In July 1979.

In July 1979, “Portrait” label released “Dream of a Child”, the third Burton Cummings studio album. It was recorded in 1979, at “Studio 55”, “Cherokee Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Burton Cummings.

Personnel:

  • Burton Cummings – vocals, grand piano, piano, synthesizer, clavinet, percussion
  • Randy Bachman – acoustic and electric guitars, percussion
  • Trevor Veitch – acoustic guitar
  • Dick Wagner – lead guitar
  • Steve Cropper – guitar
  • Jeff Baxter – electric guitar
  • Norman MacPherson – electric guitar
  • Tom Brumley – pedal steel guitar
  • Jimmy Phillips – organ
  • Bill Payne – synthesizer
  • Ian Gardiner – electric bass
  • Jim Gordon – drums
  • Jeff Porcaro – drums
  • Rick Shlosser – drums
  • Phyllis St. James – percussion
  • Jim Horn – alto saxophone
  • Plas Johnson – saxophone
  • Becky Lopez, Sherlie Matthews, Venetta Fields – backing vocals
  • The Cherokee Studio All Stars – handclaps
  • Steve Madaio – horns arrangements, horns conductor
  • Bruce Robb – engineer
  • Howard Steele – engineer, mixing
  • Gabe Veltri, Larold Rebhurn, Tim Dennen – engineer assistant
  • Alent Zelen – mastering
  • Pacific Eye & Ear – design
  • Alan Dockery – photography
  • Jim Martin – production coordinator

Track listing:

All tracks by Burton Cummings, except where noted.

  1. Break It to Them Gently
  2. Hold On, I’m Coming – David Porter, Isaac Hayes
  3. I Will Play a Rhapsody
  4. Wait by the Water – Bobby Darin
  5. When a Man Loves a Woman – Andrew Wright, Calvin Lewis
  6. Shinny Stockings – Frank Foster, Jon Hendricks
  7. Guns, Guns, Guns
  8. Takes a Fool to Love a Fool
  9. Meanin’ So Much
  10. It All Comes Together
  11. Roll with the Punches
  12. Dream of a Child – David Forman

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