The Devil You Know is a collection of cover songs.
Producer: Ben Harper.
Released: 18 September 2012.
Label: Concord Records.
My thanks to Sheldon. Thank you for calling Ben. And all the musicians you called. And for coming to the studio every time I wanted to work. Your respect and thoughtfulness made me come over, but your engineering made me stay. You are truely old school my friend, doing whatever needs to be done to make the project whole.
Gratitude and affection to Ben Harper, who says I am his twin. twin, it has been a blessing for me, this spring, with you and Sheldon. sometimes you dont realize how beautiful you are until you see yourself reflected in the eyes of someone who sees how beautiful you are. And I think thats what this work has been like for me. I saw glimpses of color and shape sparking from you as you listened to me, and you reminded me to get out of myself and to honor and lift the spirit. comfort you, we all wept as we listened. the parched streets and the sweet smell of rain. the soft night, meeting the tired day and, one courageous, one kind, this light happens that make all the hours of the day worthwhile. a music and then i looked at you, and maybe i was the only one weeping. So carefully, now, and with love, Rickie Lee.
Dedicated to my daughter, and sent out to my friends, Kim, Susan, and villy wang. love you girls. dont ever change.
Rickie Lee Jones