The Car Over the Lake Album

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The Car Over the Lake Album
A vintage car flying over a mountain lake
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1975
GenreSouthern rock[1]
ProducerDavid Anderle
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The Car Over the Lake Album is the third album by American country rock band The Ozark Mountain Daredevils. Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, it was named after its cheerfully surreal cover illustration, which was borrowed from a poster advertising one of the band's college gigs. This package originally included a 33⅓ rpm red flexi disc record nicknamed The Little Red Record that was only available in the very first pressings of the album. These tracks were included on later CD releases of the album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Keep On Churnin'" (John Dillon)-2:53
  2. "If I Only Knew" (Larry Lee, Steve Cash)-3:24
  3. "Leatherwood" (Randle Chowning)-3:56
  4. "Cobblestone Mountain" (Steve Cash)-2:25
  5. "Mr. Powell" (Larry Lee)-2:50
  6. "Gypsy Forest" (Randle Chowning, Steve Cash)-2:51
  7. "Thin Ice" (Randle Chowning, Steve Cash)-2:55
  8. "From Time to Time" (Larry Lee, John Dillon)-3:56
  9. "Southern Cross" (Steve Cash, John Dillon)-3:27
  10. "Out on the Sea" (John Dillon, Elizabeth Anderson)-2:39
  11. "Whippoorwill" (Randle Chowning)-5:09
  12. "Establish Yourself" (Bonus)-0:17
  13. "Time Warp" (Bonus)-3:10
  14. "Journey to the Center of Your Heart" (Bonus)-2:52


Chart (1975) Peak
US Top LPs & Tape (Billboard) 57


The Ozark Mountain Daredevils

  • Steve Cash - vocals, harmonica
  • Randle Chowning - vocals, guitars, mandolin, harmonica
  • John Dillon - vocals, guitars, mandolin, harmonica
  • Buddy Brayfield - vocals, piano, electric piano, organ; oboe on "Gypsy Forest"
  • Mike Granda - vocals, bass
  • Larry Lee - vocals, drums, guitars, synthesizer

Additional musicians

  • Bill Jones - woodwinds, keyboards, arrangements, backing vocals
  • Weldon Myrick - pedal steel guitar
  • Farrell Morris - orchestra bells
  • Nancy Blake - cello


  • Producer: David Anderle
  • Recording and re-mixing engineer: Marty Lewis
  • Assisted by: Kent Nebergall
  • Recorded at Quadrafonic Sound Studios. Nashville, Tennessee
  • Re-mixed at Sunset Sound Recorders. Los Angeles
  • Mastered by: Doug Sax at the Mastering Lab
  • Art Direction: Roland Young
  • Album Design: Chuck Beeson
  • Front Cover Illustration Murv Jacob
  • Lettering: Stan Evenson
  • Back Photos: Jim Mayfield, Billy Higgins. Kansas Film Works
  • Photography: Bill Higgins, Jeremy Parkin
  • Artist Management: Good Karma Productions