Shadow Dancing (album)
|Studio album by Andy Gibb|
|Released||April 1978 (US)
September 1978 (UK)
Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles, California
Spectrum (1992 Reissue)
Polydor (1998 Reissue)
|Producer||Barry Gibb, Albhy Galuten, Karl Richardson|
|Andy Gibb chronology|
|Singles from Shadow Dancing|
Shadow Dancing is the second album by English singer and teen idol Andy Gibb, released in 1978. Continuing the momentum of his first successes, notably "I Just Want to Be Your Everything", he began work with the Gibb-Galuten-Richardson production team on his second album. Although the album is not currently in print, it was released to iTunes along with the other two Andy Gibb albums in 2011.
The title track, written by Gibb and all three of his brothers, was released as a single in the US in April 1978 (alongside the album), and in mid-June began a seven-week run at #1, achieving platinum status. Two further top ten singles, "An Everlasting Love" (#5) and "(Our Love) Don't Throw it All Away" (#9), a song also released by his brothers in 1979, were extracted from the album, which became a million seller.
Andy's second album was made under the direction of Albhy Galuten and Karl Richardson, mostly while Barry, Robin and Maurice were off filming Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band up to January. Barry again was executive producer and was present during recording of a few of the songs. John Sambataro, who sang backing and harmony vocals on the non-Barry songs, plays slide guitar. Later in 1978 he left the Andy Gibb band and went on tour with Dave Mason (ex-Traffic), and early in 1979 he became lead guitarist for McGuinn, Clark and Hillman, a band playing country rock along the lines of some Andy's songs. Also on this album was Jock Bartley of the country rock band Firefall, then recording their third album at Criteria. They had their Bee Gees connections: the first two albums had been engineered by Karl Richardson, Joe Lala was a regular guest musician, and John Sambataro eventually joined Firefall in 1982 and recorded two albums with them.
Amy Hanson at Allmusic described "Fool for a Night" as a 'bittersweet, up tempo piece of pop'. "Melody" as a 'wistful love song', "I Go for You" as a 'smarmy as it may be in hindsight, was still better than many of its contemporaries'.
- All tracks written by Andy Gibb, except where noted.
|1.||"Shadow Dancing" (Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Andy Gibb)||4:34|
|2.||"Why" (Andy Gibb, Barry Gibb)||4:31|
|3.||"Fool For a Night"||3:20|
|4.||"An Everlasting Love" (Barry Gibb)||4:06|
|5.||"(Our Love) Don't Throw it All Away" (Barry Gibb, Blue Weaver)||4:07|
|1.||"One More Look at the Night"||3:45|
|3.||"I Go For You"||4:19|
|5.||"Waiting For You"||4:13|
- Andy Gibb - lead vocals
- Barry Gibb - background vocals on "Shadow Dancing", "Why", "An Everlasting Love", Don't Throw it All Away", orchestral arrangement on "Shadow Dancing", "An Everlasting Love", "One More Look at the Night", "Good Feeling" and "Don't Throw It All Away"
- John Sambataro - harmony and backing vocals, slide guitar on "Why"
- Joey Murcia - guitar
- Tim Renwick - guitar
- Don Felder - guitar on "I Go for You"
- Jock Bartley - guitar on "Why"
- George Bitzer - keyboards, synthesizer
- Paul Harris - keyboards on "Don't Throw It All Away"
- Harold Cowart - bass
- Joe Lala - percussion
- Ron Ziegler - drums
- Karl Richardson - engineer
- John Blanche - engineer
- Dennis Hetzendorfer - engineer (Criteria Studios)
- David Gertz - (Wally Heider Studios)
- Peter Graves - horns
- Whit Sidener - horns
- Ken Faulk - horns
- Bill Purse - horns
- Neil Bonsanti - horns
- Stan Webb - horns
- Albhy Galuten - orchestral arrangement
- Blue Weaver - orchestral arrangement on "Don't Throw it All Away"
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