Sibling Rivalry (The Doobie Brothers album)

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Sibling Rivalry
The Doobie Brothers - Sibling Rivalry.jpg
Studio album by The Doobie Brothers
Released October 3, 2000
Genre Rock
Label Pyramid / Rhino
Producer Guy Allison,
Terry Nelson,
The Doobie Brothers
The Doobie Brothers chronology
Rockin' Down the Highway: The Wildlife Concert
(1996)Rockin' Down the Highway: The Wildlife Concert1996
Sibling Rivalry
Divided Highway
(2003)Divided Highway2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Sibling Rivalry is the twelfth studio album by American rock band The Doobie Brothers, released in 2000. (see 2000 in music).

The album was the band's first studio recording since Brotherhood in 1991. It was also the only Doobie Brothers studio album to feature lead vocal contributions from drummer Keith Knudsen and multi-instrumentalist John McFee, both of whom had rejoined the group in 1993 after an eleven-year absence.

The group photograph in the inner booklet featured touring sidesmen Guy Allison (keyboards, backing vocals), Marc Russo (saxophone) and Skylark (bass, backing vocals). Allison and Russo also featured on the album, the former co-writing three tracks while occasional touring bassist John Cowan also featured and contributed the song Can't Stand to Lose written with Poco's Rusty Young.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "People Gotta Love Again" (Johnston) – 4:48 (vocal: Johnston)
  2. "Leave My Heartache Behind" (Simmons) – 3:54 (vocal: Simmons)
  3. "Ordinary Man" (Bob Bangerter, Michael Ruff, Neida Bequette) – 4:00 (vocal: Simmons)
  4. "Jericho" (Johnston) – 5:04 (vocal: Johnston)
  5. "On Every Corner" (Knudsen, Zeke Zirngiebel) – 4:11 (vocal: Knudsen)
  6. "Angels of Madness" (Guy Allison, Hossack, McFee) – 4:40 (vocal: McFee)
  7. "45th Floor" (Bill Champlin, Johnston) – 5:09 (vocal: Johnston)
  8. "Can't Stand to Lose" (John Cowan, Rusty Young) – 3:56 (vocal: Simmons)
  9. "Higher Ground" (Bill Champlin, Tamara Champlin, Johnston) – 4:19 (vocal: Johnston)
  10. "Gates of Eden" (Allison, Knudsen) – 4:59 (vocal: Knudsen)
  11. "Don't Be Afraid" (Simmons, Cris Sommer-Simmons, Bangerter) – 5:47 (vocal: Simmons)
  12. "Rocking Horse" (Allison, Knudsen) – 6:27 (vocal: Johnston)
  13. "Five Corners" (McFee, Simmons) – 1:52 (instrumental)
  14. "Little Bitty Pretty Ones" (Bobby Day) – 4:42 (Japan bonus track)


The Doobie Brothers

Additional personnel


  • Producers: Guy Allison, Terry Nelson, The Doobie Brothers
  • Production coordination: Terry Nelson
  • Engineers: Guy Allison, John McFee, Lynn Peterson, Dave Russell, Terry Nelson
  • Assistant engineer: Steve Genewick
  • Mixing: Steve Genewick, Joe Peccerillo, Elliot Scheiner
  • Mastering: Ted Jensen
  • Recorder: Terry Nelson
  • House sound: Terry Nelson
  • Arranger: Guy Allison
  • Creative consultant: Josh Leo
  • Cover art: Stanley Mouse