Cracked Rear View

Cracked Rear View

by Hootie & the Blowfish

CD(Expanded / Anniversary Edition)

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Hootie & the Blowfish's debut album, Cracked Rear View, was the success story of 1994/1995, selling over 12 million copies. It's a startling, large number, especially for a new band, but in some ways, the success of the record isn't that surprising. Although Hootie & the Blowfish aren't innovative, they deliver the goods, turning out an album of solid, rootsy folk-rock songs that have simple, powerful hooks. "Hold My Hand" has a singalong chorus that epitomizes the band's good-times vibes. None of the tracks transcend their generic status, but they are strong songs for their genre, with crisp chords and bright melodies. Still, the songs wouldn't be convincing without the emotive vocals of Darius Rucker, whose gruff baritone has more grit than the actual songs. At their core, Hootie & the Blowfish are a bar band, but they managed to convince millions of listeners that they were the local bar band, and that's why Cracked Rear View was a major success.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/31/2019
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0603497851980
catalogNumber: 590833
Rank: 6822

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hootie & the Blowfish   Primary Artist
Mark Bryan   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Percussion,Piano,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
David Crosby   Background Vocals
Lili Haydn   Violin
Peter Holsapple   Organ,Mandolin
John Nau   Piano,Hammond Organ
Darius Rucker   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Vocals,Group Member
Dean Felber   Piano,Bass Guitar,Vocals,Clavinet,Group Member
Jim "Soni" Sonnefeld   Percussion,Piano,Drums,Vocals,Glass,Group Member

Technical Credits

Don Dixon   Harmonic Arrangement
Jimmy Page   Composer
Robert Plant   Composer
Radney Foster   Composer
John Paul Jones   Composer
Hootie & the Blowfish   Producer
John Bonham   Composer
Mark Bryan   Composer
Phil Comparelli   Composer
Joy Cook   Engineer
Don Gehman   Producer,Engineer
Dick Hodgin   Producer
Brad Merritt   Composer
Neil Osborne   Composer
Tim Sommer   Liner Notes
Mark Williams   Producer,Engineer
Darryl Neudorf   Composer
John Croslin   Composer
Jean Cronin   Art Direction
Darius Rucker   Composer
Dean Felber   Composer
Jim "Soni" Sonnefeld   Composer
Gary Bolton   Producer
Michael McLaughlin   Cover Photo,Back Cover Photo
Byron McKay   Engineer
Joan O'Neil   Tray Card

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