Land of Dreams

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This article is about the album by Randy Newman. For the fantasy novel by James P. Blaylock, see James P. Blaylock. For the song by Rosanne Cash, made famous in Brand USA commercials, see Rosanne Cash. For the film by Jan Troell, see Land of Dreams (film).
Land of Dreams
Randy Newman-Land of Dreams (album cover).jpg
Studio album by Randy Newman
Released September 1988
Genre Rock
Length 40:18
Label Reprise
Producer James Newton Howard, Jeff Lynne, Mark Knopfler, Tommy LiPuma
Randy Newman chronology
Trouble in Paradise
Land of Dreams
Randy Newman's Faust
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (B+)[2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[3]

Land of Dreams is a 1988 album by Randy Newman featuring vignettes of his childhood in New Orleans. The best-known song on the album is "It's Money That Matters", which rose to the top of the Mainstream Rock chart for two weeks (and peaked at #60 on the Hot 100), to become Newman's only number one hit on any U.S. chart; it features Mark Knopfler on guitar.

Prior to the album's release, the song "Something Special" was closing title music for the 1987 MGM production Overboard starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, and the piano bridge from the song "Dixie Flyer" would subsequently often be utilized as break or filler music, most notably on the Car Talk radio program. The song "Falling in Love" features in the credits to the 1989 Tom Selleck film Her Alibi.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Randy Newman.

  1. "Dixie Flyer" – 4:10
  2. "New Orleans Wins the War" – 3:27
  3. "Four Eyes" – 3:34
  4. "Falling in Love" – 3:00
  5. "Something Special" – 3:07
  6. "Bad News from Home" – 2:45
  7. "Roll with the Punches" – 3:29
  8. "Masterman and Baby J" – 3:27
  9. "Red Bandana" – 2:35
  10. "Follow the Flag" – 2:15
  11. "It's Money That Matters" – 4:04
  12. "I Want You to Hurt Like I Do" – 4:07