1980 Seals & Crofts – The Longest Road

The Longest Road is the eleventh studio album by Seals and Crofts, released in July 1980 by Warner Bros. Records. It was the final album the group released before being dropped by the label, and was their last studio album until 2004’s Traces. It is also the only Seals and Crofts album with no writing credits for co-founder Dash Crofts.

Tracks

1  Stars (Jim Seals; Brian Whitcomb) 05:58
2  Try Your Love (Jim Seals; Brian Whitcomb) 04:17
3  First Love (Eddie Brown; Jim Seals) 03:47
4  If And Any Day (Marietta Waters; Michael Sembello) 04:01
5  Kite Dreams (Jim Seals; Louie Shelton; Brian Whitcomb) 03:50
6  Egypt, Israel & America (Jim Seals) 04:09
7  The Longest Road (Brian Whitcomb; Jim Seals) 03:47
8  I Keep Changing The Faces (Jim Seals; Brian Whitcomb) 04:39
9  Silver Rails (Jim Seals; Brian Whitcomb) 05:18
10  One Planet, One People, Please (Jim Seals) 03:41

Musicians

1 Stars

BassStanley Clarke
DrumsCarlos Vega
MandolinDash Crofts
Electric PianoBrian Whitcomb
PianoChick Corea
SaxJim Seals
CongasDon Heffington


2 Try Your Love

BassLouie Shelton
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarLouie Shelton
Electric PianoBrian Whitcomb
SynthesizerPeter Reilich
PercussionDon Heffington


3 First Love

BassBob Glaub
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarLouie Shelton
Acoustic GuitarLouie Shelton
Electric PianoGreg Mathieson
PianoGreg Mathieson
PercussionDon Heffington


4 If And Any Day

BassNathan Watts
DrumsRaymond Pounds
GuitarMichael Sembello
KeyboardsDon Freeman
KeyboardsMichael Sembello


5 Kite Dreams

BassDennis Belfield
DrumsCarlos Vega
Acoustic GuitarLouie Shelton
MandolinDash Crofts
Electric PianoBrian Whitcomb
SynthesizerBrian Whitcomb
PercussionDon Heffington


6 Egypt, Israel & America

BassLouie Shelton
DrumsCarlos Vega
Acoustic GuitarJim Seals
Electric PianoBrian Whitcomb
PianoBrian Whitcomb
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsLuther Waters
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsOren Waters


7 The Longest Road

BassLouie Shelton
DrumsMike Botts
GuitarLouie Shelton
MandolinDash Crofts
Electric PianoBrian Whitcomb
PianoBrian Whitcomb
SynthesizerBrian Whitcomb
CongasDon Heffington
PercussionVictor Feldman


8 I Keep Changing The Faces

BassAbraham Laboriel Sr
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarDean Parks
SitarDean Parks
Electric PianoBrian Whitcomb
PianoBrian Whitcomb
PercussionDon Heffington


9 Silver Rails

BassLouie Shelton
DrumsCarlos Vega
Guitar (solo)Louie Shelton
GuitarTony Peluso
MandolinDash Crofts
Electric PianoBrian Whitcomb
PianoDash Crofts
PercussionDon Heffington


10 One Planet, One People, Please

Acoustic GuitarTony Peluso
Acoustic GuitarJim Seals
MandolinDash Crofts

Liner Notes

Producer – Louie Shelton
Co-producer – Johnnie Holmes
Arranged By (Horns, Strings) – Marty Paich (Track 6)
Arranged By (Strings) – Gene Page (Tracks 2, 8)
Arranged By (Strings) – Jimmie Haskell (Track 3)
Arranged By (Strings) – Bob Alcivar (Track 10)
Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
Mixed By – Louie Shelton
Engineer (Recording) – Joe Bogan
Engineer (Assistant) – Bob Bullock, Brian Behrns, Debbie Thompson, Michael Bell
Technician – Bob Moore

Art Direction – Peter Whorf
Design – Eddy Herch
Photography By – Luis Lizarraga

Mastered At A&M Studios
Mixed At Dawnbreaker Studios
Mixed At Rumbo Recorders
Recorded At Dawnbreaker Studios
Phonographic Copyright Warner Bros Records Inc
Copyright Warner Bros Records Inc
Copyright Dawnbreaker Music
Copyright Foghorn Music