Dedication (Bay City Rollers album)

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Dedication
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Studio album by Bay City Rollers
Released September 1976
Recorded 1976
Genre Pop rock, power pop
Label Arista, Bell
Producer Jimmy Ienner
Bay City Rollers chronology
Rock N'Roll Love Letter
(1976)
Dedication
(1976)
It's a Game
(1977)
Professional ratings
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Dedication is an album by the Bay City Rollers, issued in September 1976. It was the band's fourth original studio album, and the first new album to be released in the wake of their enormous worldwide success of early 1976.

Founding group member Alan Longmuir had been replaced by Ian Mitchell prior to the recording sessions. Upon the switch, Mitchell was slotted as rhythm guitarist; Stuart Wood moved from rhythm guitar to bass. Mitchell also provided the lead vocal for the title track. However, when he left the band later that year, a version of "Dedication" featuring a Les McKeown vocal was cut for subsequent pressings of the LP and was in fact released as a single.

Track listing[edit]

UK edition, Bell Records #8005[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Let's Pretend" (Eric Carmen)
  2. "You're a Woman" (Eric Faulkner, Stuart Wood)
  3. "Rock 'N Roller" (Faulkner, Wood)
  4. "Don't Worry Baby" (Brian Wilson, Roger Christian)
  5. "Yesterday's Hero" (Harry Vanda, George Young)

Side two[edit]

  1. "My Lisa" (Tony Sciuto, Sammy Egorin)
  2. "Money Honey" (Faulkner, Wood)
  3. "Rock 'N Roll Love Letter" (Tim Moore)
  4. "Write A Letter" (Wood, Les McKeown, Ian Mitchell)
  5. "Dedication" (Guy Fletcher, Doug Flett)

US edition, Arista Records #4093[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Let's Pretend" (Carmen) – 3:31
  2. "You're a Woman" (Faulkner, Wood) – 4:15
  3. "Rock 'N Roller" (Faulkner, Wood) – 3:30
  4. "I Only Want to Be With You" (Mike Hawker, Ivor Raymonde) – 3:36
  5. "Yesterday's Hero" (Vanda, Young) – 4:33

Side two[edit]

  1. "My Lisa" (Scutio, Egorin) – 3:35
  2. "Don't Worry Baby" (Wilson, Christian) – 3:03
  3. "Are You Cuckoo?" (Russ Ballard) – 4:05
  4. "Write a Letter" (Wood, McKeown, Mitchell) – 3:47
  5. "Dedication" (Fletcher, Flett) – 3:54

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1976) Peak
position
Australian Albums (Kent Music Report)[1] 3
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[2] 21
Canadian Albums (RPM)[3] 5
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[4] 3
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[5] 5
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[6] 1
New Zealand Albums (RIANZ)[7] 6
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[8] 38
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[9] 5
UK Albums (OCC)[10] 4
US Billboard 200[11] 26
Zimbabwean Albums (ZIMA)[12] 13

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1975 "Money Honey" UK Singles 3
1976 "I Only Want to Be with You" Billboard Hot 100 12
"Yesterday's Hero" Billboard Hot 100 54
1977 "Dedication" Billboard Hot 100 60

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (doc). Australian Chart Book, St Ives, N.S.W. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  2. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Bay City Rollers – Dedication" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Canadian Albums". RPM Albums. Retrieved 2016-05-31. 
  4. ^ Pennanen, Timo (2006). Sisältää hitin - levyt ja esittäjät Suomen musiikkilistoilla vuodesta 1972 (in Finnish) (1st ed.). Helsinki: Kustannusosakeyhtiö Otava. p. 263. ISBN 978-951-1-21053-5. 
  5. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Oricon Archive - Bay City Rollers". 
  7. ^ http://swisscharts.com/album/Bay-City-Rollers/Dedication-7781
  8. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Bay City Rollers – Dedication". Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Bay City Rollers – Dedication". Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Bay City Rollers | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  11. ^ "Bay City Rollers – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Bay City Rollers. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  12. ^ * Zimbabwe. Kimberley, C. Zimbabwe: albums chart book. Harare: C. Kimberley, 2000