1988 Randy Newman – Land Of Dreams

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.

Tracks

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

Musicians

1 Dixie Flyer

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarMark Knopfler
PianoRandy Newman
SynclavierGuy Fletcher
VocalsRandy Newman


2 New Orleans Wins The War

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarMark Knopfler
PianoRandy Newman
SynclavierGuy Fletcher
VocalsRandy Newman


3 Four Eyes

BassNathan East
BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarBuzzy Feiten
KeyboardsJames Newton-Howard
PianoRandy Newman
SynclavierRobbie Weaver
SynclavierKevin Maloney
SynthesizerJames Newton-Howard
SynthesizerDavid Paich
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
SynthesizerLarry Fast
FlugelhornJerry Hey
FluteDan Higgins
PiccoloDan Higgins
SaxDan Higgins
SaxMarc Russo
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetJerry Hey
PercussionLenny Castro
VocalsRandy Newman


4 Falling In Love

BassJeff Lynne
DrumsPhil Jones
GuitarJeff Lynne
GuitarTom Petty
GuitarMike Campbell
KeyboardsRandy Newman
KeyboardsJeff Lynne
PianoRandy Newman
Background VocalsJeff Lynne
Background VocalsTom Petty
VocalsRandy Newman


5 Something Special

BassNathan East
BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarBuzzy Feiten
KeyboardsJames Newton-Howard
PianoRandy Newman
SynclavierRobbie Weaver
SynclavierKevin Maloney
SynthesizerJames Newton-Howard
SynthesizerDavid Paich
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
SynthesizerLarry Fast
FlugelhornJerry Hey
FluteDan Higgins
PiccoloDan Higgins
SaxDan Higgins
SaxMarc Russo
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetJerry Hey
PercussionLenny Castro
VocalsRandy Newman


6 Bad News From Home

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarMark Knopfler
PianoRandy Newman
SynclavierGuy Fletcher
VocalsRandy Newman


7 Roll With The Punches

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarMark Knopfler
PianoRandy Newman
SynclavierGuy Fletcher
VocalsRandy Newman


8 Masterman And Baby J

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarMark Knopfler
PianoRandy Newman
SynclavierGuy Fletcher
VocalsRandy Newman


9 Red Bandana

BassNathan East
BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarBuzzy Feiten
KeyboardsJames Newton-Howard
PianoRandy Newman
SynclavierRobbie Weaver
SynclavierKevin Maloney
SynthesizerJames Newton-Howard
SynthesizerDavid Paich
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
SynthesizerLarry Fast
FlugelhornJerry Hey
FluteDan Higgins
PiccoloDan Higgins
SaxDan Higgins
SaxMarc Russo
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetJerry Hey
PercussionLenny Castro
VocalsRandy Newman


10 Follow The Flag

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarMark Knopfler
PianoRandy Newman
SynclavierGuy Fletcher
VocalsRandy Newman


11 It’s Money That Matters

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarMark Knopfler
PianoRandy Newman
SynclavierGuy Fletcher
SynthesizerKevin Maloney
Background VocalsMark Knopfler
Background VocalsJeff Lynne
Background VocalsTom Petty
Background VocalsDana Drum
Background VocalsBob Hilburn
Background VocalsAdrienne Howell
Background VocalsNicole Jones
Background VocalsJesse Kanner
Background VocalsDeborah Neal
Background VocalsJeannie Novak
Background VocalsTwila Rice
Background VocalsKaren Verkoelen
Background VocalsFrank Wolf
VocalsRandy Newman


12 I Want You To Hurt Like I Do

BassNathan East
BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarBuzzy Feiten
KeyboardsJames Newton-Howard
PianoRandy Newman
SynclavierRobbie Weaver
SynclavierKevin Maloney
SynthesizerJames Newton-Howard
SynthesizerDavid Paich
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
SynthesizerLarry Fast
FlugelhornJerry Hey
FluteDan Higgins
PiccoloDan Higgins
SaxDan Higgins
SaxMarc Russo
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetJerry Hey
PercussionLenny Castro
VocalsRandy Newman

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)

Liner Notes

Producer – Mark Knopfler (Tracks 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11)
Producer – Tommy Lipuma (Tracks 3, 5, 9, 12)
Producer – Jeff Lynne (Track 4)
Producer – James Newton Howard (Tracks 3, 5, 9, 12)
Arranged By – Randy Newman (Tracks 1 to 3, 5 to 12)
Arranged By – Mark Knopfler (Tracks 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11)
Arranged By – James Newton Howard (Tracks 3, 5, 9, 12)
Arranged By (Rhythm, Vocal) – Jeff Lynne (Track 4)
Arranged By (Horns) – Randy Newman (Tracks 3, 5, 9, 12)
Engineer – Bob Schaper, Elliott 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
Mixed By – Frank Wolf (Tracks 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11)
Mixed By – Neil Dorfsman (Tracks 3, 4, 5, 9, 12)

Design, Art Direction – John Kosh

Mastered At Masterdisk
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
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