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Cracked Rear View
Cracked Rear View
is the debut studio album by Hootie & the Blowfish, released on July 5, 1994 by Atlantic Records.[1] The album became extremely popular and remains one of the best-selling albums in history.

Contents

1 Recording 2 Reception 3 Track listing 4 Personnel 5 Charts 6 Awards 7 See also 8 References

Recording[edit] Don Gehman was chosen by A&R man Tim Sommer as a producer because of his previous work with John Mellencamp
John Mellencamp
and R.E.M..[3] Reception[edit]

Professional ratings

Review scores

Source Rating

AllMusic [1]

Christgau's Consumer Guide B[4]

Encyclopedia of Popular Music [5]

Rolling Stone [6]

The Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
Album
Album
Guide [7]

Cracked Rear View
Cracked Rear View
is Hootie & the Blowfish's most successful album. It was the highest-selling album of 1995, with 10.5 million shipments that year alone, eventually shipping 16 million copies to retailers by March 31, 1999. It is the joint 16th-best-selling album of all time in the United States.[8] Cracked Rear View
Cracked Rear View
reached number one on the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
five times over the course of 1995. The album also reached number one in Canada[9] and New Zealand.[10] Three million copies were sold through the Columbia House mail-order system.[11] Critical reviews of Cracked Rear View
Cracked Rear View
were mostly positive. The Allmusic review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Stephen Thomas Erlewine
gave it four and a half stars out of five, and said that it was "the success story of 1994/1995." He also said, "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."[1] Track listing[edit] All songs written by Mark Bryan, Dean Felber, Darius Rucker
Darius Rucker
and Jim "Soni" Sonefeld.

"Hannah Jane" – 3:33 "Hold My Hand" – 4:15 "Let Her Cry" – 5:08 "Only Wanna Be with You" – 3:46 "Running from an Angel" – 3:37 "I'm Goin' Home" – 4:11 "Drowning" – 5:01 "Time" – 4:53 "Look Away" – 2:38 "Not Even the Trees" – 4:37 "Goodbye" – 4:05

Includes hidden track "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" (Traditional) – 0:54

In 2001, the album was re-released on DVD-Audio
DVD-Audio
with the disc featuring a discography, photo gallery, and video of a live performance of "Drowning". Personnel[edit] Hootie & the Blowfish

Mark Bryan – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocal percussion, mandolin on "Only Wanna Be with You", piano on "Not Even the Trees", Dean Felber – bass guitar, clavinet, vocals, piano on "Only Wanna Be with You" Darius Rucker – vocals, acoustic guitar, percussion Jim "Soni" Sonefeld – drums, percussion, vocals, piano on "Look Away" and "Goodbye",[12] glasses on "Not Even the Trees"

Additional musicians

David Crosby – background vocals on "Hold My Hand" Lili Haydn – violin on "Look Away" and "Running from an Angel" John Nau – piano on "I'm Goin' Home", Hammond organ

Production

Jean Cronin – art direction Don Gehman – production, engineering, mixing Michael McLaughlin – photography Wade Norton – assistant engineering Gena Rankin – production coordination Eddy Schreyer – mastering Tim Sommer – artists and repertoire Liz Sroka – assistant mixing

Charts[edit] Album

Chart (1995) Peak position

Australia (ARIA)[13] 7

Canada
Canada
(RPM)[9] 1

Germany (Media Control)[14] 45

New Zealand
New Zealand
(RIANZ)[10] 1

Scotland (Official Charts Company)[15] 16

UK (Official Charts Company)[16] 12

US Billboard 200[17] 1

Decade-end charts

Chart (1990–1999) Position

US Billboard 200[18] 7

Awards[edit]

Year Winner Category

1996 "Let Her Cry" Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals

See also[edit]

Alternative rock
Alternative rock
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List of best-selling albums in the United States

References[edit]

^ a b c d Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Cracked Rear View – Hootie & the Blowfish". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved December 1, 2010.  ^ a b Cracked Rear View
Cracked Rear View
(CD liner). Hootie & the Blowfish. United States: Atlantic Records. 1994. 82613-2.  ^ Sommer, Tim (July 14, 2016). "My Life in the Bush of Hootie: How I Signed the Biggest Band of 1995". New York Observer. Jared Kushner.  ^ Christgau, Robert (2000). "Hootie and the Blowfish: Cracked Rear View". Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-24560-2. Archived from the original on July 29, 2013. Retrieved May 5, 2012.  ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th concise ed.). Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-85712-595-8.  ^ Evans, Paul (October 20, 1994). "Hootie & the Blowfish: Cracked Rear View". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on December 26, 2007. Retrieved May 5, 2012.  ^ Randall, Mac (2004). "Hootie & the Blowfish". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The New Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
Album
Album
Guide. Simon & Schuster. pp. 390–91. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.  ^ RIAA Top 100 Archived January 17, 2010, at WebCite ^ a b "RPM — Item Display : Top Albums/CDs — Volume 62, No. 3, August 21, 1995". Library and Archives Canada. March 31, 2004. Archived from the original (PHP) on February 2, 2014.  ^ a b " Cracked Rear View
Cracked Rear View
by Hootie & the Blowfish". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Archived from the original (ASP) on February 2, 2014. Retrieved December 28, 2010.  ^ Zaleski, Anne (June 9, 2015). "Four Columbia House
Columbia House
Insiders Explain the Shady Math Behind '8 CDs for a Penny'". The A.V. Club.  ^ Hootie & the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View
Cracked Rear View
@Discogs.com Retrieved 10-15-2017. ^ " Cracked Rear View
Cracked Rear View
by Hootie & the Blowfish". australian-charts. Hung Medien. Archived from the original (ASP) on February 20, 2014. Retrieved December 28, 2010.  ^ Steffen Hung. "Hootie & The Blowfish – Cracked Rear View". swisscharts.com. Archived from the original on July 29, 2013. Retrieved April 12, 2012.  ^ . Official Charts Company http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/scottish-albums-chart/19950312/40/. Retrieved 17 February 2013.  Missing or empty title= (help) ^ " Cracked Rear View
Cracked Rear View
by Hootie & the Blowfish". Chartstats. United Kingdom: The Official Charts Company. Archived from the original (PHP) on August 23, 2012. Retrieved December 28, 2010.  ^ "Hootie & the Blowfish — Billboard Albums". Allmusic. United States: Rovi Corporation. Retrieved December 1, 2010.  ^ Geoff Mayfield (December 25, 1999). 1999 The Year in Music Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade — The listing of Top Pop Albums of the '90s & Hot 100 Singles of the '90s. Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 

