Blue Sky

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
In 2002, guitarist Tom Parr dropped out of the Bottle Rockets while they were touring in support of their Doug Sahm tribute disc, Songs of Sahm, and while their rough-hewn roadhouse rock & roll with a country twang around the edges had been the focal point of previous albums, their first set as a three-piece, Blue Sky, finds Brian Henneman and his pals turning down the amps and aiming for a quieter, more rootsy sound. With Henneman handling the guitar duties by his lonesome on most cuts co-producer and Gov't Mule frontman Warren Haynes pitches in on a few songs, as does former Blood Oranges axeman Mark Spencer, Blue Sky aims for a laid-back vibe that's much more country...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (1) from $15.55   
  • Used (1) from $15.55   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$15.55
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(899)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Good
FORMER LIBRARY. Usual library labels/stickers. Guaranteed to play.

Ships from: Marietta, OH

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
In 2002, guitarist Tom Parr dropped out of the Bottle Rockets while they were touring in support of their Doug Sahm tribute disc, Songs of Sahm, and while their rough-hewn roadhouse rock & roll with a country twang around the edges had been the focal point of previous albums, their first set as a three-piece, Blue Sky, finds Brian Henneman and his pals turning down the amps and aiming for a quieter, more rootsy sound. With Henneman handling the guitar duties by his lonesome on most cuts co-producer and Gov't Mule frontman Warren Haynes pitches in on a few songs, as does former Blood Oranges axeman Mark Spencer, Blue Sky aims for a laid-back vibe that's much more country than rock, and with a bit more polish, it's not hard to imagine easygoing tunes like "Men & Women," "Man of Constant Anxiety," or the title cut finding a happy home on country radio with their simple hooks and regular-guy philosophy. But that's not to say Henneman's gone soft, or that Blue Sky is meek or toothless; "Lucky Break"'s tale of a guy who's finally getting a vacation thanks to workman's comp after breaking his leg is certainly the work of the same guy who wrote "Welfare Music," "Baggage Claim" is an affecting snapshot of how life has changed in the wake of September 11, 2001, and "Mom & Dad" is a moving portrait of a grown man dealing with the loss of his parents. "Pretty Little Angie" and "I.D. Blues" also prove that the BoRox can still rock on out when the spirit moves them, though "I Don't Wanna Go Back" and "The Last Time" make it clear that bassist Robert Kearns isn't up to Henneman's standard as a singer or songwriter just yet. All in all, Blue Sky is certainly a changeup from what the Bottle Rockets have done on record in the past, but if they lack the old sound and fury, their heart and soul remain intact.
Tracks - Mark Rozzo
These guys pour out their brand of y'all-ternative like straight Jim Beam.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/28/2003
  • Label: Sanctuary Records
  • UPC: 060768464520
  • Catalog Number: 84645

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Lucky Break (2:47)
  2. 2 Man of Constant Anxiety (2:41)
  3. 3 I Don't Wanna Go Back (3:41)
  4. 4 Baggage Claim (4:19)
  5. 5 Men & Women (2:40)
  6. 6 Baby's Not My Baby Tonight (2:21)
  7. 7 Cartoon Wisdom (5:03)
  8. 8 Cross by the Highway (3:14)
  9. 9 Pretty Little Angie (3:24)
  10. 10 Blue Sky (2:16)
  11. 11 Mom & Dad (4:05)
  12. 12 I.D. Blues (3:39)
  13. 13 The Last Time (2:42)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Bottle Rockets Primary Artist
Warren Haynes Dobro, Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar
Robert Kearns Bass, Harmonica, Vocals, Gut String Guitar, Group Member
Kenny Soule Tambourine
Danny Louis Organ, Wurlitzer
Brian Henneman Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Gut String Guitar, Group Member
Mark Ortmann Drums, Bass Drums, Maracas, Tambourine, Shaker, Group Member
Technical Credits
Dickey Betts Composer
Warren Haynes Producer
The Bottle Rockets Producer
Michael Barbiero Producer, Engineer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Frank Zappa Composer
Robert Kearns Composer
Brian Henneman Composer
Scott Taylor Composer
Mike Gardner Composer
Mark Ortmann Composer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously