Bette Midler - Songs For The New Depression
  • Singer: Bette Midler
  • Title: Songs For The New Depression
  • Size MP3 ver: 1875 mb
  • Size FLAC ver: 1880 mb
  • Genre: Rock, Funk / Soul, Pop, Stage & Screen
  • Rating: 3.8 of 5
  • Label: Atlantic ‎– SD 18155
    Type: Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, PR
    Country: US
    Date of released: 1976
    Category: Rock, Funk / Soul, Pop, Stage & Screen
    Style: Music Hall, Doo Wop, Pop Rock, Ballad, Disco
Bette Midler - Songs For The New Depression

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Strangers In The Night
Written-By – B. Kaempfert*, C. Singleton*, E. Snyder*
A2 I Don't Want The Night To End
Written-By – P. Snow*
A3 Mr. Rockefeller
Written-By – B. Midler*, J. Blatt*
A4 Old Cape Cod
Written-By – A. Jeffrey*, C. Rothrock*, M. Yakus*
A5 Buckets Of Rain
Written-By – B. Dylan*
B1a Shiver Me Timbers
Written-By – T. Waits*
B1b Samedi Et Vendredi
Written-By – B. Midler*, Moogy Klingman*
B2 No Jestering
Written-By – C. Malcolm*
B3 Tragedy
Written-By – F. Burch*, G. Nelson*
B4 Marahuana
Written-By – A. Johnston*, S. Coslow*
B5 Let Me Just Follow Behind
Written-By – M. Klingman*

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Warner Communications
  • Manufactured By – Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Produced For – Moogtown Productions
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Copyright (c) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Pressed By – Monarch Record Mfg. Co. – △20321


