Back to Then

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Back to Then
Studio album by Darius Rucker
Released July 30, 2002 (2002-07-30)
Genre Neo soul
Length 51:13
Label Hidden Beach
EK 86492
Producer Jimmy Cozier
Vidal Davis
Ivan Dupée
Edward "DJ Eddie F" Ferrell
Darren "Limitless" Henson
Darius Rucker chronology
Back to Then
Learn to Live
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars [1]
Entertainment Weekly C [2]
People (mixed) [3]
PopMatters (favorable) [4]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars [5]

Back to Then is the debut studio album released by singer/songwriter Darius Rucker, lead singer of Hootie & The Blowfish. The album was a departure for him as this project was a contemporary R&B album, as compared to his group's pop/rock efforts.

In 2001, he recorded his first solo album, The Return of Mongo Slade, for Atlantic Records. However due to contractual changes, it was never released. Rucker then signed with Hidden Beach Recordings and released Back to Then in July 2002.

The song "This Is My World" was used in the soundtrack for the film Shallow Hal.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Wild One" (Vidal Davis, Andre Harris, Ryan Toby) - 3:38
  2. "Exodus" (Carvin Haggins, Darren Henson, Keith Pelzer) - 4:11
  3. "Sometimes I Wonder" (featuring Jill Scott) (Davis, Aja Graydon, Harris, Darius Rucker, Jill Scott) - 4:14
  4. "Back to Then" (Harris, Kipper Jones, Rucker, Derek Washington) - 4:58
  5. "This Is My World" (Henson, Pelzer, Rucker, Kenna Zemedkun) - 5:05
  6. "I'm Glad You're Mine" (Al Green) - 3:05
  7. "Butterfly" (Peter Black) - 4:31
  8. "Hold On" (Jimmy Cozier, Justin Cozier, S. Phillips, Rucker) - 4:06
  9. "Ten Years" (Edward Ferrell, Darren Lighty, Cynthia Loving, Rucker) - 3:56
  10. "One More Night" (Jazz Nixon, Rucker) - 4:17
  11. "Amazing Grace" (Interlude) (John Newton) - 0:48
  12. "Somewhere" (Daniel Johnson, Nixon, Rucker) - 3:41 ♯
  13. "Sleeping in My Bed" (featuring Snoop Dogg) (Darrell Allamby, Calvin Broadus, Kenneth Dickerson, Antoinette Roberson, Rucker) - 4:43

♯ - Track 12, "Somewhere" (13:18 long on the CD mix), contains a piano version of "Ten Years" as a hidden track

Chart performance[edit]


Chart (2002) Peak
U.S. Billboard Heatseekers Albums 1[citation needed]
U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 43[citation needed]
U.S. Billboard 200 127[citation needed]