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Strange Weather (Glenn Frey album)

Strange Weather is the fourth solo studio album by Glenn Frey, the guitarist and co-lead vocalist for the Eagles. It was released in 1992 by MCA. Though considered an improvement from Frey's previous album by most critics, it went largely unnoticed by the public. It was a commercial disappointment, failing to chart in the US, and none of its three singles reached the Top 40, a first for Frey. "Part of Me, Part of You" was earlier released as part of the Thelma and Louise soundtrack and peaked at #55.

Strange Weather
Glenn Frey - Strange Weather.jpg
Studio album by Glenn Frey
Released June 23, 1992
Recorded 1991
Genre Rock, pop rock, soft rock
Length 65:13
Label MCA
Producer Glenn Frey, Elliot Scheiner, Don Was
Glenn Frey chronology
Soul Searchin'
(1988)Soul Searchin'1988
Strange Weather
(1991)
Glenn Frey Live
(1993)Glenn Frey Live1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link

Contents

Critical receptionEdit

Reviewing for AllMusic, critic William Ruhlmann wrote of the album "With his solo career fading, Glenn Frey got serious on his fourth album, but many of the album's sentiments sounded strange coming from him."[1] In a review for The Rolling Stone Album Guide (1992), Mark Coleman gave the album three out of five stars and wrote that "Frey seemed determined to make a statement. "Love in the 21st Century" was a catchy but deposable rocker in the vein of his Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack hit "The Heat Is On", but both "I've Got Mine" and "He Took Advantage (Blues for Ronald Reagan)" found him stumbling around in the same rich-rock-star-as-self-righteous-angry-liberal footsteps as Henley."[2]

Track listingEdit

All songs by Glenn Frey and Jack Tempchin, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Silent Spring" [instrumental prelude]" (Glenn Frey, Jay Oliver) 0:40
2. "Long Hot Summer" (Frey, Jack Tempchin, Hawk Wolinski) 5:17
3. "Strange Weather" (Frey, Oliver, Tempchin) 5:03
4. "Aqua Tranquillo" [instrumental]" (Frey) 0:50
5. "Love in the 21st Century" (Frey, Kortchmar, Tempchin) 6:12
6. "He Took Advantage (Blues for Ronald Reagan)" 4:42
7. "River of Dreams" 6:07
8. "I've Got Mine" 5:35
9. "Rising Sun" [instrumental]" (Frey, Oliver) 0:38
10. "Brave New World" 6:20
11. "Delicious" 3:47
12. "A Walk in the Dark" (Frey, Oliver) 5:18
13. "Before the Ship Goes Down" 4:31
14. "Big Life" 4:18
15. "Part of Me, Part of You" 5:57
16. "Ain't it Love" 4:04

PersonnelEdit

Additional musicians

ProductionEdit

  • Producers: Glenn Frey, Elliot Scheiner, Don Was
  • Engineers: Mike Harlow, Tim Nitz, Chris Rich, Elliot Scheiner
  • Second engineer: Chris Rich
  • Mixing: Elliot Scheiner
  • Mastering: Ted Jensen
  • Digital editing: Ted Jensen
  • Instrumentation: Glenn Frey, Jay Oliver
  • Programming: Glenn Frey, Mike Harlow, Jay Oliver
  • Production coordination: Ivy Skoff
  • Arranger: Glenn Frey, Greg Smith
  • Art Direction: Vartan
  • Design: Sarajo Frieden
  • Cover design: Carl S. Johansen
  • Photography: Caroline Greyshock
  • Cover art: Carl S. Johansen

ChartsEdit

SinglesEdit

Year Song Billboard Hot 100 Mainstream Rock Tracks Adult Contemporary
1991 "Part Of Me, Part Of You" 55 9 7
1992 "I've Got Mine" 91 - 12
"River of Dreams" - - 27
1993 "Love in the 21st Century" 112 - -

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/strange-weather-mw0000073083
  2. ^ Coleman, Mark (1992). "Glenn Frey". In DeCurtis, Anthony; Henke, James; George-Warren, Holly. The Rolling Stone Album Guide (3rd ed.). Random House. p. 265. ISBN 0679737294.