Four (Blues Traveler album)

Four (stylized as four) is the fourth album by American rock band Blues Traveler, released on September 13, 1994. Blues Traveler broke into the mainstream following the release of four.

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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 13, 1994
GenreRock
Length56:47
LabelA&M
ProducerMichael Barbiero
Steve Thompson
Blues Traveler chronology
Save His Soul
(1993)
four
(1994)
Straight On till Morning
(1997)
Singles from four
  1. "Run-Around"
    Released: February 28, 1995
  2. "Hook"
    Released: August 29, 1995
  3. "The Mountains Win Again"
    Released: 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[2]
The Music Box4/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2/5 stars[4]

four peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and is most known for its hits "Run-Around" and "Hook", which charted at No. 8 and 23, respectively, on the Billboard Hot 100. Both songs also charted in the top 20 on the Mainstream Rock and Modern Rock charts. According to the RIAA, the album is certified as 6× Platinum (6 million copies sold in the U.S.). "Run-Around" won the 1995 Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group.[5]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Run-Around" (John Popper) – 4:40
  2. "Stand" (Popper) – 5:19
  3. "Look Around" (Popper) – 5:42
  4. "Fallible" (Chan Kinchla, Popper) – 4:47
  5. "The Mountains Win Again" (Bobby Sheehan) – 5:06
  6. "Freedom" (Popper, Sheehan) – 4:01
  7. "Crash Burn" (Kinchla, Popper) – 2:59
  8. "Price to Pay" (Kinchla, Popper) – 5:17
  9. "Hook" (Popper) – 4:49
  10. "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (Kinchla, Popper, Sheehan, Brendan Hill) – 1:55
  11. "Just Wait" (Popper) – 5:34
  12. "Brother John" (Kinchla, Popper, Sheehan) – 6:38

PersonnelEdit

Blues Traveler
Additional musicians
Technical personnel
  • Greg Arnold – assistant engineering
  • Michael Barbiero – production, engineering
  • John Darren Greene – cover art
  • Steve Thompson – production

Charting singlesEdit

"Run-Around" peaked at No. 2 on the Adult Top 40 chart in 1995,[citation needed] and "Hook" peaked at No. 8 on the Mainstream Top 40 chart in 1996.[citation needed]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Four at AllMusic
  2. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  3. ^ The Music Box review
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 88. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. rolling stone blues traveler album guide.
  5. ^ "Four: Blues Traveler / Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 27 December 2015.