1987 Kenny Rogers – I Prefer The Moonlight

I Prefer the Moonlight is the twentieth studio album by country superstar Kenny Rogers. It did respectably well for his current status in the industry to date, placing #18 on the charts. Though the album only reached #163 in the Billboard 200, the success in the country market was enough for it to go gold. It contained three top five hit singles: the title cut and the grammy-winning duet with Ronnie Milsap, “Make No Mistake, She’s Mine” and “The Factory”. The album was Rogers’ final studio album for RCA Records.

Tracks

1I Perfer The Moonlight (Gary Chapman, Mark Wright)5:11
2Now And Forever (Wayne Kirkpatrick, Keith Thomas)4:10
3We’re Doin’ Alright (Reed Nielsen)4:00
4Make No Mistake, She’s Mine (Kim Carnes)3:58
5One More Day (John Barlow Jarvis, Reed Nielsen)2:57
6She’s Ready For Someone To Love Her (Charlie Black, Jerry Gillespie, Tommy Rocco)2:52
7I Don’t Call Him Daddy (Reed Nielsen)4:08
8The Factory (Bud McGuire)3:26
9We Fell In Love Anyway (Naomi Martin, Mike Reid)3:21
10You Can’t Say (You Don’t Love Me Anymore) (John Jarvis, Bill Lamb)3:14

Media

Musicians

1 I Prefer The Moonlight

BassMike Brignardello
DrumsPaul Leim
GuitarDann Huff
Slide GuitarJerry McPherson
Acoustic GuitarGary Chapman
KeyboardsShane Keister
MandolinMark O’Conner
FiddleMark O’Conner
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsChris Harris
Background VocalsGary Chapman
Background VocalsWayne Kirkpatrick
VocalsKim Carnes
VocalsKenny Rogers


2 Now And Forever

BassMike Brignardello
DrumsPaul Leim
GuitarDann Huff
GuitarJerry McPherson
KeyboardsKeith Thomas
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
KeyboardsShane Keister
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsChris Eaton
Background VocalsDiana DeWitt
Background VocalsWayne Kirkpatrick
VocalsKenny Rogers


3 We’re Doin’ Alright

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarDann Huff
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarFred Tackett
OrganJim Lang
PianoJohn Jarvis
PianoPhilip Aaberg
SynthesizerAlan Pasqua
PercussionRichard Landis
Background VocalsClif Magness
Background VocalsGeorge Merrill
Background VocalsJim Haas
Background VocalsJon Joyce
VocalsKenny Rogers


4 Make No Mistake, She’s Mine

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsLarrie Londin
GuitarBruce Dees
PianoRonnie Milsap
PianoClayton Ivey
SynthesizerShane Keister
VocalsKenny Rogers


5 One More Day

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarDann Huff
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarFred Tackett
OrganJim Lang
SynthesizerAlan Pasqua
PercussionRichard Landis
Background VocalsClif Magness
Background VocalsGeorge Merrill
Background VocalsJim Haas
Background VocalsJon Joyce
VocalsKenny Rogers


6 She’s Ready For Someone To Love Her

BassBob Wray
DrumsJames Stroud
GuitarBilly Sanford
Acoustic GuitarJimmy Capps
Acoustic GuitarPete Wade
KeyboardsBobby Ogdin
PercussionJames Stroud
Background VocalsBergen White
Background VocalsDennis Wilson
Background VocalsDiane Vanette
VocalsKenny Rogers


7 I Don’t Call Him Daddy

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarDann Huff
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarFred Tackett
OrganJim Lang
PianoJohn Jarvis
PianoPhilip Aaberg
SynthesizerAlan Pasqua
PercussionRichard Landis
Background VocalsClif Magness
Background VocalsGeorge Merrill
Background VocalsJim Haas
Background VocalsJon Joyce
VocalsKenny Rogers


8 The Factory

BassBob Wray
DrumsJames Stroud
GuitarBilly Sanford
Acoustic GuitarJimmy Capps
Acoustic GuitarPete Wade
KeyboardsBobby Ogdin
Background VocalsBergen White
Background VocalsDennis Wilson
Background VocalsDiane Vanette
VocalsKenny Rogers


9 We Fell In Love Anyway

BassDavid Hungate
BassJack Williams
DrumsEddie Bayers
GuitarLarry Byrom
Acoustic GuitarDon Potter
PianoBobby Ogdin
PianoJohn Jarvis
VocalsJuice Newton
VocalsKenny Rogers


10 You Can’t Say (You Don’t Love Me Anymore)

BassDavid Hungate
BassJack Williams
DrumsEddie Bayers
GuitarLarry Byrom
Acoustic GuitarDon Potter
PianoBobby Ogdin
PianoJohn Jarvis
Background VocalsDon Potter
VocalsKenny Rogers

Other Musicians

Strings – Shelby Singleton Jr (Track 6)
Strings – The Nashville String Machine (Tracks 8, 9, 10)
Strings – Carl Gorodetzky (Tracks 9, 10)

Liner Notes

Producer – Brown Bannister (Tracks 1, 2)
Producer – Richard Landis (Tracks 3, 5, 7)
Producer – Kyle Lehning, Rob Galbraith (Track 4)
Producer – Larry Butler (Track 6, 8)
Producer – Brent Maher (Track 10)
Arranged By – Charlie Calello (Tracks 3, 5, 7)
Concertmaster – Carl Gorodetzky (Tracks 4, 6, 8)
Engineer – Jeff Balding (Tracks 1, 2)
Engineer – Ben Harris, Kyle Lehning (Track 3)
Engineer – Billy Sherrill, Harold Lee (Track 6, 8)
Engineer – Richard Landis, Brent Maher (Track 9)
Mastered By – Glenn Meadows (Tracks 1, 2, 9, 10)
Mastered By – Wally Traugott (Tracks 3, 5, 7)
Mastered By – Doug Sax (Track 4)
Mastered By – Denny Purcell (Track 6, 8)
Mixed By – Jeff Balding (Tracks 1, 2)
Mixed By – Ed Thacker (Tracks 3, 5, 7)
Mixed By – Brent Maher (Track 9, 10)
Recorded By – Mick Guzauski (Tracks 3, 5, 7)
Recorded By (Assistant) – Richard McKernan (Tracks 3, 5, 7)

Art Direction – Mary Hamilton
Design – John Coulter
Photography By – Kelly Junkermann

Phonographic Copyright (p) – BMG Music
Copyright (c) – Kenny Rogers
Manufactured By – BMG Music Canada INC.
Distributed By – BMG Music Canada INC.
Record Company – Victor
Pressed By – Americ Disc
Designed At – John Coulter Design
Recorded At – Eleven Eleven Studio
Recorded At – GroundStar Laboratories
Recorded At – Hitsville
Recorded At – Conway Studios
Recorded At – The Grey Room
Recorded At – Creative Recording, Inc.
Recorded At – Sixteenth Avenue Sound
Overdubbed At – The Grey Room
Overdubbed At – Lion Share Recording Studios
Overdubbed At – Masterfonics
Overdubbed At – Mastermix
Mixed At – Eleven Eleven Studio
Mixed At – GroundStar Laboratories
Mixed At – The Grey Room
Mixed At – Masterfonics
Mastered At – Georgetown Masters
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab
Mastered At – Capitol Studios
Mastered At – Masterfonics