1982 Dr Hook – Players In The Dark

Players in the Dark is an album by the band Dr Hook, released in 1982.

Dr Hook & the Medicine Show (shortened to Dr Hook in 1975) was an American rock band, formed in Union City, New Jersey. They enjoyed considerable commercial success in the 1970s with hit singles including “Sylvia’s Mother”, “The Cover of ‘Rolling Stone'” (both 1972), “Only Sixteen” (1975), “A Little Bit More” (1976), “Sharing the Night Together” (1978), “When You’re in Love with a Beautiful Woman” (1979), “Better Love Next Time” (1979), and “Sexy Eyes” (1980). In addition to their own material, Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show performed songs written by the poet Shel Silverstein.


1  Baby Makes Her Blue Jeans Talk (Dennis Locorriere; Ron Haffkine; Sam Weedman) 03:48
2  The Turn On (Greg Bowen) 03:37
3  Lady Sundown (John Bettis; Michael Clark) 03:35
4  I Can\’t Say No To Her (Dennis Locorriere; Paul Overstreet) 02:20
5  Loveline (David Malloy; Eddie Rabbitt; Even Stevens) 03:20
6  Pity The Fool (Sam Weedman) 02:54
7  Chained To Her Memory (Paul Overstreet) 03:02
8  Devil\’s Daughter (Bud Reneau; Don Goodman; Mark Paul; Rick Schulman) 03:39
9  Hearts Like Yours And Mine (Dennis Locorriere) 03:51
10  Fire In The Night (David Carre; Larry Henley) 02:47


The Band

BassJance Garfat
DrumsJohn Wolters
GuitarDennis Locorriere
GuitarRik Elswit
GuitarRod Smarr
KeyboardsBilly Francis
KeyboardsRay Sawyer
VocalsJohn Wolters
VocalsRik Elswit
VocalsBilly Francis

Other Musicians

BassBob Wray
BassDavid Hood
BassDavid Hungate
DrumsJames Stroud
DrumsRoger Hawkins
GuitarJimmy Ray Johnson
GuitarLarry Byrom
KeyboardsRandy McCormick
KeyboardsShane Keister
HornsThe Nashville Horns
PercussionMickey Buckins


The Nashville String Machine
The Shelly Kurland Strings

Liner Notes

Producer – Ron Haffkine
Arranged By (Strings, Horns) – Mike Lewis
Engineer – Chuck Ainlay, Jim Cotton, Joe Scaife

Art Direction – Jim Osborn

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Phonogram International B.V.
Recorded At – The Sound Lab, Nashville
Recorded At – Wisseloord Studios
Recorded At – Muscle Shoals Sound Studios
Mastered At – Masterfonics