1976 Bette Midler – Songs For The New Depression

Songs For The New Depression is the third studio album by the American singer Bette Midler, released in early 1976 on the Atlantic Records label. The album was released on CD for the first time in 1990. A remastered version of the album was released by Atlantic Records/Warner Music in 1995. A limited edition remastered version of the album was released by Friday Music in 2014.

Tracks

1  Strangers In The Night (Bert Kaempfert; Charlie Singleton; Eddie Snyder) 03:20
2  I Don’t Want The Night To End (Phoebe Snow) 03:50
3  Mr. Rockefeller (Bette Midler; Jerry Blatt) 04:04
4  Old Cape Cod (Allan Jeffrey; Claire Rothrock; Milton Yakus) 02:48
5  Buckets Of Rain (Bob Dylan) 03:57
6  Love Says It’s Waiting (Nick Holmes) 01:38
7  Shiver Me Timbers Samedi Et Vendredi (Tom Waits; Bette Midler; Mark Klingman) 06:24
8  No Jestering (Carl Malcolm) 03:57
9  Tragedy (Fred Burch; Gerald Nelson) 03:04
10  Marahuana (Arthur Johnston; Sam Coslow) 02:28
11  Let Me Just Follow Behind (Mark Klingman) 03:35

Musicians

1 Strangers In The Night

BassGene Santini
DrumsJohn Siomos
GuitarDavid Spinozza
ClavinetRalph Schuckett
Electric PianoMark Klingman
PercussionRubens Bassini
Background VocalsDavid Lasley
Background VocalsArnold McCuller
Background VocalsLynn Pitney
VocalsBette Midler


2 I Don’t Want The Night To End

BassJohn Siegler
DrumsJohn Wilcox
GuitarTodd Rundgren
Electric PianoMark Klingman
PianoRalph Schuckett
Background VocalsHamish Stuart
Background VocalsDavid Lasley
Background VocalsAlan Gorrie
VocalsBette Midler


3 Mr. Rockefeller

BassJohn Siegler
DrumsJohn Wilcox
GuitarDavid Spinozza
ClavichordRalph Schuckett
PianoMark Klingman
SynthesizerMark Klingman
HornsRandy Brecker
HornsMichael Brecker
HornsBarry Rogers
Background VocalsGail Kantor
Background VocalsErin Dickins
Background VocalsAnnie Sutton
VocalsBette Midler


4 Old Cape Cod

Acoustic BassMilt Hinton
DrumsTeddy Sommer
VocalsBette Midler


5 Buckets Of Rain

BassJohn Siegler
DrumsJohn Wilcox
Slide GuitarDave Webster
OrganRalph Schuckett
PianoMark Klingman
HarmonicaMark Klingman
VocalsBob Dylan
VocalsBette Midler


7 Shiver Me Timbers Samedi Et Vendredi

BassJohn Miller (2)
DrumsSteve Gadd
DrumsMark Rosengarden
BanjoEric Weissberg
MandolinEric Weissberg
AccordionDominic Cortese
AccordionSivuca
HarmonicaDon Brooks
FiddleKenny Kosek
PercussionBarbara Burton
PercussionMark Rosengarden
PercussionJack Malken
VocalsBette Midler


8 No Jestering

BassJohn Siegler
DrumsJohn Wilcox
GuitarTodd Rundgren
GuitarJerry Friedman
OrganRalph Schuckett
PianoMark Klingman
PercussionAngel Allende
VocalsBette Midler


9 Tragedy

PianoMark Klingman
SaxJohn Lissauer
ChimesJohn Lissauer
VocalsBette Midler


10 Marahuana

BassMilt Hinton
DrumsTeddy Sommer
PianoDick Hyman
FluteWilliam Slapin
TrumpetMel Davis
PercussionTeddy Sommer
PercussionPhil Kraus
Background VocalsGotham
Background VocalsArif Mardin
VocalsBette Midler


11 Let Me Just Follow Behind

BassJohn Siegler
DrumsJohn Wilcox
Acoustic GuitarDavid Spinozza
Pedal Steel GuitarRick Derringer
Electric PianoRalph Schuckett
HarmoniumMark Klingman
PianoMark Klingman
TrumpetRandy Brecker
Background VocalsTodd Rundgren
VocalsBette Midler

Other Musicians

Choir – Ben Harney, Charlotte Crossley, Clifford Townsend, Diane Green, Donny Beard, Erin Dickins, Gail Kantor, Leata Galloway, Ramona Stubblefield, Revelation, Rhetta Hughes, Rosie, Sharon Redd, Thomas Moore (Track 9)
Strings – Barry Finclair, Charles McCracken, David Nadien, Gene Orloff, Harry Lookofsky, Jesse Levy, Raoul Poliakin, Tony Posk (Track 9)
Violin – Emanuel Green, Harry Lookofsky, Matthew Raimondi (Track 10)

Liner Notes

Producer – Mark Klingman
Producer – Bette Midler, Joel Dorn (Tracks 4, 10)
Arranged By – Mark Klingman (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 11)
Arranged By (Strings) – Mark Klingman, Ralph Schuckett (Tracks 1, 2)
Arranged By (Strings) – Arif Mardin (Tracks 4)
Arranged By– John Lissauer (Tracks 7, 9)
Arranged By – Arif Mardin (Tracks 10)
Conductor – Mark Klingman (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 11)
Conductor – John Lissauer (Tracks 7, 9)
Conductor – Arif Mardin (Tracks 10)
Conductor (Strings) – Arif Mardin (Tracks 4)
Engineer – Jack Malken, Jan Rathbun (Tracks 5)
Engineer (Assistant) – Bette Midler
Recorded By – Jack Malken
Recorded By– Lew Hahn (Tracks 4, 10)
Remix – Jack Malken
Remix – Lew Hahn, Arif Mardin (Tracks 4, 10)

Artwork By – Michaele Vollbracht, Richard Amsel
Photography – Deborah Turbeville, Kenn Duncan

Recorded At Atlantic Studios
Recorded At Secret Sound
Phonographic Copyright (p) Atlantic Recording Corporation
Copyright (c) Atlantic Recording Corporation