Strangers in the Wind
|Strangers in the Wind|
|Studio album by Bay City Rollers|
|Bay City Rollers chronology|
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Strangers in the Wind is a 1978 rock album by the Bay City Rollers. It was the group's sixth original studio album, and second consecutive disc to feature the production work of Harry Maslin, who produced hits for Air Supply.
Early 1978 had seen a reunion of the Rollers' most successful line-up as bassist Alan Longmuir, a founding member, re-joined the band after a two-year hiatus, now on rhythm guitar. The group timed the release of their new album to coincide with their very own network television series, The Krofft Superstar Hour Starring the Bay City Rollers, a Saturday morning NBC show.
Unfortunately, the kiddie format did little to push record sales for the Rollers, who were over two years removed from their phenomenon stage. The lush, mature soft-rock of Strangers in the Wind did not find an audience, and each of three singles failed to hit the charts.
The band regrouped again with another new line-up and a name change for 1979's Elevator.
Strangers in the Wind was reissued on CD with 1 bonus track in October 2007 ("All of the World Is Falling in Love (single version)").
- "Another Rainy Day in New York City" (Eric Faulkner, Stuart Wood)
- "All of the World Is Falling in Love" (Faulkner, Wood)
- "Where Will I Be Now" (Chris East)
- "Back on the Street" (Faulkner, Wood)
- "Strangers in the Wind" (Faulkner, Wood)
- "Love Brought Me Such a Magical Thing" (Barry Kirsch, Charlie Spencer)
- "If You Were My Woman" (Faulkner, Wood)
- "Every Tear I Cry" (Iain Sutherland)
- "Shoorah Shoorah for Hollywood" (Faulkner, Wood)
- "When I Say I Love You (The Pie)" (Iain Sutherland)
|Australian Albums (Kent Music Report)||61|
|Japanese Albums (Oricon)||5|
|US Billboard 200||129|
- Eric Faulkner – Lead guitars, acoustic guitars, vocoder, Roland synth-guitar, harmony vocals, lead vocal on "Back on the Street"
- Alan Longmuir – Rhythm & acoustic guitars, synthesizer, harmony vocals
- Derek Longmuir – Drums, vocals
- Les McKeown – Lead vocals, harmonies
- Stuart "Woody" Wood – Bass, saxophone, harmony vocals, lead vocal on "Magical Thing"
- Harry Maslin – producer
- David Richards – engineer
- Martin Pearson – assistant engineer
- Barry Fasman – strings and brass arrangements
- Richard Belis – vocal arrangements
- Nicky Hopkins – keyboards
- Neal Preston – photography
- Bob Iwanicki – sleeve illustrator
- Recorded at Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland
- Given its first wide CD release in 2008 on the 7Ts label