Revelator (Tedeschi Trucks Band album)

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Revelator
Revelator cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJune 7, 2011
Recorded2011
GenreRock, blues rock, blues, soul
Length61:06
LabelSony Masterworks, Sony Music Entertainment
ProducerJim Scott, Derek Trucks
Tedeschi Trucks Band chronology
Revelator
(2011)
Everybody's Talkin'
(2012)

Revelator is the debut album by the 11-piece blues rock group Tedeschi Trucks Band released in 2011 by Sony Masterworks. Recorded in Derek and Susan's Swamp Raga Studios in Jacksonville, co-produced by Derek with producer/engineer Jim Scott. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Blues Album at the 54th Grammy Awards.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars [2]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars [3]

Allmusic music critic Thom Jurek praised the album and wrote the recording "proves something beyond their well-founded reputation as a live unit: that they can write, perform, and produce great songs that capture the authentic, emotional fire and original arrangements that so many modern blues and roots recordings lack... Revelator is a roots record that sets a modern standard even as it draws its inspiration from the past. It's got everything a listener could want: grit, groove, raw, spiritual emotion, and expert-level musical truth."[2] David Fricke of Rolling Stone wrote "[Trucks] and Tedeschi, a perfect vocal foil, now front the best Dixie-funk family band since Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett."[3]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Come See About Me"Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Tyler Greenwell, Mike Mattison, Theodore Pecchio3:48
2."Don't Let Me Slide"Gary Michael Louris, Tedeschi, Trucks5:04
3."Midnight in Harlem"Mattison, Trucks5:52
4."Bound for Glory"Mattison, Tedeschi, Trucks5:28
5."Simple Things"Louris,Trucks,Tedeschi4:43
6."Until You Remember"John Leventhal, Tedeschi, Trucks6:11
7."Ball and Chain"Tedeschi, Trucks, Oliver Wood3:58
8."These Walls"Eric Krasno, Sonya Kitchell, Trucks6:01
9."Learn How to Love"Trucks, Tedeschi, Krasno, Adam Deitch, Adam Smirnoff4:23
10."Shrimp and Grits (Interlude)" (instrumental)Trucks, Tedeschi, Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge, Tyler Greenwell, J. J. Johnson1:45
11."Love Has Something Else to Say"Oteil Burbridge, Trucks, Doyle Bramhall II, Mattison5:55
12."Shelter"David Ryan Harris, Tedeschi, Trucks4:20
13."Ghost Light" (hidden track, instrumental)Trucks, Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge, Greenwell, Johnson3:38
Total length:61:06

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Oliver Wood – guitar and vocals
  • David Ryan Harris – guitar and vocals
  • Ryan Shaw – harmony vocals
  • Eric Krasno – acoustic guitar
  • Alam Khan – sarod
  • Salar Nader – tabla

Credits[edit]

  • Producers – Jim Scott and Derek Trucks
  • Engineers – Jim Scott and Bobby Tis
  • Additional Engineer – Kevin Dean
  • Mixing – Jim Scott
  • Mastering – Bob Ludwig
  • Art Direction – Josh Cheuse
  • Photography – James Minchin

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
2011 The Billboard 200 12
2011 Top Blues Albums 1
2011 Top Rock Albums 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nominees And Winners". Grammy.com. 2012-02-12. Retrieved 2012-01-07.
  2. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. "Revelator > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved February 10, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Fricke, David. "Revelator > Review". Rolling Stone. Retrieved February 10, 2015.