The Doobie Brothers were one of the most commercially-successful bands of the 1970s, charting albums and singles around the world, with songs that are radio staples to this day. With principal songwriters Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons, and later Michael McDonald, the band incorporated an amazing array of musical styles, from rock to R&B, via country and folk.
This coupling of their seventh and eighth Warner Brothers albums is the fourth in the Edsel series of reissue packages. On “Living On The Fault Line” (1977), Michael McDonald moved to centre stage, providing most of the lead vocals, although Patrick Simmons sang the hit “Echoes Of Love”, co-written with Hi Records’ Willie Mitchell.
“Minute By Minute” (1978) delivered the band’s biggest hit in the worldwide smash “What A Fool Believes”, written by McDonald and Kenny Loggins, along with the title track and “Dependin’ On You”. The bonus tracks include the five minute 12” remix of “What A Fool Believes”.
The 24 page booklet features all the lyrics and musician credits, photos and annotation by Alan Robinson.