The Rising

Lead Guitar, Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Baritone Guitar, Harmonica

Keyboards, Piano, Mellotron, Kurzweil, Pump Organ, Korg M1, Crumar

Saxophone, Background Vocals

B3 Organ, Vox Continental, Farfisa

Electric Guitar, Dobro, Slide Guitar, Banjo, Background Vocals



Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Mandolin


Additional Musicians:
Soozie Tyrell - Violin on "Worlds Apart"; Violin, background vocals on "Lonesome Day," "Into The Fire," "Waitin' On A Sunny Day," "Let's Be Friends (Skin To Skin)," "The Fuse," "Mary's Place," "You're Missing," "The Rising," "My City Of Ruins"
Brendan O'Brien - Hurdy gurdy, glockenspiel on "Into The Fire"; glockenspiel, orchestra bells on "Waitin' On A Sunny Day"; hurdy gurdy on "Empty Sky"
Larry Lemaster - Cello on "Lonesome Day," "You're Missing"
Jere Flint - Cello on "Lonesome Day," "You're Missing"
Jane Scarpantoni - Cello on "Into The Fire," "Mary's Place," "The Rising," "My City Of Ruins"

Nashville String Machine
Carl Gorodetzky (contractor/concert master), Pam Sixfin, Lee Larrison, Conni Ellisor, Alan Umstead, Dave Davidson, Mary Kathryn Vanosdale, David Angell - Violins; Kris Wilkinson, Gary Vanosdale, Jim Grosjean, Monisa Angell - Viola; Bob Mason, Carol Rabinowitz, Julie Tanner, Lynn Peithman - Celli; Strings arranged & conducted by Ricky Keller on "Countin' On A Miracle," "You're Missing"

Asif Ali Khan and Group
Asif Ali Khan (Lead singer), Manzoor Hussain Shibli, Sarfraz Hussain, Raza Hussain, Imtiaz Shibli, Shahnawaz Hussain Khan, Bakhat Fayyaz Hussain, Omerdraz Hussain Aftab, Karamat Ali Asad (Harmonium player), Haji Nazir Afridi (Tabla player), Waheed Hussain Mumtaz; Special Vocal Guests on "Worlds Apart"

Alliance Singers
Corinda Carford (also contractor), Tiffeny Andrews, Michelle Moore (choir solo), Antionette Moore, Antonio Lawrence, Jesse Moorer; Choir on "Let's Be Friends (Skin To Skin)," "Mary's Place"

Horn Section on "Mary's Place"
Mark Pender - Trumpet; Mike Spengler - Trumpet; Rich Rosenberg - Trombone; Jerry Vivino - Tenor sax; Ed Manion - Baritone sax

Produced and Mixed by Brendan O'Brien
Recorded by Nick Didia
Second Engineer: Karl Egsieker (except where noted)
Additional Engineering by Billy Bowers

Recorded and Mixed at Southern Tracks Recording, Atlanta, GA

Additional Recording and original track on "Let's Be Friends (Skin To Skin)" by Toby Scott at Thrill Hill Studios, New Jersey
"Worlds Apart" & "My City Of Ruins" Mixed at Silent Sound studios, Atlanta, GA
Strings Recorded for "Countin' On A Miracle" at The Sound Kitchen Recording Studios, Franklin, TN; Second Engineer; Melissa Mattey
Brendan O'Brien Project Coordinators: Mala Sharma, Erin Haley, Katie Fendley
Bruce Springsteen Project Coordinators: Terry Magovern, Kevin Buell
Jon Landau Management Project Coordinator: Alison Oscar

Chuck Plotkin Recorded Asif Ali Khan and Group on "Worlds Apart" at Hensen Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA; Engineered by Dave Reed; Second Engineer: Bryan Humphrey

Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering and DVD, Portland, ME; Digital Editing by Laurie Flannery

Jon Landau Management:
Jon Landau, Barbara Carr, Jan Stabile, Alison Oscar, Tammy McGurk

Art Direction: Chris Austopchuk and Dave Bett
Design: Dave Bett and Michelle Holme
Photography: Danny Clinch

I'd like to thank Brendan O'Brien for his endless creativity and inspiration, Jon Landau for his continued friendship and guidance, Barbara Carr . . . what would we do without you?!, Don Ienner for his great ideas - like Brendan O'Brien,Toby Scott for all his hard work and dedication on our pre-production, Charlie Plotkin for 20 years of comradeship and soul, Bob Ludwig for his ears and himself and the E Street Band for as always . . .rock'n' the house.

Thanks and love to Patti for making it all possible.

Thanks to my dedicated sidekick Mister Terry Magovern and my friend and "guitar man" Kevin Buell.

Special thanks to Nick, Karl, Billy, Mike (nice chairs) and everyone at Southern Tracks Studios. Thanks to the men and women of Columbia Records and Sony Music around the world for their friendship, support, and commitment over the years.

Love to Evan, Jessie and Sam.