Traditional (album)

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Compilation album by The Desert Rose Band
Released January 26, 1993
Genre Country
Length 30:59
Label Curb Records
Producer Ed Seay (tracks 3, 5, 7-9)
Paul Worley (tracks 2-3, 5-10)
Tony Brown (tracks 1, 4)
The Desert Rose Band chronology
True Love
Life Goes On
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Traditional is the second compilation album by the country rock band The Desert Rose Band, released in 1993.[2] It compromises of 10 country songs from the band's previous albums, that were never released as singles. The compilation was not a commercial success.


Traditional compromises of ten previously released album tracks. The songs "Once More," "Time Between" and "Hard Times" were taken from the band's 1987 self-titled debut album The Desert Rose Band,[3] and "Step on Out" and "Our Songs" were taken from the band's second 1988 album Running.[4] "Missing You" and "Desert Rose" were taken from the band's third 1990 album Pages of Life,[5] "Price I Pay" from the band's 1991 compilation A Dozen Roses – Greatest Hits,[6] and "Undying Love" and "True Love" from the fourth 1991 studio album True Love.[7]

"Undying Love" is a duet with Alison Krauss, (a song Hillman would later admit he hated),[8] and "Price I Pay" is a duet with Emmylou Harris.[1] The album's front cover photograph was taken during the same photograph session as used for the True Love album two years before. Traditional was released half a year before the band's final studio album Life Goes On, and failed to make an appearance on the US Top Country Albums chart. No singles were released from the compilation.


The album was issued on CD and cassette in America, via Curb Records.[2][9] The CD soon became out-of-print, however in recent years the compilation has been made available as a downloadable MP3 version via sites such as Amazon and iTunes.[10][11]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Undying Love"   Peter Rowan 2:46
2. "Once More"   Antônio Carlos Jobim, Dusty Owens 3:44
3. "Price I Pay"   Bill Wildes, Chris Hillman 2:57
4. "True Love"   Hillman, Steve Hill 3:06
5. "Step on Out"   Hillman, Peter Knobler 2:44
6. "Time Between"   Hillman 2:22
7. "Our Songs"   Hillman, Hill 3:25
8. "Missing You"   Hillman, Richard Sellars, Tom Russell 3:52
9. "Desert Rose"   Wildes, Hillman 2:44
10. "Hard Times"   Wildes, Hillman, Jon Brandford 2:53


  • Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Chris Hillman
  • Backing Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Herb Pedersen
  • Backing Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin – John Jorgenson
  • Pedal Steel Guitar – Jay Dee Maness (tracks 2, 5-10), Tom Brumley (tracks 1, 3-4)
  • Bass – Bill Bryson
  • Drums, Percussion – Steve Duncan
  • Producers – Ed Seay (tracks 3, 5, 7-9), Paul Worley (tracks 2-3, 5-10), Tony Brown (tracks 1, 4)


  1. ^ a b "Traditional - Desert Rose Band | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  2. ^ a b "Desert Rose Band - Traditional (CD, Album) at Discogs". 1993-01-26. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  3. ^ "Desert Rose Band, The* - The Desert Rose Band at Discogs". Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  4. ^ "Desert Rose Band - Running at Discogs". Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  5. ^ "Desert Rose Band - Pages Of Life at Discogs". Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  6. ^ "Chris Hillman And The Desert Rose Band* - A Dozen Roses - Greatest Hits at Discogs". Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  7. ^ "Desert Rose Band - True Love (CD, Album) at Discogs". Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  8. ^ Richard Cromelin (1990-12-06). "Desert Rose Hoping to Bloom Again With New Album : Country music: The band, which plays Crazy Horse tonight, has some new members and a new outlook". Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
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  10. ^ "Traditional: The Desert Rose Band: MP3 Downloads". Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  11. ^ "iTunes - Music - Traditional by Desert Rose Band". 1993-01-26. Retrieved 2014-02-11.