B.J. Thomas ‎– On My Way

Scepter Records ‎– SPS 570
Vinyl, LP, Album

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 The Eyes Of A New York Woman
Written-By – M. James*
A2 Mr. Businessman
Written-By – F. Foster*, R. Stevens*
A3 Light My Fire
Written-By – P. A. Rothchild*
A4 Gone
Written-By – S. Rogers*
A5 Hooked On A Feeling
Written-By – M. James*
B1 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Written-By – J. Kern*, O. Harbach*
B2 Four Walls
Written-By – M. Moore*, G. Campbell*
B3 Sandman
Written-By – W. Carson*
B4 I've Been Down This Road Before
Written-By – M. James*, S. Oldham*
B5 I Saw Pity In The Face Of A Friend
Written-By – J. Armstead*, N. Ashford*, V. Simpson*

Companies, etc.



Unknown pressing plant. Identifiable by bold "S T E R E O" marking on label below artist name.

An American Studio Group Production.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix A on label): SPS-570-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix B on label): SPS-570-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etched Side A): SPS-570-A-1A K rL
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout etched Side B): SPS-570-B-1A X rL
  • Rights Society (A1, A2, A4, A5, B2 to B5): BMI
  • Rights Society (A3, B1): ASCAP

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SPS570, SRM 570 B.J. Thomas On My Way(LP, Album, RP) Scepter Records, Scepter Records SPS570, SRM 570 US 1971 Sell This Version
CLVLXS 333 B.J. Thomas On My Way(LP, Album) Disques Vogue CLVLXS 333 France 1968 Sell This Version
SPS 570, SPS-570 B.J. Thomas On My Way(LP, Album) Scepter Records, Scepter Records SPS 570, SPS-570 US 1968 Sell This Version
SZB 8214 B.J. Thomas Hooked On A Feeling(LP, Album) Scepter Records SZB 8214 South Africa 1968 Sell This Version



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October 5, 2017
edited about 1 month ago

It could have been a great album. All the pieces were in place: Produced by Chips Moman and likely recorded in Memphis at American Sound, a tight group of studio musicians, two great hit songs. It's the things in-between that make this record a lackluster mess: Thomas' detached, deadpan vocals, the odd selection of cover songs ("Light My Fire"? "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes"? WTH??), and B.J.'s indecision about whether to be a Top 40 hitmaker or stay with his country roots all combine to leave you scratching your head. More of Mark James and less of the nondescript filler would have been a better solution, but by '68 Scepter was already treading water, and by 1972 B.J. would indeed be on his way, exiting Scepter's sinking ship and rejuvenating his career with better management and more consistent production at Paramount and ABC.