Shoulda Been Home

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Shoulda Been Home
Studio album by Robert Cray
Released May 15, 2001
Recorded Woodland Studios, Nashville, Tennessee, Royal Studios, Memphis, Tennessee
Genre Blues
Length 52:45
Label Rykodisc Records
Producer Steve Jordan
Robert Cray chronology
Take Your Shoes Off
(1999)
Shoulda Been Home
(2001)
Time Will Tell
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pop Matters Positive link
Rolling Stone Mixed link
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars link

Shoulda Been Home is a 2001 album by blues musician Robert Cray consisting of 12 fresh tracks, seven of them written or co-written by Cray. It was released with Rykodisc Records.

Many long-time Cray fans were happy to see him back to writing lively music, with a unique style that Cray has always been known for. Highlighted by "Renew Blues", a one minute super strong guitar riff, this album seems to be thought of as one of Cray's best since the 1980s.

Cray next released Time Will Tell in 2003.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Robert Cray; except where indicated

  1. "Baby's Arms" – 2:55
  2. "Already Gone" – 6:32
  3. "Anytime" (Jim Pugh) – 5:26
  4. "Love Sickness" (Bonnie "Mack" Rice) 2:59
  5. "I'm Afraid" – 3:11
  6. "No One Special" – 4:47
  7. "Out of Eden" (Jim Pugh) – 9:19
  8. "Cry for Me Baby" (Mel London) – 3:06
  9. "Far Away" (Cray, S. Turner) – 6:24
  10. "Renew Blues" (Cray, Jim Pugh, Kevin Hayes, Karl Sevareid) – 1:02
  11. "Help Me Forget" – 4:18
  12. "The 12 Year Old Boy" (Mel London) – 2:46