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Rickie Lee Jones

Released on June 7, 2019 by The Other Side of Desire

Main artist: Rickie Lee Jones

Genre: Pop/Rock

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In a late-career twist, the "Chuck E.'s in Love" singer hones in on well-known pop-jazz and rock songs from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. She brilliantly upgrades Bad Company's self-referential track with a more literal interpretation of lyrics like "A destiny, oh it's the rising sun / I was born, a shotgun in my hands," stripping away the cock-rock veneer for a haunted desert breeze. Steve Miller's "Quicksilver Girl" becomes a shimmering lullabye in Jones' hands, while the cloying Skeeter Davis classic "End of the World" gets a moody, Randy Newman-esque makeover. At other moments — "My Father's Gun" by Elton John, "Lonely People" by America — the singer stays pretty true to the originals, just letting her voice pour over them like honey. One of Jones' neatest tricks is pulling away the ring-a-ding jokiness of two tracks made famous by Dean Martin ("Houston" and "You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You") and imbuing both with pure, sweet warmth. It can sound a little confused when consumed in one setting, but broken up for a cocktail-party playlist, it's pure pleasure. © Qobuz
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Album : 1 disk - 10 tracks Total length : 00:35:56

  1. 1 Bad Company

    Rickie Lee Jones, Producer, MainArtist - Micheal Dillion, Producer Copyright : (C) 2019 The Other Side of Desire marketed and distributed by Thirty Tigers (P) 2019 The Other Side of Desire marketed and distributed by Thirty Tigers

  2. 2 My Fathers Gun

    Rickie Lee Jones, Producer, MainArtist - Micheal Dillion, Producer Copyright : (C) 2019 The Other Side of Desire marketed and distributed by Thirty Tigers (P) 2019 The Other Side of Desire marketed and distributed by Thirty Tigers

  3. 3 Lonely People

    Rickie Lee Jones, Producer, MainArtist - Micheal Dillion, Producer Copyright : (C) 2019 The Other Side of Desire marketed and distributed by Thirty Tigers (P) 2019 The Other Side of Desire marketed and distributed by Thirty Tigers

  4. 4 Houston

    Rickie Lee Jones, Producer, MainArtist - Micheal Dillion, Producer Copyright : (C) 2019 The Other Side of Desire marketed and distributed by Thirty Tigers (P) 2019 The Other Side of Desire marketed and distributed by Thirty Tigers

  5. 5 You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You

    Rickie Lee Jones, Producer, MainArtist - Micheal Dillion, Producer Copyright : (C) 2019 The Other Side of Desire marketed and distributed by Thirty Tigers (P) 2019 The Other Side of Desire marketed and distributed by Thirty Tigers

  6. 6 Nagasaki

    Rickie Lee Jones, Producer, MainArtist - Micheal Dillion, Producer Copyright : (C) 2019 The Other Side of Desire marketed and distributed by Thirty Tigers (P) 2019 The Other Side of Desire marketed and distributed by Thirty Tigers

  7. 7 Mack the Knife

    Rickie Lee Jones, Producer, MainArtist - Micheal Dillion, Producer Copyright : (C) 2019 The Other Side of Desire marketed and distributed by Thirty Tigers (P) 2019 The Other Side of Desire marketed and distributed by Thirty Tigers

  8. 8 Quicksilver Girl

    Rickie Lee Jones, Producer, MainArtist - Micheal Dillion, Producer Copyright : (C) 2019 The Other Side of Desire marketed and distributed by Thirty Tigers (P) 2019 The Other Side of Desire marketed and distributed by Thirty Tigers

  9. 9 The End of the World

    Rickie Lee Jones, Producer, MainArtist - Micheal Dillion, Producer Copyright : (C) 2019 The Other Side of Desire marketed and distributed by Thirty Tigers (P) 2019 The Other Side of Desire marketed and distributed by Thirty Tigers

  10. 10 Cry

    Rickie Lee Jones, Producer, MainArtist - Micheal Dillion, Producer Copyright : (C) 2019 The Other Side of Desire marketed and distributed by Thirty Tigers (P) 2019 The Other Side of Desire marketed and distributed by Thirty Tigers

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  • In a late-career twist, the "Chuck E.'s in Love" singer hones in on well-known pop-jazz and rock songs from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. She brilliantly upgrades Bad Company's self-referential track with a more literal interpretation of lyrics like "A destiny, oh it's the rising sun / I was born, a shotgun in my hands," stripping away the cock-rock veneer for a haunted desert breeze. Steve Miller's "Quicksilver Girl" becomes a shimmering lullabye in Jones' hands, while the cloying Skeeter Davis classic "End of the World" gets a moody, Randy Newman-esque makeover. At other moments — "My Father's Gun" by Elton John, "Lonely People" by America — the singer stays pretty true to the originals, just letting her voice pour over them like honey. One of Jones' neatest tricks is pulling away the ring-a-ding jokiness of two tracks made famous by Dean Martin ("Houston" and "You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You") and imbuing both with pure, sweet warmth. It can sound a little confused when consumed in one setting, but broken up for a cocktail-party playlist, it's pure pleasure. © Qobuz

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