Includes CD of Entire Album! Gatefold Jacket!
The much anticipated fifth album by John Mayer was delayed due to throat surgery. The record was largely finished before he had recovered enough to finish recording vocals. The singer/songwriter recently told Rolling Stone "I think it's gonna be more organic, more natural lyrics and chords and artful simplicity."
Born and Raised was produced by John Mayer with Don Was who worked on albums for acts such as the Rolling Stones, B.B. King, and Bonnie Raitt. Rock legends David Crosby and Graham Nash provide vocals on the title song, "Born and Raised". Musicians joining Mayer on the album and on the road include highly-regarded keyboardist/pianist Chuck Leavall, best known for his work with the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and the Allman Brothers Band - as well as previous collaborators Sean Hurley on bass and Aaron Sterling on drums. The first single "Shadow Days" features Mayer on steel-lap guitar.
Mayer's previous albums - Room For Squares, Heavier Things, Continuum, and Battle Studies - have sold more than 12 million copies combined. He has been honored with seven Grammy Awards and an additional 11 nominations. He has also been included in Time Magazine's annual Time 100 list of the most influential contemporary thinkers, leaders, artists and entertainers, and twice been featured on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine's annual "Guitar" issue.
Includes CD of Entire Album
1. Queen of California
2. The Age of Worry
3. Shadow Days
4. Speak For Me
5. Something Like Olivia
6. Born and Raised
1. If I Ever Get Around to Living
2. Love Is A Verb
3. Walt Grace's Submarine Test, January 1967
4. Whiskey, Whiskey, Whiskey
5. A Face To Call Home
6. Born and Raised (reprise)