1980 Peter Allen – Bi-Coastal

Allen, Peter 1980Bi-Coastal is an album released in 1980 by Australian singer and songwriter Peter Allen. The album is Allen’s most successful and was produced by David Foster who also wrote many of its songs. The hit “Fly Away”, originally by Japanese artist Mariya Takeuchi, was co-written by Foster and Carole Bayer Sager. The title tune co-written by Foster and Tom Keane is said to be about Allen’s sexuality, who came out as gay after his marriage with Liza Minnelli ended.

“Fly Away” peaked at #55 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts and was his only North American hit as a singer. The album has become a classic with lovers of west coast pop music not because of the songs but for the use of musicians like Toto, Steve Lukather, Jay Graydon and others.

The album peaked at #123 on the Billboard 200. The track “Bi-Coastal” peaked at #79 on Billboard’s Dance Music/Club Play Singles chart.

Tracks

1  One Step Over The Borderline (Peter Allen, David Foster, Tom Keane) 3:55
Fly Away (Peter Allen, Carole Bayer Sager, David Foster) 4:04
3  Bi-Coastal (Peter Allen, David Foster, Tom Keane) 4:26
4  I Don’t Go Shopping (Peter Allen, David Lasley) 4:36
5  Hit In The Heart (Peter Allen, David Foster) 3:25
6  I Could Really Show You Around (Peter Allen, Dean Pitchford) 4:14
7  Somebody’s Angel (Peter Allen, David Lasley) 4:04
8  Simon (Peter Allen) 3:29
9  Pass This Time (Peter Allen, Carole Bayer Sager, David Foster) 4:01
10  When This Love Affair Is Over (Peter Allen, David Foster) 6:06

Musicians

1 One Step Over The Borderline

Bass Mike Porcaro
Drums Ed Greene
Guitar Steve Lukather
Fender Rhodes David Foster
Piano Tom Keane
Synthesizer David Foster
Synthesizer Tom Keane
Background Vocals Richard Page
Background Vocals Steve George
Vocals Peter Allen


2 Fly Away

Bass Mike Porcaro
Drums Ed Greene
Guitar David Williams
Keyboards David Foster
Sax Eugene Meros
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Background Vocals Richard Page
Background Vocals Steve George
Vocals Peter Allen


3 Bi-Coastal

Bass Mike Porcaro
Drums Ed Greene
Guitar Steve Lukather
Fender Rhodes Tom Keane
Keyboards David Foster
Sax Gary Herbig
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Background Vocals Richard Page
Background Vocals Steve George
Vocals Peter Allen


4 I Don’t Go Shopping

Bass David McDaniels
Drums Ralph Humphrey
Piano Peter Allen
Sax Lon Price
Vocals Peter Allen


5 Hit In The Heart

Bass Mike Porcaro
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards David Foster
Synthesizer Tom Keane
Synthesizer David Foster
Background Vocals Richard Page
Background Vocals Steve George
Vocals Peter Allen


6 I Could Really Show You Around

Bass Mike Porcaro
Drums Carlos Vega
Guitar Richie Zito
Keyboards David Foster
Percussion Paulinho Da Costa
Background Vocals Richard Page
Background Vocals Steve George
Vocals Peter Allen


7 Somebody’s Angel

Bass Mike Porcaro
Drums Ralph Humphrey
Guitar Richie Zito
Fender Rhodes Peter Allen
Keyboards David Foster
Background Vocals Richard Page
Background Vocals Steve George
Vocals Peter Allen


8 Simon

Fender Rhodes Peter Allen
Synthesizer David Foster
Synthesizer Tom Keane
Vocals Peter Allen


9 Pass This Time

Bass Mike Porcaro
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar (solo) Jay Graydon
Guitar Steve Lukather
Keyboards David Foster
Synthesizer David Foster
Synthesizer Larry Williams
Percussion José Rossy
Vocals Peter Allen

 

10 When This Love Affair Is Over

Bass Mike Porcaro
Drums Jeffrey Porcaro
Guitar (solo) Steve Lukather
Keyboards David Foster
Percussion José Rossy
Background Vocals Richard Page
Background Vocals Steve George
Vocals Peter Allen

Other Musicians

SaxLouis Cortelezzi
SaxGary Herbig
SaxLarry Williams
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneLew McCreary
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetLarry Hall

Liner Notes

Producer – David Foster
Arranged By (Horns) – David Foster, Jerry Hey (Track 2)
Arranged By (Horns) – Jerry Hey (Track 3)
Arranged By (Strings) – David Foster, Jerry Hey (Tracks 2, 6, 10)
Arranged By (Strings) – Erich Bulling (Tracks 4, 7)
Arranged By – David Foster (Track 8)
Concertmaster – Harry Bluestone
Contractor (String Contractor) – Frank DeCaro
Engineer – Humberto Gatica
Engineer (Additional) – Patrick Von Wiegandt, Stewart Whitmore
Engineer (Second) – David Leonard, Ernie Sheesley, Ian Eales, Jeff Borgeson, Skip Saylor
Mastered By – Mike Reese
Mixed By – Humberto Gatica

Art Direction, Design – Chuck Beeson
Photography – Paul Jasmin

Mastered At The Mastering Lab
Recorded At Sunset Sound
Copyright A&M Records Inc.