Michael McDonald ‎– If That's What It Takes

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Warner Bros. Records ‎– 9 23703-1, Warner Bros. Records ‎– 1-23703
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Los Angeles Pressing
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A1 Playin' By The Rules
Bass – Willie WeeksDrums – Steve GaddGuitar – Dean ParksPercussion – Bobby LaKind, Lenny CastroPiano – Greg PhillinganesSaxophone, Soloist – 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, Soloist – Robben FordSaxophone, Soloist – 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
Alto Saxophone – Edgar WinterBass – Mike PorcaroDrums – Jeff PorcaroElectric Piano [Rhodes] – Michael OmartianGuitar – Steve LukatherGuitar [Overdubs] – Dean ParksPercussion – Lenny CastroWritten-By – Grady Walker, Harry GarfieldWritten-By, Piano, Synthesizer, Backing Vocals – Michael McDonald
3:44
B4 Losin' End
Bass – Willie WeeksDrums – Steve GaddGuitar – Dean ParksLyricon, Soloist – 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, Soloist – Edgar WinterWritten-By, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Synthesizer, Backing Vocals – Michael McDonald
4:41

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Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Los Angeles pressing. Issued with custom inner sleeve.

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

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A run out): 1-23703-A LW-5 • 2 ✲
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B run out): 1-23703-B LW-4 • 1 ✲
  • Rights Society (A1 to B5): ASCAP
  • Rights Society (A1, A2): BMI
  • Barcode (Scanned): 075992370318

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smart.mf.nascimento

smart.mf.nascimento

May 12, 2016
edited 3 months ago
Simply one of the best soft rock albuns in existence. You can tell it was really McDonald's game here, combining his vocals with a stellar cast of Los Angeles session players (along with my Brazilian counterpart Paulinho da Costa) and the rest of Toto (Mike, Jeff Porcaro and Steve Lukather) thus providing grooves that were very early 80s California. It's a must have!