1986 Chris Thompson – The High Cost Of Living

The High Cost Of Living is the fourth solo album by singer Chris Thompson, released in 1986. The song Love And Loneliness was also used in the movie American Anthem.

Christopher Hamlet Thompson (born 9 March 1948) is an English singer and guitarist known both for his work with Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, specifically for his lead vocal on the classic hit “Blinded By the Light” and for his solo accomplishments.


1  Love And Loneliness (Nick Garvey; Gordon Hann) 05:07
2  What A Woman Wants (Henry Gaffney) 04:16
3  It Don’t Bother Me (John van Tongeren; Robbie Nevil; Lori Lieberman) 03:56
4  The High Cost Of Living (Chris Thompson; John van Tongeren; Phil Galdston) 03:49
5  Empty House (Chris Thompson; John van Tongeren; Phil Galdston) 06:34
6  It’s Not Over (John van Tongeren; Robbie Nevil; Phil Galdston) 05:01
7  Living For The Thrill (John van Tongeren; Lori Lieberman; Jeff Pescetto) 04:04
8  Missing (Steve Goldstein; Mitchell Froom; Eric Kaz) 04:41
9  She’s Dangerous (Chris Thompson; John van Tongeren; Phil Galdston) 04:24
10  This Is Not A World Of Our Making (Chris Thompson; John van Tongeren; Phil Galdston) 05:03


BassJohn Siegler
DrumsAnton Fig
GuitarMichael Thompson
GuitarBobby Messano
GuitarGeoff Whitehorn
GuitarIra Siegel
GuitarRobbie McIntosh
GuitarChris Thompson
KeyboardsPhil Galdston
KeyboardsJohn van Tongeren
SaxGary Barnacle
SaxMartin Dobson
TrombonePeter Thorns
TrumpetLuke Tunney
TrumpetSteve Sidwell
PercussionJohn Lingwood
PercussionMike Fisher
PercussionRoger Squitero
PercussionPhil Galdston
PercussionJohn van Tongeren
Background VocalsGail Lopata
Background VocalsHenry Gaffney
Background VocalsJeff Pescetto
Background VocalsMaggie Ryder
Background VocalsMiriam Stockley
Background VocalsRobbie Nevil
Background VocalsSteve Lange
Background VocalsTommy Faragher
Background VocalsGill O’Donovan
Background VocalsSuzie O’List
VocalsChris Thompson

Other Musicians

1 Love And Loneliness

Guitar (solo)Robbie McIntosh
SaxTim Cappello

2 What A Woman Wants

SynthesizerJohn van Tongeren

4 The High Cost Of Living

Lap SteelTommy Willis

5 Empty House

Guitar (solo)Michael Thompson
Guitar (solo)Chris Thompson

6 It’s Not Over

Guitar (solo)Robbie McIntosh
VocalsRobbie Nevil

8 Missing

Guitar (solo)Robbie McIntosh
SynthesizerJohn van Tongeren

9 She’s Dangerous

Guitar (solo)Robbie McIntosh


Liner Notes

Producer – Phil Galdston, John Van Tongeren
Engineer – John Davenport, Stephen Benben, Ernie Sheesley, Jay Rifkin
Mastered By – Greg Calbi
Mixed By – Jay Rifkin

Art Direction – Bob Defrin
Photography – Michael Hoppen

Mastered At Sterling Sound
Mixed At Audio Studios, Berlin
Mixed At Atlantic Studios
Mixed At Electric Lady Studios
Mixed At The Hit Factory
Recorded At The Hit Factory
Recorded At Atlantic Studios
Recorded At Sound Ideas Studios
Recorded At 39th Street Music Studio
Recorded At Konk Studios
Recorded At The Workhouse Studios
Recorded At Preferred Sound
Recorded At Image Recording Studios
Recorded At Sound City Studios
Phonographic Copyright Atlantic Recording Corporation
Copyright Atlantic Recording Corporation