Album of the Day
You wouldn't guess it from such chart-toppers as “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing,” but Leo Sayer started out specializing in musical character sketches a la Al Stewart. The British singer-songwriter's third album, ANOTHER YEAR, is filled with bedsitter images of drifters, dreamers and lovers on 10 originals penned by Sayer in collaboration with Supertramp alum Frank Farrell. The 1975 collection was produced by 1960s star Adam Faith and his former Roulettes cohort Russ Ballard, who frame such fine songs as “The Kid's Grown Up,” “Only Dreaming” and successful single “Moonlighting” with intimate, appealing arrangements. A Top 10 U.K. hit, ANOTHER YEAR is an album fans frequently cite as one of Leo Sayer's very best, and we'll give it another spin now to wish the performer a happy birthday.