Aftermath of the Lowdown

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Aftermath of the Lowdown
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Studio album by Richie Sambora
Released September 12, 2012 (2012-09-12) (JP)
September 17, 2012 (UK)
September 18, 2012 (USA)
Recorded 2011–2012
Genre Hard rock
Length 51:25[1]
Label Dangerbird
Producer Luke Ebbin, Richie Sambora
Richie Sambora chronology
Undiscovered Soul
(1998)
Aftermath of the Lowdown
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
NU.nl 4/5 stars

Aftermath of the Lowdown is the third solo album by Richie Sambora which was released on September 18, 2012 as digital download and on September 25, 2012 as physical CD (digipack format). In the United Kingdom the album was released on September 17. For the first time in his 30-year career, Sambora signed with an independent label, Dangerbird.

To promote the album, Sambora and his band appeared as the house band on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson for the first week in December 2012.

The album charted at #10 on the "Top Hard Rock Albums", #34 on the Top Independent Albums, #149 on The Billboard 200[3] and #35 on the UK Albums Chart.[4]

The track "Every Road Leads Home to You" was released as a single for the album and features a music video. The song is also featured as one of the bonus tracks on Bon Jovi's 2013 album What About Now. A song named "Forgiveness Street" (5:48) didn't make it on the album, and was thought to be planned as a bonus track on the Japan CD, but was later dropped.

Editions[edit]

The worldwide version of the album features 11 tracks and the Japanese version features 12 tracks including "Backseat Driver" as bonus track. There are 6 special packages for sale on Richie's official website:

  • the physical digipack CD and the digital download;
  • the physical digipack CD, the digital download, a Richie's T-shirt and a limited edition authographed lithography;
  • a zip up hoodie, the physical digipack CD, the digital download and a limited edition authographed lithography;
  • the Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set which features a 13 3/4" x 12 1/2" bonded leather smith sewn book with an embossed Richie Sambora image on the cover along with a 2 color foil stamp of Richie's custom guitar strap, the entire record over 3 sides of 180 gram vinyl with the 4th side featuring an etching of the Richie Sambora silhouette, the compact disc, 16 pages of photography from famed photographer James Minchin as well as an autographed lithograph taken from those sessions and a Richie's T-shirt;
  • the Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set which features a 13 3/4" x 12 1/2" bonded leather smith sewn book with an embossed Richie Sambora image on the cover along with a 2 color foil stamp of Richie's custom guitar strap, the entire record over 3 sides of 180 gram vinyl with the 4th side featuring an etching of the Richie Sambora silhouette, the compact disc, 16 pages of photography from famed photographer James Minchin as well as an autographed lithograph taken from those sessions, in addition to the box set this bundle includes the Richie Sambora zip up hoodie.

Tracklisting[5][edit]

All songs written and composed by Richie Sambora and Luke Ebbin, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Burn the Candle Down"   4:23
2. "Every Road Leads Home to You"   4:40
3. "Taking a Chance on the Wind"   4:47
4. "Nowadays"   4:00
5. "Weathering the Storm" (Sambora, Bernie Taupin) 4:49
6. "Sugar Daddy"   4:37
7. "I'll Always Walk Beside You"   5:03
8. "Seven Years Gone"   5:36
9. "Learning How to Fly with a Broken Wing" (Sambora, Phil Cassens) 4:35
10. "You Can Only Get So High" (Sambora, Cassens) 6:32
11. "Backseat Driver" (Japan Bonus Track)"   4:12
12. "World" (Sambora, Bruce Foster) 2:22

Personnel[edit]

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