Freedom of Sound

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Freedom of Sound
Studio album by Bret Michaels
Released January 1, 2005[1]
Recorded 1997–2004
Genre Country rock
Label Poor Boy
Producer Bret Michaels, Jamie Laritz
Bret Michaels chronology
Songs of Life
Freedom of Sound
Rock My World
Singles from Freedom of Sound
  1. ""All I Ever Needed" (with Jessica Andrews)"
    Released: 2004 (2004)
  2. "Right Now, Right Here"
    Released: 2004 (2004)
  3. "Open Road"
    Released: April 19, 2005 (2005-04-19)

Freedom of Sound is the third solo studio album by Bret Michaels, lead singer of the rock band Poison. It is a country rock album released in 2005, the same year Bret Michaels was a judge on the Country music reality tv show Nashville Star.[2]


The album features fourteen new tracks including a country version of the #1 smash hit Poison song "Every Rose Has Its Thorn",[3] a duet version of "Raine" (feat. Edwin Mccain) and two unreleased demos; "Future Ex Wife" and "The One You Get".

The new singles for the album include "All I Ever Needed" featuring Jessica Andrews, (which appeared on Billboard's "Hot Country Songs" chart, with its best position being number 45),[4]"Right Now, Right Here"[5] and "Open Road" which Bret performed live on Nashville Star.[6]

"Walk Away" and a solo version of the Poison song "Something to Believe In" were recorded earlier on the unique storytellers CD Ballads, Blues & Stories, but never released on a full music album until now. The album also features four previously released songs (bonus tracks) from his first two studio albums.

All I Ever Needed features a music video. The video appeared on Billboard's "Hot Videoclip Tracks" chart in 2008.[7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Rock 'n My Country"
  2. "Driven"
  3. "Open Road"
  4. "All I Ever Needed" (feat. Jessica Andrews)
  5. "New Breed of American Cowboy"
  6. "Right Now, Right Here"
  7. "Lookin' for a Good Time"
  8. "It's All Good"
  9. "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" (country version featuring Brad Arnold of 3 Doors Down, Chris Cagle, Mark Wills)
  10. "Bittersweet" (Originally on Songs of Life)
  11. "Raine" (feat. Edwin Mccain)
  12. "Menace to Society" (Originally on Songs of Life)
  13. "Walk Away"
  14. "Something to Believe In" (solo version)
  15. "Future Ex Wife"
  16. "The One You Get"
  17. "Human Zoo" (Originally on A Letter from Death Row)
  18. "The Last Breath" (Originally on A Letter from Death Row)


Additional Musicians[edit]


  1. ^ Official Bret Michaels Website
  2. ^ "Bret Michaels Nashville Star". ACountry. 2005. Retrieved 2012. 
  3. ^ "Allmusic (Poison charts and awards) Billboard singles". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012. 
  4. ^ "Bret Michaels charts". Allmusic. 
  5. ^ "Bret Michaels posts new single". 2004. Retrieved 2012. 
  6. ^ "BRET MICHAELS To Debut New Single On 'Nashville Star'". 2005. Retrieved 2012. 
  7. ^ "Hot Videoclip Tracks - All I Ever Needed - Bret Michaels With Jessica Andrews". Billboard. Week Of May 03 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-24.  Check date values in: |date= (help)[dead link]

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