American Ride (Willie Nile album)

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American Ride
Studio album by Willie Nile
Released June 25, 2013 (2013-06-25)
Genre Rock
Length 40:31
Label Loud & Proud
Blue Rose
Producer Stewart Lerman
Willie Nile
Johnny Pisano
Alex Alexander
Willie Nile chronology
The Innocent Ones
(2011)
American Ride
(2013)
If I Was a River
(2014)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 87/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Blurt Magazine 5/5 stars[3]
Popmatters 9/10 stars[4]
American Songwriter 3.5/5 stars[5]
Classic Rock Revisited A[6]

American Ride is the ninth studio album from American musician Willie Nile. It was released in June 2013 under Loud & Proud Records.

Critical reviews[edit]

Hal Horowitz in American Songwriter says: "Nile delivers one of his finest and most passionate projects with American Ride."[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "This is Our Time" Nile 2:45
2. "Life on Bleecker Street" Nile 3:23
3. "American Ride" Nile, Mike Peters 4:51
4. "If I Ever See the Light" Nile, Frankie Lee 3:06
5. "She's Got My Heart" Nile, Frankie Lee 3:08
6. "God Laughs" Nile, Eric Bazilian 3:12
7. "People Who Died" Jim Carroll, Brian Linsley, Steve Linsley, Terrell Winn, Wayne Woods 3:50
8. "Holy War" Nile 4:01
9. "Say Hey" Nile 2:54
10. "Sunrise In New York City" Nile, Frankie Lee 2:49
11. "The Crossing" Nile, Frankie Lee 3:10
12. "There's No Place Like Home" Nile 3:23
iTunes Special Edition[7]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
13. "Occupy" Nile 3:22
14. "The Motel Life" Nile 4:01
15. "One Guitar V2.0" Nile, Frankie Lee 4:13
Total length: 49:22

Personnel[edit]

Musicians
  • Willie Nileguitar, vocals, piano
  • Johnny Pisano – electric and upright bass, backing vocals
  • Matt Hogan – guitars
  • Alex Alexander – drums, percussion
  • Steuart Smith – guitars, banjo, harmonium
  • James Maddock – acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Leslie Mendelson – backing vocals
  • Rob Morsberger – string arrangement on “The Crossing”, harmonium
  • Oli Rockberger – piano, organ
  • Suzanne Ornstein – violin, viola
  • Lee Hogans – trumpet
  • Matt Janiszewski - saxophone
  • Johnny Pisano and Rob Morsberger – string arrangement on "Life On Bleecker Street"
Production and additional personnel

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American Ride Reviews". Metacritic.com. Retrieved 2013-06-28. 
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom. "American Ride - Willie Nile". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2013-06-28. 
  3. ^ Zimmerman, Lee (2013-06-25). "Willie Nile - American Ride". Blurtonline.com. 
  4. ^ Adams, Jerrick (June 26, 2013). "Willie Nile: American Ride". PopMatters. Retrieved December 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Horowitz, Hal. "Willie Nile American Ride". American Songwriter. Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ Wright, Jeb. "Willie Nile – An American Ride". Classic Rock Revisited. Retrieved 2015-03-10. 
  7. ^ "American Ride (Special Edition)". itunes.apple.com. 2013-06-25. Archived from the original on 2013-11-07. Retrieved 2013-06-28.