Leo Sayer, Endless Flight (1976)
The Leo Sayer song of great annoyance is You Make Me Feel Like Dancing – and it’s here in all its Jackson 5-pastiche glory. And as a kid I really dug that song but it became revolting to me rather swiftly. I can’t say I ever thought too much about Leo Sayer but I’ve owned this album for a long time. A long time without ever listening to it – must have got it a) cheap and b) because I figured You Make Me Feel Like Dancing would be a handy DJ grab-bag thing to have. But then, for some weird reason – aka The Vinyl Countdown – I decide to give this is a spin. And it’s good. Like really good. So many great songs. When I Need You is one of the other really big, obvious hits. But there’s something about this album – great pop tunes with an incredible cast of session players: Jeff Porcaro, Steve Gadd, Chuck Rainey, Richard Tee, Lee Sklar, Bobbye Hall, Ray Parker Jr, Nigel Olsson, Larry Carlton. Funny that Elton John’s drummer should be there – some of this album feels a bit like vintage-era Elton John to me. I won’t feel shame for liking this record. No fucking chance. It’s a bit of a gem I reckon. Fairplay.
Sample Track: Hold On To My Love
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