Tom Johnston - Still Feels Good (1981) [Complete Album]

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Tom Johnston was (and still is) one of the leading creative forces in the Doobie Brothers.

In 1976 Tom Johnston left the Doobie Brothers and launched a solo career during which he released two albums: Everything You've Heard Is True (1979) and Still Feels Good (1981).

Both are very good albums – they sound like Doobie Brothers albums – but, surprisingly, they had little commercial success and were deleted from the Warner Brothers catalogue by the late 1980's.

Still Feels Good was released on Warner Brothers Records in 1981 under catalogue number XRS 3527.

The audio here was taken from a 1981 Canadian pressing of the original vinyl LP.

Track List:

1. Madman 0:00​
2. Wastin' Time 4:06​
3. Baby, Take Me In 7:44​
4. Last Desperado 11:49​
5. Up On The Stage 17:08​
6. Excuse Me Ma'am 21:24​
7. Wishing 25:25​
8. One Way Ticket 29:46​

Album credits:

Tom Johnston – vocals, guitar;
Greg Douglass – guitar;
Phil Aaberg – keyboards;
Dennis Belfield – bass
Mike Baird – drums;
Bobby LaKind – congas;
Novi Novog – viola;
Red Rhodes – steel guitar;
Cornelius Bumpus – saxophone;
Michael Omartian – synthesizers, percussion;

Producer: Michael Omartian
Engineer: Michael Stone

Recorded at The Record Plant, Los Angeles and Warner Brothers Recording Studios, North Hollywood, CA

Note: this album has been released on CD by various re-issue labels but has not been consistently available commercially since the 1980's.