Love Tracks (Gloria Gaynor album)

Love Tracks is the sixth studio album by Gloria Gaynor, released in November 1978 on Polydor Records.

Love Tracks
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 27, 1978
Recorded1978
GenreDisco
Length42:15
LabelPolydor
ProducerDino Fekaris
Gloria Gaynor chronology
Gloria Gaynor's Park Avenue Sound
(1978)
Love Tracks
(1978)
I Have a Right
(1979)
Singles from Love Tracks
  1. "I Will Survive"
    Released: October 23, 1978
  2. "Anybody Wanna Party?"
    Released: 1979

HistoryEdit

Love Tracks includes her million-selling #1 hit single "I Will Survive" which originally started out as the b-side to the album's first single, a cover of Clout's "Substitute" before it was flipped. (The 12" single was quickly deleted and the 4:56 album version was replaced with the 8:01 12" version in order to sell more albums).

The song "Anybody Wanna Party" also became a hit, becoming a top 20 hit on the club/dance chart, as well as peaking at #16 on the R&B chart.

The album was remastered and reissued with bonus tracks in 2013 by Big Break Records.[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [2]
Christgau's Record GuideB+[3]
Smash Hits4/10[4]

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Dino Fekaris and Freddie Perren, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Stoplight" 3:38
2."Anybody Wanna Party?" 5:14
3."Please, Be There"Dino Fekaris, David Van De Pitte4:30
4."Goin' Out of My Head"Teddy Randazzo, Bobby Weinstein5:33
5."I Will Survive" 4:56
6."You Can Exit" 5:16
7."I Said Yes" 3:59
8."Substitute"W.H. Wilson3:15
2013 remastered reissue bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
9."I Will Survive" (12" Disco Version)8:02
10."Anybody Wanna Party?" (12" Disco Version)7:41
11."Substitute" (12" Disco Version)8:29
12."Yo Viviré" (I Will Survive - Spanish 12" Disco Version)7:53
13."I Will Survive" (A Tom Moulton Mix)10:32

PersonnelEdit

  • Gloria Gaynor – vocals
  • James Gadson – drums
  • Bob "Boogie" Bowles, Wah Wah Watson, Robert White – guitar
  • Peter Robinson, Freddie Perren – keyboards
  • Eddie Watkins, Scott Edwards – bass guitar
  • Paulinho da Costa, Bob Zimmitti – percussion
  • Peter Robinson – synthesizer
  • Gene Page – conductor, strings and horns ("Spotlight", "I Said Yes", and "Goin' Out of My Head")
  • Peter Robinson – conductor, strings and horns ("Anybody Wanna Party" and "Please Be There")
  • Don Peake – conductor, strings and horns ("You Can Exit")
  • Dave Blumberg – conductor, strings and horns ("I Will Survive" and "Substitute")
  • Julia Tillman Waters, Maxine Willard Waters, Stephanie Spruill – background vocals

ProductionEdit

  • Dino Fekaris, Freddie Perren – producers
  • Freddie Perren – rhythm arrangements
  • Benjamin Barrett – contractor
  • Lewis Peters, Jack Rouben – recording and remix engineers
  • Rick Clifford – assistant engineer
  • Ed Biggs – mastering
  • Bob Heimall – design

ChartsEdit

Chart (1979) Peak
position
Australian Albums (Kent Music Report)[5] 15
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[6] 34
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[7] 10
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[8] 14
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[9] 34
UK Albums (OCC)[10] 31
US Billboard 200[11] 4
US Top 75 Soul Albums (Billboard)[12] 4

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification
United States (RIAA)[13] Platinum

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ BBR Records - CD re-issue of Love Tracks from 2013
  2. ^ Henderson, Alex. Love Tracks review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-04-03.
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: G". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 24, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  4. ^ Starr, Red. "Albums". Smash Hits (March 22 - April 4, 1979): 31.
  5. ^ Billboard. June 9, 1979. p. 95. Accessed from July 10, 2013.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Gloria Gaynor – Love Tracks" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved July 10, 2013.
  7. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Gloria Gaynor – Love Tracks". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 10, 2013.
  8. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Gloria Gaynor – Love Tracks". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 10, 2013.
  9. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved July 10, 2013.
  10. ^ "Gloria Gaynor | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved July 10, 2013.
  11. ^ Billboard. March 10, 1979. p. 96. Accessed from July 10, 2013.
  12. ^ Billboard. July 7, 1979. p. 3. Accessed from July 10, 2013.
  13. ^ RIAA Gold and Platinum search results for Gaynor, Gloria Archived 2013-09-05 at the Wayback Machine. riaa.com. Accessed from July 10, 2013.

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