1979 Rex Smith – Sooner Or Later

Sooner Or Later is the third studio album by American singer-actor Rex Smith, released in 1979 by Columbia Records, and it also serves as a soundtrack album to the 1979 made-for-television film Sooner Or Later, starring Smith and Denise Miller.

The album peaked at number 19 on the Billboard albums chart on June 23, 1979  and spawned the hit singles: “You Take My Breath Away”, “Simply Jessie” and “Never Gonna Give You Up”.

Tracks

You Take My Breath Away (Bruce Hart; Stephen Lawrence) 03:11
2  Sooner or Later (Bruce Hart; Stephen Lawrence) 02:53
3  Simply Jessie (Bruce Hart; Stephen Lawrence) 03:05
4  Better Than It’s Ever Been Before (Bruce Hart; Stephen Lawrence) 04:02
5  Love Street (Dominic Bugatti; Frank Musker) 02:55
6  Never Gonna Give You Up (Greg Guidry; Sandy Guidry) 02:56
7  Sway (Dominic Bugatti; Frank Musker) 03:07
8  Oh What A Night For Romance (Russ Ballard) 03:06
9  Ain’t That Peculiar (Marvin Tarplin; Robert Rogers; Warren Moore; William Robinson Jr) 03:38
10  If You Think You Know How To Love Me (Mike Chapman; Nicky Chinn) 03:40

Musicians

1 You Take My Breath Away

BassNeil Jason
DrumsRichard Crooks
GuitarJoe Caro
GuitarJeff Mironov
GuitarElliott Randall
PianoPaul Shaffer
SynthesizerRock Ferrante
PercussionJim Maelen
VocalsRex Smith


2 Sooner Or Later

BassNeil Jason
DrumsRichard Crooks
GuitarJoe Caro
GuitarJeff Mironov
GuitarElliott Randall
PianoPaul Shaffer
SynthesizerRock Ferrante
PercussionJim Maelen
VocalsRex Smith


3 Simply Jessie

BassNeil Jason
DrumsRichard Crooks
GuitarJoe Caro
GuitarJeff Mironov
GuitarElliott Randall
PianoPaul Shaffer
SynthesizerRock Ferrante
PercussionJim Maelen
VocalsRex Smith


4 Better Than It’s Ever Been Before

BassNeil Jason
DrumsRichard Crooks
GuitarJoe Caro
GuitarJeff Mironov
GuitarElliott Randall
PianoPaul Shaffer
SynthesizerRock Ferrante
PercussionJim Maelen
VocalsRex Smith


5 Love Street

BassNeil Jason
DrumsRick Marotta
GuitarLance Quinn
GuitarLars Hanson
GuitarJeff Layton
GuitarMark Cunningham
PianoPaul Shaffer
SynthesizerRock Ferrante
PercussionJim Maelen
VocalsRex Smith


6 Never Gonna Give You Up

BassNeil Jason
DrumsRick Marotta
GuitarLance Quinn
GuitarLars Hanson
GuitarJeff Layton
GuitarMark Cunningham
PianoPaul Shaffer
PercussionJim Maelen
SynthesizerRock Ferrante
VocalsRex Smith


7 Sway

BassNeil Jason
DrumsRick Marotta
GuitarLance Quinn
GuitarLars Hanson
GuitarJeff Layton
GuitarMark Cunningham
PianoPaul Shaffer
SynthesizerRock Ferrante
PercussionJim Maelen
VocalsRex Smith


8 Oh What A Night For Romance

BassWill Lee
DrumsBarry Lazarowitz
GuitarLars Hanson
GuitarLance Quinn
PianoBarry Miles
SynthesizerRock Ferrante
SaxLou Marini
PercussionJim Maelen
VocalsRex Smith


9 Ain’t That Peculiar

BassNeil Jason
DrumsRick Marotta
GuitarLance Quinn
GuitarLars Hanson
GuitarJeff Layton
GuitarMark Cunningham
PianoPaul Shaffer
SynthesizerRock Ferrante
PercussionJim Maelen
VocalsRex Smith


10 If You Think You Know How To Love Me

BassWill Lee
DrumsBarry Lazarowitz
GuitarLars Hanson
GuitarLance Quinn
PianoBarry Miles
SynthesizerRock Ferrante
PercussionJim Maelen
VocalsRex Smith

Liner Notes

Producer – Charlie Calello
Producer – Stephen Lawrence (Track 1, 2, 3, 4)
Producer (Executive) – Bruce Hart, Carole Hart
Engineer – Jeffrey Kawalek, Bill Radice
Mixed By – Harvey Goldberg

Design – Pellegrini & Kaestle
Photography – Barry Levine

Recorded At The Hit Factory
Recorded At House of Music
Phonographic Copyright (p) CBS Inc
Copyright (c) CBS Inc