Can't Stop Dreaming

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Can't Stop Dreaming
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Studio album by Daryl Hall
Released 1996
Recorded June 1995
Genre Rock, Pop, Jazz
Length 56:18
Label BMG International
Producer Walter Afanasieff, David Bellochio, Daryl Hall, Michael Peden
Daryl Hall chronology
Soul Alone
(1993)
Can't Stop Dreaming
(1996)
Laughing Down Crying
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.0/5 stars link

Can't Stop Dreaming is a 1996 solo album by Daryl Hall. It was originally released in Japan and as a Limited Collector's Edition in 1996 with 12 tracks.[1] It was finally released in the USA on June 10, 2003, but it was missing one of its original tracks ("Something About You"). All versions of the album contain a remake of the Hall & Oates classic song "She's Gone."[2]

Original 1996 Release Track List[edit]

  1. "Can't Stop Dreaming" (Walter Afanasieff, Hall, Alan Gorrie, Dan Shea) 4:14
  2. "Let Me Be The One" (Gorrie, Hall, Melvin "Wah Wah" Regin) 4:55
  3. "Something About You" 4:00
  4. "Cab Driver" (Louis Brown, Hall, Gorrie) 5:22
  5. "Never Let Me Go" (Arthur Baker, Gorrie, Hall) 4:29
  6. "Holding Out For Love" (Gorrie, Hall) 3:57
  7. "Justify" (Brown, Hall) 3:57
  8. "What's In Your World" (David Brown, Gorrie, Hall, Scott Parker) 5:50
  9. "Hold On To Me" (Afanasieff, S. Allen, Gorrie, Hall) 4:36
  10. "She's Gone" (Hall, John Oates) 5:16
  11. "All By Myself" (Gorrie, Hall) 5:00
  12. "Fools Rush In" (Bellochio, Gorrie, Hall) 4:23

2003 Version Track List[edit]

  1. "Cab Driver"
  2. "Let Me Be The One"
  3. "Can't Stop Dreaming"
  4. "Never Let Me Go"
  5. "Holding Out For Love"
  6. "Justify"
  7. "What's In Your World"
  8. "Hold On To Me"
  9. "She's Gone"
  10. "All By Myself"
  11. "Fools Rush In"

Singles[edit]

The album's lead single, Cab Driver, did not enter on the Hot 100 but it reached #21 on the Adult Contemporary chart on September 27, 2003, staying there for four consecutive weeks and remained on the chart for 13 weeks making it the most successful song of the album.[3]

The next single, What's In Your World, went to number 27 on the Adult Contemporary chart for one week on July 3, 2004 and remained on the chart for eight weeks.[3]

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Walter Afanasieff (Tracks #3, 7 & 8); David Bellochio (Tracks #2-8, 10 & 11); Buster & Shovani (Tracks #6, 7 & 10); Daryl Hall (Tracks #1-8, 10 & 11); Michael Peden (Track #9).
  • Engineers: Dana Chappelle (Tracks #3, 7 & 8); Frank Fagnano (Tracks #3, 6, 7, 8, 10); Peter Moshay.
  • Mixing: Peter Moshay
  • Mastering: Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering (Portland, ME).
  • Package Design: Phillips Design
  • Photography: David A. Stewart

Personnel[edit]

  • Daryl Hall: lead and backing vocals, keyboards
  • Dan Shea: piano (3)
  • David Bellochio: keyboards (2-11), drums (3, 4, 5)
  • Buster & Shovani: keyboards (7)
  • Steven Wolf: drums (2, 11)
  • Jerry Krenach: drums (8, 10)
  • Peter Moshay: percussion (2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11)
  • Rupert Brown: drum programming (9)
  • Jack Daley: bass guitar (2, 3, 6-11)
  • Tom "T-Bone" Wolk: bass guitar (9)
  • Alan Gorrie: guitar (1)
  • Craig Ross: guitar (2, 11)
  • Paul Livant: guitar (3, 4, 5, 9, 10)
  • Bob Mayo: guitar (5)
  • Ray Fuller: guitar (6)
  • Dann Huff: guitar (7, 8)
  • Wah-Wah Watson: guitar (10)
  • Roger Ball: saxophone (1)
  • Andy Snitzer: saxophone (2)
  • Sandy Barber: backing vocals (2)
  • Klyde Jones: backing vocals (2, 7, 8)
  • Alexis England: backing vocals (7, 8)
  • Lujuann Carter: backing vocals (7, 8)

Charts[edit]

According to the Billboard website the album entered twice on the Independent Albums chart, the first time reaching #23 on September 27, 2003 and remaining on the chart for eleven weeks and the second time reaching #41 on June 28, 2003.

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[4] 23

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Can't Stop Dreaming: Daryl Hall: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom (1997-12-28). "Can't Stop Dreaming - Daryl Hall : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  3. ^ a b "Daryl Hall - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2017-02-26. 
  4. ^ "Daryl Hall - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2017-02-26.