  • Accordion – Dominick Cortese* (tracks: B1a), Sivuca (tracks: B1b)
  • Acoustic Bass – John Miller (tracks: B1a, B1b), Milt Hinton (tracks: A4)
  • Arranged By – Moogy Klingman* (tracks: A1, A2, A3, A5, B1b, B2, B5)
  • Arranged By [Strings] – Moogy Klingman* (tracks: A1, A2), Ralph Schuckett (tracks: A1, A2)
  • Arranged By [Strings], Conductor [Strings] – Arif Mardin (tracks: A4)
  • Arranged By, Conductor – Arif Mardin (tracks: B4), John Lissauer (tracks: B1a, B3)
  • Artwork By – Michaele Vollbracht, Richard Amsel
  • Backing Vocals – Alan Gorrie (tracks: A2), Annie Sutton (tracks: A3), Arif Mardin (tracks: B4), Arnold McCuller (tracks: A1), Bette Midler (tracks: B1a, B2), David Lasley (tracks: A1, A2), Erin Dickens* (tracks: A3), Gail Kantor (tracks: A3), Gotham (tracks: B4), Hamish Stuart (tracks: A2), Lynn Pitney (tracks: A1), Todd Rundgren (tracks: B5)
  • Banjo, Mandolin – Eric Weissberg (tracks: B1a)
  • Bass – Gene Santini (tracks: A1), John Siegler (tracks: A2, A3, A5, B2, B5), Milt Hinton (tracks: B4)
  • Clavinet – Ralph Schuckett (tracks: A1, A3)
  • Concertina – Boris Matusevitch* (tracks: B1a)
  • Conductor – Moogy Klingman* (tracks: A1, A2, A3, B1b, B2, B5)
  • Congas – Norman Pride (tracks: A2)
  • Drums – John Siomos (tracks: A1), John Wilcox (tracks: A2, A3, A5, B2, B5), Steve Gadd (tracks: B1a), Ted Sommer* (tracks: A4, B4)
  • Drums, Percussion – Mark Rosengarden (tracks: B1b)
  • Electric Piano – Moogy Klingman* (tracks: A1, A2), Ralph Schuckett (tracks: B5)
  • Engineer – Jack Malken (tracks: A5), Jan Rathbun (tracks: A5)
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Bette Midler
  • Fiddle – Kenny Kossack* (tracks: B1a)
  • Flute – William Slapin (tracks: B4)
  • Guitar – David Spinozza (tracks: A1, A3, B5), Jerry Friedman (tracks: B2), Todd Rundgren (tracks: A2, B2)
  • Harmonica – Don Brooks (tracks: B1a), Moog Klingman* (tracks: A5)
  • Harmonium, Piano [Sound City], Strings – Moogy Klingman* (tracks: B5)
  • Horn – Barry Rogers (tracks: A3), Michael Brecker (tracks: A3), Randy Brecker (tracks: A3)
  • Organ – Ralph Schuckett (tracks: A5, B2)
  • Percussion – Angel Allende (tracks: B2), Barbara Burton (tracks: B1a), Philip Kraus* (tracks: B4), Rubens Bassini (tracks: A1), Ted Sommer* (tracks: B4)
  • Percussion [Additional] – Jack Malken (tracks: B1b)
  • Performer [Choir] – Ben Harney (tracks: B3), Charlotte Crossley (tracks: B3), Clifford Townsend (tracks: B3), Diane Green (tracks: B3), Donny Beard (tracks: B3), Erin Dickens* (tracks: B3), Gail Kantor (tracks: B3), Leata Galloway (tracks: B3), Ramona Stubblefield (tracks: B3), Revelation (tracks: B3), Rhetta Hughes (tracks: B3), Rosie (tracks: B3), Sharon Redd (tracks: B3), Thomas Moore (tracks: B3)
  • Photography – Deborah Turbeville, Kenn Duncan
  • Piano – Dick Hyman (tracks: B4), Moogy Klingman* (tracks: A5, B2, B3), Ralph Schuckett (tracks: A2)
  • Piano, Synthesizer [Rmi Computer Keyboard], Synthesizer [Mini Moog] – Moogy Klingman* (tracks: A3)
  • Producer – Bette Midler (tracks: A4, B4), Joel Dorn (tracks: A4, B4), Moogy Klingman*
  • Recorded By, Remix – Jack Malken, Lew Hahn (tracks: A4, B4)
  • Remix – Arif Mardin (tracks: A4, B4)
  • Saxophone, Chimes – John Lissauer (tracks: B3)
  • Slide Guitar – Dave Webster (tracks: A5)
  • Soloist [Trumpet] – Randy Brecker (tracks: B5)
  • Steel Guitar [Pedal] – Rick Derringer (tracks: B5)
  • Strings – Barry Finclair (tracks: B3), Charles McCracken (tracks: B3), David Nadien (tracks: B3), Gene Orloff (tracks: B3), Harry Lookofsky (tracks: B3), Jesse Levy (tracks: B3), Raul Poliakin* (tracks: B3), Tony Posk (tracks: B3)
  • Trumpet – Mel Davis (tracks: B4)
  • Violin – Emanuel Green (tracks: B4), Harry Lookofsky (tracks: B4), Matthew Raimondi (tracks: B4)
  • Vocals – Bette Midler (tracks: A5, B1b), Bob Dylan (tracks: A5)


Lyrics of 'Samedi Et Vendredi' printed on backsleeve.
This album is dedicated to Gillian Malken
A4, B4 Recorded at Altantic Recording Studios, New York.
Recorded and mixed at Secret Soudn Studio, New York, NY except where indicated.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Label): (ST-A-753513 PR
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Label): (ST-A-753514 PR)
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped On Both Sides): PR
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Etched): ST-A-753513-H
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Etched): ST-A-3 ST-A-753514- J 3

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ATL 50 212 Bette Midler Songs For The New Depression ‎(LP, Album) Atlantic ATL 50 212 US 1976
50.212 Bette Midler Songs For The New Depression ‎(LP, Album) Atlantic 50.212 France 1976
W 50212 Bette Midler Songs For The New Depression ‎(LP, Album) Atlantic W 50212 Italy 1976
GWEA-5205 Bette Midler Songs For The New Depression ‎(LP, Album) Gamma, S.A. GWEA-5205 Mexico 1976
K50212, SD 18155 Bette Midler Songs For The New Depression ‎(LP, Album) Atlantic, Atlantic K50212, SD 18155 UK 1976

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