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Bi-Coastal is the sixth studio album released in 1980 by Australian singer and songwriter Peter Allen. The album is Allen's most successful and was produced by David Foster who also wrote many of its songs. The hit "Fly Away", originally by Japanese artist Mariya Takeuchi, was co-written by Foster and Carole Bayer Sager. The title tune co-written by Foster and Tom Keane is said to be about Allen's sexuality, who came out as gay after his marriage with Liza Minnelli ended.

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Studio album by
Released20 June 1980
RecordedNovember 1979–February 1980
StudioSunset Sound, Hollywood
ProducerDavid Foster
Peter Allen chronology
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"Fly Away" peaked at number 55 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and was his only North American hit as a singer. The album has become a classic with lovers of west coast pop music not because of the songs but for the use of musicians like Toto, Steve Lukather, Jay Graydon and others.

The album peaked at number 123 on the Billboard 200. The title track "Bi-Coastal" peaked at number 79 on the Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles chart.


Track listingEdit

Australian version

Side AEdit

  1. "Fly Away" (4:05)
  2. "Bi-Coastal" (4:22)
  3. "I Don't Go Shopping" (3:33)
  4. "One Step Over the Borderline" (3:54)
  5. "Simon" (3:25)
  6. "I Still Call Australia Home" (4:16)

Side BEdit

  1. "I Could Really Show You Around" (4:13)
  2. "Somebody's Angel" (4:17)
  3. "Hit in the Heart" (3:24)
  4. "Pass this Time" (4:00)
  5. "When this Love Affair is Over" (6:05)


International version

Side AEdit

  1. "One Step Over the Borderline" (3:54)
  2. "Fly Away" (4:05)
  3. "Bi-Coastal" (4:22)
  4. "I Don't Go Shopping" (3:33)
  5. "Hit in the Heart" (3:24)

Side BEdit

  1. "I Could Really Show You Around" (4:13)
  2. "Somebody's Angel" (4:17)
  3. "Simon" (3:25)
  4. "Pass this Time" (4:00)
  5. "When this Love Affair is Over" (6:05)





  1. ^ Peter Allen- Bi-Coastal @ Discogs Accessed 9-10-2015.
  2. ^ Peter Allen- Bi-Coastal @ Discogs Accessed 8-23-2009.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2008-08-28.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)