Carole Bayer Sager/...Too/Sometimes Late at Night

Carole Bayer Sager/...Too/Sometimes Late at Night

by Carole Bayer Sager
     
 

Raven's 2012 set combines three Carole Bayer Sager albums from the late '70s and early '80s onto two CDs: her eponymous 1977 debut, 1978's ...Too, and 1981's Sometimes Late at Night. Sager wasn't so much a singer/songwriter as a lyricist, collaborating with a variety of writers. During this period, it was often her then-husband Burt Bacharach but SagerSee more details below

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Raven's 2012 set combines three Carole Bayer Sager albums from the late '70s and early '80s onto two CDs: her eponymous 1977 debut, 1978's ...Too, and 1981's Sometimes Late at Night. Sager wasn't so much a singer/songwriter as a lyricist, collaborating with a variety of writers. During this period, it was often her then-husband Burt Bacharach but Sager worked with a variety of other name composers, names who often were closer to a Broadway axis than the pop charts, such as Peter Allen and Marvin Hamlisch, both of whom have a heavy presence on her debut. Apart from the disco pander of "Don't Wish Too Hard," that record is pretty straight-laced, but ...Too opens things up thanks to the nice Doobie Brothers homage "It's the Falling in Love," a few collaborations with Melissa Manchester ("Peace in My Heart" is a lovely bit of soft rock), and an unexpected Alice Cooper in balladry mode on "Shadows," plus the appealingly diluted disco of "I Don't Wanna Dance No More." It's a step up from the debut and it's considerably livelier than the somnolent soft rock of Sometimes Late at Night. Produced and co-written largely with Bacharach and David Foster -- Neil Diamond swoops in for "On the Way to the Sky" and Michael Jackson drops by for "Just Friends" -- this after-hours affair is so soft and smooth it seems constructed solely for the purpose of inducing drowsiness. A couple of cuts have a pulse -- "Somebody's Been Lying," the title track, "Easy to Love Again" -- but this winds up as a final illustration that Sager had difficulty translating her songwriting skills to a charismatic record.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/11/2012
Label:
Raven [australia]
UPC:
9398800035621
catalogNumber:
356
Rank:
13004

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Come In From The Rain
  2. Until The Next Time
  3. Don't Wish Too Hard
  4. Sweet Alibis
  5. Aces
  6. I'd Rather Leave While I'm in Love
  7. Steal Away Again
  8. You're Moving Out Today
  9. Shy As A Violet
  10. Home To Myself
  11. To Make You Smile Again
  12. It's The Falling In Love
  13. Peace In My Heart
  14. Shadows
  15. You're Interesting
  16. There's Something About You
  17. It Doesn't Add Up
  18. I Don't Wanna Dance No More
  19. One Star Shining
  20. I'm Coming Home Again

Disc 2

  1. Prologue/I Won't Break
  2. Just Friends
  3. Tell Her
  4. Somebody's Been Lying
  5. On The Way To The Sky
  6. You And Me (We Wanted It All)
  7. Sometimes Late At Night
  8. Wild Again
  9. Easy To Love Again
  10. Stronger Than Before
  11. You Don't Know Me/Reprise

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carole Bayer Sager   Primary Artist
Gene Page   Conductor
Paul Buckmaster   Conductor

Technical Credits

Bette Midler   Composer
Alice Cooper   Composer
Neil Diamond   Producer
Michael Jackson   Producer
Melissa Manchester   Composer
Brooks Arthur   Producer
Peter Allen   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Arranger,Composer,Producer
David Foster   Arranger,Composer,String Arrangements,String Conductor
Carole Bayer Sager   Composer
Gene Page   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,Woodwind Arrangement,Horn Conductor,String Conductor
Bruce Roberts   Composer
Marvin Hamlisch   Arranger,Composer,String Arrangements,String Conductor
Paul Buckmaster   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,Woodwind Arrangement,Horn Conductor,String Conductor
David Campbell   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Don Costa   String Arrangements,String Conductor
Jerry Hey   Arranger,Horn Arrangements
Dennis St. John   Producer
Warren Barnett   Mastering
Ian McFarlane   Liner Notes
Johnny Vastano   Composer
Louise Cook   Layout

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