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Endless Flight is the fourth album by English singer-songwriter Leo Sayer, which was released in 1976. It was released in the U.S. and Canada by Warner Bros. Records and in the UK by Chrysalis Records.

Endless Flight
Leo Sayer - Endless Flight.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1976 (1976-11)
Recorded1976
GenrePop rock, soft rock, disco
Length37:06
LabelChrysalis (UK)
Warner Bros. (USA)
ProducerRichard Perry
Leo Sayer chronology
Another Year
(1975)
Endless Flight
(1976)
Thunder in My Heart
(1977)

The album consolidated his international popularity, reaching #4 in the UK and #10 in the USA; it also charted strongly in other countries including Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands and New Zealand, and was certified as a platinum album in both the UK and the USA, and double-platinum in Canada. The peak of his career came in 1977, when he scored two consecutive US number one hits, first with the disco-styled "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" (a Grammy Award winner for the year's best Rhythm and Blues Song), followed by the romantic ballad, "When I Need You" (1977), which reached number one in both the UK and US. Written by Albert Hammond and Carole Bayer Sager, it was Sayer's first UK #1 single (after three number two hits).[1] It was also the first of two UK chart-toppers in a row for producer Richard Perry.[1]

Contents

ReceptionEdit

This album received critical acclaim upon release, and won a Grammy Award for the hit single "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing."

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic      [2]
Christgau's Record GuideB[3]

Track listingEdit

Side oneEdit

  1. "Hold On To My Love" (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Sayer)
  2. "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" (Vini Poncia, Sayer)
  3. "Reflections" (Holland-Dozier-Holland)
  4. "When I Need You" (Albert Hammond, Carole Bayer Sager) - 4:09
  5. "No Business Like Love Business" (Brad Shapiro, Clarence Reid, Steve Alaimo, Willie Clarke)

Side twoEdit

  1. "I Hear The Laughter" (Johnny Vastano, Sayer)
  2. "Magdalena" (Danny O'Keefe)
  3. "How Much Love" (Barry Mann, Sayer)
  4. "I Think We Fell In Love Too Fast" (Vastano, Poncia, Sayer)
  5. "Endless Flight" (Andrew Gold)[4]

PersonnelEdit

ProductionEdit

ChartsEdit

AlbumEdit

Year Chart Position
1976 UK Albums Chart[5] 4
1977 Pop Albums 10

SinglesEdit

Year Single Chart Position
1976 "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" UK Singles Chart 2
U.S. Pop Singles 1
U.S. Black Singles 43
1977 "When I Need You" UK Singles Chart 1
U.S. Pop Singles 1
U.S. Adult Contemporary 1
U.S. Black Singles 94
"How Much Love" UK Singles Chart 10
U.S. Pop Singles 17
Canadian RPM Top Singles 4
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary 8

AwardsEdit

Year Awards Song Category
1977 Grammy Awards "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" Best R&B Song

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2001). British Hit Singles (14th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 46. ISBN 0-85156-156-X.
  2. ^ Joe Viglione. "Endless Flight - Leo Sayer | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-07-14.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: S". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 12, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
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  5. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 483. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.

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