1985 Kenny Rogers – Heart Of The Matter

The Heart of the Matter is the thirteenth studio album by Kenny Rogers, released by RCA Nashville. This album is to date Rogers’ final to reach #1 on the country charts, and peaked at #51 on the Billboard 200. It was produced by George Martin.

Tracks

1  I Don’t Want to Have to Worry (Micheal Smotherman, Steve Crossley) 3:40
2  The Heart of The Matter (Micheal Smotherman) 4:33
3  You Made Me Feel Love (Dave Loggins, Jon Goin) 3:41
4  Morning Desire (Dave Loggins) 4:09
5  Don’t Look in My Eyes (Brian Potter, Frank Wildhorn) 3:34
6  The Best of Me (David Foster, Jeremy Lubbock, Richard Marx) 4:02
7  Tomb of the Unknown Love (Micheal Smotherman) 4:03
8  People In Love (Byron Hill, Mike Dekle) 3:04
9  I Can’t Believe Your Eyes (Graham Lyle, Troy Seals) 3:02
10  Our Perfect Song (David Briggs, Linda Thompson) 4:01

Media

Musicians

1 I Don’t Want to Have to Worry

BassMo Foster
DrumsStuart Elliot
GuitarBillie Walker
GuitarIan Bairnson
KeyboardsAnn Dudley
KeyboardsJohn Hobbs
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
TromboneBill Reichenbach
SaxGary Herbig
HornLarry Williams
PercussionSteve Leach
Background VocalsRichard Marx
Background VocalsKin Vassy
Background VocalsTerry Williams


2 The Heart of The Matter

BassMo Foster
DrumsStuart Elliot
GuitarBillie Walker
GuitarIan Bairnson
KeyboardsAnn Dudley
PercussionJR Robinson


3 You Made Me Feel Love

BassJoe Chemay
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsJohn Hobbs
SaxGary Herbig
PercussionKin Vassy
Background VocalsKin Vassy
Background VocalsTerry Williams


4 Morning Desire

BassMo Foster
DrumsStuart Elliot
GuitarBillie Walker
GuitarIan Bairnson
KeyboardsAnn Dudley
HarpGayle Levant
Background VocalsTerry Williams


5 Don’t Look in My Eyes

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarFred Tackett
GuitarPaul Jackson
KeyboardsJohn Hobbs
KeyboardsRandy Waldman


6 The Best of Me

KeyboardsJeremy Lubbock
SynthesizerDavid Foster
FluteJames Galway
HornJim Thatcher


7 Tomb of the Unknown Love

BassMo Foster
DrumsStuart Elliot
GuitarBillie Walker
GuitarIan Bairnson
KeyboardsAnn Dudley
Background VocalsKin Vassy
Background VocalsTerry Williams
Background VocalsHerb Pedersen


8 People In Love

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarFred Tackett
GuitarPaul Jackson
KeyboardsJohn Hobbs
KeyboardsRandy Waldman
Background VocalsKin Vassy
Background VocalsTerry Williams
Background VocalsJoe Chemay


9 I Can’t Believe Your Eyes

BassNathan East
DrumsLeon Chancler
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsJimmy Cox
KeyboardsJohn Hobbs
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetGary Grant
PercussionLeon Chancler
Background VocalsKin Vassy
Background VocalsTerry Williams
Background VocalsNathan East
Background VocalsHerb Pedersen
Background VocalsDavid Morgan


10 Our Perfect Song

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarFred Tackett
GuitarPaul Jackson
KeyboardsJohn Hobbs
KeyboardsRandy Waldman
Background VocalsKin Vassy
Background VocalsHerb Pedersen

Other Musicians

Strings – Arnold Belnick, Assa Drori, Bill Hybel, Bruce Dukov, Buell Neidlinger, David Schwartz, Dennis Karmazyn, Denyse Buffum, Donald Palmer, Frederick Seykora, Gareth Nuttycombe, Gordon Marron, Isabelle Daskoff, Israel Baker, Jay Rosen, Kathleen Lenski, Mari Botnick, Marshall Sosson, Ray Kelley, Reginald Hill, Robert Sushel, Ronald Folsom, Shari Zippert, Sheldon Sanov, Stuart Canin, Willbert Nuttycombe, William Hymanson

Liner Notes

Producer, Arranged By – George Martin
Arranged By – George Martin, Jeremy Lubbock
Arranged By (Horns) – Jerry Hey
Arranged By (Strings) – George Martin, Jeremy Lubbock
Engineer – Terry Christian
Engineer – Jon Kelly
Engineer (2nd) – Bino Espinoza, Laura Livingston, Stephen Shelton
Engineer (Strings, 2nd) – Olivier de Bosson
Engineer (Strings) – John Richards
Mastered By – Wally Traugott
Mixed By – Jon Kelly
Mixed By (2nd Engineer) – Bino Espinoza, Mike Wuellner

Art Direction – Becky Stewart
Design – John Coulter
Photography By – Matthew Rolston

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Dreamcatcher Records
Copyright (c) – Dreamcatcher Records
Licensed From – Kenny Rogers
Licensed To – Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.
Recorded At – Sunset Sound
Recorded At – Lion Share Recording Studios
Recorded At – Soundcastle
Recorded At – Evergreen Studios
Recorded At – Studio Marcadet
Mixed At – Soundcastle
Mixed At – Hollywood Sound Recorders
Mastered At – Capitol Mastering
Designed At – Hi-Hat