Dark Shades of Blue

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Dark Shades of Blue
Dark Shades of Blue by Xavier Rudd.jpg
Studio album by Xavier Rudd
Released 16 August 2008
19 August 2008
Genre Blues'nRoots
Alternative rock
Hard Rock
reggae rock
Label Anti
Producer Xavier Rudd, Joe Barresi
Xavier Rudd chronology
White Moth
(2007)White Moth2007
Dark Shades of Blue
(2008)
Koonyum Sun
(2010)Koonyum Sun2010

Dark Shades of Blue is the fifth studio album by Australian multi-instrumentalist Xavier Rudd, which was released on 16 August 2008. It peaked at No. 5 on the ARIA Albums Chart.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Crawdaddy! (favourable)[3]
Honest Tune {favourable}[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Xavier Rudd.

No. Title Length
1. "Blackwater" 3:31
2. "Dark Shades of Blue" 4:03
3. "Secrets" 6:43
4. "Guku" 4:12
5. "Edge of the Moon" 5:08
6. "This World as We Know It" 4:03
7. "Shiver" 7:27
8. "Uncle" 7:49
9. "Up in Flames" 3:37
10. "Hope That You'll Stay" 4:09
11. "Home" 5:52

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[5] 5
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[6] 94

Personnel[edit]

  • Joe Barresi – Mixing
  • Carmel Echols – Choir, Chorus
  • Rob Giles – Choir, Chorus
  • Jimmy Hoyson – Engineer, Vocal Engineer
  • Clydene Jackson – Choir, Chorus
  • James Looker – Engineer, Production Assistant, Photography, Instrument Technician
  • Gavin Lurssen – Mastering
  • Anthony Lycenko – Assistant Engineer
  • Banula Marika – Vocals, Vocals (background)
  • Xavier Rudd – Organ, Guitar (Acoustic), Bass, Guitar (Electric), Vocals, Producer, Slide Guitar, Stomp Box, Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
  • Paul "Scooby" Smith – Assistant Engineer
  • Oren Waters – Choir, Chorus
  • Wil Wheaton – Choir, Chorus
  • Maxine Willard– Waters Choir, Chorus

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Xavier Rudd". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 February 2017. 
  2. ^ Dark Shades of Blue at AllMusic
  3. ^ "Xavier Rudd, Dark Shades of Blue". Crawdaddy!. Wolfgang's Vault. Archived from the original on 23 December 2008. Retrieved 24 February 2017. 
  4. ^ Honest Tune review
  5. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Xavier Rudd – Dark Shades of Blue". Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Xavier Rudd – Dark Shades of Blue" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 22 April 2016.