1972 Matthew & Peter – Under The Arch

Under The Arch is an album by duo Matthew & Peter (Matthew Wilder & Peter Darmi), released in 1972 on Playboy.

The sleeve didn’t mention any sessionplayers. Matthew Wilder confirms on Facebook:

It was 50 years ago today Peter Darmi and I left NYC to come to LA to record “Under The Arch”. Whew! It all began with busking in the Village circa 1970-72. The Bitter End, Café Wha… I met Peter when I was 16/17 yrs old recording at Gotham Studios in mid-town Manhattan. Produced by Ernie Altschuler (“I Left My Heart In San Francisco”). Drums: Jim Gordon Bass: Max Bennett Guitars: Dean Parks and Louie Shelton.


1  Smiles (Matthew Wilder) 03:25
2  Cast An Anchor (Matthew Wilder) 03:04
3  Here I Lie (Matthew Wilder) 03:49
4  The Thought Of You (Matthew Wilder) 03:04
5  Seeing Is Believing (Matthew Wilder) 02:50
6  Where Do I Go (Matthew Wilder) 03:15
7  Under The Arch (Matthew Wilder) 03:12
8  Apology (Matthew Wilder) 04:23
9  Fist Through A Wall (Matthew Wilder) 03:32
10  Lullabyes (Matthew Wilder) 03:07
11  Future Reference (Matthew Wilder) 04:14


BassMax Bennett
DrumsJim Gordon
FlutePeter Darmi
GuitarMatthew Wilder
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarLouie Shelton
VocalsPeter Darmi
VocalsPeter Darmi

Liner Notes

Producer – Ernie Altschuler
Arranged By (Strings) – Pat Williams
Conductor – Pat Williams
Engineer – Dick Bogert
Engineer (Assistant) – Rick Porter

Design – Rod Dyer Inc
Photography – Kathryn Stimler, Leandro Correa, Joel Brodsky

Recorded At A&M Studios
Phonographic Copyright Playboy Music Inc
Copyright Playboy Music Inc