Blue Rider is a classic Cris Williamson album and an all-time favorite of many, released originally in 1982. Featuring the title track, Blue Rider, (named after Kandinsky's art movement), an ode to Judy Collins (Lodestar), and Night Patrol, a probing aural landscape reflecting on the murder of John Lennon. Good friend Bonnie Raitt offers magical slide guitar and vocals. Williamson's compositions are full of nature imagery and childhood literary references newly transformed. One song references Peter Pan and another recalls the Wicked Witch's skywriting demand, 'Surrender Dorothy' from the film The Wizard of Oz. This album, timeless and imaginative and offering a crystal clear and dynamic production by Cris Williamson and Tret Fure, was recorded at Crystal Sound in Hollywood.