Preceded by Friday by various artists P•U•L•S•E by Pink Floyd Pocahontas by various artists E 1999 Eternal
E 1999 Eternal
by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony Dangerous Minds by various artists Billboard 200
Billboard 200
number-one album May 27 – June 23, 1995 July 1–7, 1995 July 29 – August 4, 1995 August 26 – September 1, 1995 September 30 – October 6, 1995 Succeeded by P•U•L•S•E by Pink Floyd HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I by Michael Jackson Dreaming of You by Selena Dangerous Minds by various artists Jagged Little Pill
Jagged Little Pill
by Alanis Morissette

v t e

Hootie & the Blowfish

Mark Bryan Dean Felber Darius Rucker Jim Sonefeld

Studio albums

Cracked Rear View Fairweather Johnson Musical Chairs Hootie & the Blowfish Looking for Lucky

Extended Play

Kootchypop

Other albums

Scattered, Smothered and Covered The Best of Hootie & the Blowfish: 1993–2003 Live in Charleston

Singles

"Hold My Hand" "Let Her Cry" "Only Wanna Be with You" "Time" "Drowning" "Hey, Hey, What Can I Do" "Old Man & Me (When I Get to Heaven)" "Tucker's Town" "Sad Caper" "I Go Blind" "I Will Wait" "Only Lonely" "Innocence" "Goodbye Girl" "One Love" "Get Out of My Mind"

v t e

Billboard Year-End number one albums

1956–1975

1956: Calypso – Harry Belafonte 1957: Music from My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady
– Original Cast 1958: Music from My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady
– Original Cast 1959: The Music from Peter Gunn
The Music from Peter Gunn
– Henry Mancini 1960: Music from The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music
– Original Cast 1961: Camelot – Original Cast 1962: West Side Story – Soundtrack 1963: West Side Story – Soundtrack 1964: Music from Hello, Dolly! – Original Cast 1965: Music from Mary Poppins – Soundtrack 1966: Whipped Cream & Other Delights – Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
& the Tijuana Brass 1967: More of the Monkees
More of the Monkees
– The Monkees 1968: Are You Experienced
Are You Experienced
– The Jimi Hendrix Experience 1969: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – Iron Butterfly 1970: Bridge over Troubled Water
Bridge over Troubled Water
– Simon & Garfunkel 1971: Jesus Christ Superstar – Soundtrack 1972: Harvest – Neil Young 1973: The World Is a Ghetto
The World Is a Ghetto
– War 1974: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
– Elton John 1975: Greatest Hits – Elton John

1976–2000

1976: Frampton Comes Alive!
Frampton Comes Alive!
– Peter Frampton 1977: Rumours – Fleetwood Mac 1978: Saturday Night Fever – Soundtrack 1979: 52nd Street – Billy Joel 1980: The Wall
The Wall
– Pink Floyd 1981: Hi Infidelity
Hi Infidelity
– REO Speedwagon 1982: Asia – Asia 1983: Thriller – Michael Jackson 1984: Thriller – Michael Jackson 1985: Born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
– Bruce Springsteen 1986: Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
– Whitney Houston 1987: Slippery When Wet
Slippery When Wet
– Bon Jovi 1988: Faith – George Michael 1989: Don't Be Cruel – Bobby Brown 1990: Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814
Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814
– Janet Jackson 1991: Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
– Mariah Carey 1992: Ropin' the Wind
Ropin' the Wind
– Garth Brooks 1993: The Bodyguard – Soundtrack 1994: The Sign – Ace of Base 1995: Cracked Rear View
Cracked Rear View
– Hootie & the Blowfish 1996: Jagged Little Pill
Jagged Little Pill
– Alanis Morissette 1997: Spice – Spice Girls 1998: Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture – James Horner 1999: Millennium – Backstreet Boys 2000: No Strings Attached – NSYNC

2001–present

2001: 1 – The Beatles 2002: The Eminem Show
The Eminem Show
– Eminem 2003: Get Rich or Die Tryin'
Get Rich or Die Tryin'
– 50 Cent 2004: Confessions – Usher 2005: The Massacre
The Massacre
– 50 Cent 2006: Some Hearts
Some Hearts
– Carrie Underwood 2007: Daughtry – Daughtry 2008: As I Am
As I Am
– Alicia Keys 2009: Fearless – Taylor Swift 2010: I Dreamed a Dream – Susan Boyle 2011: 21 – Adele 2012: 21 – Adele 2013: The 20/20 Experience
The 20/20 Experience
– Justin Timberlake 2014: Frozen – Soundtrack 2015: 1989 – Taylor Swift 2016: 25 – Adele 2017: Damn

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