1985 Rosanne Cash – Rhythm & Romance

Rhythm & Romance was the fifth studio album by American country music singer Rosanne Cash. It was released in May 1985. Her highest honor came when one of its tracks, “I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me”, won the 1985 Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance by a female artist. That song and “Never Be You” were both No. 1 Billboard country singles. Two other tracks rose to the No. 5 spot on the charts: “Hold On” and “Second to No One.”

Although Cash had written at least one composition on each of her previous albums, this is the first of her albums on which she wrote or co-wrote the majority of the tracks.

Tracks

1  Hold On (Rosanna Cash) 3:40
2  I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me (Rosanna Cash, Rodney Crowell) 3:19
3  Never Be You (Benmont Tench, Tom Petty) 3:31
4  Second To None (Rosanna Cash) 3:49
5  Halfway House (Rosanna Cash) 4:27
6  Pink Bedroom (John Hiatt) 3:11
7  Never Alone (Rosanna Cash, Vince Gill) 3:40
8  My Old Man (Rosanna Cash) 2:55
9  Never Gonna Hurt (Rosanna Cash) 3:07
10  Closing Time (Rosanna Cash) 2:49

Media

Musicians

1 Hold On

BassWillie Weeks
DrumsAnton Fig
GuitarLarry Crane
PianoBenmont Tench
SynthesizerRob Sabino
Background VocalsPattie Darcy
Background VocalsUla Hedwig
VocalsRosanne Cash


2 I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsPaul Leim
GuitarBilly Joe Walker Jr
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
KeyboardsRandy McCormick
KeyboardsSteve Goldstein
VocalsVince Gill
VocalsRosanne Cash


3 Never Be You

BassWillie Weeks
DrumsAnton Fig
GuitarLarry Crane
Acoustic GuitarLarry Crane
KeyboardsBenmont Tench
Background VocalsPattie Darcy
Background VocalsUla Hedwig
VocalsRosanne Cash


4 Second To None

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsPaul Leim
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
Acoustic GuitarBilly Joe Walker Jr
KeyboardsSteve Goldstein
Background VocalsJennifer Kimball
Background VocalsVince Gill
VocalsRosanne Cash


5 Halfway House

BassBob Glaub
DrumsPaul Leim
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
Acoustic GuitarWaddy Wachtel
KeyboardsSteve Goldstein
Background VocalsAnthony Crawford
Background VocalsVince Gill
VocalsRosanne Cash


6 Pink Bedroom

BassWillie Weeks
DrumsAnton Fig
GuitarLarry Crane
Acoustic GuitarLarry Crane
KeyboardsBenmont Tench
Background VocalsPattie Darcy
Background VocalsUla Hedwig
VocalsRosanne Cash


7 Never Alone

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsPaul Leim
GuitarBilly Joe Walker Jr
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
Background VocalsDavid Malloy
Background VocalsVince Gill
VocalsRosanne Cash


8 My Old Man

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsPaul Leim
Acoustic GuitarBilly Joe Walker Jr
KeyboardsRandy McCormick
PianoSteve Goldstein
VocalsRosanne Cash


9 Never Gonna Hurt

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsPaul Leim
GuitarBilly Joe Walker Jr
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
KeyboardsDavid Innis
KeyboardsSteve Goldstein
Background VocalsVince Gill
VocalsRosanne Cash


10 Closing Time

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsPaul Leim
Acoustic GuitarBilly Joe Walker Jr
KeyboardsRandy McCormick
KeyboardsSteve Goldstein
Background VocalsJennifer Kimball
Background VocalsVince Gill
VocalsRosanne Cash

Liner Notes

Producer – David Malloy (Tracks 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Producer – David Thoener (Tracks 1, 3, 6)
Producer – Rodney Crowell (Tracks 1, 3, 6)
Executive Producer – Eli Ball (Tracks 1, 3, 6)
Arranged By (Strings Arranged), Conductor (Strings Conducted By) – Steve Goldstein (Track 10)
Engineer (Assistant Engineer (Emerald)) – Russ Martin
Engineer (Assistant Engineer (Record Plant)) – Don Rodenbach
Mixed By (Re-mixed By) – David Thoener (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9)
Mixed By (Re-mixed By) – Joe Bogan (Tracks 8, 10)
Recorded By – David Thoener (Tracks 1, 3, 6, 7)
Recorded By – Joe Bogan (Tracks 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10)
Recorded By (Additional Recording By) – Mark Lynette

Art Direction – Bill Johnson
Photography By (Cover Photo) – Gary Heery
Photography By (Photo, Inner Sleeve) – Hank DeVito, Jim McGuire

Manufactured By – Columbia Records
Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
Recorded At – Emerald Sound Studios
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Recorded At – Record Plant, N.Y.C.
Recorded At – Warner Bros. Recording Studios
Mastered At – Sterling Sound
Mastered At – Customatrix
Manufactured By – Columbia Records
Manufactured By – CBS Inc.
Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman