HARDER TO LIVE
Harder To Live LP (front cover)

The second Dark Horse Records album.

Catalog #: Dark Horse SP 22006, released October 6, 1975 (U.S.) [LP back cover US address | label 1 | label 2 | sleeve with Dark Horse logo | sleeve with lyrics]
Catalog #: Dark Horse SP 22006, released October 6, 1975 (Canada) [LP back cover Canada address | promo label 1 | promo label 2]
Catalog #: Dark Horse AMLH 22006, released October 24, 1975 (U.K.)

YouTube lyric videos for Harder To Live LP

SIDE 1:
1. Please Help Me [Robert J. Purvis] (2:38)
lead vocal: Bob Purvis
harmony vocal: Bill Elliott
guitars: Chris Spedding, Robert "Waddy" Wachtel
bass: Bill Dickinson
keyboards: John Taylor
horns, synthesizer, percussion: Tom Scott
drums and percussion: Earl Palmer
percussion: Ralph McDonald
string concertmaster: Bill Nuttycombe

2. Sixty Miles Too Far [Robert J. Purvis] (4:05)
vocals: Bob Purvis & Bill Elliott
guitars: Chris Spedding, Robert "Waddy" Wachtel
bass: Bill Dickinson
keyboards: John Taylor
horns, synthesizer, percussion: Tom Scott
percussion: Ralph McDonald
string concertmaster: Bill Nuttycombe

3. Harder To Live [Robert J. Purvis] (3:22)
vocals: Bill Elliott & Bob Purvis
guitars: Chris Spedding, Robert "Waddy" Wachtel
bass: Bill Dickinson
keyboards: John Taylor
horns, synthesizer, percussion: Tom Scott
drums and percussion: Earl Palmer
percussion: Ralph McDonald
string concertmaster: Bill Nuttycombe

4. Half Way There [Robert J. Purvis] (2:58)
lead vocal: Bill Elliott
harmony vocal: Bob Purvis
guitars: Chris Spedding, Robert "Waddy" Wachtel
bass: Bill Dickinson
keyboards: John Taylor
horns, synthesizer, percussion: Tom Scott
drums and percussion: Earl Palmer
percussion: Ralph McDonald
string concertmaster: Bill Nuttycombe

5. Which Way Will I Get Home [Robert J. Purvis] (3:56)
lead vocal: Bill Elliott
harmony vocal: Bob Purvis
guitars: Chris Spedding, Robert "Waddy" Wachtel
bass: Bill Dickinson
keyboards: John Taylor
horns, synthesizer, percussion: Tom Scott
drums and percussion: Earl Palmer
percussion: Ralph McDonald
string concertmaster: Bill Nuttycombe

SIDE 2:
1. Berkley House Hotel [Robert J. Purvis] (3:22)
vocals: Bill Elliott & Bob Purvis
guitars: Chris Spedding, Robert "Waddy" Wachtel
bass: Bill Dickinson
keyboards: John Taylor
horns, synthesizer, percussion: Tom Scott
drums and percussion: Earl Palmer
percussion: Ralph McDonald
string concertmaster: Bill Nuttycombe

2. After Five Years [Robert J. Purvis] (3:07)
vocals: Bill Elliott & Bob Purvis
guitars: Chris Spedding, Robert "Waddy" Wachtel
bass: Bill Dickinson
keyboards: John Taylor
horns, synthesizer, percussion: Tom Scott
drums and percussion: Earl Palmer
percussion: Ralph McDonald
string concertmaster: Bill Nuttycombe

3. Green Line Bus [Robert J. Purvis] (4:01)
lead vocal: Bill Elliott
harmony vocal: Bob Purvis
guitars: Chris Spedding, Robert "Waddy" Wachtel
bass: Bill Dickinson
keyboards: John Taylor
horns, synthesizer, percussion: Tom Scott
drums and percussion: Earl Palmer
percussion: Ralph McDonald
string concertmaster: Bill Nuttycombe

4. Lonely Man [from the film "Little Malcolm And His Struggle Against The Eunuchs"] [Robert J. Purvis & Malcolm Evans] (5:30)
Note: the lyrics to the first verse & chorus were written by Bob Purvis & Mal Evans; Mal Evans wrote the lyrics for the last two verses; the music and the "Dai Dai Dai" section was written by Bob Purvis
vocals: Bob Purvis & Bill Elliott
guitar: George Harrison
bass: Bill Dickinson
Fender Rhodes: John Taylor
organ: Billy Preston
drums: Jim Keltner
Co-produced by George Harrison & Tom Scott

5. What Is It (If You Never Ever Tried It Yourself)? [Robert J. Purvis & William Elliott] (3:43)
vocals: Bill Elliott & Bob Purvis
guitar: Robert "Waddy" Wachtel
bass: Bill Dickinson
keyboards: John Taylor
horns, synthesizer, steel drums, percussion: Tom Scott
drums and percussion: Earl Palmer
percussion: Ralph McDonald
string concertmaster: Bill Nuttycombe

Harder To Live LP (back cover)

Produced and arranged by Tom Scott, except "Lonely Man"
Recorded at F.P.S.H.O.T.
Chief Engineer: Phil "Angel" McDonald
Second Engineer: Kumar Shankar
Overdubs recorded & remixed at A&M Studios, Hollywood, California
Recording Engineer: Hank Cicalo
Assistants: Chuck Trammel, Milt Calice, Ellis Sorkin
Mixing Engineer: Norman Kinney
Assistants: Derek Du Nann, Bob Borie
Mastering Engineer: Bernie Grundman

Harder To Live LP back cover photo of musicians

Photography: Gered Mankowitz
Art Direction: Fabio Nicoli
Liner Design: Stan Evenson

Billy Preston appears courtesy of A&M Records
Tom Scott appears courtesy of Ode Records
Chris Spedding appears courtesy of Rak Records

Splinter would like to thank the following people: Tom, George, Rob, Jonathan, Joy, Morgan, Harry, Pete, Kumar, Donna, Dale, Jill, Nora, Andy, Kenny, Evie, Kyle, Marilyn, Andrew, Anne, Elsie, Martha, Bob snr., Billy snr., Vic, Kenny Mac, Mick, The Bros. Oates, Speedmore Bultaco and all at Dark Horse and A&M.


Promo photos:
Sitting on bench inside

other items:

album review from Melody Maker (November 29, 1975) thanks to Philippe Colinge
album review from Rolling Stone (December 18, 1975) thanks to Dag
Dark Horse 1975 albums - U.K. New Musical Express ad thanks to Dag
Dark Horse Records '76 promo LP (DH1) [front cover | back cover | side 1 label | side 2 label]



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