25

25

by Blues Traveler
     
 
Released to commemorate the band's quarter-century anniversary, 2012's 25 is a double-disc compilation that digs deep into Blues Traveler's career. The first disc contains the hits and album tracks -- not all of them, with the 1997 Top 40 hit "Most Precarious" being the most conspicuous absence -- but the core

Overview

Released to commemorate the band's quarter-century anniversary, 2012's 25 is a double-disc compilation that digs deep into Blues Traveler's career. The first disc contains the hits and album tracks -- not all of them, with the 1997 Top 40 hit "Most Precarious" being the most conspicuous absence -- but the core of the jam band's canon is here, including "But Anyway," "Run-Around," "Hook," "The Mountains Win Again," and "Carolina Blues," topped off with a newly recorded cover of Sublime's "What I Got." That's just the beginning of the collector bait: the rest of the retrospective is devoted to B-sides, rarities, and outtakes, including such nuggets as an early version of "Run-Around" called "The Poignant and Epic Saga of Featherhead and Lucky Lack," a brand new Gunslinger Remix of "Run Around," a version of "But Anyway" from 1988, and all four cuts from the 2000 EP Decisions of the Sky: A Traveler's Tale of Sun and Storm, including the 20-minute saga "Traveler's Suite." Combined, the hits and the rarities may not have one specific targeted audience -- the casual fans will like the first, the hardcore the second, and neither may necessarily have the need for the other -- but taken together the two discs show Blues Traveler at both their most accessible and their most adventurous, so, in a sense, it is a representative introduction.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/06/2012
Label:
Hip-O Select
UPC:
0602527946559
catalogNumber:
001654002
Rank:
89286

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Blues Traveler   Primary Artist
Bashiri Johnson   Percussion
Joe Flood   Mandolin
Brendan Hill   Drums,Group Member
Chan Kinchla   Guitar,Group Member
Arnie Lawrence   Alto Saxophone
Chuck Leavell   Piano
John Popper   Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals,12-string Guitar,Group Member
Bobby Sheehan   Bass,Group Member
Ben Wilson   Keyboards,Group Member
Joan Osborne   Background Vocals
Annabelle Hill   Laughs
Tad Kinchla   Bass,Group Member

Technical Credits

Blues Traveler   Composer,Producer
Michael Barbiero   Producer,Engineer
Jay Bennett   Producer
David Bianco   Producer
Mark Dearnley   Engineer
Jim Gaines   Producer
Don Gehman   Producer
Brendan Hill   Producer
Jeff Lippay   Engineer
Justin Niebank   Producer
John Popper   Composer
Steve Thompson   Producer
Matt Wallace   Producer
Trina Shoemaker   Engineer
Dave Swanson   Producer,Engineer
Vartan   Art Direction
Rich Vink   Producer
Gene Foster   Engineer
Brad Nowell   Composer
Ryan Null   Photo Coordination
Gunslinger   Remixing,Additional Production
Michael Fossenkemper   Engineer
B. Sheehan   Composer
B. Wilson   Composer
Jo Almeida   Photo Coordination
Mike Barbiero   Producer
Sujata Murthy   Publicity
Robert Popper   Composer
Jimmy Valentine   Engineer

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