Rickie Lee Jones Rickie Lee Jones Numbered Limited Edition Hybrid Stereo SACD
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Rickie Lee Jones Self-Titled Album on Numbered Limited Edition Hybrid SACD from Mobile Fidelity!
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes!
Rickie Lee Jones' Hip, Jazzy Debut as Fresh Today As It Was in 1979
Music Combines Finger-Snapping Style, Beret-Wearing Artfulness, Bohemian Pop
Know-How: Rickie Lee Jones' Double-Platinum Album Includes Top 10 Hit "Chuck E's
Rickie Lee Jones was hip before hipsters came of age. Wearing a beret, exuding
supreme cool, and visually demarcating herself as a member of a bohemian
underground, her image on the cover of her self-titled debut says as much about
the singer-songwriter as it does the music within the grooves. Uninterested in
coloring within the lines, Jones steps out, a dreamer in the post-punk age, an
adventurous drifter seemingly deaf to the noisiness of her era. No wonder the
work remains one of the most impressive opening salvos in history.
Jones' double-platinum 1979 smash has been mastered from the original master
tapes for an audiophile quality digital version of this long-adored masterpiece.
Always prized by audiophiles for its sonics, the record benefits from
enhancements in dynamics, imaging, soundstaging, and frequency extension. Jones'
singular, jazzy vocals – straddling territory between youthful surprise,
street-smart sharp, and grown-up seriousness – take on lifelike qualities to the
extent you can hear into her lungs.
Emerging from a quiet Los Angeles scene that also laid claim to Tom Waits, a
former love interest, Jones reflects an undiminished capacity for fusing folk,
R&B, pop, jazz, and scatted word poetry on an effort that matches the
flexibility and elasticity of the artist's creative approach. As if playing
games of hide and seek, Jones often dances around conventional syllabic phrases,
using her delivery to stretch language and vowels, turning in diction that's at
once gorgeous and enterprising. She taps into a subtlety of texture and ambience
well beyond her then 23-year-old age, inserting sly humor when apt, and never
shying away from raw emotion.
Renowned for the Top 10 hit "Chuck E's In Love," Rickie Lee Jones overflows with
finger-snapping be-bop accents, funky cabaret melodies, bluesy bridges, soothing
balladry, and even Westernized fills. Subdued complexities flavor the
arrangements, expressly tailored for Jones' portrait-rich storytelling and
character-driven narratives. Such diversity is on display on the metaphorical
heartache of "Last Chance Texaco," reflective "Company," and corner-hangout
musings of "Danny's All-Star Joint." Throughout, intricate guitar lines give
listeners further reason to concentrate on the tunes. This one is simply a
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on
most conventional CD Players!
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• Mastered From Original Master Tapes
1. Chuck E's In Love
2. On Saturday Afternoon in 1963
3. Night Train
4. Young Blood
5. Easy Money
6. Last Chance Texaco
7. Danny's All-Star Joint
9. Weasel and the White Boys Cool
11. After Hours