All Dressed Up


One of the legendary albums among WestCoast / AOR music lovers.

David Roberts looked back on the recording sessions of the album and said "I recall entering the once famous Sunset Sound Studio in Hollywood. The musicians had their setups in place. I was totally in awe. It was really truly exciting to me. There was Jeff Pocaro, Steve Lukather, and Mike Pocaro with me at the keyboard. As you can imagine, it was also a little intimidating to be jamming your songs with some of the world's best, but these guys were professional and made me feel comfortable right away. I recall one day when I was noodling at my keyboard during a break and Jeff Pocaro, who absolutely loved to play drums all the time, enthusiastically began to play along with me. Steve Lukather and Mike Pocaro would take his lead and begin to jam on my keyboard rift. As the days progressed, I found our jams to be as much fun as actually recording the record. I have to tell you that after playing and recording with these guys, it's been really hard to lower my standards when recording with other musicians. There's a reason these guys are the best. Unfortunately Jeff Porcaro passed away several years ago ( far too soon) but I will always have the fondest memories of our time together. As an artist recording a record, there is nothing like hearing your songs come to life in such an inspired way by such wonderful musicians. These guys were so enthusiastic and also a lot of fun to hang out with. They liked to play practical jokes on each other and had real good senses of humour. I also remember shooting hoops on the studio lot every afternoon. I like to think we became fast friends because they hung out at the studio longer then they needed to be there. Talking or eating dinner, offering suggestions on how to approach the next song that was slated to be recorded. I even heard from David Leonard, the studio engineer, that one night when Toto was recording in the same room, they played David Paich our previous days work. I like to think they were proud of their contribution. It was a special moment in time not only for me but also for them. Toto was busy completing what would turn out to be their multi grammy winning record Toto IV at Record One Studio in the Valley. On a few occasions they invited me to come over to hear what they were working on, unfortunately I was burning the candle at both ends trying complete my record (12-14hrs in the studio). I wish I had gone."

Release: 1982
Label: Elektra Records, Canada (XE1-60127)

1. All In The Name Of Love
2. Too Good to Last
3. Someone Like You
4. Boys Of Autumn
5. She's Still Mine (That's My Girl)
6. Wrong Side Of The Tracks
7. Midnight Rendezvous
8. Anywhere You Run To
9. Never Gonna Let You Go
10. Another World

Producer: Greg Mathieson

Executive Producer: Jay Graydon

David Roberts: Vocals, Keyboards

- Musicians -
Guitars: Steve Lukather, Jay Graydon
Drums: Jeff Porcaro
Bass: Mike Porcaro
Keyboards: Greg Mathieson, Michael Boddicker, David Foster
Sax: Gary Herbig
Percussion: Paulinho Da Costa
Background Vocals: Bill Champlin, Tom Kelly, Jim Hass, Joe Chemay, John Joyce
Strings Arrangement: Jeremy Lubbock, Jerry Hey
Convert Master: Jerry Vinci