I'll Play for You

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I'll Play For You
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 1975
GenreSoft rock
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerLouie Shelton
Seals and Crofts chronology
Unborn Child
I'll Play For You
Get Closer

I'll Play For You is Seals & Crofts' seventh studio album. The title cut reached #18 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #4 on the Adult Contemporary charts in the summer of 1975. It was equally successful in Canada (Pop #28, AC #2).[1] It also charted in New Zealand (#30).[2] "Castles in the Sand" also charted in the U.S. and Canada, peaking at #21 U.S. AC.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by James Seals and Dash Crofts, except where noted.

  1. "I'll Play for You"
  2. "Golden Rainbow" (James Seals, Dash Crofts, Roger Johnson, Bobby Lichtig, Jim Varley)
  3. "Castles in the Sand"
  4. "Blue Bonnet Nation"
  5. "Ugly City"
  6. "Wayland the Rabbit"
  7. "Freaks Fret"
  8. "Truth Is But a Woman"
  9. "Fire and Vengeance"


Chart (1975) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[3] 55
Canada[4] 31
United States (Billboard 200) 30


  • Jim Seals – vocals (except on "Golden Rainbow"), guitar, banjo
  • Dash Crofts – vocals (except on "Wayland the Rabbit"), acoustic and electric mandolins, mandola on "Castles in the Sand"
  • Louie Shelton – guitar, banjo
  • Ovid Stevens – slide guitar
  • Jack Lenz – keyboards (including ARP synthesizer on "Fire and Vengeance"), flute on "I'll Play for You"
  • David Paich – keyboards
  • Wilton Felder – bass (except on "I'll Play for You" and "Castles in the Sand")
  • Mike Porcaro – bass on "I'll Play for You" and "Castles in the Sand"
  • Ed Greene – drums (except on "I'll Play for You" and "Golden Rainbow")
  • Jim Varley – drums on "I'll Play for You"
  • Jeff Porcaro – drums on "Golden Rainbow"
  • Antoine Dearborn – percussion
  • Gene Capriano, Bob Crosby, Jim Horn, Steve Leeds, and Henry Sigismonti – reeds
  • Larry Ford, Paul Hubinon, Ron King, and Bobby Shew – trumpet
  • Dick Hyde, John Leys, and Lew McCreary – trombone
  • Louie Shelton – producer
  • Joe Bogan and Tom Knox – engineers
  • Marcus Joseph – 2nd engineer
  • Ivan Nagy – photography
  • Robert Lockart – art direction and design


  1. ^ RPM Adult Contemporary, June 14, 1975
  2. ^ NZ Top 40 Singles, 14 July 1975
  3. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 267. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Albums - June 21, 1975" (PDF).

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