Bob James ‎– Heads

Tappan Zee Records ‎– JC 34896, Columbia ‎– 34896
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Heads
Bass – Alphonso JohnsonClavinet, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Piano, Synthesizer [Oberheim Polyphonic], Bells [Oberheim Polyphonic Tinkle Bells] – Bob JamesDrums – Steve GaddWritten-By – Bob James
A2 We're All Alone
Bass – Alphonso JohnsonDrums – Steve GaddElectric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Piano, Synthesizer [Oberheim Polyphonic] – Bob JamesKeyboards [Acoustic Rhythm] – Richard TeeVibraphone [Vibes] – Michael Mainieri*Written-By – Boz Scaggs
A3 I'm In You
Alto Saxophone [Alto Sax] – Dave Sanborn*Bass – Will LeeDrums – Alan Schwartzberg*Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Synthesizer [Oberheim Polyphonic, Arp Odyssey], Clavinet – Bob JamesGuitar – Jeff Layton, Jeff MironovWritten-By – Peter Frampton
B1 Night Crawler
Alto Saxophone [Alto Sax] – Dave Sanborn*Electric Guitar – Eric GaleElectric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Synthesizer [Oberheim Polyphonic] – Bob JamesWritten-By – Bob James
B2 You Are So Beautiful
Guitar – Eric GalePiano – Bob JamesSoprano Saxophone [Soprano Sax] – Grover Washington, Jr.Vocals – Gwen Guthrie, Lani Groves, Patti Austin, Vivian CherryWritten-By – Billy Preston, Bruce Fisher
B3 One Loving Night
Alto Saxophone [Alto Sax] – Dave Sanborn*Arranged By, Adapted By – Bob JamesPiano, Harpsichord – Bob JamesRecorder [Sopranino] – George MargeTenor Saxophone [Tenor Sax] – Grover Washington, Jr.Written-By – Henry Purcell

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Gatefold cover.
Recorded at Media Sound, Sound Mixers and A&R Studios, New York City, May-September 1977.
℗ 1977 CBS Inc. © 1977 Tappan Zee Records, Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Label): AL 34896
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Label): BL 34896
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Etching, variant 1): AL 34896-2A p 2 D
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Etching, variant 1): BL 34896-2A p 3
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Stamped, variant 2): AL 34896-2A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Stamped, variant 2): BL 34896-2A
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Stamped, variant 3): AL 34896-2A
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Stamped, variant 3): BL 34896-2B IT

Other Versions (5 of 33) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PC 34896, 34896 Bob James Heads(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Tappan Zee Records, Columbia PC 34896, 34896 US Unknown Sell This Version
CSP 40-15418-84 Bob James Heads / Historia De La Música Rock 84(Cass) CBS CSP 40-15418-84 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
DNW 2053 Bob James Heads(LP, Album) Tappan Zee Records DNW 2053 South Africa 1977 Sell This Version
PC 34896 Bob James Heads(LP, Album, Gat) Tappan Zee Records, Columbia PC 34896 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
VICJ-61197 Bob James Heads(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Tappan Zee Records VICJ-61197 Japan 2004 Sell This Version


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June 27, 2018
This album is dope, way better than that snoozefest Touchdown which came out a year later. It doesnt have a hit like "Angela" on it but makes up for it with a solid track list from beginning to end. Its sample city, if your into that, and a good throwback in Bobs discography! I definately recommend! Every pressing Ive ever heard sounds good, but the best Ive heard is the Japanese CBS pressing from the 70's. It's cheap and easy to find too.


March 14, 2015
This album cant be that rubbish if 633 people have it and 131 want nuff said


October 18, 2012
Overall great album. I agree with Globe199 that this isent one of Bob James best albums though, but still worth getting a copy of.


July 4, 2011
edited over 7 years ago

It's amazing to think that the guy who would produce one of the best albums of this genre ("Touchdown") would produce this steaming pile of terribleness just a year earlier. There's really not a decent track here. The Bob James originals are derivative and dorky. The covers are just awful, especially "We're All Alone," one of the worst songs of the last 500 years. It was nauseating when Rita Coolidge did it, and it's indescribably worse as smooth jazz.

Stay away from this disaster.