North Hollywood Shootout

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This article is about the Blues Traveler album. For the real-life incident, see North Hollywood shootout.
North Hollywood Shootout
Studio album by Blues Traveler
Released August 26, 2008
Recorded Feb 2007; Early 2008
Genre Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Length 42:05
Label Verve
Producer David Bianco[1]
Blues Traveler chronology
Cover Yourself
(2007)
North Hollywood Shootout
(2008)
Suzie Cracks the Whip
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
Paste (6/10)[3]

North Hollywood Shootout is American jam band Blues Traveler's tenth studio album, released on August 26, 2008, and produced by David Bianco, a 1996 Grammy winner. In a notable departure from previous Blues Traveler releases, the album includes a spoken word piece featuring Bruce Willis.

This album marked the band's return to Universal Music Group, which owns their previous label A&M Records, and also their current label, Verve Forecast Records (along with the catalog of Sanctuary Records, another label the band was on at one point).

History[edit]

During early writing and production of this album, the members of Blues Traveler began to experiment with re-arrangements of various older songs, and put this album on hold to record Cover Yourself for their twentieth anniversary. The recording sessions for the two albums were held back-to-back.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Forever Owed" – 4:43
  2. "You, Me and Everything" – 4:21
  3. "Love Does" – 3:31
  4. "Borrowed Time" – 3:38
  5. "The Beacons" – 3:14
  6. "Orange in the Sun" – 3:53
  7. "What Remains" – 4:48
  8. "How You Remember It" – 4:06
  9. "The Queen of Sarajevo" – 4:01
  10. "Free Willis (Ruminations from Behind Uncle Bob's Machine Shop)" – 5:51
  11. "Alleviate" (Japan-exclusive track)
  12. "The Landing" (iTunes-only track)

Early reports cite the disc as having 11 tracks,[4][5] but the supposedly official track listing released to amazon.com had only 10 tracks listed on it.[6] However, a later version of the track listing released on the Barnes and Noble website included the supposedly missing 11th track (apparently track 10), "The Landing," [7] along with a 30 second sample of the song. "The Landing" eventually became an iTunes exclusive song.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BLUES TRAVELER TO PLAY AT SOVEREIGN BANK STADIUM TONIGHT!!!". 2008-06-14. Retrieved 2008-06-30. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Paste review
  4. ^ Graff, Gary (2008-07-14). "Blues Traveler Kicks Out The Jams On New Disc". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2008-07-15. 
  5. ^ Cashmere, Paul (2008-07-15). "Blues Traveler Move To Verve". Undercover.com.au. Retrieved 2007-07-15. 
  6. ^ "Amazon.com listing for North Hollywood Shootout". amazon.com. 2008-07-25. Retrieved 2008-07-25. 
  7. ^ Noble, Barnes (2008-08-04). "Barnes and Noble entry for North Hollywood Shootout". bn.com. Retrieved 2008-07-15.