American Dreams Album

Artist(s): Charlie Haden with Michael Brecker feat. Brad Mehldau and Brian Blade

Tracklist

American Dreams

length: 4:53
producer: Charlie Haden and Ruth Cameron
engineer: Jay Newland
arranger: Alan Broadbent and Charlie Haden
executive producer: Daniel Richard
bass: Charlie Haden
conductor: Alan Broadbent
drums (drum set): Brian Blade
piano: Brad Mehldau
tenor saxophone: Michael Brecker

Travels

length: 6:47
producer: Ruth Cameron and Charlie Haden
engineer: Jay Newland
arranger: Vince Mendoza
executive producer: Daniel Richard
EWI programming: Jude Miller
bass: Charlie Haden
conductor: Vince Mendoza
drums (drum set): Brian Blade
piano: Brad Mehldau
tenor saxophone: Michael Brecker

No Lonely Nights

length: 5:19
producer: Ruth Cameron and Charlie Haden
engineer: Jay Newland
arranger: Alan Broadbent
executive producer: Daniel Richard
bass: Charlie Haden
conductor: Alan Broadbent
drums (drum set): Brian Blade
piano: Brad Mehldau
tenor saxophone: Michael Brecker

It Might Be You

length: 4:55
producer: Ruth Cameron and Charlie Haden
engineer: Jay Newland
arranger: Jeremy Lubbock
executive producer: Daniel Richard
bass: Charlie Haden
conductor: Jeremy Lubbock
drums (drum set): Brian Blade
piano: Brad Mehldau
tenor saxophone: Michael Brecker
I'm as restless as a willow in a windstorm
I'm as jumpy as a puppet on a string
I'd say that I had spring fever
But I know it isn't spring

I am starry-eyed and vaguely discontented
Like a nightingale without a song to sing
Oh, why should I have Spring fever
When it isn't even spring?

I keep wishing I were somewhere else
Walking down a strange new street
Hearing words that I have never heard
From a girl I've yet to meet

I'm as busy as a spider spinning daydreams
I'm as giddy as a baby on a swing
I haven't seen a crocus or a rosebud or a robin on the wing
But I feel so gay in a melancholy way
That it might as well be spring

It might as well be spring

Prism

length: 5:22
producer: Charlie Haden and Ruth Cameron
engineer: Jay Newland
arranger: Charlie Haden
executive producer: Daniel Richard
bass: Charlie Haden
drums (drum set): Brian Blade
piano: Brad Mehldau
tenor saxophone: Michael Brecker

America the Beautiful

length: 5:24
producer: Charlie Haden and Ruth Cameron
engineer: Jay Newland
arranger: Alan Broadbent
executive producer: Daniel Richard
bass: Charlie Haden
conductor: Alan Broadbent
drums (drum set): Brian Blade
piano: Brad Mehldau
tenor saxophone: Michael Brecker
This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me

As I was walkin', I saw a sign there
And on the sign it said no trespassing
But on the other side, it didn't say nothin'
That side was made for you and me

In the shadow of the steeple, I saw my people
By the relief office, I see my people
As they stood hungry, I stood there askin'
Is this land made for you and me?

This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me

Nobody livin' can ever stop me
As I go walkin' that freedom highway
No one livin' can ever make me turn back
This land was made for you and me

This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me

As I was walkin', I saw a sign there
And on the sign it said no trespassing
But on the other side, it didn't say nothin'
That side was made for you and me

This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me

This land is your land, this land is my land
From California, to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest, to the Gulf Stream waters
This land was made for you and me

Nightfall

length: 5:08
producer: Ruth Cameron and Charlie Haden
engineer: Jay Newland
arranger: Jeremy Lubbock
executive producer: Daniel Richard
bass: Charlie Haden
conductor: Jeremy Lubbock
drums (drum set): Brian Blade
piano: Brad Mehldau
tenor saxophone: Michael Brecker

Ron's Place

length: 7:31
producer: Charlie Haden and Ruth Cameron
engineer: Jay Newland
arranger: Charlie Haden
executive producer: Daniel Richard
bass: Charlie Haden
drums (drum set): Brian Blade
piano: Brad Mehldau
tenor saxophone: Michael Brecker

Bittersweet

length: 6:47
producer: Ruth Cameron and Charlie Haden
engineer: Jay Newland
arranger: Alan Broadbent
executive producer: Daniel Richard
bass: Charlie Haden
conductor: Alan Broadbent
drums (drum set): Brian Blade
piano: Brad Mehldau
tenor saxophone: Michael Brecker

Young and Foolish

length: 5:39
producer: Ruth Cameron and Charlie Haden
engineer: Jay Newland
arranger: Alan Broadbent
executive producer: Daniel Richard
bass: Charlie Haden
conductor: Alan Broadbent
drums (drum set): Brian Blade
piano: Brad Mehldau
tenor saxophone: Michael Brecker
Young and foolish, why is it wrong to be
Young and foolish, we haven't long to be
Soon enough the carefree days, the sunlit days go by
Soon enough, the bluebird has to fly

We were foolish, one day we fell in love
Now we wonder what we were dreaming of
Smiling in the sunlight, laughing in the rain
I wish that we were young and foolish again

We were foolish, one day we fell in love
Now we wonder what we were dreaming of
Smiling in the sunlight, laughing in the rain
I wish that we were young and foolish again

Bird Food

length: 7:32
producer: Charlie Haden and Ruth Cameron
engineer: Jay Newland
arranger: Charlie Haden
executive producer: Daniel Richard
bass: Charlie Haden
drums (drum set): Brian Blade
piano: Brad Mehldau
tenor saxophone: Michael Brecker

Sotto Voce

length: 5:13
producer: Ruth Cameron and Charlie Haden
engineer: Jay Newland
arranger: Vince Mendoza
executive producer: Daniel Richard
bass: Charlie Haden
conductor: Vince Mendoza
drums (drum set): Brian Blade
piano: Brad Mehldau
tenor saxophone: Michael Brecker

Love Like Ours

length: 4:26
producer: Ruth Cameron and Charlie Haden
engineer: Jay Newland
arranger: Jeremy Lubbock
executive producer: Daniel Richard
bass: Charlie Haden
conductor: Jeremy Lubbock
drums (drum set): Brian Blade
piano: Brad Mehldau
tenor saxophone: Michael Brecker
It's very clear, our love is here to stay
Not for a year but ever and a day
The radio and the telephone and the movies that we know
May just be passing fancies and in time may go

But oh, my dear, our love is here to stay
Together we're going a long, long way
In time the Rockies may crumble, Gibraltar may tumble
They're only made of clay
But our love is here to stay

In time the Rockies may crumble, Gibraltar may tumble
They're only made of clay
But our love is here to stay