Cover Yourself

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Cover Yourself
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Studio album by Blues Traveler
Released October 30, 2007
Recorded 2007
Genre Blues rock, jam rock, acoustic
Label C3 Records
Producer Jim Eno
Blues Traveler chronology
¡Bastardos!
2005
Cover Yourself
2007
North Hollywood Shootout
2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Cover Yourself is Blues Traveler's ninth album. It contains previously released songs reworked with acoustic instrumentation and, for some songs, different arrangements from the originals.

History[edit]

As early as 1998, Blues Traveler expressed a desire to release an acoustic album.[2] During writing sessions for the follow-up to their previous album, ¡Bastardos!, the band decided to revisit older material as they were approaching their twentieth anniversary.[3][4]

Fans were asked for input in the song selection through the band's official website in early 2007.[5]

At the band's annual Independence Day concerts at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in 2007, twenty flash drives were randomly distributed throughout the venue.[6] Each included two songs from the upcoming album.

Blues Traveler performed an acoustic set on A&E's Private Sessions, which aired in August 2007. During the interview segments, John Popper mentioned that a possible title for the album would be "Cover Yourself".

The band announced a special preorder offer that included a bonus CD of live tracks.

The album was released on October 30, 2007.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "But Anyway"
  2. "Just For Me" (featuring G. Love)
  3. "Defense And Desire"
  4. "Hook"
  5. "The Mountains Win Again"
  6. "100 Years"
  7. "You Lost Me There"
  8. "Runaround"[7]
  9. "NY Prophesie"
  10. "You Reach Me"
  11. "Carolina Blues" (featuring Charlie Sexton)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Firing Line FAQ". Blues Traveler Official Site. Archived from the original on 2007-06-09. Retrieved 2007-09-20. Q: Ever consider putting out an acoustic album? ENTIRE BAND: YES!! 
  3. ^ Morgan, Samantha (2007-08-21). "Blues Traveler Performs at The Varsity". 2theadvocate.com. Retrieved 2007-09-19. 
  4. ^ "show #033". Big Dick Hunter's Wild Ass Circus. 2007-08-15.  External link in |title= (help)
  5. ^ "Blues Traveler Finishing Not One, But Two Different Albums". Ultimate-Guitar.com. 2007-06-01. Retrieved 2007-09-19. 
  6. ^ "7/12/2007 News". News Archive. bluestraveler.net. 2007-07-12. Retrieved 2007-09-19. 
  7. ^ The original title of this track was spelled "Run-Around". It was either renamed or misspelled for this CD.