Travelers and Thieves

Travelers and Thieves
Blues Traveler - Travelers and Thieves album cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 3, 1991
RecordedMaster Sound, Astoria, Queens, New York City
RPM Studios, Manhattan
GenreRock, blues-rock, folk rock
ProducerJim Gaines
Blues Traveler
Blues Traveler chronology
Blues Traveler
Travelers and Thieves
Save His Soul
Singles from Travelers and Thieves
  1. "All in the Groove"
    Released: 1991
  2. "Sweet Pain"
    Released: 1991
  3. "Mountain Cry"
    Released: 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars link
Chicago Tribune3.5/4 stars link
Robert ChristgauC-[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars[2]

Travelers and Thieves is Blues Traveler's second album, released on A&M Records in 1991. The album was released in two different versions: an album-only version, and an extremely limited two-CD pressing. The bonus disc was called On Tour Forever. On iTunes the album is listed only as Travelers due to the full name being split across two drawings, one on the cover and one inside the CD liner notes.

The liner notes include a poem titled "Of Travelers & Thieves," written by Jonathan Sheehan, brother of bassist Bobby Sheehan.

Track listing[]

  1. "The Tiding" (Brendan Hill, Chan Kinchla, John Popper, Bobby Sheehan) – 1:30
  2. "Onslaught" (Popper, Sheehan) – 6:08
  3. "Ivory Tusk" (Kinchla, Popper) – 5:15
  4. "What's for Breakfast" (Popper, Sheehan) – 3:45
  5. "I Have My Moments" (Kinchla, Popper) – 4:12
  6. "Optimistic Thought" (Popper) – 3:28
  7. "The Best Part" (Popper) – 4:49
  8. "Sweet Pain" (Popper) – 7:41
  9. "All in the Groove" (Popper) – 4:15
  10. "Support Your Local Emperor" (Kinchla, Popper, Sheehan) – 6:54
  11. "Bagheera" (Hill, Kinchla, Popper) – 4:21
  12. "Mountain Cry" (Hill) – 9:07

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  1. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Blues Traveler". Robert Christgau.
  2. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 88. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.