If the World Was You

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If the World Was You
Studio album by J.D. Souther
Released October 14, 2008
Genre Country Rock
Label Slow Curve
Producer J.D. Souther
J.D. Souther chronology
Home by Dawn
(1984)
If the World Was You
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link

If the World Was You is an album by J.D. Souther, released in 2008. It was his first studio release in 24 years, recorded live with a five piece jazz ensemble.

Track listing[edit]

All the song written by J.D. Souther.

  1. "I'll Be Here at Closing Time" – 3:38
  2. "House of Pride" – 3:16
  3. "Journey Down the Nile" – 4:46
  4. "One More Night" – 4:18
  5. "In My Arms Tonight" – 4:22
  6. "Rain" – 5:03
  7. "A Chorus of Your Own" – 6:19
  8. "The Border Guard" – 4:26
  9. "Brown (Osaka Story)" – 5:49
  10. "Come On Up" – 4:20
  11. "The Secret Handshake Of Fate" – 12:56

Personnel[edit]

  • John David Souther – vocals, guitar, sax
  • Béla Fleck – banjo
  • Jeff Coffin – flute, saxophone
  • Marie Vanel Borderon Choir – chorus
  • Sylvia Elana Garcia Choir – chorus, soloist
  • Dan Immel – bass
  • Marisol LaBoy Choir – chorus
  • Jim Mayer – bass
  • Rod McGaha – trumpet
  • Chris Walters – piano
  • Jim White – drums, percussion

Production notes

  • John David Souther – producer
  • Jim White – digital editing
  • Erick Anderson – portraits
  • Richie Biggs – digital editing, mixing
  • Niko Bolas – engineer, mixing
  • Ernest Chapman – photography
  • Jim McGuire – photography, cover portrait
  • John Netti – engineer
  • Mark Petaccia – engineer
  • David Robinson – engineer
  • Ron Stone – management
  • Edward O'Day – management
  • Richard Dodd – mastering
  • Cheryl Gibson – photography
  • Jordan Brooke Hamlin – layout design, packaging, cover graphics

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