Artist : Alan O'Day
Album : Appetizers
Source : Vinyl
Year : 1977
Genre : Pop
Encoder : Unknown
Codec : Fraunhofer
Bitrate : 320K/s 44100Hz Joint Stereo
ID3-Tag : ID3v2.3
Ripped By : NMR
1. Soldier Of Fortune (3:20)
2. Satisfied (3:35)
3. Started Out Dancing, Ended Up Making Love (3:32)
4. Gifts (3:39)
5. Slot Machine (3:53)
6. Undercover Angel (4:11)
7. Do Me Wrong, But Do Me (3:33)
8. Catch My Breath (3:30)
9. Angie Baby (3:53)
10. Caress My Pretty Baby (3:42)
Total Playing Time: 36:53 (min:sec)
Total Size : 86.7 MB (90,861,568 bytes)
In 1977, Warner Brothers Music decided to form a special label for their composers who also performed. O'Day was the first artist signed, and the first release was "Undercover Angel." The song, which he described as a "nocturnal novelette," was released without fanfare in February 1977. But within a few months it had become #1 in the country, and has sold approximately two million copies.
A follow-up single, "Skinny Girls", became a #1 song in Australia in 1980. In 1981, O'Day co-wrote "Your Eyes" with singer-songwriter Tatsuro Yamashita, which became a hit in Japan.
O'Day left Warner Brothers in 1982 to write and self-publish. In 1983 he was invited to Tokyo to co-write six more songs with Yamashita for his album Big Wave. The collaboration yielded a Gold Disc Award in Japan.
In 1983 O'Day met singer-songwriter Janis Liebhart, with whom he co-wrote a children's song for a new Saturday morning animated TV show, Jim Henson's Muppet Babies. Within eight years they had written almost 100 songs for the program, which won an Emmy Award, and has since been syndicated internationally.
The collaboration continued after Muppet Babies, as O'Day and Liebhart co-wrote for other kid-focused projects, including National Geographic's "Really Wild Animals", a series of videos which they helped produce and on which they also sang. They also worked on some children's products for Alaska Video.
O'Day currently lives in Los Angeles, continues to write and perform, and is also a musical and creative consultant.