Cover Yourself

Cover Yourself
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 30, 2007
Recorded2007
GenreBlues rock, jam rock, acoustic
Length47:31
LabelC3 Records
ProducerJim Eno
Blues Traveler chronology
¡Bastardos!
(2005)
Cover Yourself
(2007)
North Hollywood Shootout
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Cover Yourself is Blues Traveler's ninth album. It contains previously released songs reworked with acoustic instrumentation and, for some songs, different arrangements from the originals.

History[]

As early as 1998, Blues Traveler expressed a desire to release an acoustic album.[2] During writing sessions for the follow-up to their previous album, ¡Bastardos!, the band decided to revisit older material as they were approaching their twentieth anniversary.[3][4]

Fans were asked for input in the song selection through the band's official website in early 2007.[5]

At the band's annual Independence Day concerts at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in 2007, twenty flash drives were randomly distributed throughout the venue.[6] Each included two songs from the upcoming album.

Blues Traveler performed an acoustic set on A&E's Private Sessions, which aired in August 2007. During the interview segments, John Popper mentioned that a possible title for the album would be "Cover Yourself".

The band announced a special preorder offer that included a bonus CD of live tracks.

The album was released on October 30, 2007.

Track listing[]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."But Anyway"John Popper; Chan Kinchla4:13
2."Just For Me" (featuring G. Love)John Popper4:08
3."Defense And Desire"Popper John; Bobby Sheehan4:14
4."Hook"John Popper4:07
5."The Mountains Win Again"Bobby Sheehan4:42
6."100 Years"John Popper4:36
7."You Lost Me There"John C. Popper; Chan Kinchla4:20
8."Runaround[7]"John Popper4:57
9."NY Prophesie"John C. Popper; Chan Kinchla3:14
10."You Reach Me"John C Popper; Tad Kinchla3:41
11."Carolina Blues" (featuring Charlie Sexton)John Popper; Chan Kinchla5:19
Total length:47:31

References[]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Firing Line FAQ". Blues Traveler Official Site. Archived from the original on 2007-06-09. Retrieved 2007-09-20. Q: Ever consider putting out an acoustic album? ENTIRE BAND: YES!!
  3. ^ Morgan, Samantha (2007-08-21). "Blues Traveler Performs at The Varsity". 2theadvocate.com. Retrieved 2007-09-19.
  4. ^ "bigdickhunter.net". [ Big Dick Hunter's Wild Ass Circus]. 2007-08-15.
  5. ^ "Blues Traveler Finishing Not One, But Two Different Albums". Ultimate-Guitar.com. 2007-06-01. Retrieved 2007-09-19.
  6. ^ "7/12/2007 News". News Archive. bluestraveler.net. 2007-07-12. Retrieved 2007-09-19.
  7. ^ The original title of this track was spelled "Run-Around". It was either renamed or misspelled for this CD.