Four (Blues Traveler album)

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four
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Studio album by Blues Traveler
Released September 13, 1994
Genre Rock
Length 56:47
Label A&M
Producer Michael Barbiero
Steve Thompson
Blues Traveler chronology
Save His Soul
(1993)
four
(1994)
Straight On till Morning
(1997)
Singles from four
  1. "Run-Around"
    Released: February 28, 1995
  2. "Hook"
    Released: August 29, 1995
  3. "The Mountains Win Again"
    Released: 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B+[2]
The Music Box 4/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars[4]

Four (styled as four) is the breakthrough album by American jam band Blues Traveler, released on September 13, 1994.

Four peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and is most known for its hits "Run-Around" and "Hook", which charted at Nos. 8 and 23, respectively, on the Billboard Hot 100. Both songs also charted in the top 20 on the Mainstream Rock and Modern Rock charts. According to the RIAA, the album is certified as 6× Platinum (6 million copies sold in the U.S.). "Run-Around" won the 1995 Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a duo or group.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Run-Around" (John Popper) – 4:40
  2. "Stand" (Popper) – 5:19
  3. "Look Around" (Popper) – 5:42
  4. "Fallible" (Chan Kinchla, Popper) – 4:47
  5. "The Mountains Win Again" (Bobby Sheehan) – 5:06
  6. "Freedom" (Popper, Sheehan) – 4:01
  7. "Crash Burn" (Kinchla, Popper) – 2:59
  8. "Price to Pay" (Kinchla, Popper) – 5:17
  9. "Hook" (Popper) – 4:49
  10. "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (Kinchla, Popper, Sheehan, Brendan Hill) – 1:55
  11. "Just Wait" (Popper) – 5:34
  12. "Brother John" (Kinchla, Popper, Sheehan) – 6:38

Personnel[edit]

Blues Traveler
Additional musicians
Technical personnel
  • Greg Arnold – assistant engineering
  • Michael Barbiero – production, engineering
  • John Darren Greene – cover art
  • Steve Thompson – production

Charting singles[edit]

"Run-Around" peaked at No. 2 on the Adult Top 40 chart in 1995, and "Hook" peaked at No. 8 ion the Mainstream Top 40 chart in 1996.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Four (Blues Traveler album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ The Music Box review
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 88. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  5. ^ "Four: Blues Traveler / Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 27 December 2015.