Sunday, August 19, 2018

David Cassidy

David Cassidy - The Higher They Climb - The Harder They Fall
RCA APL1-1066 (1975) - US LP

Side One

1 - When Iʼm A RockʼnʼRoll Star
2 - Be Bop A Lula*
3 - I Write The Songs
4 - This Could Be The Night
5 - Darlinʼ

Side Two

6 - Get It Up For Love*
7 - Fix Of Your Love
8 - Massacre At Park Bench (Dialogue)
9 - Common Thief
10 - Love In Bloom
11 - When Iʼm A RockʼnʼRoll Star (Reprise)

Notes: 1) Above picture and following credits were taken from the German gatefold release on RCA 26.21538 (1975). 2) Credit notes are printed in hand lettering and are interspersed with jocular comments, conceptual narrative bits and thank you notes. Please see original record for all of these. 3) Regardless of what elsewhere stated (AllMusic Guide) Leland does not appear to be a player on David Cassidyʼs following RCA record album “Home Is Where The Heart Is” (RCA APL1-1309). I own a full US copy of it and after a repeated, thorough check of its credit notes (again written in hand calligraphy, this time on a poster insert) I can confirm that his name is not listed. For some reason it appears as if the credits of both albums have been meshed up by AllMusic in a single list, possibly because of existing joint re-releases of the two LPs on a single CD outing. Who knows?

David Cassidy - Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Electric Guitars, Guitar, Piano, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Leland Sklar - Bass (2, 6)*
Curtis Stone - Bass
Emory Gordy - Bass
Willie Weeks - Bass
Ron Tutt - Drums (2, 6)
Stan House - Drums, Backing Vocal
Jim Gordon - Drums
Jim Keltner - Drums
David Kemper - Drums
Bill House - Rhythm Guitar, Electric Guitars, Electric Rhythm Guitar, Guitars, Steel Guitar, Pedal Steel, Backing Vocals
Danny Kortchmar (As Danny Kootch) - Electric Guitar, Electric Guitar Lead
Ned Doheny - Acoustic Guitars
Jesse Ed Davis - Guitar Solos
John Hobbs - Piano, Electric Piano, Organ, Pumpinʼ Piano, Tack Piano, Backing Vocal
Bruce Johnston - Piano, Electric Piano, Backing Vocals
Tom Hensley - Piano
Steve Douglas - Sax
Homer Diltz - Harp
Jimmi Seiter - Tambourine, Percussion, Panel-Box Percussion, Backing Vocal
John Raines - Panel-Box Percussion
King Errisson - Congas (5, 6, 7, 9)
The Van Nuys Horns - Horns
Carl Wilson - Vocals, Backing Vocals
The Lovely Girls of the Freeway - Backing Vocals
Gerry Beckley - Backing Vocals
Dewey Bunnell - Backing Vocals
Richie Furay - Backing Vocals
Cyrus Faryar - Backing Vocals
Flo & Eddie (Mark Volman, Howard Kaylan) - Backing Vocals
The Hudsons (Bill Hudson, Brett Hudson, Mark Hudson) - Backing Vocals
Gloria Grinel - Backing Vocal
Trish Turner - Backing Vocal
Kenny Hinkle - Backing Vocal
Jon Joyce - Backing Vocal

Produced by David Cassidy and Bruce Johnston

David Cassidy - Song Arrangements (4, 6, 7, 10), Strings (6)
Bruce Johnston - Backing Vocals Arrangements (1, 3, 5, 11), The Simi Valley Philarmonic Arrangement (3), Do Wah Strings (3)
John Hobbs - Do Wah Strings (3), Strings (6), Horn Arrangement (9)

Richie Schmitt - Engineer
Hank McGill - Re-Mix Engineer

Recording Studio (Live):
RCA Studios, Hollywood, Calif.

Gary Burden for R. Twerk & Co. - Art Direction, Design
Henry Diltz - Photography
Charley Wild - Illustration

David Cassidy
Phil Austin
Bill “Tex” Davis
Ned Doheny
Dave Ellingson (as David Ellingson)
Richie Furay
Bill House
Bruce Johnston
Mike Love
Harry Nilsson
Gene Vincent
Brian Wilson

source/pic: my records