Four Stars (album)

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Four Stars
Four Stars (album).jpg
Studio album by The Greenhornes
Released October 26, 2010 (iTunes)
November 9, 2010
Recorded 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio
Genre Garage rock, blues-rock
Label Third Man Records
Producer The Greenhornes
Jack White
The Greenhornes chronology
East Grand Blues
(2005)
Four Stars
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
SPIN: 7/10 stars[1][2]

Four Stars (stylized as "★★★★" or 0/4 stars) is the fourth studio album by rock band The Greenhornes, it is available on iTunes, and the CD and LP released on November 9, 2010.[3] It is their first studio album in eight years, with Dual Mono in 2002 and their first original release since East Grand Blues, an EP released in 2005. After the recording and release of East Grand Blues and their compilation album Sewed Soles in 2005, the group was on temporary hiatus, and Patrick Keeler and Jack Lawrence formed The Raconteurs with Detroit friends Jack White and Brendan Benson. After recording two albums and immense touring through North America, the UK and Australia, the group announced they would be taking a break and returning to their other bands. During this time, Lawrence and Keeler also performed as "The Do-Whatters", Jack White's rhythm band for a collaboration with Loretta Lynn on her album Van Lear Rose. After these projects, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler reunited with Craig Fox again in Ohio, where they recorded Four Stars in mid-2010.[4]

Although Four Stars was originally set to be released in October, the release date was later changed to October 26 on iTunes and November 9 on CD and LP. It was released on Jack White's Third Man Records label in Nashville, Tennessee.[5]

Track 1, "Saying Goodbye", can be heard at the end of the 2011 film The Green Hornet.

Vinyl formats[edit]

Like many Third Man Records releases, Four Stars was released on multiple varieties of unusually-colored vinyl. Along with the unlimited black vinyl version, "undisclosed" quantities of limited-edition green vinyl and silver vinyl records were produced.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Craig Fox, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler.

  1. "Saying Goodbye" – 2:36
  2. "Under Estimator" – 2:32
  3. "Better Off Without It" – 3:27
  4. "Cave Drawings" – 2:47
  5. "Song 13" – 2:21
  6. "My Sparrow" – 3:45
  7. "Need Your Love" – 2:33
  8. "Left The World Behind" – 2:25
  9. "Go Tell Henry" – 3:13
  10. "Jacob's Ladder" – 2:58
  11. "Get Me Out of Here" – 3:00
  12. "Hard To Find" – 3:24

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Greenhornes, 'Four Stars'". 
  2. ^ "The Greenhornes: Four Stars". Glide Magazine. Retrieved 2011-01-15. 
  3. ^ "The Greenhornes Set to Return in November". Sentimentalist Magazine. October 4, 2010. Retrieved October 10, 2010. 
  4. ^ "The Greenhornes Get Four Stars on Jack White's Third Man Records". Exclaim.ca. August 12, 2010. Retrieved October 10, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Third Man Records to Release The Greenhornes New LP". themusicswamp.com. September 2010. Retrieved October 10, 2010. 
  6. ^ http://thirdmanrecords.com/about/catalog/ (TMR053)