In an interview for Exclaim!, Doucet commented on how the album compared with his previous album, Broken:
Broken was very much single-themed. It was a break-up record about broken hearts and wallowing in pity and self-despair. In comparison, this record is looser, thanks to the help of the band the White Falcon. Although they worked on the last record, this is three-and-a-half years later, where theyve actually become a band, rather than it being just me and the people I hire. I hope that comes across, because thats deliberate. It was deliberate to treat the process as one involving my band and friends as opposed to my employees.
The White Falcon is Rich Levesque, bass, John Dinsmore, six-string bass, Paul Brennan, drums and Doucet's wife Melissa McClelland, backing vocals. The name, "The White Falcon" refers to Doucet's reissue Gretsch White Falcon Guitar.
In promotion of "Blood's Too Rich", Doucet toured across Canada and the United States with Blue Rodeo, toured Europe with Oh Susanna and will tour Europe again this fall, followed by a Canadian tour supporting James Blunt.
All songs written by Doucet except as indicated.
"Long Haul Driver"
"Blood's Too Rich"
"The Lovecats" (Robert Smith)
"First Day (In the New Hometown)"
"Take You Home"
"Beacon on the Southpaw"
"Motorbike" (Luke Doucet/Mike Plume)
"It's Only Tuesday"
"The Day Rick Danko Died"
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