David Courtney is probably known first and foremost as a songwriter and producer. He first started writing with Leo Sayer resulting in Leo's sucessful albums Silverbird and Just a Boy. The duo also wrote all the songs for Roger Dalterey's debut solo album. After the success of these projects, David decided it was time to express himself. First Day represents David's effort to do so.
Ian and fellow co-Pilots David Paton, Billy Lyall, and Stuart Tosh lent their backing vocals for "If You Wanna Dance" to this album produced by Andrew Powell.
Dave Gilmour is also on this one.