Lucky (Marty Balin album)

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Studio album by Marty Balin
Released February 11, 1983
Recorded August 16th, 1982 - December 3rd, 1982 at Record One, Los Angeles
Genre Rock
Label EMI America Records
Producer Val Garay
Marty Balin chronology
There's No Shoulder

Lucky is Marty Balin's 1983 album, and his second solo effort. The album did not fare as well as his previous one, and only rose to #156 on the Billboard charts. As a subtle tribute to his friend and former band mate Jack Casady, he recorded a cover of "Heart of Stone," an original written by Brian Marnell from Jack's new wave group SVT.

Track listing[edit]

Side One[edit]

  1. "Born to Be a Winner" (Julio DeCaro, S. Head) – 4:22
  2. "What Do People Like?" (Julio DeCaro) – 3:49
  3. "Just Like That" (Steve Goldstein, R. Getter, G. Peritore) – 2:49
  4. "Do It For Love" (Jesse Barish) – 4:07
  5. "What Love Is" (Greg Prestopino, Brock Walsh) – 4:44

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Heart of Stone" (Brian Marnell) – 3:13
  2. "Palm of Your Hand" (Rick Marotta, Debra Barsha, B. Alan) – 3:53
  3. "Will You Forever" (J. Farey, J. Whitney) – 3:20
  4. "All We Really Need" (Marty Balin, Franne Golde, Steve Goldstein, Peter Ivers) – 3:55
  5. "When Love Comes" (G. Heart, D. Evan) – 3:18

CD Release[edit]

BGO released "Lucky" as part of a 2 albums on one CD release with "Balin" in March 2013. Andrew Thompson remastered both albums for the CD release.


  • "What Love Is" (1983) US #63
  • "Do It For Love" (1983) US #102


Additional Personnel[edit]


  • A Great Pyramid Ltd. Production
  • Val Garay – producer, recordist
  • Niko Bolas – assistant producer
  • Richard Bosworth – assistant to assistant producer
  • Mastered at The Mastering Lab, Hollywood by Doug Sax
  • Andy Engel – lettering
  • Aaron Rapoport – photography
  • Kosh and Ron Larson – design, art direction
  • Jimmie Haskell – strings arrangement and conductor
  • Sidney Sharp – concert master
  • Lee Thornburg, Steve Goldstein – horn arrangement