Standing in the Line of Fire (album)

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Standing In the Line of Fire
Studio album by Gary U.S. Bonds
Released September 1984
Recorded Kingdom Sound; Syosset, Long Island
Don Casale Studios; Westbury, Long Island
Genre Rock
Pop
Length 35:48
Label Phoenix Records
Producer Steven Van Zandt
Gary U.S. Bonds
Gary U.S. Bonds chronology
On the Line
(1982)
Standing In the Line of Fire
(1984)
Nothing Left To Lose
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.0/5 stars[1]

Standing In the Line of Fire is an album released by Gary U.S. Bonds in 1984, under the band title of "Gary U.S. Bonds and the American Men". The album was a follow up to his two Springsteen/Van Zandt produced albums Dedication and On the Line, though the only carry-over from the previous two albums was Steven Van Zandt who wrote, sang backing vocals for and played lead guitar on the title track.[2] The album also features a cover of Ritchie Valens' "Come On Let's Go". The title track was released as a single paired with "Wild Nights", but received little attention.[3][4][5] The album remains unissued on CD.[6][7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Standing In the Line of Fire" (Steven Van Zandt) - 3:39
  2. "Sneakin' Away" - 3:19
  3. "I Wish I Could Dance Like Fred Astaire" - 3:15
  4. "Working Man" - 4:08
  5. "Wild Nights" - 3:52
  6. "Dance" - 3:41
  7. "Take a Chance" - 3:39
  8. "City Lights" - 3:31
  9. "Come On Let's Go" (Ritchie Valens) - 2:27
  10. "You Are the One" - 5:03

Personnel[edit]

[9] Musicians:

  • Gary U.S. Bonds - lead vocals
  • Steven Van Zandt - guitar (lead "Standing In the Line of Fire"), background vocals ("Standing In the Line of Fire")
  • The American Men:
    • Joe Martin - guitar, background vocals
    • Lucille Almond - guitar, background vocals
    • Rudy Richman - drums, background vocals
    • Steve Rossi - background vocals
    • Joey Stann - saxophone, horns, background vocals
    • Larry Russell - bass, background vocals
  • Additional Musicians:
    • Phil 'Teddy Bear' Grande - guitar
    • Gregg Meade - guitar, background vocals
    • Bob Cadway - guitar
    • Dean Bailin - guitar
    • Mike Macara - drums
    • Nicky Bear - keyboards
    • Frankie Vinci - keyboards, background vocals
    • Gene Kraus - keyboards
    • Alan Palanka - keyboards
    • George Ruiz - bass, background vocals
    • Gary Watkins - bass
    • Donna Cristy - background vocals
    • Donna Bach - background vocals
    • Avita Belmonte - background vocals

Production:

  • Gary U.S. Bonds - producer, mixing
  • Steven Van Zandt - producer (track 1), mixing
  • Billy Civitella - producer (tracks 2-5), mixing
  • John Apostol - executive producer
  • John Devlin - mixing
  • Tom Coyne - mastering
  • Dino Danelli - art direction, design
  • Jim Marchesi - photography

References[edit]