1980 Bette Midler – Divine Madness

Divine Madness is an album by American singer Bette Midler and the Harlettes, released in 1980. It is a live recording taken from Midler’s Divine Madness concert film, released the same year. The album, however, does not contain any of Midler’s comedy routines and features only her musical performances from the show and it in fact only provides half of the songs that appear in the film. The original live recordings were also to a large extent edited and re-recorded in the studio for the soundtrack album.


1  Big Noise From Winnetka (Bob Crosby; Bob Haggart; Gil Rodin; Ray Bauduc) 03:52
2  Paradise (Gil Garfield; Harry Nilsson; Perry Botkin Jr) 04:10
3  Shiver Me Timbers (Tom Waits) 03:58
4  Fire Down Below (Bob Seger) 03:07
5  Stay With Me (George Weiss; Jerry Ragovoy) 06:27
6  My Mother’s Eyes (Tom Jans) 02:27
7  Chapel Of Love / Booge Wooge Bugle Boy (Jeff Berry; Ellie Greenwich; Phil Spector; Don Raye; Hughie Prince) 04:09
8  E Street Shuffle / Summer / Leader Of The Pack (Bruce Springsteen; Bobby Goldsboro; Ellie Greenwich; George Morton; Jeff Barry) 09:46
9  You Can’t Always Get What You Want / I Shall Be Released (Mick Jagger; Keith Richards; Bob Dylan) 05:59



BassJohn Pierce
DrumsArt Wood
GuitarChas Sandford
GuitarTony Berg
KeyboardsJoey Carbone
KeyboardsRandy Kerber
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
SaxDavid Luell
TromboneJon Bonine
TrumpetRich Cooper
PercussionDave Shank
Background VocalsDiva Gray
Background VocalsJocelyn Brown
Background VocalsLuther Vandross
Background VocalsUla Hedwig
Background VocalsJoey Carbone
Background VocalsJon Bonine
Background VocalsRandy Kerber
Background VocalsTony Berg
VocalsBette Midler

Liner Notes

Producer – Dennis Kirk
Engineer – Dennis Kirk
Engineer (Assistant) – David Lerner, James Ledner, Niko Bolas
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman

Mixed At Sunset Sound
Mixed At Record One, Los Angeles
Recorded At Wally Heider Studios
Phonographic Copyright (p) Atlantic Recording Corporation
Copyright (c) Atlantic Recording Corporation