In July 1978.

In July 1978, “EMI” label released “Hobo with a Grin”, the debut Steve Harley album. It was recorded in 1978, and was produced by Steve Harley and Michael James Jackson.

Personnel:

  • Steve Harley- vocals
  • Jo Partridge – electric and acoustic guitar, electric lead solo
  • Fred Tackett- acoustic guitar
  • Marc Bolan- guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Jim Cregan, Ian Bairnson- acoustic guitar, electric guitars
  • Tom Moncrieff- electric guitar solo
  • Greg Porée – electric guitar, classical guitar
  • Bill Payne- acoustic piano, organ
  • Duncan Mackay- electric piano, harpsichord, synthesizer, keyboards, piano, Hammond organ
  • Chris Mercer – saxophone
  • Bob Glaub, Alan Jones, George Ford, Reggie McBride – bass
  • Herbie Flowers- acoustic bass
  • Rick Shlosser, Ricky Fataar, Stuart Elliott, Paul Humphrey- drums
  • Simon Morton, Chris Caron, Luís Jardim- percussion
  • Lindsey Elliott, King Errisson – congas
  • Michael McDonald, Bill Champlin, Rosemary Butler, Bobby Kimball, Tom Kelley, Yvonne Keeley, John Townsend, Roy Kenner, Gloria Jones, Barry St. John – backing vocals
  • Jimmy Horowitz – string arrangement, horn arrangement
  • Michael J. Jackson – additional production, mixing, percussion, intro piano
  • James Isaacson – remix engineer, additional recording , engineer, tambourine, drums
  • John Haeny, Tony Clark, Peter James, Gary Ladinsky – engineer
  • Paul Black, Haydn Bendall- assistant engineer
  • Ken Perry – mastering
  • Jim Shea – photography
  • Kosh – design

Track listing:

  1. Roll the Dice – Steve Harley, Jo Partridge
  2. Amerika the Brave – Steve Harley
  3. Living in a Rhapsody – Jim Cregan, Steve Harley, Duncan Mackay
  4. I Wish It Would Rain – Roger Penzabene, Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield
  5. Riding the Waves (For Virginia Woolf) – Steve Harley
  6. Someone’s Coming – Jo Partridge
  7. Hot Youth – Steve Harley, Duncan Mackay
  8. (I Don’t Believe) God is an Anarchist – Steve Harley
  9. Faith, Hope and Charity – Steve Harley

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