Changing All the Time

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Changing All the Time
Studio album by Smokey
Released September 1975[1]
Recorded 1975 at Audio International Studios in London and Decca Studios in Paris
Genre Glam rock, soft rock, pop rock, country rock
Length 34:14
Label RAK
Producer Mike Chapman, Nicky Chinn
Smokey chronology
Pass It Around
(1975)
Changing All the Time
(1975)
Midnight Café
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Changing All the Time is the second studio album by British rock band Smokey, released in 1975.

In order to avoid confusion with soul legend Smokey Robinson, the band announced on 22 November 1975 that they would modify the spelling of their name from "Smokey" to "Smokie". Early pressings of the album had already been made with the original moniker but all later editions would have the changed spelling.[1]

Changing All the Time, released in late September 1975, became the first studio album for Smokie that entered the UK Albums Chart, reaching #18.[3] It spent totally five weeks there and eventually was certified Silver on 1 December 1975.[4] In Germany, the album fared even better, peaking at #16 and staying in the charts for twenty weeks.[1] Changing All the Time spawned to hit singles, "If You Think You Know How to Love Me" and "Don't Play Your Rock 'n' Roll to Me", which rose up in the UK Singles Chart to #3 and #8 respectively.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Don't Play Your Rock 'n' Roll to Me"   Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman 3:18
2. "If You Think You Know How to Love Me"   Chinn, Chapman 3:27
3. "It's Natural"   Spencer, Chris Norman 2:39
4. "Give It to Me"   Alan Silson 4:06
5. "We're Flyin' High"   Chinn, Chapman 3:54
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "Changing All the Time"   Chinn, Chapman 3:23
7. "Julia"   Spencer, Norman 3:03
8. "Take Me In"   Silson 3:55
9. "Umbrella Day"   Spencer, Norman 3:45
10. "Back to Bradford"   Spencer, Norman 2:44
Total length:
34:14
2007 7T's Records remastered edition bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Tis Me"   Spencer, Norman 2:56
12. "Talking Her Round"   Uttley 2:44
Total length:
39:54

Credits[edit]

Smokie[edit]

Technical personnel[edit]

  • Produced by Mike Chapman in association with Nicky Chinn for Chinnichap
  • Recorded in 1975 at Audio International Studios in London and Decca Studios in Paris
  • Engineered by Pete Coleman
  • Mastered by Chris Blair at EMI, Abbey Road
  • String arrangements by Phil Dennys on tracks 1, 2, 6 and 7
  • Sleeve design by Michael Ross
  • Photography by Gered Mankowitz
  • Tinting by Dick Ward

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1975 UK Albums Chart 18[3]

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1975 "If You Think You Know How to Love Me" UK Singles Chart 3[3]
"Don't Play Your Rock 'n' Roll to Me" 8[3]

Certifications[edit]

Country Organization Sales
UK BPI Silver[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hendriks, Phil (July 2007). Changing All the Time (CD booklet). Smokie. London: 7T's Records. 
  2. ^ Guarisco, Donald A. "Changing All the Time review". Allmusic. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Smokie chart positions in the UK". The Official Charts Company. 
  4. ^ a b "BPI's certified awards search". BPI. 

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