Player (Player album)

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Studio album by Player
Released September 1, 1977
Recorded 1977
Genre Rock, soft rock
Label RSO Records
Producer Dennis Lambert
Brian Potter
Player chronology
Danger Zone

Player is the eponymous debut album from Los Angeles, California-based rock band Player.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

It was released in 1977 on RSO Records, and featured the hit single, "Baby Come Back", which was written by guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist J.C. Crowley & guitarist/vocalist Peter Beckett.

"Baby Come Back" peaked at number 1, interrupting a string of #1 Bee Gees hits also on RSO records, and stayed on the charts for a total of 32 weeks. It got as high as number 32 in the U.K. (for 7 weeks) as well. The follow-up single, "This Time I'm In It For Love" did almost as well, reaching number 10, and staying there for 17 weeks.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Come On Out" (Crowley) 3:43
  2. "Baby Come Back" (Beckett, Crowley) 4:10
  3. "Goodbye (That's All I Ever Heard)" (Crowley) 3:44
  4. "Melanie" (J. Crocker) 3:39
  5. "Every Which Way" (Beckett, Crowley) 3:34
  6. "This Time I'm In It for Love" (Larry Keith, Steve Pippin) 4:20
  7. "Love Is Where You Find It" (Crowley, Crocker, Reed Kailing) 4:00
  8. "Movin' Up" (Crocker, Kailing, Steve Kipner) 2:50
  9. "Cancellation" (Crocker, Kailing, Kipner) 4:07
  10. "Trying To Write a Hit Song" (R. L. Mahonin) 4:36



Additional musicians[edit]

  • George Budd: Sound Effects
  • Gary Coleman: Percussion
  • Wayne Cook: Keyboards, Synthesizers
  • Jim Horn: Saxophone, Flute
  • Reed Kailing: Guitars
  • Jay Lewis: Electric & Steel Guitars, Sound Effects
  • Maria Newman: String Arrangements
  • Michael Omartian: Synthesizers
  • Jack White: Drums, Percussion


Chart (1977) Peak
Billboard Pop Albums[2] 26
Billboard Top Soul Albums[2] 32


Year Single Chart positions[3]
1978 "Baby Come Back" 1 10
"This Time I'm In It For Love" 10

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Player: 'Player > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Player US albums chart history". Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  3. ^ "Player US singles chart history". Retrieved 2011-10-10.