On August 19, 1977.

On August 19, 1977, “Warner Bros” label released “Livin’ on the Fault Line”, the seventh Doobie Brothers studio album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Sunset Sound Recorders”, “Western Recorders” and “Warner Bros. Recording Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Ted Templeman.

Personnel:

  • Patrick Simmons– guitar, vocals
  • Jeff Baxter– guitar, steel guitar
  • Michael McDonald– keyboards, vocals
  • Tiran Porter– bass, vocals
  • Keith Knudsen– drums, vocals
  • John Hartman– drums
  • Bobby LaKind– congas, vocals
  • Dan Armstrong – electric sitar
  • Norton Buffalo– harmonica
  • Victor Feldman– vibes
  • Rosemary Butler, Maureen McDonald – backing vocals
  • Ted Templeman– percussion
  • David Paich– horn and string arrangements
  • Production coordination – Beth Naranjo
  • Engineer – Donn Landee
  • Second Engineer – Kent Nebergall
  • Artwork – Kristin Sundbom
  • Cover photography, cover design – Bruce Steinberg
  • Inner sleeve photo – Michael Zagaris
  • Aerial photo pilot – Roger Glenn

Track listing:

  1. You’re Made That Way – Michael McDonald, Jeff Baxter, Keith Knudsen
  2. Echoes of Love – Patrick Simmons, Willie Mitchell, Earl Randle
  3. Little Darling (I Need You) – Holland-Dozier-Holland
  4. You Belong to Me – Carly Simon, Michael McDonald
  5. Livin’ on the Fault Line – Patrick Simmons
  6. Nothin’ But a Heartache – Michael McDonald
  7. Chinatown – Patrick Simmons
  8. There’s a Light – Michael McDonald
  9. Need a Lady – Tiran Porter
  10. Larry the Logger Two-Step – Patrick Simmons

 

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