Knock on Wood (Amii Stewart album)

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Knock on Wood
Studio album by Amii Stewart
Released February 1979
Recorded 1978
Genre Disco
Label Hansa Records
Ariola Records (Europe)
Atlantic Records (US)
Producer Barry Leng
Amii Stewart chronology
Knock on Wood
(1979)
Paradise Bird
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic (not rated) [1]
Smash Hits 5/10[2]

Knock on Wood is a studio album by Amii Stewart released in February 1979. The album yielded two successful single releases, "Knock on Wood" (#1 US Pop, #6 U.S. R&B, #5 U.S. Club Play, #6 UK, #13 Germany) and "Light My Fire / 137 Disco Heaven" (#69 US Pop, #36 US R&B, #5 UK, #26 Germany). A double A-side single with remixed versions of "Knock on Wood" and "Light My Fire" reached #7 on the UK charts in 1985 followed by a re-issue of "You Really Touched My Heart" (UK #89).

The original Knock on Wood album in its entirety remains officially unreleased on compact disc, a semi-official release was issued in Russia in 1999 on AS4000. This release paired this album with the follow-up release Paradise Bird and one bonus track "My Guy, My Girl", and includes all original artwork.

The album was released as simply Amii Stewart in the UK.

Track listing[edit]

Side A[edit]

  1. "Knock on Wood" (Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper) - 6:13
  2. "You Really Touched My Heart" (Barry Leng, Simon May) - 4:29
  3. "Light My Fire" / "137 Disco Heaven" (The Doors) / (Barry Leng, Simon May) - 8:26

Side B[edit]

  1. "Bring It on Back to Me" (Barry Leng, Simon May) - 3:56
  2. "Closest Thing to Heaven" (Barry Leng, Simon May) - 3:44
  3. "Am I Losing You" (Barry Leng, Gerry Morris) - 3:20
  4. "Get Your Love Back" (Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff) - 3:56
  5. "Only a Child in Your Eyes" (Barry Leng, Simon May) - 3:07

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producer - Barry Leng
  • Brass arranged by Ken Freeman
  • Strings arranged by Ian Hughes
  • Engineers (Marquee Studio) - John Eden, Phil Harding, Steve Holroyd
  • Engineers (Red Bus Studio) - Geoff Calver, Tony Swain
  • Engineer (T. W. Studio) - Alan Winstanley
  • Engineers (Utopia Studio) - Greg Walsh, John Mackswith
  • Mastered by Ian Cooper
  • Recorded at T. W. Studio, Utopia Studio, Marquee Studio & Red Bus Studio.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Knock on Wood (Amii Stewart album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Starr, Red. "Albums". Smash Hits (May 31 – June 13 1979): 25.