Episode 76 – REO Speedwagon – Hi Infidelity (Part 2)

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Episode 76 - REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity (Part 2)

Episode 76 is here, we finish up the 2nd side of the REO Speedwagon album, Hi Infidelity! Will the second side be as good as the first or will it suffer the fate of most side 2’s? Stay Tuned!

Hi Infidelity is the ninth studio album by American rock band REO Speedwagon, released on November 21, 1980, by Epic Records. The album became a big hit in the United States, peaking at number one on the Billboard 200. It went on to become the biggest-selling album of 1981, eventually being certified 10 times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Of the four singles released, “Take It on the Run” went to number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, and the band got their first of two number one hits with “Keep On Loving You“.

The album title is a play on the term “in high fidelity,” which used to appear on album covers. The album art is an illustration of this pun where an act of sexual infidelity is apparently occurring while the man is putting a record LP to play on the hi-fi stereo.

REO Speedwagon
Kevin Cronin – lead and backing vocals (except on “Someone Tonight”), acoustic and rhythm guitars, acoustic piano on “Keep on Loving You” and “I Wish You Were There”
Gary Richrath – electric guitar
Neal Doughty – keyboards
Bruce Hall – bass, lead vocals on “Someone Tonight”
Alan Gratzer – drums, tambourine on “I Wish You Were There”

Additional Musicians
Steve Forman – percussion on “Keep on Loving You”
Tom Kelly – backing vocals
Richard Page – backing vocals
N Yolletta – backing vocals on “In Your Letter”
Maggie Ryder – backing vocals on “Keep On Loving You”

Kevin Beamish – producer, engineer
Kevin Cronin – producer, arrangements
Gary Richrath – producer
Alan Gratzer – co-producer
Tom Cummings – assistant engineer
Jeff Eccles – assistant engineer
Kent Duncan – mastering at Kendun Recorders (Burbank, California).
John Baruck – management
Al Quaglieri – reissue producer
Joseph M. Palmaccio – remastering
Laura Grover – remastering supervisor

Additional Personnel
Aaron Rapoport – photography
John Kosh – art direction, design
Bobby Gordon – lighting design
Tamarah Park – Cover Model

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