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In August 1982.

In August 1982, “Warner Bros” label released “If That’s What It Takes”, the debut Michael McDonald studio album. It was recorded 1981 – 1982, at “Warner Bros. Recording Studio”; “Sunset Sound Recorders” and “Ocean Way Recording” in Hollywood, and was produced by Ted Templeman and Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Lead vocals: Michael McDonald
  • Bass: Willie Weeks, Louis Johnson, Mike Porcaro
  • Drums: Steve Gadd, Jeff Porcaro
  • Guitar: Dean Parks, Steve Lukather, Robben Ford
  • Saxophone: Edgar Winter, Tom Scott
  • Percussion: Lenny Castro, Bobby LaKind, Paulinho Da Costa, Ted Templeman
  • Piano: Greg Phillinganes, Michael McDonald
  • Clavinet: Greg Phillinganes
  • Organ: Greg Phillinganes
  • Fender Rhodes: Michael McDonald, Greg Phillinganes, Michael Omartian
  • Synthesizer: Michael McDonald, Michael Boddicker
  • Lyricon: Tom Scott
  • Background vocals: Michael McDonald, Ed Sanford, Maureen McDonald,  Kenny Loggins, Christopher Cross, Brenda Russell, Kathy Walker, Amy Holland
  • Engineers: Ken Deane, Bobby Hata, Lee Herschberg, James Isaacson, Donn Landee, Mark Linett, Steve McManus
  • Overdub engineers: Lee Herschberg, James Isaacson, Donn Landee, Mark Linett
  • Mixing: Lee Herschberg
  • Mastering: Bobby Hata
  • Horn arrangements: Jerry Hey
  • String arrangements: Marty Paich
  • Keyboard technician: Paul Mederios
  • Production coordinators: Joan Parker, Kathy Walker and Vicki Fortson
  • Art direction and Design: Jeff Adamoff
  • Photography: Jim Shea
  • Direction: Irving Azoff

Track listing:

  1. Playin’ by the Rules – Michael McDonald, Ed Sanford
  2. I Keep Forgetting – Michael McDonald, Ed Sanford, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller
  3. Love Lies – Michael McDonald, Randy Goodrum
  4. I Gotta Try – Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins
  5. I Can Let Go Now – Michael McDonald
  6. That’s Why – McDonald, Randy Goodrum
  7. If That’s What It Takes – Michael McDonald, Jackie De Shannon
  8. No Such Luck – Michael McDonald, Grady Walker, Harry Garfield
  9. Losin’ End – Michael McDonald
  10. Believe in It – Michael McDonald
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On June 23, 1980.

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On June 23, 1980, “Columbia’ label released “Saved”, the twentieth Bob Dylan studio album. It was recorded in February 1980, and was produced by Barry Beckett and Jerry Wexler.

Personnel:

  • Bob Dylan – guitar, harmonica, keyboards, vocals
  • Carolyn Dennis– vocals
  • Tim Drummond– bass guitar
  • Regina Havis – vocals
  • Jim Keltner– drums
  • Clydie King– vocals
  • Spooner Oldham– keyboards
  • Fred Tackett– guitar
  • Monalisa Young – vocals
  • Terry Young – vocals, keyboard
  • Gregg Hamm – engineering
  • Bobby Hata – mastering
  • Mary Beth McLemore – assistant engineering
  • Arthur Rosato – photography
  • Paul Wexler – mastering supervision
  • Tony Wright– artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Bob Dylan, except where noted.

  1. A Satisfied Mind – Red Hayes, Jack Rhodes
  2. Saved – Tim Drummond, Bob Dylan
  3. Covenant Woman
  4. What Can I Do for You
  5. Solid Rock
  6. Pressing On
  7. In the Garden
  8. Saving Grace
  9. Are You Rade