1974 Michael Dinner – The Great Pretender

The Great Pretender is the first album by Michael Dinner, released in 1974.

Michael Dinner (born May 20, 1953) is an American director, producer, and screenwriter for television. Prior to his TV career, he was a recording artist for Fantasy Records, where he released two albums: The Great Pretender (1974), and Tom Thumb the Dreamer (1976), along with four singles.

Tracks

1  The Great Pretender (Michael Dinner) 03:32
2  Jamaica (Michael Dinner) 04:02
3  Yellow Rose Express (Michael Dinner) 04:10
4  Sunday Morning Fool (Michael Dinner) 04:10
5  Last Dance In Salinas (Michael Dinner) 04:10
6  Tattooed Man From Chelsea (Michael Dinner) 02:50
7  Woman Of Aran (Michael Dinner) 03:51
8  Pentacott Lane (Michael Dinner) 04:06
9  Icarus (Michael Dinner) 02:58
10  Texas Knight (Michael Dinner) 06:11

Musicians

1 The Great Pretender

BassMike Bowden
DrumsMickey McGee
GuitarBob Warford
Acoustic GuitarMichael Dinner
Steel GuitarEd Black
Electric PianoJohn Boylan
Background VocalsDoug Haywood
Background VocalsHerb Pedersen
Background VocalsLinda Ronstadt
VocalsMichael Dinner


2 Jamaica

BassMike Bowden
DrumsMickey McGee
GuitarEd Black
Acoustic GuitarMichael Dinner
Electric PianoJohn Boylan
Steel DrumsRobert Greenidge
PercussionMilt Holland
Background VocalsDoug Haywood
VocalsMichael Dinner


3 Yellow Rose Express

BassMike Bowden
DrumsMickey McGee
GuitarBob Warford
Acoustic GuitarMichael Dinner
Steel GuitarEd Black
Electric PianoJohn Boylan
Background VocalsDoug Haywood
Background VocalsHerb Pedersen
Background VocalsLinda Ronstadt
VocalsMichael Dinner


4 Sunday Morning Fool

BassMike Bowden
DrumsMickey McGee
Acoustic GuitarMichael Dinner
Electric PianoJohn Boylan
PianoAndrew Gold
Background VocalsDoug Haywood
VocalsMichael Dinner


5 Last Dance In Salinas

BassMike Bowden
DrumsGary Mallaber
GuitarEd Black
Acoustic GuitarMichael Dinner
Electric PianoJohn Boylan
FiddleDavid Lindley
Background VocalsDoug Haywood
Background VocalsLinda Ronstadt
VocalsMichael Dinner


6 Tattooed Man From Chelsea

BassMike Bowden
DrumsMickey McGee
GuitarEd Black
Slide GuitarDon Felder
Acoustic GuitarMichael Dinner
PianoLarry Knechtel
Background VocalsDoug Haywood
VocalsMichael Dinner


7 Woman Of Aran

BassMike Bowden
DrumsMickey McGee
GuitarEd Black
Acoustic GuitarMichael Dinner
OrganMike Utley
Background VocalsGail Davies
Background VocalsRonee Blakely
VocalsMichael Dinner


8 Pentacott Lane

BassMike Bowden
DrumsMickey McGee
GuitarEd Black
Acoustic GuitarMichael Dinner
AccordionNick DeCaro
VocalsMichael Dinner


9 Icarus

BassMike Bowden
DrumsMickey McGee
Acoustic GuitarMichael Dinner
Steel GuitarEd Black
MellotronJohn Boylan
VocalsMichael Dinner


10 Texas Knight

BassMike Bowden
DrumsMickey McGee
DrumsRuss Kunkel
Acoustic GuitarMichael Dinner
Electric PianoJohn Boylan
MellotronJohn Boylan
OrganMike Utley
PianoLarry Knechtel
Background VocalsDoug Haywood
VocalsMichael Dinner

Liner Notes

Producer – John Boylan
Mastered By – Wally Traugott
Recorded By – Paul Grupp

Art Direction – Glenn Ross
Design – Richard Kriegler
Photography By – Norman Seeff

Mastered At Capitol Records
Mixed At Capitol Records
Recorded At Capitol Records
Recorded At Record Plant, Sausalito
Recorded At Fantasy Records
(c) Fantasy Records, Berkeley, California