Through a Crooked Sun

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Through a Crooked Sun
Studio album by Rich Robinson

October 11, 2011 (US)

March 26, 2012 (UK/Europe)
Recorded 2011
Genre Blues rock, hard rock
Label Circle Sound, Thirty Tigers
Producer Rich Robinson
Rich Robinson chronology
Through a Crooked Sun
The Ceaseless Sight

Through a Crooked Sun is the second solo album from Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson. This album contains twelve studio tracks and features guest appearances by Warren Haynes, John Medeski, Karl Berger and Larry Campbell. [1] The UK edition was released on March 26, 2012. The title of the album was taken from Look Through My Window, a song from the EP Llama Blues.

Rich Robinson American rock musician

Richard Spencer Robinson is an American musician and founding member of the rock and roll band The Black Crowes. Along with older brother Chris Robinson, Rich formed the band in 1984 while the two were attending Walton High School in Marietta, Georgia. At age 15, Rich wrote the music to what would become one of the band’s first singles; "She Talks to Angels".

Warren Haynes American rock and blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter

Warren Haynes is an American musician, singer and songwriter. Haynes is best known for his work as longtime guitarist with the Allman Brothers Band and as founding member of the jam band Gov't Mule. Early in his career he was a guitarist for David Allan Coe and The Dickey Betts Band. Haynes also is known for his associations with the surviving members of the Grateful Dead, including touring with Phil Lesh and Friends and the Dead. In addition, Haynes founded and manages Evil Teen Records.

John Medeski American jazz keyboards player and composer

Anthony John Medeski is an American jazz keyboard player and composer. Medeski is a veteran of New York's 1990s avant-garde jazz scene and is known popularly as a member of Medeski Martin & Wood. He plays the acoustic piano and an eclectic array of keyboards, including the Hammond B3 organ, melodica, mellotron, clavinet, ARP String Ensemble, Wurlitzer electric piano, Moog Voyager Synthesizer, Wurlitzer 7300 Combo Organ, Vox Continental Baroque organ, and Yamaha CS-1 Synthesizer, among others. When playing acoustic piano, Medeski usually plays the Steinway piano and is listed as a Steinway Artist.


Track listing

  1. "Gone Away"
  2. "It's Not Easy"
  3. "Lost and Found"
  4. "I Don't Hear the Sound of You"
  5. "Hey Fear"
  6. "All Along the Way"
  7. "Follow You Forever"
  8. "Standing On the Surface of the Sun"
  9. "Bye Bye Baby"
  10. "Falling Again"
  11. "Station Man"
  12. "Fire Around"
  13. "By The Light of The Sunset Moon" (UK Edition bonus track, from the Llama Blues EP)
  14. "Look Through My Window" (UK Edition bonus track, from the Llama Blues EP)
  15. "Broken Stick Crown" (UK Edition bonus track, from the Llama Blues EP)
  16. "Run Run" (UK Edition bonus track, from the Llama Blues EP)

Bonus EP

At independent record stores and at live performances, Robinson made available a four-song EP entitled Llama Blues. Intended as a companion to the full-length album, Llama Blues featured blues-based tracks similar in sound to the full LP's final track, "Fire Around." [2] The EP was also available in MP3 format from some digital retailers, and the UK/European edition of Through A Crooked Sun included the songs as bonus tracks at the end of the album.


  1. "By The Light of The Sunset Moon"
  2. "Look Through My Window"
  3. "Broken Stick Crown"
  4. "Run Run"


"Gone Away":
Rich Robinson: guitars, vocals, bass
Joe Magistro: drums, percussion
Steve Molitz: keyboards

"It's Not Easy":
Rich Robinson: guitars, vocals, bass
Joe Magistro: drums, percussion
Steve Molitz: keyboards

"Lost and Found":
Rich Robinson: guitars, vocals, bass
Joe Magistro: drums, percussion
Steve Molitz: keyboards

"I Don't Hear the Sound of You":
Rich Robinson: guitars, vocals, bass, organ
Joe Magistro: drums, percussion
Steve Molitz: keyboards
Karl Berger: metallophone
John Lindberg: upright bass

"Hey Fear":
Rich Robinson: guitars, vocals, bass
Joe Magistro: drums, percussion
Steve Molitz: keyboards

