The Doobie Brothers – Liberté
The Doobie Brothers – Liberté
The Doobie Brothers – Liberté
The Doobie Brothers – Liberté

The Doobie Brothers – Liberté

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Lead Vocals – Patrick Simmons (A2, A4-5, B2, B5), Tom Johnston (A1, A3, A6, B1, B3-4, B6)

Vocals – John McFee (A2)

Backing Vocals – John Cowan (A1-B1, B3-6), John McFee (A4, A6, B3, B5), John Shanks (A2, A4-B4, B6), Lucy Woodward (B6), Patrick Simmons (A2, A4-5, B2), Tom Johnston (A1, A3-4, B1-6)

Acoustic Guitar – John Shanks, Patrick Simmons (B2), Tom Johnston (A1)

Electric Guitar – John McFee (A4), John Shanks, Tom Johnston (A1, A3, B4)

Guitar – John McFee (B5), John Shanks (A6, B1, B3, B5), Patrick Simmons (A4, B5), Tom Johnston (A6, B1, B3)

Mandolin – John McFee (A6)

Banjo – John McFee (A6), Patrick Simmons (B5)

Bass – Bob Glaub (A4, A6, B3-6), John Shanks (A1, A3, A5, B1-2)

Clavinet – Jeff Babko (A1)

Dobro – John Shanks (A4)

Drum Programming – Bradley Giroux (B2), John Shanks (B4)

Drums – Victor Indrizzo

Guitar Banjo [Guitjo] – Patrick Simmons (B5)

Keyboards – Billy Payne (A5, B4, B6), John Shanks (A2, A4-B4, B6)

Organ – John Shanks (B3)

Organ [Hammond B3] – Billy Payne (A2, A4-B1, B3-6), Jeff Babko (A1, A3)

Organ [Wurlitzer] – Billy Payne (A4, B3), Jeff Babko (A1, A3)

Pedal Steel Guitar – John McFee (B3)

Percussion – John Shanks (B4), Victor Indrizzo (A1-5, B1-2, B4-6)

Piano – Billy Payne (A2, A4-B1, B3, B5-6), Jeff Babko (A3), John Shanks (A3-4)

Synth – Bill Payne (A3), Jeff Babko (A3), John Shanks (A3)

Strings arranged by Dan Keen (B6)

Written by John Shanks (all tracks), Tom Johnston (A1, A3, A6, B1, B3-4, B6), Patrick Simmons (A2, A4-5, B2, B5)


    1LP, standard sleeve

    Original analog Master tape : YES

    Heavy Press : unspecified

    Record color : Black

    Speed : 33RPM

    Size : 12'’



    Record Press : unspecified

    Label : Island Record

    Original label : Island Record

    Recorded at Multiview Studios, Los Angeles (A1, A3-B6) and Studio At The Palms, Las Vegas (A2).

    Engineered by Bradley Giroux, Keith Gretlein (A2, A4, A6, B1, B3, B5)

    Mixed at Mix LA, Tarzana, CA (A1-5, B2, B4, B6) and BrauerSound Studios, New York (A6, B1, B3, B5)

    Mixed by Chris Lord Alge (A1-5, B2, B4, B6), Michael H. Brauer (A6, B1, B3, B5)

    Produced by John Shanks

    Mastered by Joe LaPorta

    Originally released in October 2021 (as a CD)

    Reissued in June 2022 (first time as an LP)


    Tracks :

    Side A:

    1. Oh Mexico
    2. Better Days
    3. Don't Ya Mess with Me
    4. Cannonball
    5. Wherever We Go
    6. Easy

    Side B:

    1. The American Dream
    2. Shine Your Light
    3. We Are More Than Love
    4. Just Can't Do This Alone
    5. Good Thang
    6. Amen Old Friend

            Reviews :

            “Out on the road in the 2020s, the Doobie Brothers feature Michael McDonald, but when it comes time for the group to cut a record, the band whittles down to the trio of Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons, and John McFee. Naturally, this means Liberté -- the Doobies' first album of new original material since 2010's World Gone Crazy -- sounds closer to a refurbished version of Toulouse Street or The Captain and Me than Takin' It to the Streets; there's no funky soft rock or smooth blue-eyed soul, just a lot of straight-ahead rock & roll. While Liberté may be old-fashioned in its aesthetic, this trio of Doobies take pains to make the album sound contemporary, dressing it in glassy production, generously adding electronic rhythms, and vaguely addressing the turmoil in the modern world. All this flair may announce Liberté as a 2021 album, but the record works because the Doobies remain dedicated to the rocking boogie they've been playing for 50 years.” AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine


            AllMusic : 3 / 5 ; Discogs : 4.5 / 5

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