Four (Blues Traveler album)

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four
Studio album by Blues Traveler
Released September 13, 1994
Genre Rock
Length 56:47
Label A&M
Producer Michael Barbiero
Steve Thompson
Blues Traveler chronology
Save His Soul
(1993)
four
(1994)
Straight On till Morning
(1997)
Singles from four
  1. "Run-Around"
    Released: February 28, 1995
  2. "Hook"
    Released: August 29, 1995
  3. "The Mountains Win Again"
    Released: 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B+[2]
The Music Box 4/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars[4]

Four (styled as four) is the breakthrough album by American jam band Blues Traveler, released on September 13, 1994.

Four peaked at #8 on the Billboard 200 albums chart (North America) and is most known for its hits "Run-Around" & "Hook", which charted at #8 & #23, respectively on the Billboard Hot 100. Both songs also charted in the top 20 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks & Hot Modern Rock Tracks charts, as well. According to the RIAA, the album is certified as 6x Platinum (6 million copies sold in the U.S.). "Run-Around" won the 1996 Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a duo or group.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Run-Around" (Popper) – 4:40
  2. "Stand" (Popper) – 5:19
  3. "Look Around" (Popper) – 5:42
  4. "Fallible" (Kinchla/Popper) – 4:47
  5. "The Mountains Win Again" (Sheehan) – 5:06
  6. "Freedom" (Popper) – 4:01
  7. "Crash Burn" (Kinchla/Popper) – 2:59
  8. "Price to Pay" (Kinchla/Popper) – 5:17
  9. "Hook" (Popper) – 4:49
  10. "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (Blues Traveler/Kinchla) – 1:55
  11. "Just Wait" (Popper) – 5:34
  12. "Brother John" (Kinchla/Popper/Sheehan) – 6:38

Personnel[edit]

Blues Traveler
Additional musicians
Technical personnel
  • Greg Arnold – assistant engineering
  • Michael Barbiero – production, engineering
  • Darren Greene – cover art
  • Steve Thompson – production

Charting singles[edit]

"Run-Around" peaked at #2 in the Adult Top 40 in 1995, and "Hook" peaked at #8 in the Mainstream Top 40 in 1996.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Four (Blues Traveler album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ The Music Box review
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 88. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.