If That's What It Takes (Michael McDonald album)

If That's What It Takes (Michael McDonald album)

Infobox Album |
Name = If That's What It Takes
Type = Album
Artist = Michael McDonald


Released = 1982
Recorded = Warner Bros. Recording Studio, N. Hollywood,CA and Sunset Sounds, Hollywood
Strings Recorded at Oceanway Recording, Hollywood
Genre = Pop, Rock
Length = 39:59
Label = Warner Bros
Producer = Ted Templeman and Lenny Waronker
Reviews =
*"Rolling Stone" Rating|4|5 [http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/album/225942/review/5941125/ifthatswhatittakes link]
*"allmusic" [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:k9foxqq5ldse link]
Last album = ""

This album = "If That's What It Takes"
(1982)
Next album = "No Lookin' Back"
(1985)

"If That's What It Takes" is the name of Michael McDonald's debut solo album, released in 1982. [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:k9foxqq5ldse]

Track listing

All tracks composed by Michael McDonald; except where indicated

ide one

# "Playin' By The Rules" – 4:55 (McDonald, Ed Sanford)
# "I Keep Forgettin'" – 3:39 (McDonald, Ed Sanford)
# "Love Lies" – 3:21 (McDonald, Randy Goodrum)
# "I Gotta Try" – 3:53 (McDonald, Kenny Loggins)
# "I Can Let Go Now" – 2:54

ide two

# "That's Why" – 4:24 (McDonald, Randy Goodrum)
# "If That's What It Takes" – 4:17 (McDonald, Jackie De Shannon)
# "No Such Luck" – 3:44 (McDonald, Grady Walker, Harry Garfield)
# "Losin' End" – 4:11* ["Losin' End" was also recorded for The Doobie Brothers 1976 album
Takin' It to the Streets
]
# "Believe In It" – 4:41

Musicians

*Bass: Willie Weeks (1,3,4,7,9 and 10) / Louis Johnson(2) / Mike Porcaro (6 and 8)
*Drums: Steve Gadd (1,3,4,7,9 and 10) / Jeff Porcaro (2,6 and 8)
*Guitar: Dean Parks (1,3,7,8 and 9) / Steve Lukather (2,4,6,8 and 10) / Robben Ford (solo on 6 and 7)
*Saxophone: Edgar Winter (solo on 1 and 10) / Tom Scott (solo on 6)
*Alto saxophone: Edgar Winter (8)
*percussion: Lenny Castro and Bobby LaKind (1) / Lenny Castro and Paulinho Da Costa (3) / Ted Templeman and Paulinho Da Costa (4) / Lenny Castro (6,7,8 and 10)
*Piano: Greg Phillinganes (1,3,7,10) / Michael McDonald (4,5,6,8)
*Clavinet: Greg Phillinganes (2)
*Organ: Greg Phillinganes (9)
*Fender Rhodes: Michael McDonald (1,2,3,7,9 and 10) / Greg Phillinganes (4) / Michael Omartian (6 and 7)
*synthesizers
*Additional synthesizers
*Lyricon: Tom Scott (solo on 9)
*Background Vocals: Michael McDonald / Ed Sanford / Maureen McDonald / Kenny Loggins / Christopher Cross / Brenda Russell / Kathy Walker / Amy Holland

References

Links

* [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:k9foxqq5ldse "If That's What It Takes"] at allmusic


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