The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again is a studio album by American roots rock singer-songwriter and guitarist John Fogerty, first released on August 25, 2009, on Fogerty's own label, Fortunate Son Records and distributed by Verve Forecast Records.
Originally announced in December 2008, the album was then titled The Return of the Blue Ridge Rangers and was slated for release by Fantasy Records, the label Fogerty recorded for withCreedence Clearwater Revival and his 2007 "comeback" album Revival. The album shares similarities in style with Fogerty's first solo album The Blue Ridge Rangers and included auto-remake of a song from Eye of the Zombie album.
The album was recorded at Village Recorders in Santa Monica, California, in a 10-day session. Included in the group were Buddy Miller, Greg Leisz, Dennis Crouch, Jay Bellerose and Kenny Aronoff. It was recorded mostly at Berkeley Street Studios in Santa Monica, California. Beginning tracks started last October at Village Recorders in Santa Monica with Mike Piersante(Engineer). Additional sessions occurred with special guests, Bruce Springsteen and The Eagles' Don Henley and Timothy B. Schmit.
No. Title Writer(s) Length
2. "Never Ending Song of Love" Bonnie Bramlett, Delaney Bramlett
3. "Garden Party" (featuring The Eagles' Don Henleyand Timothy B. Schmit)
4. "I Don't Care (Just As Long As You Love Me)"
5. "Back Home Again"
6. "I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me)" Ray Price, Rusty Gabbard
7. "Change In the Weather" (also recorded on Fogerty's Eye of the Zombie album)
John Fogerty 4:03
8. "Moody River"
Gary Daniel Bruce 3:10
9. "Heaven's Just a Sin Away"
J. Gillespie 2:33
10. "Fallin', Fallin', Fallin'" D. Deckleman, J. Guillot, J.D. Miller 2:30
11. "Haunted House" Robert L. Geddins 4:36
12. "When Will I Be Loved" (featuring Bruce Springsteen)
Total length: 40:03
Tracks not included
There were 15 songs recorded from a long list of songs that Fogerty, Burnett and Waronker put together. Fogerty did not release the specific titles, but a Merle Haggard song was revealed to be among the three unreleased tunes.
The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again was arranged and produced by John Fogerty.
Executive Producer: Julie Fogerty
Associate Producter: Lenny Waronker
Mix engineer: Bob Clearmountain
Mastering: Bob Ludwig for Gateway Mastering Studios
Recording Engineers: Mike Piersante, Bob Clearmountain, Kevin Harp, Brandon Duncan, Ryan Freeland, Toby Scott, and David Colvin
Art Direction: Julie Fogerty and Geoff Gans
Package Design: Geoff Gans and Julie Fogerty
Photography credits: Julie Fogerty, Wayne Stambler, Geoff Gans, and Bob Fogerty
Fogerty's band includes:
Buddy Miller - electric guitar, acoustic guitar,
Kenny Aronoff - percussion, drums,
Greg Leisz - steel guitar, lap steel, dobro, mandolin,
Jay Bellerose - drums,
Jason Mowery - fiddle, dobro, mandolin, back vocals,
Herb Pedersen - back vocals, harmony vocals,
Jodie Kennedy - back vocals, harmony vocals,
Oren Waters - back vocals,
Chris Chaney - bass,
Dennis Crouch - bass,
Hunter Perrin - fingerstyle guitar, electric rhythm guitar.