Revelator (Tedeschi Trucks Band album)

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

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]


Professional ratings
Review scores
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]

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


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


  • 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


  1. ^ "Nominees And Winners". 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.