Never Letting Go

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Never Letting Go
Neverlettinggoalbum.jpg
Studio album by Phoebe Snow
Released 1977
Studio A&R Recording, New York City
Genre Soft rock
Label Columbia
Producer Phil Ramone
Phoebe Snow chronology
It Looks Like Snow
(1976)It Looks Like Snow1976
Never Letting Go
(1977)
Against the Grain
(1978)Against the Grain1978
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 starslink
Rolling Stone Not Rated link

Never Letting Go is the fourth album by singer–songwriter Phoebe Snow, released in 1977 (see 1977 in music).

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Phoebe Snow, except where noted.

  1. "Love Makes a Woman" (Carl Davis, Eugene Record, William Sanders, Gerald Simms) – 3:21
  2. "Majesty of Life" – 3:36
  3. "Ride the Elevator" – 3:55
  4. "Something So Right" (Paul Simon) – 4:02
  5. "Never Letting Go" (Stephen Bishop) – 3:12
  6. "We're Children" – 3:01
  7. "The Middle of the Night" – 3:33
  8. "Electra" – 3:53
  9. "Garden of Joy Blues" (Clifford Hayes) – 4:31

Personnel[edit]

  • Phoebe Snow – vocals, acoustic guitar (2, 6)
  • Hugh McCracken – electric guitar (1, 4, 5, 7), acoustic guitar (2, 5, 6), slide guitar(3), harmonica (3)
  • Steve Burgh – electric guitar (1-9), 12-string acoustic guitar (5), acoustic guitar (6)
  • Steve Khan – electric guitar (1, 3, 7, 8), 12-string electric guitar (8), electric guitar solo (8), acoustic guitar (9)
  • Will Lee – bass (1, 5, 6, 7)
  • Tony Levin – bass (2, 3, 4, 8, 9)
  • Chris Parker – drums (1, 4-7)
  • Grady Tate – drums (2, 7)
  • Steve Gadd – drums (3, 8, 9)
  • Ralph MacDonald – percussion (1, 2, 4, 6)
  • Ken Ascher – acoustic piano (1, 7, 8), electric piano (1, 5, 7), organ (1), keyboards (3, 9), synthesizer (7), orchestration (7)
  • Richard Tee – electric piano (2, 4)
  • Bob James – acoustic piano (5), electric piano (6)
  • Michael Brecker – tenor sax solo (1, 6)
  • Hubert Laws – flute solo (2)
  • Eddie Daniels – clarinet solo (3)
  • Phil Woods – alto sax solo (5)
  • William Eaton – orchestration (1, 2, 8), woodwind orchestration (4)
  • Robert Freedman – orchestration (3, 5), string orchestration (4)
  • David Nadien – concertmaster
  • Gwen Guthrie – backing vocals (1, 4, 5)
  • Lani Groves – backing vocals (1, 4, 5)
  • Patti Austin – backing vocals (1, 4, 5)
  • Kenny Loggins – vocals on "We're Children"
Strings
  • Cello – Janet Hamilton and Charles McCracken
  • Double bass – Russ Savakos
  • Viola – Lamar Alsop and Emanuel Vardi
  • Violin – Sanford Allen, Joyce Flissler, Harry Glickman, Marvin Morgenstern, Tony Posk, Herbert Sorkin and Carol Webb
Brass
  • Bass trombone – David Taylor
  • Trombone – Barry Rogers
  • Trumpet and Flugelhorn – Randy Brecker, Victor Paz and Alan Rubin
  • Tuba – Jonathan Dorn
Woodwinds
  • Baritone saxophone – Ron Cuber
  • Clarinet and Alto Flute – Ray Beckinstein, Leon Cohen, Dave Tofani and George Young
  • Bass flute – Phil Bodner, Harvey Estrin, Walter Kane and George Marge
  • B-Flat clarinet – Eddie Daniels
  • Tenor saxophone – Michael Brecker and Eddie Daniels

Production[edit]

  • Producer and Remix: Phil Ramone
  • Engineer: Jim Boyer
  • Design: Gene Grief and Paula Scher