The Doobie Brothers / One Step Closer (紙ジャケCD, 日本盤, 2023年)


9th studio album was originally released by Warner Bros. Records on September 17, 1980.

Re-mastered MQA-CD was issued on April 5, 2023 in Japan.

Produced by Ted Templeman
Engineered by James Isaacson
Second Engineer : Gene Meros
Recorded and Mixed at Sunset Sound Recorders, Hollywood, CA
Additional Recording at Warner Bros. Recording Studio, North Hollywood, CA, United Sound Recorders, Detroit, Michigan and A&R Recorders, New York
Originally Mastered by Kent Duncan at Kendun Recorders, Burbank, CA

Remastered by Tal Miller and WEA Studios

Art Direction and Design by Jim Weich
Photography by Norman Seeff

The Doobie Brothers:
* Patrick Simmons (Guitars, Lead Vocals on 3, 7, 9, Background Vocals)
* Michael McDonald (Keyboards, Synthesizers, Lead Vocals on 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, Background Vocals)
* John McFee (Guitars, Background Vocals)
* Tiran Porter (Bass)
* Cornelius Bumpus (Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Organ, Lead Vocals on 4, 5, Background Vocals)
* Keith Knudsen (Drums, Background Vocals)
* Chet McCracken (Drums, Vibraphone, Marimbas)

Additional Musicians :
* Bobby LaKind (Congas, Bongos, Background Vocals)
* Patrick Henderson (Keyboards on 2, 6, 9)
* Lee Thornburg (Trumpet on 6, 8, Flugelhorn on 1)
* Jerome Jumonville (Tenor Saxophone, Horn Arrangements on 6)
* Joel Peskin (Baritone Saxophone on 6)
* Bill Armstrong (Trumpet on 6)
* Ted Templeman (Tambourine, Cowbell, Maracas, Background Vocals on 5)
* Jimmie Haskell (String Arrangements on 2, 8)
* Nicolette Larson (Background Vocals on 1, 2, 7)
* Chris Thompson (Background Vocals on 3)

Track list :
1. Dedicate This Heart (M. McDonald, Paul Anka)
2. Real Love (M. McDonald, P. Henderson)
3. No Stoppin’ Us Now (P. Simmons, M. McDonald, C. Thompson)
4. Thank You Love (C. Bumpus)
5. One Step Closer (K. Knudsen, Carlene Carter, J. McFee)
6. Keep This Train A-Rollin’ (M. McDonald)
7. Just In Time (P. Simmons)
8. South Bay Strut (Instrumental) (C. McCracken, J. McFee)
9. One By One (B. LaKind, M. McDonald)