Mystic Mile

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Mystic Mile
Robben Ford-Mystic Mile.jpg
Studio album by Robben Ford
Released September 28, 1993 (1993-09-28)
Recorded 1993
Studio Sound City Studios, Van Nuys, California
Genre Blues, rock
Length 55:57
Label Stretch
Producer Robben Ford, Charles Roscoe Beck, Tom Brechtlein
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars [1]

Mystic Mile is an electric blues album by Robben Ford and the Blue Line, released in 1993. In this second record for Stretch Records, Ford shows a notorious growth as songwriter besides his outstanding virtuosity as a guitarist.[2]

The album featured the collaboration of Chick Corea as executive producer.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Robben Ford; except where indicated

  1. "He Don't Play Nothin' But the Blues"
  2. "Busted Up"
  3. "Politician" (Jack Bruce, Pete Brown)
  4. "Worried Life Blues" (Big Maceo Merriweather)
  5. "Misdirected Life Blues"
  6. "Moth to a Flame"
  7. "Trying to Do the Right Thing (For Anne)"
  8. "Say What's on Your Mind" (Roscoe Beck)
  9. "The Plunge"
  10. "I Don't Play" (Willie Dixon) [*]
  11. "Mystic Mile"

[*] Bonus track on European CD release.[3]

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

  • Robben Ford - arranger, acoustic and electric guitar, vocals (except track 8), backing vocals (track 2)
  • Roscoe Beck - arranger, acoustic and electric bass, vocals (track 8), producer.
  • Tom Brechtlein - drums, backing vocals (track 2), producer.

Additional musicians[edit]

  • David Grissom - rhythm guitar (tracks 1,5,8,9,10), lead guitar (track 7).
  • Bob Malach - saxophone (track 8).
  • Dan Fornero - flugelhorn, trumpet (track 8).

Production[edit]

  • Robben Ford - producer.
  • Roscoe Beck - producer.
  • Tom Brechtlein - producer.
  • Chick Corea, Ron Moss - executive producer.
  • Bernie Grundman - mastering.
  • Walter New - engineer, mixing.
  • Evelyn Brechtlein, Michael Pollard - production coordination.
  • Joseph Doughney - post production.
  • Sharon Franklin - production director.
  • Jeff Sheehan - engineer.
  • Rob Ruscoe - assistant engineer.
  • Scott Johnson, Dan Serrano - art direction.
  • Alba Acevedo, Jackie Salway - graphic design.
  • Karen Miller - photography.

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