1981 Soundtrack – The Pursuit Of D.B. Cooper

The Pursuit Of D. B. Cooper is a 1981 American crime thriller film about infamous aircraft hijacker D. B. Cooper, who escaped with $200,000 after leaping from the back of a Boeing 727 airliner on November 24, 1971. The bulk of the film fictionalizes Cooper’s escape after he landed on the ground.

The musical score included the song “Shine”, written and sung by Waylon Jennings. A soundtrack album was also released on Polydor, consisting mostly of country songs. The musical score was composed by James Horner. It includes the song “Shine”, which was also released on Jennings’ 1982 album Black on Black.

Tracks

1  Shine (Waylon Jennings) 02:44
2  Maybe He Knows About You (Enid Levine) 02:33
3  Bittersweet Love (Enid Levine) 03:12
4  Money (John Sebastian) 03:33
5  Wyoming Bound (James Horner) 01:37
6  Silk Dresses (Michael Smotherman) 03:05
7  Money (Instrumental) (John Sebastian) 02:45
8  You Were Never There (Michael Smotherman) 03:33
9  White Water (James Horner) 04:11
10  Shine (Bluegrass Version) (Waylon Jennings) 02:31

Musicians

2 Maybe He Knows About You

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsRick Shlosser
GuitarDean Parks
Acoustic GuitarAlbert Lee
Pedal Steel GuitarJay Dee Maness
Fender RhodesJai Winding
OrganBill Payne
PianoJai Winding
VocalsRita Coolidge


3 Bittersweet Love

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRick Shlosser
GuitarDean Parks
Acoustic GuitarDean Parks
Acoustic GuitarTim May
Pedal Steel GuitarJay Dee Maness
Fender RhodesBill Payne
OrganBill Payne
PianoBill Payne
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMyrna Matthews
Background VocalsSarah Dash
VocalsJessi Colter


4 Money

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsRick Shlosser
GuitarAlbert Lee
GuitarDean Parks
DobroDean Parks
PianoJai Winding
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMyrna Matthews
Background VocalsSarah Dash
VocalsRita Coolidge


5 Wyoming Bound

BassDennis Belfield
DrumsPaul Leim
GuitarBilly Joe Walker Jr
GuitarDennis Budimir
GuitarTommy Tedesco
Pedal Steel GuitarJay Dee Maness
BanjoLarry McNeely
BanjoTommy Tedesco
MandolinTommy Tedesco
PianoJohn Hobbs
HarmonicaTommy Morgan
ViolinBobby Bruce
ViolinRichard Greene
PercussionEmil Richards


6 Silk Dresses

BassFranklin Wilkie
DrumsPaul Riddle
GuitarToy Caldwell
GuitarGeorge McCorkle
PianoRobbie Buchanan
SaxJerry Eubanks
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMyrna Matthews
Background VocalsMarshall Tucker
VocalsDoug Gray


7 Money (Instrumental)

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsRick Shlosser
GuitarAlbert Lee
DobroDean Parks
PianoJai Winding


8 You Were Never There

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRick Shlosser
GuitarDean Parks
Acoustic BassDean Parks
Acoustic GuitarTim May
Pedal Steel GuitarJay Dee Maness
Fender RhodesBill Payne
PianoBill Payne
AccordionNick DeCaro
VocalsWaylon Jennings
VocalsJessi Colter


9 White Water

BassDennis Belfield
DrumsPaul Leim
GuitarBilly Joe Walker Jr
GuitarDennis Budimir
GuitarTommy Tedesco
Pedal Steel GuitarJay Dee Maness
BanjoLarry McNeely
BanjoTommy Tedesco
MandolinTommy Tedesco
PianoJohn Hobbs
HarmonicaTommy Morgan
ViolinBobby Bruce
ViolinRichard Greene


10 Shine (Bluegrass Version)

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsRick Shlosser
Acoustic GuitarDean Parks
Acoustic GuitarWaylon Jennings
MandolinDean Parks
ViolinSid Page
VocalsWaylon Jennings

Liner Notes

Producer – Gary Klein
Producer – Chips Moman (Track 1)
Producer (Executive) – Charles Koppelman, Jon Peters, Peter Guber
Arranged By – Nick DeCaro (Tracks 2, 3, 4, 8)
Arranged By – Waylon Jennings (Track 10)
Concertmaster – Harry Bluestone (Tracks 2, 3, 8)
Conductor – Nick DeCaro (Tracks 3, 4, 8)
Conductor – James Horner (Tracks 5, 9)
Contractor – Frank DeCaro
Contractor – Nathan Caproff (Tracks 5, 9)
Coordinator – Linda Gerrity
Creative Director – Joan Marlow
Engineer – John Arrias (Track 1)
Engineer (Assistant) – Chip Orlando, Sheridan Eldridge, Stewart Whitmore (Track 1)
Engineer (Recording) – Dan Walli (Tracks 5, 9)
Mastered By – Mike Reese
Production Manager – Adam Fields
Remix – John Arrias (Track 1)
Score – James Horner (Track 1)

Design – Stephen Lumel

Mastered At – The Mastering Lab
Recorded At – Sound Labs, Hollywood
Recorded At – Creative Arts Studios