Lucky (Marty Balin album)

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Lucky Balin.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 11, 1983
RecordedAugust 16, 1982 - December 3, 1982 at Record One, Los Angeles
GenreRock, pop rock
LabelEMI America
ProducerVal Garay
Marty Balin chronology
There's No Shoulder
Singles from Lucky
  1. "What Love Is"/"Heart of Stone"
    Released: February 1983
  2. "Do It for Love"/"Will You Forever"
    Released: 1983
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]

Lucky is the second solo album by Marty Balin. It was released in 1983 on EMI America Records. The album did not fare as well as his previous one, and only rose to #156 on the Billboard chart. As a subtle tribute to Balin's friend and former band mate Jack Casady, he recorded a cover of "Heart of Stone," an original written by Brian Marnell from Jack's new wave group SVT.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Born to Be a Winner" (Julio de Caro/Steve Head) – 4:22
  2. "What Do People Like?" (de Caro) – 3:49
  3. "Just Like That" (Steve Goldstein/Bob Getter/Adrian Peritore) – 2:49
  4. "Do It for Love" (Jesse Barish) – 4:07
  5. "What Love Is" (Greg Prestopino/Brock Walsh) – 4:44

Side two[edit]

  1. "Heart of Stone" (Brian Marnell) – 3:13
  2. "Palm of Your Hand" (Rick Marotta/Debra Barsha/Bob Alan) – 3:53
  3. "Will You Forever" (John Farey/John Whitney) – 3:20
  4. "All We Really Need" (Marty Balin/Franne Golde/Steve Goldstein/Peter Ivers) – 3:55
  5. "When Love Comes" (Gene Heart/David Evan) – 3:18

CD release[edit]

BGO released "Lucky" as part of a 2 albums on one CD release with "Balin" in March 2013. Andrew Thompson remastered both albums for the CD release.


Chart (1983) Peak
US Pop 156
Year Single Chart Position
1983 "What Love Is" US Pop 63
"Do It for Love" 107
US AC 17


Additional Personnel[edit]


  • A Great Pyramid Ltd. Production
  • Val Garay – producer, recordist
  • Niko Bolas – assistant producer
  • Richard Bosworth – assistant to assistant producer
  • Mastered at The Mastering Lab, Hollywood by Doug Sax
  • Andy Engel – lettering
  • Aaron Rapoport – photography
  • Kosh and Ron Larson – design, art direction
  • Jimmie Haskell – strings arrangement and conductor
  • Sidney Sharp – concert master
  • Lee Thornburg, Steve Goldstein – horn arrangement


  1. ^ Lucky at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Marty Balin, Singles Chart Positions". Retrieved November 24, 2016.