1986 Robbie Nevil – Robbie Nevil

Robbie Nevil is Robbie Nevil’s first album, released in 1986. It peaked at #37 on the Billboard 200, remaining on the chart for 46 weeks. The album produced three Billboard Top 20 pop singles: “C’est La Vie” (#2), “Dominoes” (#14) and “Wot’s It to Ya” (#10). In the United Kingdom, the album was retitled C’est La Vie after the single reached Number 3 on the Gallup UK Singles Chart, with the album becoming a small hit when it peaked at Number 93 in June 1987.


1  Just A Little Closer (Mark Muller; Robbie Nevil) 03:59
Dominoes (Bobby Hart; Dick Eastman; Robbie Nevil) 04:46
3  Limousines (Mark Muller; Robbie Nevil; Tommy Faragher) 03:55
4  Back To You (Brock Walsh; Robbie Nevil) 04:07
C’est La Vie (Duncan Pain; Robbie Nevil; Mark Holding) 03:28
Wot’s It To Ya (Brock Walsh; Robbie Nevil) 03:47
7  Walk Your Talk (Duncan Pain; Robbie Nevil) 03:40
8  Simple Life (Mambo Luv Thang) (Brock Walsh; Mark Goldenberg; Robbie Nevil) 05:19
9  Neighbors (David Krems; Keith Steinbaum; Robbie Nevil) 03:35
10  Look Who’s Alone Tonight (Phil Galdston; Robbie Nevil; John van Tongeren) 04:18


BassTommy Faragher
GuitarRobbie Nevil
KeyboardsJohn van Tongeren
KeyboardsTommy Faragher
CymbalMike Nocito
HiHAtBoris Williams
PercussionFrank Ricotti
Background VocalsCarol Kenyon
Background VocalsChris Thompson
Background VocalsElaine Griffiths
Background VocalsFiona Griffiths
Background VocalsMiriam Stockley
Background VocalsStevie Lange
Background VocalsTommy Faragher
VocalsRobbie Nevil

Other Musicians

4 Back To You

KeyboardsRobbie Nevil
PercussionAlex Sadkin

5 C’est La Vie

SaxIan Ritchie

6 Wot’s It To Ya

HarmonicaJudd Lander

10 Look Who’s Alone Tonight

BassJohn van Tongeren

Liner Notes

Producer – Alex Sadkin, Phil Thornalley
Creative Director – Ken Baumstein
Mixed By – Alex Sadkin, Phil Thornalley
Mixed By (Assistant) – Matt Barry
Recorded By – Nick Lacey

Design – Paula Scher
Photography – Duane Michals

Mixed At RAK Studios
Recorded At RAK Studios
Phonographic Copyright Manhattan Records
Copyright Manhattan Records