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Format: CD
Sku: 204064249
UPC: 602498789759
UPC 14: 00602498789759
Release Date: 2/27/2007
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Phone Booth ~ Robert Cray
2. Bad Influence ~ Robert Cray
3. Playin' In The Dirt ~ Robert Cray
4. Smoking Gun ~ Robert Cray
5. I Guess I Showed Her ~ Robert Cray
6. Right Next Door (Because Of Me) ~ Robert Cray
7. Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark ~ Robert Cray
8. Forecast, The (Calls For Pain) ~ Robert Cray
9. Consequences ~ Robert Cray
10. I Was Warned ~ Robert Cray
11. I Shiver ~ Robert Cray
12. Moan ~ Robert Cray
13. Trick Or Treat ~ Robert Cray
14. Love Gone To Waste ~ Robert Cray
15. Survivor ~ Robert Cray
16. Poor Johnny ~ Robert Cray

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Robert Cray (vocals, guitar); Robert Cray; Robert Gray (vocals, guitar); Tim Kaihatsu (guitar); Jim Horn, Jim Spake, Ed Manion, Andrew Love (tenor saxophone); Wayne Jackson (trumpet, trombone); Mark Pender (trumpet); Jack Hale (trombone); Jim Pugh (keyboards); Richard Cousins (bass instrument); Kevin Hayes (drums); Dave Olson (drum); Steve Jordan , Lee Spath (percussion); Warren Rand (saxophone); Mike Vannice, Peter Boe (keyboards).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Don Smith ; Jeff Hendrickson; John Hampton; Mark Needham; Martin Pradler; Skidd Mills; Steve Savage; Bill Dashiell.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Scott Schinder.
Muze PNote Recording information: Ardent Studios, Memphis, TN; Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA; Music Lab, Los Angeles, CA; Sage & Sound, Los Angeles, CA; Sound City Recording Studios, Van Nuys, CA; Studio 890, Oakland, CA; Studio D, Sausalito, CA; Sunnyside Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Woodland Studios, Nashville, TN.
Muze PNote Photographers: Robert Knight ; Paul Natkin; Jeff Katz.
Muze PNote Released in 2007, this 16-track compilation presents an excellent overview of Robert Cray's first 25 years of recording. Although it shares many tracks with 1999's HEAVY PICKS--including, of course, the Georgia-based bluesman's ominous '86 hit, "Smoking Gun"--DEFINITIVE COLLECTION tops that set by extending its reach to '05 with the wistful "Poor Johnny," making it the more comprehensive anthology.

Producer: Robert Cray; Steve Jordan; Dennis Walker; Jim Pugh; Bruce Bromberg; Bill Levenson (Compilation)

Engineer: Don Smith; John Hampton; Mark Needham; Niko Bolas; Skidd Mills; Steve Savage; Bill Dashiell

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Journeyman
Muze Music Compilations Hail Hail Rock N Roll
Muze Music Compilations Blues Summit
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Hits
Muze Music Compilations Deluxe Edition
Muze Music Compilations Pure Blues
Muze Music Compilations Alligator Records 30th Anniver
Muze Music Compilations Martin Scorsese Presents: The Best Of The Blues
Muze Music Compilations Lightning In A Bottle
Muze Music Compilations Gold 0606
Muze Music Compilations American Music:hightone Records Story
Muze Music Compilations Hooker (Box) (Spkg)
Muze Music Compilations Tribute To Stevie Ray Vaughan
Muze Music Compilations 50 Years:john Lee Hooker Anthology
Muze Music Compilations 6 String Theory
Muze Music Compilations Alligator Records 40Th Anniversary Co

Associated Artists and Works

Collins, Albert
Copeland, Johnny
Showdown! ~ Copeland, Johnny
Blues Summit ~ King, B. B.
Blues Summit ~ King, B.B.
Blues Summit ~ King, B.B.

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 02/27/2007
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2007
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 0006779
Music Label Name Label : Hip-O
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 : 00602498789759


Robert Cray

For thirty-plus years Robert Cray has laid down track after track of good-time, uptown, low-down blues. He's won five Grammys and been nominated for 11 more, inspired critics to praise his soulful vocal and instrumental artistry, earned respect from his peers, and sent young guitarists running back to the woodshed.

What he hasn't done is work this magic on a full-length concert CD, where the fires that drive him onstage burn on disc as well.

Not, that is, until now.

On The Robert Cray Band: Live from Across the Pond, the first release on Cray's own Nozzle Records imprint, the celebrated triple-threat singer, guitar slinger, and songwriter presents the best moments from his week-long run at London's Royal Albert Hall in May 2006, opening for friend and mutual admirer Eric Clapton.

From classic titles ("Phone Booth") to highlights from his latest releases ("Poor Johnny"), whether addressing timeless themes of heartache and romance ("The Things You Do to Me") or this morning's headlines ("Twenty"), Cray delivers on a promise he's been making since his first trip into the studio.

That promise to record himself and his band when inspired by their fans at the instant of performance pays off on Live.

And it pays double, by the way, on two CDs, each packed with about as much intense, emotional playing as a listener can handle in one sitting all of it a pristine reproduction of what transpired under the spotlights, without a single edit or punch-in.

Once the rush of Live begins to settle down, though, it's natural to wonder why Cray took this long to document his stage chops. Ask him, and his answer is disarmingly candid.

"In the past, whenever we've known that we were going to record ourselves onstage, we've just gotten too psyched up to sound as strong as we normally do," he says. "You go into it feeling like you've got this one shot, and that can be challenging. I've actually lost my voice from the anticipation."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Cray,Robert
Product attributeLabel:   Universal Music Group
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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