Born Free

Born Free

by Kid Rock


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Kid Rock releases his 8th studio album, Born Free, via Atlantic Records. The record was produced by Rick Rubin and mixed by Greg Fidelman. Born Free is in many ways a transformational album for Kid Rock. While there is still the edge, wit, and swagger of previous albums, he doesn't rap. There's no metal -- there isn't even a parental warning sticker.

Says Kid Rock, "The catalyst for this record was Detroit and my thoughts on the world through the lens of Detroit. Watching everything go downhill over the past few years, the economy, the loss of jobs everywhere, I wanted to make a record that reflected the times but that still had soul."

The bulk of the album was recorded live in a two week span in Los Angeles with a stellar cast of musicians including Heartbreaker Benmont Tench, Red Hot Chili Pepper Chad Smith, David Hidalgo from Los Lobos and Chavez guitarist Matt Sweeney. Studios in Detroit, Nashville, and Atlanta were used to incorporate collaborations with Bob Seger, Sheryl Crow, Zac Brown, Trace Adkins, and in a pairing surely never to be replicated -- T.I. and Martina McBride on the track "Care."

Kid Rock and Rick Rubin, as friends, have spent many hours talking about their respective histories -- starting in hip-hop, crossing into and creating new territories -- as well as the need for a great new American classic rock record that challenges the field. Born Free is in part the result of those conversations -- an album that is meant to be played from start to finish. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 11/16/2010
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678957604
catalogNumber: 521682
Rank: 23234

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kid Rock   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Sheryl Crow   Vocals
Martina McBride   Vocals
Kim Wilson   Harmonica
Benmont Tench   Organ,Piano,Wurlitzer
Herschel Boone   Background Vocals
Lenny Castro   Percussion
David Hidalgo   Acoustic Guitar
Bob Seger   Piano
Chad Smith   Drums
Smokey Hormel   Acoustic Guitar
Trace Adkins   Background Vocals
Greg Fidelman   Guitar,Piano
Matt Sweeney   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo
Justin Meldal-Johnsen   Bass
Roger Manning   Clavinet
T.I.   Vocals
Marlon Young   Acoustic Guitar
Zac Brown   Vocals
Blake Mills   Acoustic Guitar
Stacey Michelle   Background Vocals
Jessica Wagner   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Rick Rubin   Producer
Sutton   Engineer
Greg Fidelman   Engineer
Ken Levitan   Management
Marlon Young   Composer
Patrick Fong   Art Direction
Robert J. Ritchie   Composer
J. Boland   Composer
Ross Schlling   Management

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Born Free 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Scruffie52 More than 1 year ago
I have every single cd Kid Rock has produced, and have loved the irreverance, and just plain laugh out loud lyrics. Born Free is not anything like that, but on it's own, it is brilliant. I have listened to it many times, and each time I hear a song, I hear a beautiful voice with an amazing band behind. Each song is different, with a little country, and some of Kid's great sense of life coming through. At least with this album, his fanbase will open up so much more, and the songs can be played on the radio! I love it. But I secretly hope he comes out with another kick*%# cd!
Bettyjo20 More than 1 year ago
Those of you expecting the Rapper Rock are in for a huge surprise. This is a side of Kid Rock I want to hear more often. It is raw and full of feeling.....He is an awesome artist.
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Didun More than 1 year ago
I have never paid the slightest attention to Kid Rock - from what I had read and heard about him, I figured his music would be of no interest to me, particularly since I'm in my 6th decade and definitely into classic rock. However, the reviews of "Born Free" appealed to me so much that I bought it. I LOVE this CD - there isn't a bad song on it. Highly recommended!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I never thought I would ever (in a million years) purchase a Kid Rock CD. However, after reading the review, and listening to snippets of the songs, I went ahead and purchased it. I also saw him perform one of the songs at the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert Rally in D.C. The CD has not disappointed me. The music is very similar to Bob Seger (who I adore) and on track #5, Kid Rock even remixes a famous Bob Seger lyric ("wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then"). It's not a direct quote in Kid Rock's song, but it's very clear where the lyric originated. I highly recommend this CD.
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DarkLotusICP4life More than 1 year ago
this is kid rock at his worst!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We can't wait to hear the full album - Love "Born Free"! - Kid Rock is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AntiYoungMoney More than 1 year ago
kid rock is now going downhill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this album stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ICPForever101 More than 1 year ago
this music stinks kid rock should have stayed with twisted brown trucker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!