"All Along the Way":
Rich Robinson: guitars, vocals
Joe Magistro: drums, percussion

"Follow You Forever":
Rich Robinson: guitars, vocals, bass, organ
Joe Magistro: drums, percussion
Karl Berger: piano

"Standing On the Surface of the Sun":
Rich Robinson: guitars, vocals, bass
Joe Magistro: drums, percussion
Steve Molitz: keyboards

"Bye Bye Baby":
Rich Robinson: guitars, vocals, bass
Joe Magistro: drums, percussion
Steve Molitz: keyboards
Warren Haynes: slide guitar, acoustic guitar
Larry Campbell: pedal steel
John Lindberg: upright bass

"Falling Again":
Rich Robinson: guitars, vocals, bass
Joe Magistro: drums, percussion
Steve Molitz: keyboards
Larry Campbell: pedal steel

"Station Man":
Rich Robinson: guitars, vocals, bass
Joe Magistro: drums, percussion
Steve Molitz: keyboards
John Medeski: keyboards
Dana Thompson: vocals

"Fire Around":
Rich Robinson: guitars, vocals, bass
Joe Magistro: drums, percussion
Steve Molitz: keyboards

Produced by: Rich Robinson
Engineered by: Chris Bittner
Mixed by: Chris Bittner and Mike Birnbaum
Mastered at Sterling Sound by: Chris Athens
Recorded and mixed at Applehead Studios

All songs written by: Rich Robinson, except "Station Man" written by: Danny Kirwan / Jeremy Spencer / John McVie. [3]

Danny Kirwan British musician

Daniel David Kirwan was a British musician whose greatest success came with his role as guitarist, singer and songwriter with the blues rock band Fleetwood Mac between 1968 and 1972. He released three albums as a solo artist from 1975 to 1979, recorded albums with Otis Spann, Chris Youlden, and Tramp, and worked with his former Fleetwood Mac colleagues Jeremy Spencer and Christine McVie on some of their solo projects.

Jeremy Spencer British musician

Jeremy Cedric Spencer is a British musician, best known as one of the guitarists in the original line-up of Fleetwood Mac. A member since Fleetwood Mac's inception in July 1967, he remained with the band until his abrupt departure in February 1971, when he joined a religious cult called the "Children of God", now known as "The Family International", with which he is still affiliated. After a pair of solo albums in the 1970s, he continued to tour as a musician, but did not release another album until 2006. Releasing further solo albums in 2012, 2014 and 2016, Spencer has also recorded as part of the folk trio Steetley.

John McVie British musician

John Graham McVie is a British bass guitarist, best known as a member of the rock bands John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers from 1964–1967 and Fleetwood Mac since 1967. His surname, combined with that of Mick Fleetwood, was the inspiration for the band's name. He joined Fleetwood Mac shortly after its formation by guitarist Peter Green in 1967, replacing temporary bass guitarist Bob Brunning. McVie and Fleetwood are the only two members of the group to appear on every Fleetwood Mac release, and for over forty years have been the group's only remaining original members.

Song notes

"Standing On the Surface of the Sun" featured a portion of an abandoned song found on a Black Crowes rehearsal tape for what would become the sessions for their 2001 album, Lions. "Station Man" was originally released by Fleetwood Mac on their album Kiln House (1970). It was the first of their post-Peter Green albums.

Fleetwood Mac British-American rock band

Fleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band, formed in London in 1967. They have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling bands. In 1998, select members of Fleetwood Mac were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.

<i>Kiln House</i> album by Fleetwood Mac

Kiln House is the fourth studio album by British blues rock band Fleetwood Mac, released on 18 September 1970 by Reprise Records. This is the first of the post-Peter Green Fleetwood Mac albums, and their last album to feature Jeremy Spencer. Christine McVie was present at the recording sessions and contributed backing vocals, keyboards and cover art, although she was not a full member of the band until shortly after the album's completion.

Peter Green (musician) British blues rock guitarist

Peter Green is a British blues rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. As the founder of Fleetwood Mac, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998. Green's songs, such as "Albatross", "Black Magic Woman", "Oh Well", "The Green Manalishi " and "Man of the World", appeared on the record charts, and several have been adapted by a variety of musicians.

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