|Studio album by Cheap Trick|
|Released||June 6, 2006|
|Recorded||2004–2005 in Rockford, Illinois|
|Genre||Rock and roll, hard rock, power pop|
|Producer||Cheap Trick ("Perfect Stranger" by Linda Perry),
Co-producers: Jim "Pinky Beeman, Julian Raymond, Jack Douglas, Steve Albini, Chris Shaw
|Cheap Trick chronology|
|Audio Video Revolution||favorable|
|Sea of Tranquility|||
Rockford is an album by Cheap Trick, released on June 6, 2006. The album's title refers to Rockford, Illinois, the band's hometown. There was one animated video shot for the song "Welcome to the World." The album was praised by both fans and critics, considering it a return to form for Cheap Trick. Rolling Stone magazine even declared Rockford one of the best rock albums of 2006.
The album cover was used for Rockford's vehicle registration stickers in 2007.
|1.||"Welcome to the World"||Rick Nielsen, Robin Zander, Tom Petersson, Bun E. Carlos||2:06|
|2.||"Perfect Stranger"||Linda Perry, Nielsen, Zander, Petersson, Carlos||3:41|
|3.||"If It Takes a Lifetime"||Nielsen, Zander, Petersson, Carlos, Julian Raymond||4:22|
|4.||"Come On Come On Come On"||Nielsen, Zander, Petersson, Carlos||3:03|
|5.||"O Claire"||Nielsen, Zander, Petersson, Carlos||3:43|
|6.||"This Time You Got It"||Nielsen, Zander, Petersson, Carlos||4:01|
|7.||"Give It Away"||Nielsen, Zander, Petersson, Carlos||2:48|
|8.||"One More"||Nielsen, Zander, Petersson, Carlos||3:50|
|9.||"Every Night and Every Day"||Nielsen, Zander, Petersson, Carlos||3:12|
|10.||"Dream the Night Away"||Nielsen, Zander, Petersson, Carlos, Bill Lloyd||3:14|
|11.||"All Those Years"||Nielsen, Zander, Petersson, Carlos, Raymond||3:35|
|12.||"Decaf"||Nielsen, Zander, Petersson, Carlos||3:38|
|13.||"Mando Ragga" (Instrumental)||Nielsen, Zander, Petersson, Carlos|
- "Mando Ragga" (Vocal Version)
- "What's In It For You" (Re-worked and re-recorded as "Alive" for the following album "The Latest")
- "Every Single Girl" (Instrumental)
These tracks were released on a promotional-only sampler titled Works In Progress in 2005, and the disc also contained alternate/unfinished versions of various album tracks from Rockford.
- Robin Zander - vocals, additional guitar, keyboards
- Rick Nielsen - guitars, keyboards, backing vocals
- Tom Petersson - bass guitars, additional guitar, backing vocals
- Bun E. Carlos - drums, backing vocals
- Damon Fox - keyboards (2)
- Kim Bullard - keyboards (3)
- Robin Taylor Zander (R.Zander's son) - backing vocals (3)
- Jack Douglas - shaker
|Japan Albums Charts||84||2|
|U.S. Billboard 200||101||2|
- Allmusic review
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- Toledo Blade review
- "Illustration of Rockford's 2007 Cheap Trick vehicle registration sticker". Retrieved 2009-08-09.
- "Music News, Reviews, Articles, Information, News Online & Free Music". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-01-12.