Endless Flight

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Endless Flight
Leo Sayer - Endless Flight.jpg
Studio album by Leo Sayer
Released November 1976 (1976-11)
Recorded 1976
Genre Pop rock, soft rock, disco
Length 37:06
Label Chrysalis (UK)
Warner Bros. (USA)
Producer Richard Perry
Leo Sayer chronology
Another Year
(1975)
Endless Flight
(1976)
Thunder in My Heart
(1977)

Endless Flight is the fourth album by English singer-songwriter Leo Sayer, which was released in 1976. It was released in the U.S. and Canada by Warner Bros. Records and in the UK by Chrysalis Records.

The album consolidated his international popularity, reaching #4 in the UK and #10 in the USA; it also charted strongly in other countries including Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands and New Zealand, and was certified as a platinum album in both the UK and the USA, and double-platinum in Canada. The peak of his career came in 1977, when he scored two consecutive US number one hits, first with the disco-styled "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" (a Grammy Award winner for the year's best Rhythm and Blues Song), followed by the romantic ballad, "When I Need You" (1977), which reached number one in both the UK and US. Written by Albert Hammond and Carole Bayer Sager, it was Sayer's first UK #1 single (after three number two hits).[1] It was also the first of two UK chart-toppers in a row for producer Richard Perry.[1]

Reception[edit]

This album received critical acclaim upon release, and won a Grammy Award for the hit single "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing."

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [2]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Hold On To My Love" (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Sayer)
  2. "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" (Vini Poncia, Sayer)
  3. "Reflections" (Holland-Dozier-Holland)
  4. "When I Need You" (Albert Hammond, Carole Bayer Sager) - 4:09
  5. "No Business Like Love Business" (Brad Shapiro, Clarence Reid, Steve Alaimo, Willie Clarke)

Side two[edit]

  1. "I Hear The Laughter" (Johnny Vastano, Sayer)
  2. "Magdalena" (Danny O'Keefe)
  3. "How Much Love" (Barry Mann, Sayer)
  4. "I Think We Fell In Love Too Fast" (Vastano, Poncia, Sayer)
  5. "Endless Flight" (Andrew Gold)[3]

Personnel[edit]

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Production[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

UK Albums Chart (United Kingdom)

Year Chart Position
1976 UK Albums Chart 4

Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1977 Pop Albums 10

Singles[edit]

UK Singles Chart (United Kingdom)

Year Single Chart Position
1976 "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" UK Singles Chart 2
1977 "When I Need You" UK Singles Chart 1
1977 "How Much Love" UK Singles Chart 10

Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1976 "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" U.S. Pop Singles 1
1976 "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" U.S. Black Singles 43
1977 "When I Need You" U.S. Pop Singles 1
1977 "When I Need You" U.S. Adult Contemporary 1
1977 "When I Need You" U.S. Black Singles 94
1977 "How Much Love" U.S. Pop Singles 17
1977 "How Much Love" Canadian RPM Top Singles 4
1977 "How Much Love" Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary 8

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Awards[edit]

Grammy Awards

Year Winner Category
1977 "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" Best R&B Song

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2001). British Hit Singles (14th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 46. ISBN 0-85156-156-X. 
  2. ^ Joe Viglione. "Endless Flight - Leo Sayer | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-07-14. 
  3. ^ a b c Template:Cite webcam
  4. ^ 3 December 2014: Leo Sayer has paid tribute to his friend Bobby Keys who died at the age of 70. Keys, the sax player for the Rolling Stones since 1969, also played on Sayer’s global hit ‘When I Need You’. In a statement Sayer said, “R.I.P. Bobby Keys. Bobby played the solo on “When I Need You”, 20 secs of tenor sax that no other player has ever been able to emulate. We toured together in the mid 70’s, and Bobby was always fun to work with, a great musician everybody now knows as the sax man with the Rolling Stones. I’m so proud to have known you ‘Texas’!”[citation needed]
  5. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 483. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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