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Back To Then (2002)

Artist: Daruis Rucker
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Format: CD
Sku: 60564057
UPC: 696998649224
UPC 14: 00696998649224
Release Date: 7/30/2002
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Wild One ~ Darius Rucker
2. Exodus ~ Darius Rucker
3. Sometimes I Wonder - (featuring Jill Scott) ~ Darius Rucker
4. Back To Then ~ Darius Rucker
5. This Is My World ~ Darius Rucker
6. I'm Glad You're Mine ~ Darius Rucker
7. Butterfly ~ Darius Rucker
8. Hold On ~ Darius Rucker
9. Ten Years ~ Darius Rucker
10. One More Night ~ Darius Rucker
11. Amazing Grace - (interlude) ~ Darius Rucker
12. Somewhere ~ Darius Rucker
13. Sleeping In My Bed - (featuring Snoop Dogg) ~ Darius Rucker
While recording his first solo album, it would have been easy for Darius Rucker, lead singer of '90s pop/rock phenomenon Hootie & the Blowfish, to simply draw from his musical background. It turns out he did. The soul and pop-powered Back To Then, his debut, is "the record I thought I was going to make before I joined Hootie," says Rucker. "With this album, I'm just going back to where I came from." Two years in the making, the aptly titled Back To Then takes its cues from Rucker's Charleston, South Carolina childhood-one peppered with living room sing-alongs to R&B music by such Rucker "heroes" as Gladys Knight, Otis Redding, and Al Green. Recalls Rucker; "It was always my dream to be a singer. I'd sit and listen to their songs and cry. Great voices always do that to me." Later inspirations include the late Notorious B.I.G., whose rap artistry "was a life-changing event" for Rucker. "After that I just wanted to devour all the good R&B and rap that I could. Then when Hootie & the Blowfish decided to chill for a while after spending the last 10 years on the road, I decided I'd finally make my R&B record."

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Darius Rucker, Jill Scott, Snoop Dogg, Daniel Johnson (vocals); Eric Sayles, Jay Williams (acoustic guitar); Rick Williams (guitar, bass); Keith Henderson (guitar); Olga Konopelsky, Emma Kummrow, Paul Riezer (violin); Davis Barnett (viola); Andy Snitzer (saxophone); Mike Davis (trombone); Jim Hynes (trumpet); Ivan Dupee (Fender Rhodes piano, clavinet, organ, synthesizer, bass, programming); Keith Pelzer (Fender Rhodes piano); Terry Tribet, Ethan Farmer (bass); Vidal Davis (drums); Vivian Green, Eric Roberson, Kipper Jones, Lil Mo, Greg Tepperman, Musiq (background vocals).
Muze PNote Producers include: Vidal Davis, Andre "Dirty" Harris, Travis House, Jeeve, Jazz Nixon.
Muze PNote Includes liner notes by Steve McKeever.
Muze PNote Personnel: Darius Rucker (vocals, background vocals); Jill Scott, Snoop Dogg (vocals); Jay Williams, Keith Henderson, Rick Williams (guitar); Erik Sayles (acoustic guitar); Emma Kummrow (violin); Davis A. Barnett (viola); Larry Gold (cello); Andy Snitzer (alto saxophone); Jeff Kievit, Jim Hynes (trumpet); Ivan Dup?e (Fender Rhodes piano, Clavinet, organ, synthesizer, programming, drum programming); Keith Pelzer (Fender Rhodes piano); Byron Williams (organ); Vidal Davis (drums); Edward "DJ Eddie F" Ferrell, Gus Rickette, Darrin Lightly (drum programming); Darrell "Delite" Allamby, Eric Roberson, Daniel Johnson , Gwenita Jackson, Jimmy Cozier, Kipper Jones, Lil' Mo, Antoinette Roberson, Ryan Toby, Vivian Green, Woody Harrelson (background vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Ivan Dup?e; Dave Way; Jacob Robinson; Jeeve; Rob Chiarelli.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Steve McKeever.
Muze PNote Recording information: A Touch Of Jazz Studios, Philadelphia, PA; Chung King Studios, NY; Dp Studios, Chicago, IL; Ghetto Pop Studios; Pacifique, West Hollywood, CA; Quad Studios, Nashville, TN; Sony Studios, New York, NY; Soundtrack Studios, NY; Where's My Cut Studio, Los Angeles, CA.
Muze PNote Photographer: Stephan Danelian .
Muze PNote Unknown Contributor Role: Shawn Hibbler.
Muze PNote Arrangers: Edward "DJ Eddie F" Ferrell; Darrin Lightly.
Muze PNote Unlike the rustic roots-rock fodder Darius Rucker has become known for as frontman for Hootie & The Blowfish, his debut BACK TO THEN has its roots in the R&B he was exposed to by his mom as a kid growing up in South Carolina. To that end, Rucker signed on to neo-soul diva Jill Scott's Hidden Beach imprint and delivers 13 soulful cuts that include "Sometimes I Wonder," a breathy duet with Scott (who the genial singer describes as his Tammi Terrell).
Muze PNote In keeping with the album's overall theme, Rucker includes a cover of Al Green's "I'm Glad You're Mine" dedicated to his late mother Carolyn and packed with the perfect combination of snappy rhythms, laid-back horn arrangements and subtle phrasing that would do Willie Mitchell and Reverend Green proud. Other songs of note include the hand-in-glove Snoop Dogg duet "Sleeping In My Bed," the mellow, horn-driven "Wild One," and a raw, goosebump-inducing a cappella reading of "Amazing Grace" that segues into the lush gospel crossover workout "Somewhere." Hootie fans will be interested to check out Rucker's testifying throughout "Ten Years," the final say on a failed relationship first chronicled on the 1995 hit "Let Her Cry."

Engineer: Ivan Dup?e; Jacob Robinson; David "D-Lo" Lopez; Jeeve; Chris Conway; Keith Pelzer; Serban Ghenea; Vidal Davis; Josh Wilbur; Brian Garten

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Jill Scott
Muze Guest Artist Andy Snitzer
Muze Guest Artist Snoop Dogg
Muze Guest Artist Lil' Mo
Muze Guest Artist Musiq Soulchild

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations For the Kids
Muze Music Compilations Jill Scott Collaborations
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Country Vol 2
Muze Music Compilations Now That?s What I Call Country 4
Muze Music Compilations Tuskegee
Muze Music Compilations Tuskegee
Muze Music Compilations All Things New
Muze Music Compilations Now Country Ballads 2
Muze Music Compilations Kuntry Livin
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Country 7
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Country Vol 8

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/31/2009
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2002
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 86492
Music Label Name Label : Hidden Beach
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00696998649224

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