Room with a View (album)

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Room With A View
Studio album by Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Released August 7, 2001
Genre Country
Length 45:33
Label Arista Nashville
Producer Paul Worley
Carolyn Dawn Johnson
Carolyn Dawn Johnson chronology
Room with a View
(2001)
Dress Rehearsal
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link

Room with a View is the debut album of Canadian country music artist Carolyn Dawn Johnson, and was released on August 7, 2001 on Arista Nashville. Certified gold by the CRIA, it produced two consecutive Number One hits for Johnson on the Canadian country singles charts in "Georgia" and "Complicated". "Georgia" was also a #25 hit for Johnson on the U.S. Hot Country Songs charts, while "Complicated" reached #5 on the U.S. country charts and #15 on the Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks charts. Also released in the U.S. was the single "I Don't Want You to Go", which peaked at #7 on Hot Country Songs, and "One Day Closer to You" which reached #24.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Georgia" (Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Troy Verges) – 4:50
  2. "Just Another Girl" (Johnson) – 3:34
  3. "I'll Think of You That Way" (Johnson, Marc Beeson) – 3:44
  4. "Love Is Always Worth the Ache" (Johnson, Tommy Polk) – 3:52
  5. "Complicated" (Johnson, Shaye Smith) – 3:48
  6. "I Don't Want You to Go" (Johnson, Polk) – 4:39
  7. "You Are" (Johnson, Verges) – 5:10
  8. "Masterpiece" (Johnson, Kye Fleming, Mary Ann Kennedy) – 4:04
  9. "Little Bit of This, Little Bit of That" (Johnson, Al Anderson, Kim Carnes) – 4:48
  10. "One Day Closer to You" (Johnson, Mary Danna) – 3:11
  11. "Room with a View" (Johnson, Chuck Jones) – 3:50
  12. "Tumble and Roll"A (Johnson, Carnes, Anderson) – 3:49
  13. "Not Enough to Stay"A (Johnson, Steve Mandile) – 4:46

ATrack only available on Canadian release of album.

Personnel[edit]

Compiled from liner notes.[1]

Musicians
  • Al Anderson — acoustic guitar (track 9, 10), electric guitar (track 9)
  • Matraca Berg — background vocals (track 9)
  • Steve Brewster — drum programming (track 2, 7)
  • Kim Carnes — background vocals (track 9)
  • Matt Chamberlain — drums (track 2, 7)
  • Joe Chemay — bass guitar (track 3-5)
  • J. T. Corenflos — electric guitar (track 2-7)
  • Dan Dugmore — Dobro (track 2)
  • Paul Franklin — steel guitar (track 1, 2, 6-8, 11)
  • John Hobbs — keyboards (track 1, 8-11), Hammond B-3 organ (track 1, 9), piano (track 8, 10), synthesizer (track 11)
  • Dann Huff — electric guitar (track 3-7)
  • Mary Ann Kennedy — background vocals (track 8)
  • Carolyn Dawn Johnson — lead and background vocals (all tracks), acoustic guitar (track 3, 6, 7, 11)
  • John Jorgenson — electric guitar (track 1, 11), 12-string guitar (track 8)
  • Tim Lauer — accordion (track 1)
  • B. James Lowry — acoustic guitar (track 2, 7)
  • Steve Mandile — electric guitar (track 1, 6, 7, 10), acoustic guitar (track 6, 8)
  • Martina McBride — background vocals (track 1)
  • Terry McMillan — percussion (track 1, 3-6, 8, 11)
  • Steve Nathan — keyboards (track 2-7), Hammond B-3 organ (track 2, 4, 6), piano (track 3)
  • Greg Morrow — drums (track 1, 3-6, 8-11), percussion (track 8, 9, 10)
  • Curt Ryle — acoustic guitar (track 3-5)
  • Jason Sellers — background vocals (track 7)
  • Marty Stuart — mandolin (track 10)
  • Biff Watson — acoustic guitar (all tracks), bouzouki (track 4), 12-string guitar (track 9)
  • Glenn Worf — bass guitar (all tracks except 3 and 4)
  • Paul Worley — acoustic guitar (tracks 1, 3, 7, 8, 11), 12-string guitar (track 1, 2)
  • Jonathan Yudkin — fiddle (track 5-7)
Technical
  • Eric Conn — digital editing
  • Paige Connors — production coordination
  • Carlos Grier — digital editing
  • Carolyn Dawn Johnson — production
  • Mike Poole — recording
  • Denny Purcell — mastering
  • Clarke Schleicher — recording, mixing
  • Paul Worley — production

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 8
U.S. Billboard 200 87

References[edit]

  1. ^ Room with a View (CD booklet). Carolyn Dawn Johnson. Arista Nashville. 2001. 69336.