Although only one of the tracks was written by Alec, this album has certainly got his trademark all over it. Costandinos's magic touch stands out in the only track he wrote, the funky title track "Ordinary man".

Many of Alec's musicians and friends from previous albums appear on this album, including Madeleine Bell (Love and Kisses / Birds of Paris), Pat Halling's Strings and Arthur Simms. Also a guest appearance from the disco-jazz duo the Brecker Brothers, on horn and sax.

Bad News Travels Fast  -    Ordinary man     -    Casablanca NBLP 7181

Recorded at Trident Studios, London

Side 1 : Ordinary man (B. Arcadio, A Ceccarelli, J. C. Chanavat, A. R. Costandinos) 3:34
         Can't fool me (B. Arcadio, A Ceccarelli, J. C. Chanavat, A. Simms) 4:52
         We still need your lovin' (B. Arcadio, A Ceccarelli, S. Komisar, A. Bonfils) 4:02
         Monopoly rag (B. Arcadio, A Ceccarelli, J. C. Chanavat, S. Komisar) 4:44

Side 2 : Rising sunset (B. Arcadio, A Ceccarelli, J. C. Chanavat, A. Simms) 3:42
         Jewels (B. Arcadio, A Ceccarelli, J. C. Chanavat, S. Komisar) 5:30
         Spare a dime (B. Arcadio, A Ceccarelli, S. Komisar, A. Bonfils) 5:00
         All the way to memory (B. Arcadio, A Ceccarelli, J. C. Chanavat, S. Komisar) 4:14

Vocals  : Madeleine Bell and Sher Komisar
Strings : Pat Halling and Laurie Lewis
Sax     : Michael Brecker
Trumpet : Randy Brecker