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Studio album by Peter Allen
Released 1980
Genre Pop
Label A&M
Producer David Foster
Peter Allen chronology
I Could Have Been a Sailor
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Bi-Coastal is an album released in 1980 by Australian singer and songwriter Peter Allen. The album is Allen's most successful and was produced by David Foster who also wrote many of its songs. The hit "Fly Away", originally by Japanese artist Mariya Takeuchi, was co-written by Foster and Carole Bayer Sager. The title tune co-written by Foster and Tom Keane is said to be about Allen's sexuality, who came out as gay after his marriage with Liza Minnelli ended.

"Fly Away" peaked at #55 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts and was his only North American hit as a singer. The album has become a classic with lovers of west coast pop music not because of the songs but for the use of musicians like Toto, Steve Lukather, Jay Graydon and others.

The album peaked at #123 on the Billboard 200. The track "Bi-Coastal" peaked at #79 on Billboard's Dance Music/Club Play Singles chart.


Side A[edit]

  1. "One Step Over the Borderline (3:54)
  2. "Fly Away" (4:05)
  3. "Bi-Coastal" (4:22)
  4. "I Don't Go Shopping" (3:33)
  5. "Hit in the Heart" (3:24)

Side B[edit]

  1. "I Could Really Show You Around" (4:13)
  2. "Somebody's Angel" (4:17)
  3. "Simon" (3:25)
  4. "Pass this Time" (4:00)
  5. "When this Love Affair is Over" (6:05)