJim Seals
GuitarLarry Rolando
Fender RhodesBrian Whitcomb
PianoTom Hensley


7 Magnolia Moon

BassDennis Belfield
DrumsRalph Humphrey
GuitarLouie Shelton
Fender RhodesTom Hensley
SaxDon Menza


8 Nobody Gets Over Lovin’ You

BassDennis Belfield
DrumsRalph Humphrey
DrumsRon Krasinski
GuitarLouie Shelton
GuitarLarry Rolando
PianoTom Hensley
VibraphoneAlan Estes
Background VocalsTanya Tucker
Background VocalsSherlie Matthews
Background VocalsJim Gilstrap
Background VocalsVenetta Fields


9 Forever Like The Rose

BassDominic Genova
DrumsRon Krasinski
GuitarLouie Shelton
GuitarMarty Walsh
GuitarJim Seals
MandolinDash Crofts
PianoSteve Olitzky


10 A Tribute To ‘Abdu’L-Baha’

GuitarJim Seals
MandolinDash Crofts
SantoorManoochehr Sadeghi

Liner Notes

Producer – Louie Shelton
Arranged By (Horns) – Louie Shelton (Track 8)
Arranged By (Strings) – Jimmie Haskell (Track 2)
Arranged By (Strings) – Gene Page (Track 4)
Arranged By (Strings) – Lee Holdridge (Track 9)
Engineer – George Belle, Joe Bogan, Thom Wilson
Engineer (Assistant) – Gonzalez Espinoza
Mixed By – Barney Perkins, Joe Bogan, Larry Emerine

Design – Louie Shelton
Lettering – Mike Manoogian

Recorded At Dawnbreaker Studios
Recorded At Sound Factory West
Phonographic Copyright (p) Warner Bros. Records Inc
Copyright (c) Warner Bros. Records Inc