California Breed (album)

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California Breed
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Type Studio album
Artist California Breed
Release Date 19 May 2014 (Europe), 20 May 2014 (North America)
Recorded August - December 2013 at
Vintage King Nashville, Nashville, Tennessee.
Genre Hard rock, blues rock, rock
Language English
Label Frontiers Records
Catalogue FR CD, FR CDVD
Producer Dave Cobb
Engineer Vance Powell

California Breed is the debut eponymous studio album by English-American rock band California Breed. The album was released on 19 May 2014, and available in a variety of formats including compact disc, and digital download. A deluxe CD/DVD edition includes a bonus track of 'Solo', and a documentary with two video clips; 'The Way' and 'Sweet Tea'.[1]

The album has been received with positive reviews by music critics.

Track listing

CD Track Title Songwriters Duration
1 'The Way' Glenn Hughes, Andrew Watt, Jason Bonham 3:54
2 'Sweet Tea' Glenn Hughes, Andrew Watt, Jason Bonham 3:52
3 'Chemical Rain' Glenn Hughes, Andrew Watt, Jason Bonham 4:38
4 'Midnight Oil' Glenn Hughes, Andrew Watt, Jason Bonham 4:45
5 'All Falls Down' Glenn Hughes, Andrew Watt, Jason Bonham 5:07
6 'The Grey' Glenn Hughes, Andrew Watt, Jason Bonham 3:55
7 'Days They Come' Glenn Hughes, Andrew Watt, Jason Bonham 4:17
8 'Spit You Out' Glenn Hughes, Andrew Watt, Jason Bonham 3:38
9 'Strong' Glenn Hughes, Andrew Watt, Jason Bonham 4:26
10 'Invisible' Glenn Hughes, Andrew Watt, Jason Bonham 4:44
11 'Scars' Glenn Hughes, Andrew Watt, Jason Bonham 4:10
12 'Breathe' Glenn Hughes, Andrew Watt, Jason Bonham 4:17
13 'Solo' Glenn Hughes, Andrew Watt, Jason Bonham 4:48

Note:

  • ¶ Available as a bonus track.

Reviews

Reviewer Country Review Date Score
George Ward (Blues Rock Review)[2] United Kingdom Reviews April 2014 9.5/10
Pete Feenstra (Get Ready to Rock!)[3] United Kingdom Album Review April 2014 4/5
Mark Brandt (ThisIsNotAScene)[4] United Kingdom Album Reviews April 2014 9/10
Chris Kee (Powerplay)[5] United Kingdom Album Reviews May 2014 9/10
Carl Buxton (Fireworks)[6] United Kingdom Album Reviews May/June 2014 Positive
Max Bell (Classic Rock)[7] United Kingdom The Hard Stuff: Albums June 2014 8/10
Mark Blake (Q)[8] United Kingdom Album Reviews June 2014 4/5

Chart history

Album

Chart (2014) Peak position
US Billboard The 200 Albums Chart
UK Albums Chart[9] 16
UK Rock and Metal Albums Chart[10] 1
Dutch Albums Chart[11] 93

Credits

Personnel
  • Musicians:
    • Glenn Hughes - vocals, bass guitar
    • Andrew Watt - guitar, vocals
    • Jason Bonham - drums, percussion
    • Julian Lennon - vocals (tba)
  • Production:
    • Dave Cobb - producer
    • Vance Powell - engineer
    • Austyn Blaine Weiner - artwork

Release history

Country Date Label Format Catalogue Notes
Europe 19 May 2014 Frontiers Records CD FR CD
Europe 19 May 2014 Frontiers Records CD+DVD FR CDVD
Europe 19 May 2014 Frontiers Records Digital
North America 20 May 2014 Frontiers Records CD FR CD
North America 20 May 2014 Frontiers Records CD+DVD FR CDVD
North America 20 May 2014 Frontiers Records Digital

References

  1. DeRiso, Nick (4 March 2014). California Breed Debut Album Info. Ultimate Classic Rock. Loudwire Network. Retrieved on 12 April 2014.
  2. Ward, George (8 April 2014). California Breed: California Breed Review. Blues Rock Review. Retrieved on 28 April 2014.
  3. Feenstra, Pete (17 April 2014). California Breed – California Breed. Get Ready to Rock!. Retrieved on 28 April 2014.
  4. Brandt, Mark (24 April 2014). California Breed – California Breed. ThisIsNotAScene. Retrieved on 28 April 2014.
  5. Kee, Chris (May 2014). "California Breed – "California Breed"". Powerplay (164). ISSN 1474-287X. Retrieved on 28 April 2014.
  6. Buxton, Carl (May 2014). "California Breed – 'California Breed'". Fireworks (63): 52. Retrieved on 28 April 2014.
  7. Bell, Max (June 2014). "The Hard Stuff: Albums – California Breed". Classic Rock (197): 86. ISSN 1464-7834. Retrieved on 28 April 2014.
  8. Blake, Mark (June 2014). "California Breed – California Breed". Q (335). ISSN 0955-4955. Retrieved on 28 April 2014.
  9. Lane, Daniel (21 May 2014). Coldplay's Ghost Stories smashes through 100,000 sales in 48 hours. The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved on 23 May 2015.
  10. 2014 Top 40 Rock & Metal Albums Archive. The Official UK Charts Company (31 May 2014). Retrieved on 26 May 2015.
  11. Dutch Charts. hitparade.ch (24 May 2014). Retrieved on 26 May 2015.