Peter Allen - Bi-Coastal (1980) [2012, Japanese SHM-CD]
Pop/Rock, Vocal, Westcoast AOR | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 42:23 | 318,38 Mb
Label: A&M Records/USM Japan (Japan) | Cat.# UICY-15149 | Released: 2012-06-27 (1980-06-20)
"Bi-Coastal" is the 6th studio album released in 1980 by Australian singer and songwriter Peter Allen. The album is Allen's most successful and was produced by David Foster who also wrote many of its songs. The hit "Fly Away", originally by Japanese artist Mariya Takeuchi, was co-written by Foster and Carole Bayer Sager. The title tune co-written by Foster and Tom Keane features double entendres comparing living on both coasts of the United States to Allen's own bisexuality. "Fly Away" peaked at #55 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and was his only North American hit as a singer. (A cover version of "Fly Away" by Stevie Woods peaked at #84 on the Billboard Hot 100 in May 1982.) The album has become a classic with lovers of west coast pop music not because of the songs but for the use of musicians like Toto, Steve Lukather, Jay Graydon and others. The album peaked at #123 on the Billboard 200. The title track "Bi-Coastal" peaked at #79 on the Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles chart.