The Ride (Los Lobos album)

The Ride is the 11th studio album by Los Lobos, released May 4, 2004 by Hollywood / Mammoth Records. It features numerous guest musicians, including Bobby Womack, Tom Waits, Rubén Blades, Dave Alvin, Richard Thompson, Elvis Costello, Mavis Staples, and Garth Hudson. The album contains new material and also new versions of earlier Los Lobos songs.[1]

The Ride
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 4, 2004
GenreChicano rock
Roots rock
ProducerLos Lobos
Los Lobos chronology
Good Morning Aztlán
The Ride
Ride This - The Covers EP
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Metacritic82/100 link
Review scores
Allmusic link
Rolling Stone link

Track listing

1."La Venganza de Los Pelados" (featuring Café Tacuba)David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez, Luís Torres4:51
2."Rita"Hidalgo, Pérez5:20
3."Is This All There Is?" (featuring Little Willy G.)Hidalgo, Pérez4:43
4."Charmed"Hidalgo, Pérez5:00
5."Somewhere in Time" (featuring Dave Alvin)Hidalgo, Pérez, Dave Alvin4:15
6."Wicked Rain" / "Across 110th Street" (featuring Bobby Womack)Cesar Rosas / Bobby Womack, J. J. Johnson8:14
7."Kitate" (featuring Tom Waits and Martha Gonzalez)Hidalgo, Pérez, Tom Waits3:29
8."Hurry Tomorrow"Rosas, Robert Hunter4:33
9."Ya Se Va" (featuring Rubén Blades)Hidalgo, Rosas, Rubén Blades4:54
10."Wreck of the Carlos Rey" (featuring Richard Thompson)Hidalgo, Pérez5:58
11."A Matter of Time" (featuring Elvis Costello)Hidalgo, Pérez2:55
12."Someday" (featuring Mavis Staples)Hidalgo, Pérez4:39
13."Chains of Love"Hidalgo, Pérez5:47


The specific contributions of the members of Los Lobos are not mentionedon the album, but this is the usual:

Additional musicians

Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.[2]

  • Los Lobos – producer
  • Robert Carranza – engineer, mixing
  • Seth McLain – engineer
  • Jeff Hooper – engineer
  • Tom Waits – engineer
  • Joe Ross – engineer
  • Mat Lejeune – engineer
  • Emmanuel de Real – engineer
  • Luis Román – engineer
  • Chris Holmes – mixing assistant
  • Robert Hadley – mastering
  • Louie Perez – art direction
  • Al Quattrocchi – art direction
  • Jeff Smith – art direction
  • Tornado Design – design, photography
  • Max Aguilera-Hellweg – photography

Billboard charts

The Billboard 20075


  1. Chris Morris Los Lobos: Dream in Blue 2015 -029274823X Page 139 "Relaxed and brimming with warmth and a real sense of fun, The Ride was the most direct and purely entertaining music from Los Lobos since the band's earliest Slash recordings. Much of the album's charm emanates from the Lobos' ..
  2. The Ride on Discogs. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
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