The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again

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The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again
Studio album by John Fogerty
Released August 25, 2009[1]
Recorded Village Recorders and Berkeley Street Studios, Santa Monica: October 2008
Genre Country, folk, country rock
Length 40:03
Label Fortunate Son/Verve Forecast Records
Producer John Fogerty
John Fogerty chronology
Revival
(2007)
Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again
(2009)
Wrote a Song for Everyone
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[3]
Music Box 4.5/5 stars[4]

The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again is the eighth solo album by American roots rock singer-songwriter and guitarist John Fogerty, first released on August 25, 2009, on Fogerty's own label, Fortunate Son Records and distributed by Verve Forecast Records.[1] The apparent grammatical error in the title of the album (the verb should be conjugated 'ride,' not 'rides') is a play on the fact that the original Blue Ridge Rangers (on the 1973 album The Blue Ridge Rangers) consisted entirely of Fogerty singing all the vocals and playing all the instruments by himself.

Recording[edit]

Originally announced in December 2008, the album was then titled The Return of the Blue Ridge Rangers and was slated for release by Fantasy Records, the label Fogerty recorded for with Creedence Clearwater Revival and his 2007 "comeback" album Revival.[5] The album shares similarities in style with Fogerty's first solo album The Blue Ridge Rangers and included auto-remake of a song from Eye of the Zombie album.[citation needed]

The album was recorded at Village Recorders in Santa Monica, California, in a 10-day session. Included in the group were Buddy Miller, Greg Leisz, Dennis Crouch, Jay Bellerose and Kenny Aronoff. It was recorded mostly at Berkeley Street Studios in Santa Monica, California. Beginning tracks started in October of 2008 at Village Recorders in Santa Monica with Mike Piersante (Engineer). Additional sessions occurred with special guests, Bruce Springsteen and The Eagles' Don Henley and Timothy B. Schmit.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Paradise"   John Prine 3:50
2. "Never Ending Song of Love"   Bonnie Bramlett, Delaney Bramlett 3:02
3. "Garden Party" (featuring Don Henley and Timothy B. Schmit) Ricky Nelson 3:51
4. "I Don't Care (Just As Long As You Love Me)"   Buck Owens 2:27
5. "Back Home Again"   John Denver 4:27
6. "I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me)"   Ray Price, Rusty Gabbard 2:57
7. "Change In the Weather" (also recorded on Fogerty's Eye of the Zombie album) John Fogerty 4:03
8. "Moody River"   Gary Daniel Bruce 3:10
9. "Heaven's Just a Sin Away"   J. Gillespie 2:33
10. "Fallin', Fallin', Fallin'"   D. Deckleman, J. Guillot, J.D. Miller 2:30
11. "Haunted House"   Robert L. Geddins 4:36
12. "When Will I Be Loved" (featuring Bruce Springsteen) Phil Everly 2:37
Total length:
40:03

Tracks not included[edit]

There were 15 songs recorded from a long list of songs that Fogerty, T-Bone Burnett and Lenny Waronker put together. Fogerty did not release the specific titles, but a Merle Haggard song was revealed to be among the three unreleased tunes.[5][7]

Production[edit]

The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again was arranged and produced by John Fogerty.[8]

Production group

Backing band[edit]

Fogerty's band includes:[6]

Deluxe Edition[edit]

A deluxe edition of the album was released that included both the CD and a bonus DVD.

DVD track listing[edit]

Source: BRR DVD[9]

Seq....Subject

  1. Making of The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again album
  2. In-studio rehearsal: Change in the Weather
  3. In-studio rehearsal: Heaven's Just A Sin Away
  4. Preview of the new DVD Come Down the Road, the triumphant return to Albert Hall ... LISTEN

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Finnish Albums Chart[10] 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Amazon.com: The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again: John Fogerty: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved October 17, 2009. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ Music Box review
  5. ^ a b Fogerty Revisits 'Blue Ridge' On New Album, accessed 2009-10-03.
  6. ^ a b "Fogerty completes Blue Ridge Rangers CD". Country Standard Time. June 7, 2009. Retrieved October 17, 2009. 
  7. ^ The Return of Blue Ridge Ranger, Rolling Stone
  8. ^ Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again (Deluxe Edition) Album insert, 2009, Universal Music Distribution, production no. B0013286-02.
  9. ^ Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again - Bonus DVD, 2009, Verve Music Group, division of UMC Recordings, production no. B0013286-00.
  10. ^ Suomen virallinen lista
Notes

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