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All This and Heaven Too is the third album by singer-songwriter Andrew Gold, released in 1978 on Asylum Records. It includes the hit singles "Never Let Her Slip Away" (a no. 5 entry on the UK Singles Chart) and "Thank You for Being a Friend" (a no. 25 entry on the Billboard singles chart).
All This and Heaven Too reached the British Top Five in the albums chart in 1978. "Thank You for Being a Friend" later gained popularity as the theme song for The Golden Girls, though it was performed by Cynthia "Cindy" Fee, a singer who often recorded advertising jingles, for the show. Gold also became known for his biggest UK hit song, "Never Let Her Slip Away," which was a No. 5 chart hit in the UK; Freddie Mercury assisted Gold as an uncredited background singer on the track. British dance group Undercover duplicated the chart position of Gold's original with a 1992 cover version.
All songs written by Andrew Gold, except where noted.
|1.||"Gambler" (Kenny Edwards)||3:55|
|2.||"Thank You for Being a Friend" (outtake)||1:33|
|3.||"Dr. Robert" (Lennon-McCartney) (live at the Roxy, Los Angeles, CA, 1978)||3:18|
|4.||"Genevieve" (instrumental) (Gold, Brock Walsh)||5:41|
|5.||"Still You Linger On" (instrumental)||4:50|
- Andrew Gold – vocals, piano, acoustic and electric guitar, electric piano, clavinet, synthesizer, harmonium, bass, drums, percussion, tympani, backing vocals
- Kenny Edwards – bass
- Brock Walsh – backing vocals, percussion
- Waddy Wachtel – guitar
- Jeff Porcaro – drums
- Rick Marotta – drums
- Russ Kunkel – drums
- Beau Segal – drums
- Brad Palmer – bass
- Ernie Watts – saxophone
- J. D. Souther – backing vocals
- Jennifer Warnes – backing vocals
- Mark Safan – backing vocals
- Andrew Gold with Brock Walsh – producer
- Greg Ladanyi with Dennis Kirk – engineer
- George Ybarra – assistant engineer
- David Campbell – arrangements
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