In August 1977.

In April 1977, “Arista” label released “Boats Against the Current”, the second Eric Carmen studio album. It was recorded in 1977, at “Crystal Sound” and “Studio 55” in Los Angeles, “Sound Factory” in Hollywood, “Brother Studio” in Santa Monica, and was produced by Eric Carmen.

Personnel:

  • Eric Carmen – lead vocals, acoustic piano, synthesizers, 12 string acoustic guitar, electric guitar, conductor, electric harpsichord, drums, percussion, backing vocals, arrangements
  • Andrew Gold – electric guitar solo, electric guitar
  • Richard Reising – acoustic and electric guitar, acoustic piano, backing vocals
  • Richie Zito – acoustic and electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Michael Boddicker – synthesizers
  • Dave Wintour – bass
  • Jeff Porcaro – drums
  • Nigel Olsson – drums, backing vocals
  • Gene Estes – percussion
  • Ollie E. Brown – percussion
  • Jim Horn – saxophone
  • Bobby Keys – saxophone
  • Tom Scott – saxophone
  • Steve Madaio – trumpet
  • Paul Buckmaster – string arrangements, conductor
  • Burton Cummings – backing vocals
  • Curt Becher – backing vocals
  • Joe Chemay – backing vocals
  • Bruce Johnston – backing vocals, arrangements
  • Brian Wilson – backing vocals
  • Kevin Beamish – engineer
  • Larry Emerine – engineer
  • David Henson – engineer
  • Mark Howlett – engineer
  • Dennis Kirk – engineer
  • Tim Kramer – engineer
  • Earle Mankey – engineer
  • Howard Steele – engineer
  • Thom Wilson – engineer
  • Val Garay – mixing
  • Doug Sax – mastering
  • Bob Heimall – art direction
  • Ed Caraeff – design, photography
  • Benno Friedman – inside photography effects
  • Norman Adams – inside artwork
  • Michael Manoogian – calligraphy

All tracks by Eric Carmen:

  1. Boats Against the Current
  2. Marathon Man
  3. Nowhere To Hide
  4. Take It or Leave It
  5. Love Is All That Matters
  6. She Did It
  7. I Think I Found Myself
  8. Run Away

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