Stripped Down

Stripped Down

by Rick Springfield
     
 
Take note: Stripped Down bears a different meaning than "unplugged." The latter suggests unadorned and acoustic but this 2015 Rick Springfield affair sometimes finds the rocker armed with just an electric guitar and sometimes backed by a full band. What counts is that Springfield isn't going for the massive, muscled arena rock that is his stock in trade; he's

Overview

Take note: Stripped Down bears a different meaning than "unplugged." The latter suggests unadorned and acoustic but this 2015 Rick Springfield affair sometimes finds the rocker armed with just an electric guitar and sometimes backed by a full band. What counts is that Springfield isn't going for the massive, muscled arena rock that is his stock in trade; he's choosing to turn down the volume and turn up the charm. He's telling stories and cracking wise, even within a song (the new "If Wishes Were Fishes" is nothing but jokes), and taking a stroll through his past, serving up covers of Badfinger's "Baby Blue" and Muddy Waters' "Rollin' & Tumblin'" while excavating "Painted Girl," a tune that he wrote when he was 15. For an artist who is often very, very serious, this thawing is quite welcome. When he's stumbling through the words on "Human Touch" and offering anecdotes about the writing of "Live Is Alright Tonite," Springfield is as warm, as funny, and as intimate as the title suggests, making Stripped Down a nice little gift for his die-hard fans.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/24/2015
Label:
Loud & Proud Records
UPC:
0858135004659
catalogNumber:
17
Rank:
1018

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Affair Of The Heart
  2. Love Is Alright Tonite
  3. I've Done Everything for You
  4. Painted Girl
  5. Oh Well
  6. Love Somebody
  7. Baby Blue
  8. Rollin' & Tumblin'
  9. If Wishes Were Fishes
  10. Don't Talk to Strangers
  11. April 24th, 1981/My Father's Chair
  12. Me & Johnny
  13. Human Touch
  14. Jessie's Girl

Disc 2

  1. Affair of the Heart
  2. Me and Johnny
  3. Oh Well
  4. Love is Alright Tonite
  5. Rollin' & Tumblin'
  6. Baby Blue
  7. Painted Girl
  8. April 24, 1981/My Father's Chair
  9. If Wishes Were Fishes
  10. Love Somebody
  11. Our Ships Sinking
  12. Jessie's Girl
  13. Human Touch/My Depression

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rick Springfield   Primary Artist
Jody Dean   Announcer

Technical Credits

Sammy Hagar   Composer
Rick Springfield   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Matt Bissonette   Composer
McKinley Morganfield   Composer
Blaise Tosti   Composer
Randy Adams   Live Sound Engineer
Matty Spindel   Sound Design,Soundtrack Mixing
Mark Rutledge   Camera Operator
Ronnie Grinel   Tour Manager
George Nastos   Stage Technician
Kym DeGenaro   Art Direction
Jordan Feldstein   Executive Producer
Wayne Sharp   Executive Producer
Paul Armstrong   Gaffer
King Hollis   Director
Peter Ham   Composer
Mark Bowen   Camera Operator
Roger Charo   Graphic Design
Ed Harris   Camera Operator
Peter Greene   Composer
Tom Gabriel   Camera Operator
Kyle Richard   Sound Design
John Daniel Tate   Composer
Fonya Mondell   Producer
Demon Blackman   Key Grip
Barry Mendelson   Video Producer

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