The Right Direction


The 1982 self-titled fourth solo album unsuccessful USA commercial result made LaBounty behind the music scene, and thus LaBounty has been known as a songwriter rather than a singer since 1983. LaBounty composition works are "Holding Out" by Peter Cetera including the album titled "One More Story"(1988), "No Explanation" by Peter Cetera from the movie soundtrack "Pretty Woman"(1990).
LaBounty restarted as a solo artist by releasing this album "The Right Direction" for Japanese AOR/Westcoast market in 1991, and afterwards this album was also released in USA under Noteworthy Records with 2 bonus tracks; live recording tracks in Japan. His Curb Records days albums are still very popular among Japanese and European AOR/Westcoast lovers and you can listen to many cover versions of LaBounty's melodies such as "Livin' It Up" by Ricky Peterson.

Release: 21 April, 1991 (Japan)
Label: Village Green - Pony Canyon, Japan / La Califusa Records, France‎ (652 703)

1. The Good Life
2. Mr. O
3. Emily
4. The Right Direction
5. Holding Out
6. Burn Down The Night
7. Be There
8. Time Starts Now

Bonus Track(a) added to the reissued CD edition(s):

Bonus track(s) added to the reissued CD version(s):
1994 Noteworthy Records, USA (NWR9402)
9. Drops Of Water (Live in Japan) *
10. This Night Won't Last Forever (Live in Japan) *

1999 Dreamsville Records, Japan (YDCD-0013 released on 23 July, 1999)
9. Mr. O (TV Mix)
10. Time Starts Now (TV Mix)
11. Trail To Your Heart (Sailing Without A Sail) (Live In Japan)
12. Dream On (Live in Japan)
13. Drops Of Water (Live in Japan)*
14. This Night Won't Last Forever (Live in Japan) *

* recorded live at Club Citta' Kawasaki, Japan (600 spectators) in 1991

Producers: Robbie Dupree, Bill LaBounty

Bill LaBounty: Vocals, Keyboards

- Musicians -
Guitars: Larry Carlton, Brian Ray, Paul Viapiano
Drums: John Robinson, Tom Walsh
Bass: Neil Stubenhaus, Domenic Genova
Acoustic Piano: Bill Elliot
Sax: Jim Horn
Featuring Vocalist: Tata Vega
Harmonica: Robbie Dupree
Background Vocals: Larry Hoppen, Thomas Cain, Michael Mishaw, Kenneth "Scat" Springs, J.D. Martin