Road to Forever

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Road to Forever
Road to Forever by Don Felder, album cover, Oct 2012.png
Studio album by Don Felder
Released2012
Recorded2012
GenreRock
LabelTop Ten, Inc.
ProducerDon Felder, Robin DiMaggio
Don Felder chronology
Airborne
(1983)
Road to Forever
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Road to Forever is Don Felder's second solo album, the first since 1983. Road to Forever, was released October 9, 2012.

Rolling Stone (France) called Road to Forever “one of those timeless albums, cut to ride on highways, which we love to know still exist.” while Musicradar.com said: “The album’s 12 cuts are heartfelt and direct, a catchy and soulful musical autobiography that steers clear of mawkish self-indulgence. And Felder’s guitar playing – rendered with but a fraction of his nearly 300 instruments! – is as stirring as ever.” And Premier Guitar praised: “Felder is back with his trademark guitar choirs and hooky riffs.”

Contributors to the album include Randy Jackson, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Steve Lukather, David Paich and Steve Porcaro of Toto and Tommy Shaw of Styx. It was produced by Felder along with Robin DiMaggio.

The album was conceived and written out of the pain Felder felt following the breakup of his marriage in 2000, and his dismissal from the Eagles soon after.

On December 17, 2013 the album was reissued as "Road To Forever - Extended Edition" on the iTunes Store and Amazon MP3 Store. Two of the four bonus tracks ("Can't Stop Now" and "Southern Bound") were previously only available on the Japanese pressing of the CD. "Sensuality" had been an iTunes Store-exclusive and "She Runs Free" had been an Amazon MP3 Store-exclusive. "Give My Life", which is the final track on the CD, remains the last track on the Extended Edition and appears after the four bonus tracks. The single "You Don't Have Me" made it to #1 and stayed in the top ten for 11 weeks on the Classic Rock Radio charts and the previous single "Wash Away" reached #4 between Eric Clapton and The Rolling Stones.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Fall From the Grace of Love" 3:47
  2. "Girls in Black" 3:39
  3. "Wash Away" 4:18
  4. I Believe in You" 3:58
  5. "You Don't Have Me" 3:47
  6. "Money" 4:11
  7. "Someday" 4:13
  8. "Heal Me" 7:23
  9. "Over You" 4:09
  10. "Road to Forever" 4:59
  11. "Life's Lullaby" 4:21
  12. "Can't Stop Now" (Bonus Track) 4:25
  13. "Southern Bound" (Bonus Track) 3:57
  14. "She Runs Free" (Bonus Track) 4:01
  15. "Sensuality" (Bonus Track) 3:47
  16. "Give My Life" 4:04

Personnel[edit]

  • Don Felder and Robin DiMaggio – producers
  • Ed Cherney – engineer, mixing
  • Steven Miller – additional engineering
  • Mark Needham, Mikal Blue – recording engineers
  • Will Briere – second engineer
  • Don Felder – all guitars, lead and background vocals

Background vocals on “Fall From the Grace of Love”: David Crosby, Stephen Stills & Graham Nash
Background vocals on “Road to Forever”: Leah Felder
Bass on “Someday” Randy Jackson
Piano, keyboards, string arrangement and background vocals: Timothy Drury
Piano, Hammond and Rhodes: David Paich
Background vocals on “Heal Me” and “Wash Away”: Tommy Shaw
Keys: Steve Porcaro
Percussions: Lenny Castro
Hammond B3: Michael Finnigan
Guitar on “Road To Forever”: Steve Lukather
Background Vocals: Charlotte Gibson
Keyboards: Michael Bearden
Bass & Background Vocals on “Heal Me”: Bahkiti Kumalo
Guitar & Background Vocals on “Heal Me”: Vincent Nguini
Background Vocals on “Heal Me” & “Money ”: Sean Holt
Bass: Chris Chaney
Bass: Leland Sklar
Keyboards: Alex Allesandroni
Pedal Steel: Greg Leisz
Background Vocals on “Money” & “Road to Forever”: Shane August
Drums, Acoustic Piano, Keyboard Programming & Percussions: Robin DiMaggio
Management: Red Light Management, Charlie Brusco
Photography: Michael Helms, Myriam Santos
Art Direction & Design: Brian Porizek

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