- Released: April 24, 1984
- Originally Released: 1983
- Label: Warner Bros / WEA
- 1.Here To Love You
- 2.What A Fool Believes
- 3.Minute By Minute
- 4.Dependin' On You
- 5.Don't Stop To Watch The Wheels
- 6.Open Your Eyes
- 7.Sweet Feelin'
- 8.Steamer Lane Breakdown
- 9.You Never Change
- 10.How Do The Fools Survive?
The Doobie Brothers: Patrick Simmons (vocals, guitar); Michael McDonald (vocals, keyboards, synthesizer); Jeffrey Porter (guitar); Tiran Porter (bass, background vocals); Keith Knudsen (drums, background vocals); John Hartman (drums).
Additional personnel: Herb Pedersen (banjo); Byron Berline (fiddle); Norton Buffalo (harmonica); Andrew Love (saxophone); Ben Cauley (trumpet); Lester Abrams (electric piano); Bill Payne (synthesizer); Bobby LaKind (congas background vocals); Tom Johnston, Nicolette Larson, Rosemary Butler (background vocals).
Recorded at Warner Brothers Studios, North Hollywood, California.
Personnel: Patrick Simmons, Tom Johnston (vocals, guitar); Lester Abrams (vocals, electric piano, keyboards); Michael McDonald (vocals, keyboards, synthesizer); Keith Knudsen (vocals, drums); Bobby LaKind (vocals, congas); Nicolette Larson, Rosemary Butler, Tiran Porter (vocals); Jeff Baxter (guitar, steel guitar); Sumner Mering (guitar, synthesizer); Herb Pedersen (banjo); Byron Berline (violin, fiddle); Norton Buffalo (harmonica); Andrew Love (saxophone, horns); Ben Cauley (trumpet); Bill Payne (keyboards, synthesizer); John Hartman (drums); Ted Templeman (percussion).
Recording information: Warner Bros. Studios, North Hollywood, CA.
Photographer: David Alexander .
Arranger: Michael McDonald .
The Doobie's biggest commercial success coincided with Michael McDonald's emergence as the leader of the band. His brilliant brand of sophisticated, keyboard-driven pop soul, as exemplified by the title track and the huge hit "What a Fool Believes," was instantly identifiable and almost impossible to resist. There are tracks here that look back to the Doobie's earlier days as a biker boogie band, in particular "Don't Stop to Watch the Wheels," and "Steamer Lane Breakdown," a country song reminiscent of the Byrds' "Nashville West." But the sound here is mostly McDonald's.