1984 Reo Speedwagon – Wheels Are Turnin’

Wheels Are Turnin’ is the eleventh studio album by REO Speedwagon, released in November 1984. It is their second best-selling album, tied with Good Trouble, reaching No. 7 on the Billboard 200. The lead single was “I Do’ Wanna Know,” which stalled at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100. The second single, “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” was REO’s second and longest-running number one single. Other singles released were “One Lonely Night” and “Live Every Moment”. These singles also reached the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, reaching #19 and #34, respectively. The singles from the album also had success on other Billboard charts: “Can’t Fight This Feeling” and “I Do’ Wanna Know” each reached #5 on the Mainstream Rock chart, with “One Lonely Night” reaching #17, and “Can’t Fight This Feeling” and “One Lonely Night” reached #3 and #10, respectively on the Adult Contemporary chart.

Tracks

I Do’ Wanna Know (Kevin Cronin) 04:13
2  One Lonely Night (Neal Doughty) 03:21
3  Thru the Window (Bruce Hall; Jeffrey B Hall) 05:02
4  Rock ‘N Roll Star (Gary Richrath; Kevin Cronin; Tom Kelly) 03:41
Live Every Moment (Kevin Cronin) 05:01
6  Can’t Fight This Feeling (Kevin Cronin) 04:55
7  Gotta Feel More (Gary Richrath; Kevin Cronin; Tom Kelly) 04:27
8  Break His Spell (Gary Richrath) 02:58
9  Wheels Are Turnin’ (Kevin Cronin) 05:51

Musicians

1 I Do’ Wanna Know

BassBruce Hall
DrumsAlan Gratzer
GuitarGary Richrath
Acoustic GuitarKevin Cronin
OrganNeal Doughty
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsTom Kelly
VocalsKevin Cronin


2 One Lonely Night

BassBruce Hall
DrumsAlan Gratzer
GuitarGary Richrath
Acoustic GuitarKevin Cronin
SynthesizerNeal Doughty
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk
VocalsKevin Cronin


3 Thru the Window

BassBruce Hall
DrumsAlan Gratzer
GuitarGary Richrath
GuitarKevin Cronin
SynthesizerNeal Doughty
PercussionSteve Forman
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsTom Kelly
VocalsKevin Cronin


4 Rock ‘N Roll Star

BassBruce Hall
DrumsAlan Gratzer
GuitarGary Richrath
Acoustic GuitarKevin Cronin
OrganNeal Doughty
Background VocalsTom Kelly
VocalsKevin Cronin


5 Live Every Moment

BassBruce Hall
DrumsAlan Gratzer
GuitarGary Richrath
Acoustic GuitarKevin Cronin
PianoNeal Doughty
SynthesizerNeal Doughty
CongasSteve Forman
ShakerSteve Forman
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsTom Kelly
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk
VocalsKevin Cronin


6 Can’t Fight This Feeling

BassBruce Hall
DrumsAlan Gratzer
GuitarGary Richrath
Acoustic GuitarKevin Cronin
PianoNeal Doughty
VocalsKevin Cronin


7 Gotta Feel More

BassBruce Hall
DrumsAlan Gratzer
GuitarGary Richrath
Acoustic GuitarKevin Cronin
SynthesizerNeal Doughty
VocalsKevin Cronin


8 Break His Spell

BassBruce Hall
DrumsAlan Gratzer
GuitarGary Richrath
Acoustic GuitarKevin Cronin
PianoNeal Doughty
VocalsKevin Cronin


9 Wheels Are Turnin’

BassBruce Hall
DrumsAlan Gratzer
GuitarGary Richrath
Acoustic GuitarKevin Cronin
PianoNeal Doughty
ShakerSteve Forman
Background VocalsRichard Page
Background VocalsTom Kelly
VocalsKevin Cronin

Liner Notes

Producer – Alan Gratzer, Gary Richrath, Kevin Cronin
Arranged By – Kevin Cronin, REO Speedwagon
Engineer – David Devore
Engineer (Assistant) – Julian Stoll
Mastered By – Steve Hall
Orchestrated By – Bill Cuomo (Track 6)
Recorded By – David Devore

Art Direction, Design – John Kosh, Ron Larson
Photography – Randee St. Nicholas, Ronko

Mastered At Future Disc
Mixed At Rumbo Recorders
Recorded At Rumbo Recorders
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