Love Will Turn You Around

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Love Will Turn You Around
Love Will Turn You Around.jpg
Studio album by Kenny Rogers
Released 1982
Recorded 1982
Genre Country
Length 32:00
Label Liberty
Producer Kenny Rogers, David Malloy, Brent Maher, Randy Goodrum, Val Garay
Kenny Rogers chronology
Christmas
(1981)Christmas1981
Love Will Turn You Around
(1982)
We've Got Tonight
(1983)We've Got Tonight1983

Love Will Turn You Around is the thirteenth studio album by Kenny Rogers, released in 1982.

The title cut was the debut single and charted well, reaching #1 on the U.S. and Canadian country charts and adult contemporary charts, and #13 on the Hot 100 chart. The other single, "A Love Song", didn't fare as well, only reaching #47 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was, however, #1 in Canada and #3 on the U.S. Country chart.

The album peaked at #34 on the Billboard 200 charts. The album has been certified Platinum in both the U.S. and Canada.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Love Will Turn You Around" Kenny Rogers, David Malloy, Even Stevens, Thom Schuyler 3:41
2. "A Love Song" Lee Greenwood 3:17
3. "Fightin' Fire with Fire" Bobby Harden 2:33
4. "Maybe You Should Know" Peter McCann 2:39
5. "Somewhere Between Lovers and Friends" Brent Maher, Randy Goodrum 2:55
6. "Take This Heart" J. P. Pennington 3:24
7. "If You Can Lie a Little Bit" Bob Stone 3:36
8. "I'll Take Care of You" J. D. Souther 2:39
9. "The Fool in Me" Dave Loggins, Randy Goodrum 4:07
10. "I Want a Son" Steve Dorff, Marty Panzer 3:09

Personnel[edit]

  • Kenny Rogers – lead vocals, backing vocals (3), vocal arrangements, rhythm arrangements
  • Billy Joe Walker Jr. – guitar (1), acoustic guitar (2, 9), mandolin (2)
  • Fred Tackett – acoustic guitar (2, 4, 10), guitar (3, 9), electric guitar (7)
  • Paul Jackson Jr. – electric guitar (4, 6, 7, 9, 10)
  • Larry Byrom – guitar (5)
  • Jon Goin – guitar (5)
  • Randy Dorman – guitar (6)
  • Richie Zito – electric guitar (7), guitar solo (7)
  • Waddy Watchel – acoustic guitar (8)
  • Josh Leo – electric guitar (8)
  • Joe Chemay – bass (1, 7, 9), backing vocals (6, 7)
  • Nathan East – bass (2, 4, 10)
  • Emory Gordy Jr. – bass (3)
  • Jack Williams – bass (5)
  • Chuck Jacobs – bass (6)
  • Bryan Garofalo – bass (8)
  • Paul Leim – percussion (1), drums (2, 3, 7, 9)
  • Leon "Ndugu" Chancler – drums (2, 4, 10)
  • Kenny Malone – drums (5), percussion (5)
  • Bobby Daniels – drums (6)
  • Ress Williams – cowbell (7)
  • Craig Krampf – drums (8)
  • Randy McCormick – keyboards (1)
  • Joel Scott – Fender Rhodes (2)
  • John Hobbs – acoustic piano (3), organ (7), organ solo (7)
  • Clarence McDonald – Fender Rhodes (4, 9, 10)
  • Billy Preston – organ (4)
  • Lincoln Mayorga – acoustic piano (4)
  • Randy Goodrum – keyboards (5), rhythm arrangements (5)
  • Shane Keister – keyboards (5)
  • Eugene Golden – acoustic piano (6)
  • Steve Goldstein – acoustic piano (8)
  • Lincoln Mayorga – acoustic piano (10)
  • Gary Herbig – flute solo (6)
  • Tommy Morgan – harmonica (8)
  • Joel Peskin – tenor saxophone (9), tenor sax solo (9)
  • Kin Vassy – backing vocals (1, 3, 4, 7, 10), guitar (3)
  • Terry Williams – backing vocals (1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10)
  • Herb Pedersen – backing vocals (2, 9)
  • Joey Scarbury – backing vocals (2, 9)
  • Cindy Fee – backing vocals (3, 4, 6, 10)
  • Donna McElroy – backing vocals (5)
  • Vicki Hampton – backing vocals (5)
  • Don Henley – backing vocals (6)
  • Kenny Williams – backing vocals (10)
  • Gene Page – rhythm arrangements, string arrangements
  • Brent Maher – rhythm arrangements (5)
  • Jimmie Haskell – string arrangements
  • Larry Cansler – string arrangements
  • Mike Post – string arrangements
  • Murray Adler – concertmaster
  • Sid Sharp – concertmaster

Production[edit]

  • Producers – Kenny Rogers (Tracks 1-4, 6, 7, 9 & 10); David Malloy (Track 1); Brent Maher (Track 5); Randy Goodrum (Track 5); Val Garay (Track 8).
  • Production Assistant – Brenda Harvey Richie
  • Engineers – Bob Bullock, Reggie Dozier, Val Garay, Brent Maher and Al Schmitt.
  • Second Engineers – Niko Bolas, Bob Bullock, Larry Ferguson, Tom Fouce and Stephen Schmitt.
  • Recorded at Creative Workshop (Nashville, TN); Lion Share Recording Studios and Record One (Los Angeles, CA).
  • Mixing – Bob Bullock, Reggie Dozier, Kenny Rogers and Al Schmitt.
  • Mixed at Lion Share Recording Studios
  • Mastered by Bernie Grundman at A&M Studios (Hollywood, CA).
  • Art Direction – Bill Burks
  • Illustration – Richard Amsel
  • Photography – Gary Register

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1982) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 5
U.S. Billboard 200 34
Canadian RPM Top Albums 23