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Michael McDonald - If That's What It Takes album

Michael McDonald - If That's What It Takes album
  • Performer Michael McDonald
  • Title If That's What It Takes
  • Date of release 1982
  • Country US
  • Style Soft Rock, Pop Rock, Soul
  • Other formats AHX DMF AIFF APE AA TTA DTS
  • Genre Rock / Soul
  • Size MP3 1300 mb
  • Size FLAC 1254 mb
  • Rating: 4.5
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If That's What It Takes is the debut studio album by American singer-songwriter Michael McDonald. The album was released in August 1982

Oh, when I say that you're the only one I'm not tryin' to fool you, baby Well, I'm only here to get the job done 'cause you're so used to getting what you want Well, look no further, baby  . If That's What It Takes" lyrics provided for educational purposes and personal use only.

Michael McDonald - 1982 - If That's What It Takes. If That's What It Takes. Michael McDonald - If That's What It Takes - 01 - Playin' By The Rules. Michael McDonald - If That's What It Takes - 02 - I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near). Michael McDonald - If That's What It Takes - 03 - Love Lies. Michael McDonald - If That's What It Takes - 04 - I Gotta Tr. lac. Michael McDonald - If That's What It Takes - 05 - I Can Let Go No. Michael McDonald - If That's What It Takes - 06 - That's Wh.

Find out at which radio station you can hear Michael McDonald - If That's What It Takes. Artist: Michael McDonald. Album: If That's What It Takes, 1982. Has been played on. United States 3.

I pray Mike writes, sings, and produces another 2017 album. Your songs are love songs, ballets, R&B.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Playin' By The Rules
Bass – Willie WeeksDrums – Steve GaddGuitar – Dean ParksPercussion – Bobby LaKind, Lenny CastroPiano – Greg PhillinganesSaxophone [Solo] – Edgar WinterWritten-By, Backing Vocals – Ed SanfordWritten-By, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Synthesizer, Backing Vocals – Michael McDonald
4:55
A2 I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near)
Backing Vocals – Maureen McDonaldBass – Louis JohnsonClavinet – Greg PhillinganesDrums – Jeff PorcaroGuitar – Steve LukatherWritten-By – Ed Sanford, Jerry Leiber And Mike Stoller*Written-By, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Synthesizer – Michael McDonald
3:39
A3 Love Lies
Bass – Willie WeeksGuitar – Dean ParksPercussion – Paulinho Da CostaPiano – Greg PhillinganesWritten-By – Randy GoodrumWritten-By, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Synthesizer, Backing Vocals – Michael McDonald
3:21
A4 I Gotta Try
Bass – Willie WeeksDrums – Steve GaddElectric Piano [Rhodes] – Greg PhillinganesGuitar – Steve LukatherPercussion – Paulinho Da Costa, Ted TemplemanSynthesizer [Additional] – Michael BoddickerWritten-By, Backing Vocals – Kenny LogginsWritten-By, Piano, Synthesizer, Backing Vocals – Michael McDonald
3:53
A5 I Can Let Go Now
Written-By, Piano – Michael McDonald
2:54
B1 That's Why
Backing Vocals – Amy Holland, Brenda Russell , Christopher Cross, Kathy Walker, Maureen McDonaldBass – Mike PorcaroDrums – Jeff PorcaroElectric Piano [Rhodes] – Michael OmartianGuitar – Steve LukatherGuitar [Solo] – Robben FordSaxophone [Solo] – Tom ScottWritten-By – Randy GoodrumWritten-By, Piano, Synthesizer, Backing Vocals – Michael McDonald
4:24
B2 If That's What It Takes
Bass – Willie WeeksDrums – Steve GaddGuitar – Dean ParksGuitar [Solo] – Robben FordPercussion – Lenny CastroPiano – Greg PhillinganesWritten-By – Jackie De Shannon*Written-By, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Synthesizer, Backing Vocals – Michael McDonald
4:17
B3 No Such Luck
Bass – Mike PorcaroDrums – Jeff PorcaroElectric Piano [Rhodes] – Michael OmartianGuitar – Steve LukatherGuitar [Overdubs] – Dean ParksPercussion – Lenny CastroSaxophone [Alto] – Edgar WinterWritten-By – Grady Walker, Harry GarfieldWritten-By, Piano, Synthesizer, Backing Vocals – Michael McDonald
3:44
B4 Losin' End
Bass – Willie WeeksDrums – Steve GaddGuitar – Dean ParksLyricon [Solo] – Tom ScottOrgan – Greg PhillinganesWritten-By, Electric Piano [Rhodes] – Michael McDonald
4:11
B5 Believe In It
Bass – Willie WeeksDrums – Steve GaddGuitar – Steve LukatherPercussion – Lenny CastroPiano – Greg PhillinganesSaxophone [Solo] – Edgar WinterWritten-By, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Synthesizer, Backing Vocals – Michael McDonald
4:41

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Warner-Pioneer Corporation

Credits

  • Arranged By [Horn Arrangements] – Jerry Hey
  • Arranged By [String Arrangements] – Marty Paich
  • Art Direction, Design – Jeff Adamoff
  • Coordinator [Production] – Joan Parker, Kathy Walker, Vicki Fortson
  • Engineer [Basic Track Engineer] – Donn Landee (tracks: A2), Jim Isaacson (tracks: A5, B1, B3), Lee Herschberg (tracks: A1, A3, A4, B2, B4, B5)
  • Engineer [Mastering Engineer] – Bobby Hata
  • Engineer [Mixdown Engineer] – Lee Herschberg
  • Engineer [Overdub Engineer] – Donn Landee, Jim Isaacson, Lee Herschberg, Mark Linett
  • Engineer [Second Engineer] – Ken Deane, Steve McManus*
  • Management [Direction] – Irving Azoff
  • Photography By – Jim Shea
  • Producer – Lenny Waronker, Ted Templeman
  • Synthesizer [Additional] – Michael Boddicker
  • Technician [Keyboard Technician] – Paul Medeiros

Notes

℗1982 WEA International Inc.
Manufactured by Warner-Pioneer Corporation, Japan
Recorded at Warner Bros. Recording Studio, N. Hollywood, CA and Sunset Sound, Hollywood, CA
Strings recorded at Oceanway Recording, Hollywood, CA
Mastered at Warner Bros. Recording Studio

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: JASRAC

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
9 23703-1, 1-23703 Michael McDonald If That's What It Takes ‎(LP, Album, Los) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 23703-1, 1-23703 US 1982
923 703-2 Michael McDonald If That's What It Takes ‎(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 923 703-2 Germany 1990
1-23703 Michael McDonald If That's What It Takes ‎(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 1-23703 New Zealand 1982
WB K 57 018, K 57 018 Michael McDonald If That's What It Takes ‎(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WB K 57 018, K 57 018 Europe Unknown
WPCR-17418 Michael McDonald If That's What It Takes ‎(CD, Album, RE, SHM) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Music WPCR-17418 Japan 2016