Land of Dreams is a 1988 album by Randy Newman featuring vignettes of his childhood in New Orleans. The best-known song on the album is “It’s Money That Matters”, which rose to the top of the Mainstream Rock chart for two weeks (and peaked at #60 on the Hot 100), to become Newman’s only number one hit on any U.S. chart; it features Mark Knopfler on guitar.
Prior to the album’s release, the song “Something Special” was closing title music for the 1987 MGM production Overboard starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, and the piano bridge from the song “Dixie Flyer” would subsequently often be utilized as break or filler music, most notably on the Car Talk radio program. The song “Falling in Love” features in the credits to the 1989 Tom Selleck film Her Alibi.
1 Dixie Flyer (Randy Newman) 4:08
2 New Orleans Wins The War (Randy Newman) 3:32
3 Four Eyes (Randy Newman) 3:38
4 Falling In Love (Randy Newman) 3:01
5 Something Special (Randy Newman) 3:07
6 Bad News From Home (Randy Newman) 2:47
7 Roll With The Punches (Randy Newman) 3:27
8 Masterman And Baby J (Randy Newman) 3:29
9 Red Bandana (Randy Newman) 2:36
10 Follow The Flag (Randy Newman) 2:14
11 It’s Money That Matters (Randy Newman) 4:07
12 I Want You To Hurt Like I Do (Randy Newman) 4:05
Choir – Cameron Murphy, Carol Keiser, David Kater, Eric Scott, Gregory Starbird, Jed Whedon, Joseph Nalevansky, Michael Goldberg, Michael Nelson, Shahin Chandrasoma, Shinichiro Ohyama (Tracks 3, 12)
Producer – Mark Knopfler (Tracks 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11)
Producer – James Newton Howard, Tommy Lipuma (Tracks 3, 5, 9, 12)
Arranged By – Guy Fletcher, Mark Knopfler (Tracks 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11)
Arranged By – Randy Newman (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)
Arranged By (Horns) – Jerry Hey (Tracks 3, 12)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Jeff Lynne, Randy Newman (Track 4)
Arranged By (Vocal) – Randy Newman (Track 4)
Coordinator (Production), Contractor – Shari Sutcliffe
Engineer – Bob Schaper, Elliot Scheiner, Frank Wolf, Jack Puig, Mark Linett, Neil Dorfsman
Engineer (Assistant) – Bart Stevens, Darryl Dobson, Joe Schiff, Karl Gruenewald, Laura Livingston, Michael Mason, Mike Kloster, Sharon Rice, Stacy Baird, Stephen Shelton, Steve Dewey, Steve Holroyd, Wade Jaynes
Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
Design, Art Direction – John Kosh
Photography By – Adele Newman
Manufactured By – EMI-Valentim de Carvalho, Música Lda.
Distributed By – EMI-Valentim de Carvalho, Música Lda.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Reprise Records Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
Copyright (c) – Reprise Records Inc.
Copyright (c) – WEA International Inc.
Printed By – Gráfica Monumental
Recorded At – Bill Schnee Studios
Recorded At – Circle Seven Recording
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Recorded At – Lion Share Recording Studios
Recorded At – The Complex
Recorded At – Westlake Audio
Recorded At – M.C. Studios
Recorded At – The Studio, Woodland Hills, CA
Recorded At – The Enterprise
Recorded At – Summa Music Group
Mastered At – Masterdisk