Hard Times for Lovers

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Hard Times for Lovers
Studio album by Judy Collins
Released February 1979[1]
Genre Folk
Label Elektra
Producer Gary Klein
Judy Collins chronology
So Early in the Spring
(1977)
Hard Times for Lovers
(1979)
Running for My Life
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 2/5 stars link

Hard Times For Lovers is an album by Judy Collins, released on Elektra Records in 1979.

Collins' first album of new material since Bread and Roses in 1976, some extra publicity was earned as a result of the back cover of the Francesco Scavullo-photographed sleeve art, depicting most of a nude Collins as seen from the back. The album was still something of a commercial disappointment, however,[1] peaking at #54 on the Billboard Pop Albums charts.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hard Times for Lovers" (Hugh Prestwood) – 3:56
  2. "Marie" (Randy Newman) – 3:11
  3. "Happy End" (Henry Gaffney) – 3:12
  4. "Desperado" (Glenn Frey, Don Henley) – 3:34
  5. "I Remember Sky" (Stephen Sondheim) – 4:00
  6. "Starmaker" (Bruce Robert, Carole Bayer Sager) – 4:28
  7. "Dorothy" (Hugh Prestwood) – 4:37
  8. "I'll Never Say Goodbye" (Theme from the Universal Picture The Promise) (Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, David Shire) – 3:41
  9. "Through the Eyes of Love" (Theme from Ice Castles) (Marvin Hamlisch, Carole Bayer Sager) – 3:28
  10. "Where or When" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) – 3:38

Personnel[edit]

  • Judy Collins – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Jeff Baxter – guitar, pedal steel
  • Dennis Budimir – guitar
  • Norton Buffalo – harmonica
  • Gary Coleman – percussion
  • Hilda Harris – background vocals
  • Cissy Houston – background vocals
  • David Hungate – bass
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Mike Lang – piano
  • Dean Parks – guitar
  • Lee Ritenour – guitar
  • Maretha Stewart – background vocals
  • Fred Tackett – guitar
  • Jai Winding – piano, keyboards
  • David Wolfert – guitar, arranger
  • Sid Sharp – strings, concert master
  • Harry Bluestone – strings, concert master

Production notes[edit]

  • Produced by Gary Klein
  • Charles Koppelman – executive producer
  • Arranged and conducted by Lee Holdridge, Nick DeCaro, and Fred DeCaro
  • Linda Gerrity – production coordination
  • Art direction by Nancy Greenberg
  • Mastered by Bernie Grundman and Zal Schreiber
  • Assistant Engineering by Pete Lewis, Linda Tyler, Don Henderson
  • Engineer, remixing by John Mills, Armin Steiner
  • Photography by Francesco Scavullo

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Calendar: February". Rolling Stone (Straight Arrow Publishers, Inc.) (307/308): 56. December 27, 1979.