Born Free

Born Free

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by Kid Rock
     
 

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Kid Rock releases his 8th studio album, Born Free, via Atlantic Records. The record was produced by Rick Rubin and mixed by Greg Fidelman. Born Free is in many ways a transformational album for Kid Rock. While there is still the edge, wit, and swagger of previous albums, he doesn't rap. There's no metal -- there isn't even a parental warning sticker.

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Kid Rock releases his 8th studio album, Born Free, via Atlantic Records. The record was produced by Rick Rubin and mixed by Greg Fidelman. Born Free is in many ways a transformational album for Kid Rock. While there is still the edge, wit, and swagger of previous albums, he doesn't rap. There's no metal -- there isn't even a parental warning sticker.

Says Kid Rock, "The catalyst for this record was Detroit and my thoughts on the world through the lens of Detroit. Watching everything go downhill over the past few years, the economy, the loss of jobs everywhere, I wanted to make a record that reflected the times but that still had soul."

The bulk of the album was recorded live in a two week span in Los Angeles with a stellar cast of musicians including Heartbreaker Benmont Tench, Red Hot Chili Pepper Chad Smith, David Hidalgo from Los Lobos and Chavez guitarist Matt Sweeney. Studios in Detroit, Nashville, and Atlanta were used to incorporate collaborations with Bob Seger, Sheryl Crow, Zac Brown, Trace Adkins, and in a pairing surely never to be replicated -- T.I. and Martina McBride on the track "Care."

Kid Rock and Rick Rubin, as friends, have spent many hours talking about their respective histories -- starting in hip-hop, crossing into and creating new territories -- as well as the need for a great new American classic rock record that challenges the field. Born Free is in part the result of those conversations -- an album that is meant to be played from start to finish. From the Label

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/16/2010
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678957604
catalogNumber:
521682
Rank:
2452

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kid Rock   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Sheryl Crow   Vocals
Martina McBride   Vocals
Kim Wilson   Harmonica
Benmont Tench   Organ,Piano,Wurlitzer
Herschel Boone   Background Vocals
Lenny Castro   Percussion
David Hidalgo   Acoustic Guitar
Bob Seger   Piano
Chad Smith   Drums
Smokey Hormel   Acoustic Guitar
Trace Adkins   Background Vocals
Greg Fidelman   Guitar,Piano
Matt Sweeney   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo
Justin Meldal-Johnsen   Bass
Marlon Young   Acoustic Guitar
T.I.   Vocals
Roger Joseph Manning   Clavinet
Zac Brown   Vocals
Blake Mills   Acoustic Guitar
Stacey Michelle   Background Vocals
Jessica Wagner   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Rick Rubin   Producer
Sutton   Engineer
Greg Fidelman   Engineer
Ken Levitan   Management
Vlado Meller   Mastering
Patrick Fong   Art Direction
M. Young   Composer
J. Boland   Composer
Ross Schlling   Management
R.J. Ritchie   Composer

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