David Essex (album)

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David Essex
Studio album by David Essex
Released 1974 (1974)
Genre Pop, rock
Label CBS
Producer Jeff Wayne
David Essex chronology
Rock On
(1973)
David Essex
(1974)
All the Fun of the Fair
(1975)

David Essex is the second studio album by British singer David Essex. It was released in 1974 and was produced, arranged and conducted by Jeff Wayne. It peaked at number two on the UK Albums Chart and was the Christmas number two album that year.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by David Essex.

  1. "Gonna Make You a Star" - 3:29
  2. "Window" - 4:03
  3. "I Know" - 3:34
  4. "There's Something About You Baby" - 3:48
  5. "Good Ol' Rock & Roll" - 4:41
  6. "America" - 3:21
  7. "Dance Little Girl" - 3:03
  8. "Ooh Darling" - 2:56
  9. "Miss Sweetness" - 4:37
  10. "Stardust" - 4:05

Personnel[edit]

  • Drums - Barry de Souza
  • Bass Guitar - Mike Thorn, Herbie Flowers
  • Guitar - Chris Spedding (Courtesy of Chrysalis), Mark Griffiths
  • Percussion - Ray Cooper, David Essex (Courtesy of his Mum)
  • Keyboard - Peter Wood (Courtesy of Island Records)
  • Synthesisers - Ken Freeman, Jeff Wayne
  • Woodwinds - The English Saxophone Consort (Courtesy of Jeff Wayne Music), Alan Wakeman

Backing vocals[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producer - Jeff Wayne
  • Recorded at Advision Studios by Gary Martin.
  • Assistant Engineer - Rockette
  • Album Photography - Colin Davey & Brian Aris

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1974) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[2] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top 40 Official UK Albums Archive". London: The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "David Essex - David Essex". chartstats.com. Retrieved 1 September 2011.