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BALM IN GILEAD

2009
Rickie Lee Jones - BALM IN GILEAD, album Cover
Rickie Lee Jones
Rickie Lee Jones
Rickie Lee Jones
Rickie Lee Jones
Rickie Lee Jones
Rickie Lee Jones
Rickie Lee Jones
Rickie Lee Jones
Rickie Lee Jones

Track List

1. Wild Girl

written by Rickie Lee Jones

2. Old Enough*

written by Rickie Lee Jones / David Kalish

Featuring Ben Harper

3. Remember Me*

written by Rickie Lee Jones

Featuring Vic Chesnutt: Vocal
Featuring Alison Krauss: Violin

4. The Moon Is Made Of Gold

written by Richard Loris Jones

5.  His Jeweled Floor

written by Rickie Lee Jones

Featuring Vic Chesnutt and Victoria Williams: Vocal

6. Eucalyptus Trail*

written by Rickie Lee Jones

7.  The Blue Ghazel

written by Rickie Lee Jones

[Instrumental]

length: 4:51 minutes
Rickie Lee Jones: Electric Guitar, Keyboard
Joel Guzman: Organ
Reggie McBride: Bass
Paulie Cerra: Sax
Charlie Paxson: Drums

8. The Gospel of Carlos, Norman and Smith**

written by Rickie Lee Jones / David Kalish

Featuring Chris Joyner: Vocal

9. BONFIRES

written by Rickie Lee Jones

10. Bayless St.*

written by Rickie Lee Jones / David Kalish

released: November 3, 2009

Produced by Rickie Lee Jones
* Co-Produced with David Kalish 
** Co-Produced with Sheldon Gomberg
Mixed by Rob Schnapf at MANT studios, Los Angeles CA and Kingsize Sound, Los Angeles CA
Mastered by Alan Yoshida at Ocean Way Recording, Hollywood, CA

Engineered by Sheldon Gomberg, Barrie Macguire, Chris Testa, Mark Johnson and David Kalish
Second Engineers: Jesse Honig, Mike Poole, John Keane, Jason Wormer and Jeff Halbert

Photography: Rickie Lee Jones (family photos courtesy of Rickie Lee Jones)
Art Direction: Larissa Collins 
Design: Rickie Lee Jones and Larissa Collins

Lyrics by Rickie Lee Jones (except "Moon Is Made Of Gold"
Rickie Lee Jones" publishing is Structurally Sound/Duck Kill Duck Music (Rickie Lee Jones) (ASCAP) 
David Kalish"s publishing is David Kalish Publishing c/o Bughouse (ASCAP)
"The Moon Is Made Of Gold" is published by Jean M. Jones Publishing (ASCAP)

Ben Harper: Slide Guitar
Vic Chesnutt: vocal 
Alison Krauss: Violin
Sebastian Steinberg: Bass 
Tom Evans: Saxophone, Flute 
Brian Swartz: Trumpet, Trumpet Horns 
Jon Brion: Guitar, Baritone Guitar, Bass, Harmonics 
David Kalish: Bass, Guitars, Piano, Dobro, Hammond B-3 
Pete Thomas: Drums 
Arno McCuller: Backing Vocal 
Reggie McBride: Bass
Barrie Maguire: Octave Guitar
Joel Guzman: Accordion, Organ
Charlie Paxson: Drums
John Reynolds: Lead Guitar, Whistler 
Sebastian Steinberg: Upright Bass
Bill Frisell: Guitar 
Tony Scherr: Bass 
Kenny Wollesen: Drums 
Chris Joyner: Electric Piano and Vocal
Paulie Cerra: Sax
Grey DeLisle: Autoharp
Danny Frankel: Body Slapping, Tambourine
John Doan: Harp Guitar 
Craig Eastman: Violin, Mandolin 
Ed Maxwell: Bass

"Jones’ best record in a decade" -- UNCUT

"Balm in Gilead may be the strongest record of the second half of her career." -- The New Yorker

"One of the most intriguing, idiosyncratic vocalists of our time" -- USA Today

"Rickie Lee Jones still sounds utterly unique. Switching effortlessly between jazzy strums, punchy R&B, waltzing country and gauzy Daniel Lanois-like atmospherics on centerpiece "On His Jeweled Floor," Balm in Gilead adds up to a very classy showcase" -- Q Magazine

"The material radiates with well-worn intimacy" -- Mojo

"An American original, Rickie Lee Jones has that rare ability to transfix the listener with her intensely personal songs while fearlessly blazing a trail through the worlds of folk, rock and pop. Her latest studio effort, Balm in Gilead is one of her most accessible recordings in years, yet it still showcases her innate sense of musical adventure...Genius." -- Detroit Free Press

"Thirty years since her astonishing Chuck E’s in Love debut, Rickie Lee remains a singular talent who gets a chance to fully flourish here with songs of innocence and experience. She wrote most of them over the past 20 years – sometimes good things take time to mature."–- Daily Mirror (UK)

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