Rickie Lee Jones - It's Like This


Label:

Analogue Productions

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
AAPP 51056
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200 Gram Vinyl Record


No. of Discs: 2
Note: 45 RPM

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"This lovely set of intimately arranged and meticulously recorded covers, originally issued in 2000, is precisely the kind of semi-obscure album in need of a quality all-analog reissue…The superbly natural sound produced by this record is what spending big bucks on an audio system is all about. Set the volume appropriately and Ms. Jones'll draw you into the studio for a personal song recital…This is one to savor." Music = 9/11; Sound = 10/11 – Michael Fremer, www.musicangle.com

"…this effort from 2000 shows Jones conjuring such magic with the material that she deserves as much attention for reworking standards as do Carly Simon or Linda Ronstadt. Kicking off with Steely Dan's 'Show Biz Kids,' and with appearances by Joe Jackson and Ben Folds, among the highpoints is the Beatles' 'For No One' that ranks as among the finest Beatles cover ever. And considering that they number in the tens of thousands, that's about as high as praise gets." Recording = 5/5; Performances = 5/5 Album of the Month – Ken Kessler, Hi-Fi News, April 2008

"The Rickie Lee Jones 45rpm is AWESOME UNREAL AMAZING!!! I have to get a backup copy. I'll play this one to death." – Danny Kaey, Positive-Feedback Online

Not since Billie Holiday has there been a vocalist who so completely transforms a song into her own. On It's Like This, eclectic folkie Rickie Lee Jones envelops standards, showtunes, '70s soul, and even slick jazz-rock, interpreting them with her familiar childlike, breathy shouts. In a very similar vein as 1991's Pop Pop, Jones pulls together a collection of diverse songs from throughout the 20th century and gives them a sparse, fragile spin, kind of like Diana Krall and Bjork sharing coffee at an all-night diner. Produced by Bruce Brody (who has also worked with Maria McKee and Bette Midler), this album is really a showcase for the dynamic vocalist - her voice pitching and yawing like a sloop far out at sea. Several notable artists scatter themselves unobtrusively throughout the album like Joe Jackson, Ben Folds, John Pizzarelli, and Taj Mahal; each lend a subtle bass line or harmony vocal, cautiously not stepping on any of Jones' delicate lines.

Originally released in 2000.

 



1. Show Biz Kids
2. Trouble Man
3. For No One
4. Smile
5. Low Spark of High Heeled Boys
6. On The Street Where You Live
7. I Can't Get Started
8. Up A Lazy River
9. Someone To Watch Over Me
10. Cycles
11. One Hand, One Heart

Customer Reviews (4.60 Stars) 5 person(s) rated this product.

nuff said!

posted on 10/28/2013
5 Stars
45 rpm version from analogue productions, nuff said.


RLJ Tells it Like This

posted on 08/05/2009
5 Stars
Reviewer: idos
Good recording overall, wonderful remastering. One of the best sounding Pop recordings I have heard but beware if "sensitive little ears" are around as some lyrics are certainly "R".


Great album, great sound

posted on 03/12/2009
5 Stars
Reviewer: Michael Quinlan
And RLJ is on top vocal form in these numbers. She displays her virtuosity using a wide range of material authored by other artists.


Great sounding record- But...

posted on 06/07/2008
3 Stars
Reviewer: Murray
Terrific recording. Production is first rate. Certainly an example for why people still have high-end analogue gear. It does though reveal Rickie's vocal limitations when she tries to sing with power. A little more of the subtle quirky phrasing she is known and loved for and a little less bellowing please.


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