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In July 1979.

In July 1979, “Capitol” label released “First Under the Wire”, the fifth Little River Band album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by John Boylan. The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Glenn Shorrock- lead vocals
  • David Briggs- lead guitars, Roland synthesizer guitars, Electric Sitar
  • Beeb Birtles- electric and acoustic guitars, vocals
  • Graham Goble- electric and acoustic guitars, vocals, vocal arrangements
  • Derek Pellicci- Sonor and Syndrums drums, percussion
  • Clive Harrison – bass guitar
  • Mike Clarke – bass
  • Peter Sullivan – piano
  • Peter Jones – piano, keyboards, orchestrations
  • Bill Harrower – saxophones
  • John Boylan- acoustic guitar

Track listing:

  1. Lonesome Loser – David Briggs
  2. The Rumour – Glenn Shorrock
  3. By My Side – Beeb Birtles, Graham Goble
  4. Cool Change – Glenn Shorrock
  5. It’s Not a Wonder – Graham Goble
  6. Hard Life (Prelude) – David Briggs
  7. Hard Life – Graham Goble
  8. Middle Man – Beeb Birtles, Graham Goble
  9. Man on the Run – Beeb Birtles, Graham Goble
  10. Mistress of Mine – Graham Goble
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In April 1980.

In April 1980, “Columbia” label released “Middle Man”, the ninth Boz Scaggs album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Bill Schnee.

Personnel:

  • Boz Scaggs – guitars, vocals
  • Jeff Porcaro- drums
  • Carlos Santana- guitar
  • Lenny Castro- percussion
  • David Foster- synthesizer, keyboards, string arrangements
  • Don Grolnick- piano, keyboards
  • Joe Vitale- drums
  • James Newton Howard- keyboards, clavinet
  • David Hungate- bass
  • Steve Lukather- guitars
  • Rick Marotta- drums
  • David Paich- organ, synthesizer, keyboards
  • Ray Parker, Jr.- guitars
  • John Pierce – bass
  • Adrian Tapia – saxophone
  • Bill Thedford – background vocals
  • Julia Tillman Waters – background vocals
  • Oren Waters- background vocals
  • Paulette Brown – background vocals
  • Rosemary Butler- background vocals
  • Chuck “Fingers” Irwin – background vocals
  • David Lasley- background vocals
  • Bill Champlin- background vocals
  • Charlotte Crossley – background vocals
  • Venetta Fields- background vocals
  • Sharon Redd- background vocals
  • Larry Fast, Michael Boddicker, Steve Porcaro- synthesizer programming

Track listing:

All tracks by David Foster and Boz Scaggs, except where noted.

  1. Jojo – David Foster, David Lasley, Boz Scaggs
  2. Breakdown Dead Ahead
  3. Simone
  4. You Can Have Me Anytime
  5. Middle Man
  6. Do Like You Do in New York – Boz Scaggs
  7. Angel You
  8. Isn’t It Time – Boz Scaggs
  9. You Got Some Imagination – Steve Lukather, Scaggs, Bill Schnee