Back to the River

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Back to the River
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Studio album by
ReleasedOct 28, 2008
GenreBlues
LabelVerve Forecast
ProducerGeorge Drakoulias, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi
Susan Tedeschi chronology
Hope and Desire
(2005)
Back to the River
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Back to the River is the seventh studio album by blues musician Susan Tedeschi, released October 28, 2008, on Verve Forecast. Production was handled by Tedeschi herself with her husband Derek Trucks. Upon its debut, Back to the River received favorable reviews from music critics, including a four out of five star review from Allmusic. The album would peak at number one on the Billboard Top Blues Albums. Tedeschi was nominated for the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album, which is her fifth Grammy nomination to date, but she lost the award to her husband.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Talking About" (Susan Tedeschi, Doyle Bramhall II) – 4:22
  2. "700 Houses" (John Leventhal, Ted Pecchio, Tedeschi)– 4:36
  3. "Back to the River" (Tedeschi, Tony Joe White) – 3:55
  4. "Love Will" (Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Tommy Sims) – 3:47
  5. 'Butterfly" (Tedeschi, Trucks) – 4:07
  6. "People" (Tedeschi, Sonya Kitchell) – 3:25
  7. "Learning the Hard Way" (Tedeschi, Gary Louris)– 4:37
  8. "Revolutionize Your Soul" (Leventhal, Tedeschi) – 4:45
  9. "True" (Tedeschi) – 3:20
  10. "There's a Break in the Road" (Allen Toussaint)– 3:26
  11. "Can't Sleep at Night" (Tedeschi) – 3:53

Personnel[edit]

  • Susan Tedeschi – vocals, guitar
  • Tyler Greenwell – drums, percussion
  • Ted Pecchio – bass guitar
  • Matt Slocum – keyboards, piano
  • Dave Yoke – guitar
  • Derek Trucks – guitar
  • Gary Louris – guitar, background vocals
  • Alex Budman – saxophone
  • Rob Hardt – saxophone
  • Jamie Horvorka – trumpet
  • Jeremy Levy – trombone
  • Kyle Newmaster – trumpet
  • George Drakoulias – background vocals, percussion
  • Julia Waters – background vocals
  • Maxine Willard Waters – background vocals
  • Brendan O'Brien – guitar
  • Josh Schwartz – guitar
  • Robert Walter – clavinet

Charts[edit]

Weekly[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[3] 71
US Blues Albums (Billboard)[3] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ Tedeschi, Susan (1999–2008). "Susan Tedeschi". official website. Verve Music Group. Archived from the original on 6 January 2010. Retrieved 14 December 2009.
  3. ^ a b Back to the River – Susan Tedeschi > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums. Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved August 26, 2011.

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