John Fogerty, "The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again"

Album Review
<p>Creative plural notwithstanding, <a href="">John Fogerty</a> was the Blue Ridge Rangers on his 1973 solo debut, adopting the fictitious band moniker as a means of swinging back at writer's block and <a href=""> Creedence Clearwater Revival</a>'s flameout-but not so much on the sequel, "The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again." For this warm set of 11 country-time covers (including a track from his 1986 album, "Eye of the Zombie"), Fogerty turns to his speed-dial list of superstars. He recruits <a href="">Bruce Springsteen</a> for a gallop through the <a href="">Everly Brothers</a>' "When Will I Be Loved?" and the <a href="">Eagles</a>' Don Henley and Timothy B. Schmit for <a href="">Ricky Nelson</a>'s age-appropriate "Garden Party." Elsewhere, Fogerty is accompanied by folks like <a href="">Buddy Miller</a> and <a href="">Kenny Aronoff</a>. Not surprisingly, Fogerty settles into his country surroundings with a self-assured grace, especially on <a href="">John Prine</a>'s melancholy "Paradise," Jerry Gillespie's "Heaven's Just a Sin Away" and even on <a href="">John Denver</a>'s "Back Home Again."</p>