Artist: Paul Rodgers | Album: The Royal Sessions (Unofficial Release) | Released: 2014 | Label: Pie Records | Catalog #: FTN17975 | Genre: Rock, Blues, Blues Rock | Country: England / Canada | Duration: 00:51:22
The Royal Sessions is a studio album by Paul Rodgers of Free and Bad Company fame. Released on 4 February 2014, it consists of ten covers of blues, rhythm & blues and soul songs recorded at Royal Studios in Memphis, Tennessee with local musicians and produced by Perry A. Margouleff. Rodgers chose songs for the album that inspired him in his youth.
Rodgers announced before the album's release that he would be donating all proceeds from it to the Stax Music Academy, an after-school music programme in Memphis, stating that he wanted to "pay the proceeds to the people who gave us this music".
The album entered the Billboard Blues Albums Chart at number 1, and entered the Billboard 200 at number 81.
01. I Thank You
02. Down Don't Bother Me
03. I Can't Stand the Rain
04. I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)
05. That's How Strong My Love Is
06. Walk on By
07. Any Ole Way
08. It's Growing
09. Born Under a Bad Sign
10. I've Got Dreams to Remember
12. Walk in My Shadow
13. Wonderful World