1985 John Denver – Dreamland Express

Dreamland Express is the 18th studio album by American singer-songwriter John Denver released in June 1985. The singles from this album were “Dreamland Express” and “Don’t Close Your Eyes Tonight”.

The song “Dreamland Express” was written and recorded by American singer-songwriter John Denver. It was released in November 1985 as the second single from the album of the same name. The song was a minor crossover hit and peaked at number 9 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and number 34 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

Tracks

1  Dreamland Express (John Denver) 04:08
2  Claudette (Roy Orbison) 03:40
3  Gimme Your Love (Frank Musker; Jack Conrad) 03:41
4  Got My Heart Set On You (Bud Reneau; Dobie Gray) 03:47
5  If Ever (Stephanie Andrews; Stevie Wonder) 05:25
6  The Harder They Fall (John Denver) 03:42
7  Don’t Close Your Eyes, Tonight (Frank Musker; Richard Kerr) 04:18
8  A Wild Heart Looking For Home (Joe Henry; John Denver) 05:05
9  I’m In The Mood To Be Desired (Andre Martel; Katrina Walker) 03:27
10  Trail Of Tears (Randy Handley) 03:59
11  African Sunrise (John Denver) 03:45

Musicians

1 Dreamland Express

BassJerry Scheff
DrumsJerry Carrigan
Guitar (solo)Marty Walsh
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarJames Burton
GuitarJohn Denver
HornsJim Horn
PianoGlen Hardin
SynthesizerGlen Hardin
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsConrad Reeder
Background VocalsElizabeth Lamers
Background VocalsGene Morford
Background VocalsJim Haas
VocalsJohn Denver


2 Claudette

BassJerry Scheff
DrumsJerry Carrigan
Guitar (solo)James Burton
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarJohn Denver
GuitarMarty Walsh
HornsJim Horn
PianoGlen Hardin
SynthesizerGlen Hardin
VocalsJohn Denver


3 Gimme Your Love

BassJerry Scheff
DrumsJerry Carrigan
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarJames Burton
GuitarJohn Denver
GuitarMarty Walsh
PianoGlen Hardin
SynthesizerGlen Hardin
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
HornsChuck Findley
HornsJim Horn
HornsPete Christlieb
Background VocalsConrad Reeder
Background VocalsElizabeth Lamers
Background VocalsJim Haas
VocalsJohn Denver


4 Got My Heart Set On You

BassJerry Scheff
DrumsJerry Carrigan
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarJames Burton
GuitarJohn Denver
GuitarMarty Walsh
PianoGlen Hardin
SynthesizerGlen Hardin
HornsJim Horn
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsConrad Reeder
Background VocalsElizabeth Lamers
Background VocalsJoe Turano
VocalsJohn Denver


5 If Ever

BassJerry Scheff
DrumsJerry Carrigan
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarJames Burton
GuitarJohn Denver
GuitarMarty Walsh
PianoGlen Hardin
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
HarmonicaStevie Wonder
SaxJim Horn
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsJohn Denver


6 The Harder They Fall

BassJerry Scheff
DrumsJerry Carrigan
Guitar (solo)James Burton
GuitarJohn Denver
GuitarMarty Walsh
GuitarBilly Zoom
PianoGlen Hardin
SynthesizerGlen Hardin
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsConrad Reeder
Background VocalsElizabeth Lamers
Background VocalsJim Haas
VocalsJohn Denver


7 Don’t Close Your Eyes, Tonight

BassJerry Scheff
DrumsJerry Carrigan
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarJames Burton
GuitarJohn Denver
GuitarMarty Walsh
PianoGlen Hardin
SynthesizerGlen Hardin
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
VocalsJohn Denver


8 A Wild Heart Looking For Home

BassJerry Scheff
DrumsJerry Carrigan
GuitarJames Burton
GuitarJohn Denver
GuitarMarty Walsh
PianoGlen Hardin
SynthesizerGlen Hardin
HornsJim Horn
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
PercussionRoger Nichols
VocalsJohn Denver


9 I’m In The Mood To Be Desired

BassJerry Scheff
DrumsJerry Carrigan
GuitarJames Burton
GuitarJohn Denver
GuitarMarty Walsh
PianoGlen Hardin
SynthesizerGlen Hardin
SaxJim Horn
Background VocalsConrad Reeder
Background VocalsElizabeth Lamers
Background VocalsGene Morford
Background VocalsJim Haas
VocalsJohn Denver


10 Trail Of Tears

BassJerry Scheff
DrumsJerry Carrigan
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarJames Burton
GuitarJohn Denver
GuitarMarty Walsh
PianoGlen Hardin
SynthesizerGlen Hardin
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
HornsJim Horn
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsConrad Reeder
VocalsJohn Denver


11 African Sunrise

BassJerry Scheff
DrumsJerry Carrigan
GuitarJames Burton
GuitarJohn Denver
GuitarMarty Walsh
PianoGlen Hardin
SynthesizerGlen Hardin
SynthesizerRobbie Buchanan
HornsJim Horn
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
MusicianDaniel Lazerus
MusicianRoger Nichols
VocalsJohn Denver

Liner Notes

Producer – Roger Nichols
Producer (Executive) – Milton Okun
Arranged By (Horns) – Chuck Findley (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11)
Arranged By (Horns) – Jim Horn (Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11)
Arranged By (Horns) – Glen Hardin (Track 7)
Arranged By (Rhythm) – Glen Hardin, James Burton, Jerry Carrigan, Jerry Scheff, Jim Horn, John Denver, Marty Walsh
Arranged By (Strings) – Lee Holdridge (Tracks 7, 8, 11)
Arranged By (Synthesizer) – Glen Hardin
Concertmaster – Sidney Sharp (Tracks 7, 8, 11)
Conductor (Strings) – Lee Holdridge (Tracks 7, 8, 11)
Engineer (Associate) – Russel Bracher
Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
Mixed By – Daniel Lazerus
Recorded By – Daniel Lazerus
Recorded By (African Chants) – Wernher Krutein (Track 11)
Technician (Digital) – Jiri Donovsky

Art Direction – JJ Stelmach

Mastered At Masterdisk
Mastered At Europadisk
Recorded At Amigo Studios
Phonographic Copyright (p) RCA Records
Copyright (c) RCA Records