Baby Faced Killer

This would be David's second solo album and the first release of anything after giving up on the star studded failed project known as Rough Diamond.   Although the album contains some very memorable songs it doesn't reach the level of intensity his career work produced.    As always he can count on Daniel Boone [Peter Green] to step up and contribute along with his wife Lelly.    It's also nice to see a credit to David's wife Gabriele for backing vocals.   Muff Murfin also pops up too, he will later come into perspective on some other material released in the following years.

One note:  Who is the guest lead guitarist listed on "I Remember"?   Well that has been confirmed by Mick Box that he indeed played the solo.   Due to contract conflicts his name was left off of the credits.


Recorded at The Old Smithy in Worcester and
Lansdowne Studios in London

Initial release 1978

 

 

Original album credits:

David Byron: Lead Vocals
Stuart Elliot: Drums 
Alan Jones: Bass
Daniel Boone: Guitars, Keyboards & Percussion

Other credits:

Barry Desouza: Drums
Lester Fry: Timpanis and Chimes
A guest lead guitarist appears on 'I Remember'
Backing Vocals: Lelly Boone, Gabriele Byron, Alyson Mcinness
Muff Murfin and Brad Davies
Arranged & Produced by: David Byron and Daniel Boone
(by Courtesy of Boone Productions Ltd.)

My very special thanks to Daniel Boone

Engineered by: Brad Davies (The Old Smithy) & 
David Baker (Lansdowne)
Mixed at Berwick Street Studios by Brad Davies 
'Sleepless Nights' remixed at Lansdowne by David Baker
Mastered by: George Marino (Sterling Sound, NY)

1978 Arista Records

 

Track listing: (sound files marked in yellow)

Side A:
1.
Baby Faced Killer (Byron / Boone) 3:10
2.
Rich Man's Lady  (Byron / Boone) 3:51
3. Sleepless Nights  (Byron / Boone) 3:48
4.
African Breeze  (Byron / Boone) 4:12
5.
Everybody's Star  (Byron / Boone) 4:20

Side B
1.
Heaven Or Hell (Byron / Boone) 4:42
2. Only You Can Do It
(Byron / Boone) 4:04
3. Don't Let Me Down (Byron / Boone) 3:21
4. Acetylene Jean
(Byron / Boone) 3:19
5. I Remember (Byron / Boone) 4:08

Additional tracks not included on release:
1.
Down On My Luck  (Byron / Boone) 2:51
B-side of 'African Breeze' single

2. All In Your Mind 
(Byron / Boone) 2:52
B-side of 'Rich Man's Lady' single

 

 

Single Releases:


Replica of original 1977 Magazine ad for Baby Faced Killer


African Breeze / Germany

 


African Breeze / Holland

 


African Breeze / Spain

 


African Breeze / Turkey

African Breeze / UK

Rich Man's Lady / UK

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