Up on the Ridge

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Dierks Bentley drifted into predictability on his fourth album Feel That Fire, so his detour into progressive bluegrass on 2010's Up on the Ridge is a bit of shock. Ditching much of the polish and precision that encumbered Feel That Fire, Bentley strips back to acoustics and brings in a host of guests, notably the Punch Brothers, who play on a quarter of the album, Miranda Lambert, Kris Kristofferson, and Del McCoury, whose keening voice soars on a cover of U2's "Pride (In the Name of Love)." The very presence of a U2 song suggests that this is not a traditional bluegrass album, either in its content -- Bentley balances a sharp version of "n' Gambler" with a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Dierks Bentley drifted into predictability on his fourth album Feel That Fire, so his detour into progressive bluegrass on 2010's Up on the Ridge is a bit of shock. Ditching much of the polish and precision that encumbered Feel That Fire, Bentley strips back to acoustics and brings in a host of guests, notably the Punch Brothers, who play on a quarter of the album, Miranda Lambert, Kris Kristofferson, and Del McCoury, whose keening voice soars on a cover of U2's "Pride (In the Name of Love)." The very presence of a U2 song suggests that this is not a traditional bluegrass album, either in its content -- Bentley balances a sharp version of "n' Gambler" with a terrific rearrangement of Bob Dylan's "Senor (Tales of Yankee Power)" -- or in its approach, as he sometimes puts picking in the backseat, letting the instruments strum sweetly as he croons. These cuts may not have the snap of classic bluegrass, but they do give Up on the Ridge a sense of country crossover, illustrating that Bentley is shrewd enough to walk the line between commercial and artistic concerns, but the best testament to his skill arrives on numbers like the loping, bluesy "Bad Angel" (the Lambert duet), the sprightly "You're Dead to Me," and flinty, funny "Bottle to the Bottom" (with Kristofferson), songs that draw from tradition with a modern sensibility, illustrating Bentley's skillful synthesis of past and present.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/8/2010
  • Label: Capitol
  • EAN: 5099968541026
  • Catalog Number: 85410
  • Sales rank: 3,213

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Up On the Ridge (3:34)
  2. 2 Fallin' for You (3:44)
  3. 3 Señor (Tales of Yankee Power) - Punch Brothers (3:24)
  4. 4 Rovin' Gambler - Punch Brothers (2:34)
  5. 5 Draw Me a Map (3:31)
  6. 6 Bad Angel - Jamey Johnson (4:04)
  7. 7 Fiddlin' Around (3:08)
  8. 8 You're Dead to Me (3:19)
  9. 9 Pride (In the Name of Love) - Punch Brothers (4:09)
  10. 10 Love Grows Wild (2:48)
  11. 11 Bottle To the Bottom (4:16)
  12. 12 Down In the Mine (5:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dierks Bentley Primary Artist
Alison Krauss Vocal Harmony
Sam Bush Fiddle, Mandolin, Vocal Harmony
Larry Atamanuik Percussion, Drums
Mike Bub Bass, Acoustic Bass
Stuart Duncan Fiddle, Cello, Octave Fiddle
John Gardner Percussion, Drums
Vince Gill Vocal Harmony
Rob Ickes Dobro, Weissenborn
Rob McCoury Banjo
Ronnie McCoury Mandolin, Mandola
Tim O'Brien Mandolin, Vocal Harmony
Scott Vestal Banjo
Jon Randall Stewart Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass, Electric Guitar, Vocal Harmony
Chris Thile Mandolin, Vocal Harmony
Sonya Isaacs Vocal Harmony
Randy Kohrs Weissenborn
Gabe Witcher Fiddle, Vocal Harmony
Bryan Sutton Acoustic Guitar, Guitar (Resonator)
Noam Pikelny Banjo
Guthrie Trapp Electric Guitar
Chris Eldridge Acoustic Guitar
Chris Stapleton Vocal Harmony
Paul Kowert Bass
Jason Carter Fiddle
Glen Worff Bass
Technical Credits
Kris Kristofferson Composer
Verlon Thompson Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
Dave Evans Composer
Julie Miller Composer
Shawn Camp Composer
Adam Clayton Composer
Buddy Miller Composer
Larry Mullen Jr. Composer
Tim O'Brien Composer
Gary Paczosa Engineer
Doug Sax Mastering
John Scott Sherrill Composer
Jon Randall Stewart Producer
Jon Randall Composer
Jeff Austin Composer
Dierks Bentley Composer
Joanna Carter Art Direction
Sanwook "Sunny" Nam Mastering Associate
Paul Kennedy Composer
Suzi Ragsdale Composer
Brandon Bell Engineer
Paul David Hewson Composer
John Randall Composer
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  • Posted November 9, 2010

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    An absolute must for bluegrass fans. Never really listened to Dierks before; thought he was just on of the new country movement which I abhor. This album has really brought me around. With the cast involved here, it almost has to be a success. Come on, Dierks. Hook up with the McCoury's or similar musicians, and please cut another bluegrass album.

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