Carole Bayer Sager’s “Sometimes Late at Night” OUT NOW
Albums like Carole Bayer Sager's Sometimes Late at Night are what Iconoclassic Records most loves reissuing.
Sometimes Late at Night is a well-loved cult classic to those who already know the album, and it's begging to be exposed to a wider audience. Once heard, it immediately becomes a favorite.
And Sometimes Late at Night has also been crying out for an audiophile remastering that brings out its full sonic splendor, as well as an expansive package that holds the album up as the masterpiece that it is.
Originally released in 1981, Carole Bayer Sager’s Sometimes Late at Night is no ordinary record. A concept album with seamlessly flowing songs balancing lyrical intimacy and musical splendor, it chronicles the arc of a relationship and the many facets of love through a woman’s perspective.
Sometimes Late at Night is what the kids call 'extra'. Carole Bayer Sager's emotionally direct lyrics and vulnerable vocals are perfectly matched with Burt Bacharach's sumptuous melodies and grand arrangements. Written by Carole Bayer Sager and Burt Bacharach in the early days of their romance, the songs (which also include co-writing contributions from Neil Diamond, Peter Allen and Bruce Roberts), are wrapped in a widescreen soft rock production featuring L.A's finest, including David Foster, Lee Sklar, Steve Lukather, Jeff Porcaro, Richard Page, Lee Ritenour, Jay Graydon, and many more.
Oh, and did we mention the album features an uncredited duet with Michael Jackson, right on the cusp of Thriller superstardom?
Sometimes Late at Night has been described by AllMusic’s Joe Viglione as “the Sgt. Pepper of singer-songwriter recordings.” So we've gone all-out with our new, definitive CD presentation. The audio has been spectacularly remastered by Vic Anesini. The gorgeous 24-page booklet is packed with photos, memorabilia and a 5600-word liner note essay by The Second Disc's Joe Marchese which draws upon his brand new interviews with Carole Bayer Sager, Burt Bacharach, Melissa Manchester, and Brooks Arthur (the latter in perhaps his final extensive interview before his passing).
Further vintage commentary from Sager and Bacharach, drawn from a radio promo LP, is added as bonus audio material on the CD, as are the unique single mixes of "Easy to Love Again" and "Stronger Than Before" (the latter a Top 40 hit), both making their CD debut.
Fall in love with Carole Bayer Sager's Sometimes Late at Night. We guarantee it will be a lifelong romance.