Lauren Wood (album)

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Lauren Wood
Studio album by
Released1979 (1979)
GenreSoft rock
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerMichael J. Jackson
Singles from Lauren Wood
  1. "Please Don't Leave"
    Released: August 1979

Lauren Wood, released in 1979, is the first eponymous album by Lauren Wood. It features her Chunky, Novi & Ernie bandmates Novi Novog (her cousin), and bassist Ernie Emerita. The disc is studded with guest stars including Little Feat members Bill Payne and Fred Tackett, Steve Lukather, Ronnie Montrose and Jim Keltner. Her duet with Michael McDonald, "Please Don't Leave", went to #5 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart and #24 on the Pop Singles chart.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Lauren Wood except "Nothin' But a Heartache" by Michael McDonald and "Dirty Work" by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker

  1. "Please Don't Leave" (3:58) Vocals - Lauren Wood, Michael McDonald; Piano, Synthesizer solo - Bill Payne
  2. "Save the Man" (4:19) Guitar solo - Jay Graydon; Viola - Novi; Syndrums - Alvin Taylor
  3. "Hollywood" (5:12) Guitar solo - Summer Mering; Synthesizer solo - Novi
  4. "Nothin' But a Heartache" (3:50) Saxophone solo - John Klemmer; Background vocals - Wood, McDonald, John Townsend, Rosemary Butler, Bobby LaKind
  5. "Gotta Lotta" (4:03) Synthesizer intro - Duncan Mackay; Saxophone solo - Andrew Love; Horns - Love and Ben Cauley
  6. "Where Did I Get These Tears" (4:31) Viola solo - Novi
  7. "Dirty Work" (3:44) Guitar solo - Ronnie Montrose; Synthesizer - Mackay; Background vocals - Wood, McDonald, Townsend, Butler, Patrick Simmons
  8. "Time Zone" (5:52) Synthesizer - Novi; Background vocals - Wood, McDonald, Townsend, Butler, LaKind
  9. "Overload " (4:31) Acoustic piano and all vocals - Wood; String arrangement - Novi



  • Produced by Michael J. Jackson, "Please Don't Leave" produced by Jackson and Ted Templeman
  • Engineered by James Isaacson


  • Lauren Wood; "Lauren Wood" liner notes; Warner Bros. Records 1979
  • All Music Guide