- Released: November 7, 2007
- Originally Released: 2007
- Label: American Beat
Rolling Stone - 6/13/96, pp.82-834 Stars
- Excellent - "...Wolf tackles R&B-drenched rockers and bluesy ballads with a vibrant facility. If anything, his singing seems to have grown richer and sultrier, often making him sound like a more earnest Mick Jagger..."
- 1.Long Line
- 2.Romeo Is Dead
- 4.Forty To One
- 5.Goodbye (Is All I'll Send Her)
- 6.Wastin' Time
- 7.Sky High
- 8.Two Loves
- 9.Break This Chain
- 10.Seventh Heaven
- 11.Starvin' To Death
- 12.Riverside Drive
Personnel: Peter Wolf (vocals, harmonica); Patty Barkus (vocals); Johnny A. (guitar); Stu Kimball (guitar, organ); Ducky Belliveau (pedal steel); Matt Leavenworth (fiddle); Ken Field (saxophone, flute); Brian Maes (keyboards, background vocals); Bob Tudor (keyboards); Doug Dube (organ); Tim Archibald (bass); David Stefanelli (drums, percussion); George Correia (congas, maracas); Charlie Farren, Beth A., Buck Taylor, Bird Taylor, Tom Soares, Brad Delp, Holly Palmer (background vocals).
Recorded at Longview Studios, North Brookfield, Massachusetts; Prophet Sound Studios, Stoughton, Massachusetts; Sound Techniques, Boston, Massachusetts.
Personnel: Peter Wolf (vocals, harmonica); Peter Wolf ; Patty Barkus, Patti Barkas (vocals, background vocals); Johnny A. (guitar, guitars, baritone guitar); Stuart Kimball (guitar, guitars, organ); Matt Leavenworth (fiddle); Ken Field (flute, saxophone); Doug Dube (organ); Bob Tudor (keyboards); Tim Archibald (electric bass); David Stefanelli, David Stefanelli (drums, percussion); Bird Taylor, Buck Taylor, Beth A., Holly Palmer, Tom Soares, Charlie Farren, Brad Delp (background vocals); Brian Maes (keyboards, background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Tom Soares; Phil Greene.
Recording information: Longview Studios, N. Brookfield, MA; Prophet Sound Studios, Stoughto; Sound Techniques, Boston, MA.
Illustrator: Peter Wolf .
Photographers: Johnny A.; Nancy Hodgins; David Seltzer.
This 1996 album marked a real turning point for singer Peter Wolf. Nearly 15 years after leaving the J. Geils Band, and over 10 since he'd charted any solo hits, he finally broke through to a new level. Freed from the restrictions of crafting high-velocity hit singles, LONG LINE is his most relaxed album to date. As he neared his 50th birthday, he found himself following in the path of the blues and R&B artists who inspired him--he got better as he got older. That's not to say Wolf doesn't deliver some stunning slices of glorious radio fare ("Goodbye [Is All I'll Send Her]" and "Break This Chain" being but two). Quietly propulsive grooves and ballads make this album a bold and bright signal that Peter Wolf is not to be ignored. Indeed, this album set the stage for his follow-up two years later, the masterful FOOL'S PARADE.