Rich Man's Woman
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|Rich Man's Woman|
|Studio album by Elkie Brooks|
|Recorded||Summer 1975 at The Record Plant|
|Producer||Kenny Kerner & Richie Wise|
|Elkie Brooks chronology|
Rich Man's Woman is the first album by Elkie Brooks.
Brooks' first solo album was released in 1975 in a blaze of publicity and a promotional week at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London. Recorded as a rock album in the vein of her work with Vinegar Joe, A&M Records were unhappy with the direction and decided to tone the album down, producing unsatisfactory results and an album in which Brooks lost faith. The picture sleeve featuring a semi-naked Brooks caused outrage at the time and remains controversial.
Despite an initial marketing campaign, both A&M and Elkie decided to stop promoting the work and to focus on her follow-up album, Two Days Away.
The album has been released on CD, coupled with its successor Two Days Away.
- "Where Do We Go From Here" (1975)
- "He's a Rebel" (1975)
- Recorded 1975 at The Record Plant in Los Angeles, USA. Mastered at A&M Recording Studios in Hollywood, USA.
- Issued on vinyl and cassette in 1975 through A&M Records. Re-released in 1985 on CD, vinyl and cassette through Pickwick Records.
- Rich Man's Woman failed to enter the UK album charts.
All tracks composed by Elkie Brooks; except where indicated
- "Where Do We Go From Here (Rich Man's Woman)" – 3:45
- "Take Cover" (Michael Brown, Ian Lloyd) – 3:03
- "Jigsaw Baby" (Brooks, Bruce Foster) – 5:18
- "Roll Me Over" – 3:02
- "He's a Rebel" (Gene Pitney) – 2:55
- "One Step on the Ladder" – 5:24
- "Rock and Roll Circus" (Bob Segarini) – 4:21
- "Try a Little Love" – 3:54
- "Tomorrow" (Dave Courtney, Leo Sayer) – 3:59
- Elkie Brooks – vocals
- Steve Burgh - guitars
- Bruce Foster - keyboards
- David Kemper - drums
- Dennis Kovarik - Bass
- David Paich - piano, keyboards
- Mike Boddicker - synthesizers
- Ben Benay - guitars
- Max Bennett - bass guitar
- Alan and Gene Estes - percussion
- John Guerin - drums
- Nino Tempo - saxophone
- Stan Farber, Venetta Fields, Gerry Garrett, Jim Gilstrap, Ron Hicklin, Clydie King, Gene Marford, Verlene Rogers and Jenny Whitman - backing vocals
- Dominic Frontiere, Larry Wilcox - arrangement
- Warren Dewey, Bob Merritt, Doug Rider - engineering
- Bernie Grundman - mastering
- Kenny Kerner & Richie Wise - production
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