The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again

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The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1, 2009
RecordedVillage Recorders and Berkeley Street Studios, Santa Monica: October 2008
Genre
Length40:03
LabelFortunate Son/Verve Forecast Records
ProducerJohn Fogerty
John Fogerty chronology
Revival
(2007)
The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again
(2009)
Wrote a Song for Everyone
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[2]
Music Box4.5/5 stars[3]

The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again is the eighth solo studio album by American roots rock singer-songwriter and guitarist John Fogerty, first released on September 1, 2009, on Fogerty's own label, Fortunate Son Records and distributed by Verve Forecast Records. The apparent grammatical error in the title of the album (the verb should be conjugated 'ride,' not 'rides') is a play on the fact that the original Blue Ridge Rangers (on the 1973 album The Blue Ridge Rangers) consisted entirely of Fogerty singing all the vocals and playing all the instruments by himself.

Recording[edit]

Originally announced in December 2008, the album was then titled The Return of the Blue Ridge Rangers and was slated for release by Fantasy Records, the label Fogerty recorded for with Creedence Clearwater Revival and his 2007 "comeback" album Revival.[4] The album shares similarities in style with Fogerty's first solo album The Blue Ridge Rangers and included auto-remake of a song from Eye of the Zombie album.[citation needed]

The album was recorded at Village Recorders in Santa Monica, California, in a 10-day session. Included in the group were Buddy Miller, Greg Leisz, Dennis Crouch, Jay Bellerose and Kenny Aronoff. It was recorded mostly at Berkeley Street Studios in Santa Monica, California. Beginning tracks started in October 2008 at Village Recorders in Santa Monica with Mike Piersante (Engineer). Additional sessions occurred with special guests, Bruce Springsteen and The Eagles' Don Henley and Timothy B. Schmit.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Paradise"John Prine3:50
2."Never Ending Song of Love"Bonnie Bramlett, Delaney Bramlett3:02
3."Garden Party" (featuring Don Henley and Timothy B. Schmit)Ricky Nelson3:51
4."I Don't Care (Just as Long as You Love Me)"Buck Owens2:27
5."Back Home Again"John Denver4:27
6."I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me)"Ray Price, Rusty Gabbard2:57
7."Change in the Weather" (also recorded on Fogerty's Eye of the Zombie album)John Fogerty4:03
8."Moody River"Gary Daniel Bruce3:10
9."Heaven's Just a Sin Away"J. Gillespie2:33
10."Fallin', Fallin', Fallin'"D. Deckleman, J. Guillot, J.D. Miller2:30
11."Haunted House"Robert L. Geddins4:36
12."When Will I Be Loved" (featuring Bruce Springsteen)Phil Everly2:37
Total length:40:03

Tracks not included[edit]

There were 15 songs recorded from a long list of songs that Fogerty, T-Bone Burnett and Lenny Waronker put together. Fogerty did not release the specific titles, but a Merle Haggard song was revealed to be among the three unreleased tunes.[4][6]

Production[edit]

The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again was arranged and produced by John Fogerty.[7]

Production group
  • Executive Producer: Julie Fogerty
  • Associate Producer: Lenny Waronker
  • Mix engineer: Bob Clearmountain
  • Mastering: Bob Ludwig for Gateway Mastering Studios
  • Recording Engineers: Mike Piersante, Bob Clearmountain, Kevin Harp, Brandon Duncan, Ryan Freeland, Toby Scott, and David Colvin
  • Art Direction: Julie Fogerty and Geoff Gans
  • Package Design: Geoff Gans and Julie Fogerty
  • Photography credits: Julie Fogerty, Wayne Stambler, Geoff Gans, and Bob Fogerty
  • Distribution: Universal Music Distribution

Backing band[edit]

Fogerty's band includes:[5]

Deluxe Edition[edit]

A deluxe edition of the album was released that included both the CD and a bonus DVD.

DVD track listing[edit]

Source: BRR DVD[8]

Seq....Subject

  1. Making of The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again album
  2. In-studio rehearsal: Change in the Weather
  3. In-studio rehearsal: Heaven's Just A Sin Away
  4. Preview of the new DVD Come Down the Road, the triumphant return to Albert Hall ... LISTEN

Charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[9] 83
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[10] 50
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[11] 39
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[12] 65
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[13] 12
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[14] 2
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[15] 25
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[16] 25
French Albums (SNEP)[17] 133
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[18] 32
Italian Albums (FIMI)[19] 36
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[20] 38
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[21] 1
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[22] 76
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[23] 3
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[24] 29
UK Albums (OCC)[25] 98
US Billboard 200[26] 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Rolling Stone review
  3. ^ Music Box review
  4. ^ a b Fogerty Revisits 'Blue Ridge' On New Album, accessed 2009-10-03.
  5. ^ a b "Fogerty completes Blue Ridge Rangers CD". Country Standard Time. June 7, 2009. Retrieved October 17, 2009.
  6. ^ The Return of Blue Ridge Ranger, Rolling Stone
  7. ^ Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again (Deluxe Edition) Album insert, 2009, Universal Music Distribution, production no. B0013286-02.
  8. ^ Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again - Bonus DVD, 2009, Verve Music Group, division of UMC Recordings, production no. B0013286-00.
  9. ^ "The ARIA Report: Week Commencing 21 September 2009" (PDF) (1021). Pandora Archive. September 21, 2009. Retrieved September 4, 2016. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  10. ^ "Austriancharts.at – John Fogerty – The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – John Fogerty – The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – John Fogerty – The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  13. ^ "John Fogerty Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  14. ^ "Danishcharts.dk – John Fogerty – The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  15. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – John Fogerty – The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  16. ^ "John Fogerty: The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  17. ^ "Lescharts.com – John Fogerty – The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  18. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – John Fogerty – The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  19. ^ "Italiancharts.com – John Fogerty – The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  20. ^ "Charts.nz – John Fogerty – The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  21. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – John Fogerty – The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  22. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – John Fogerty – The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  23. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – John Fogerty – The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  24. ^ "Swisscharts.com – John Fogerty – The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again". Hung Medien. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  25. ^ "John Fogerty | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
  26. ^ "John Fogerty Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
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