Michael McDonald ‎– If That's What It Takes

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Warner Bros. Records ‎– WB K 57 018, Warner Bros. Records ‎– 1-23703
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A1 Playin' By The Rules
Bass – Willie WeeksDrums – Steve GaddGuitar – Dean ParksPercussion – Bobby LaKind, Lenny CastroPiano – Greg PhillinganesSaxophone [Solo] – Edgar WinterWritten-By, Backing Vocals – Ed SanfordWritten-By, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Synthesizer, Backing Vocals – Michael McDonald
4:55
A2 I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)
Backing Vocals – Maureen McDonaldBass – Louis JohnsonClavinet – Greg PhillinganesDrums – Jeff PorcaroGuitar – Steve LukatherWritten-By – Ed Sanford, Jerry Leiber And Mike Stoller*Written-By, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Synthesizer – Michael McDonald
3:39
A3 Love Lies
Bass – Willie WeeksGuitar – Dean ParksPercussion – Paulinho Da CostaPiano – Greg PhillinganesWritten-By – Randy GoodrumWritten-By, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Synthesizer, Backing Vocals – Michael McDonald
3:21
A4 I Gotta Try
Bass – Willie WeeksDrums – Steve GaddElectric Piano [Rhodes] – Greg PhillinganesGuitar – Steve LukatherPercussion – Paulinho Da Costa, Ted TemplemanSynthesizer [Additional] – Michael BoddickerWritten-By, Backing Vocals – Kenny LogginsWritten-By, Piano, Synthesizer, Backing Vocals – Michael McDonald
3:53
A5 I Can Let Go Now
Written-By, Piano – Michael McDonald
2:54
B1 That's Why
Backing Vocals – Amy Holland, Brenda Russell (2), Christopher Cross, Kathy Walker, Maureen McDonaldBass – Mike PorcaroDrums – Jeff PorcaroElectric Piano [Rhodes] – Michael OmartianGuitar – Steve LukatherGuitar [Solo] – Robben FordSaxophone [Solo] – Tom ScottWritten-By – Randy GoodrumWritten-By, Piano, Synthesizer, Backing Vocals – Michael McDonald
4:24
B2 If That's What It Takes
Bass – Willie WeeksDrums – Steve GaddGuitar – Dean ParksGuitar [Solo] – Robben FordPercussion – Lenny CastroPiano – Greg PhillinganesWritten-By – Jackie De Shannon*Written-By, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Synthesizer, Backing Vocals – Michael McDonald
4:17
B3 No Such Luck
Bass – Mike PorcaroDrums – Jeff PorcaroElectric Piano [Rhodes] – Michael OmartianGuitar – Steve LukatherGuitar [Overdubs] – Dean ParksPercussion – Lenny CastroSaxophone [Alto] – Edgar WinterWritten-By – Grady Walker, Harry GarfieldWritten-By, Piano, Synthesizer, Backing Vocals – Michael McDonald
3:44
B4 Losin' End
Bass – Willie WeeksDrums – Steve GaddGuitar – Dean ParksLyricon [Solo] – Tom ScottOrgan – Greg PhillinganesWritten-By, Electric Piano [Rhodes] – Michael McDonald
4:11
B5 Believe In It
Bass – Willie WeeksDrums – Steve GaddGuitar – Steve LukatherPercussion – Lenny CastroPiano – Greg PhillinganesSaxophone [Solo] – Edgar WinterWritten-By, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Synthesizer, Backing Vocals – Michael McDonald
4:41

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Recorded at Warner Bros.
Recording Studio, N. Hollywood, CA
and Sunset Sound, Hollywood
Strings recorded at
Oceanway Recording, Hollywood
Mastered at Warner Bros.
Recording Studio
Photography:
JIM SHEA
Art Direction/Design:
JEFF ADAMOFF

Manufactured in Germany by Record Service GmbH. Alsdorf. Pressé en Allemagne par Record Service GmbH. Alsdorf
(Warner Logo) a Warner Communications Company

Manufactured in Germany

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  • Barcode (sticker): 02 028070 400502 02

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
9 23703-1, 1-23703 Michael McDonald If That's What It Takes(LP, Album, Los) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 23703-1, 1-23703 US 1982 Sell This Version
923 703-2 Michael McDonald If That's What It Takes(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 923 703-2 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
1-23703 Michael McDonald If That's What It Takes(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 1-23703 New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
WPCR-17418 Michael McDonald If That's What It Takes(CD, Album, RE, SHM) Warner Bros. Records WPCR-17418 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
57018 Michael McDonald If That's What It Takes(LP, Album, TP) Warner Bros. Records 57018 Greece 1982 Sell This Version

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