Rickie Lee Jones The Other Side of Desire 180g LP
First New Music from Jones in Over a Decade on 180g Vinyl!
Two-time Grammy winner Rickie Lee Jones exploded onto the pop scene with her
groundbreaking self-titled debut and has made a career of fearlessly
experimenting with her sound and persona over 15 critically acclaimed albums.
Her latest, The Other Side of Desire, was written, recorded and rooted in the
city of New Orleans, where Jones lives on the opposite side of the street made
famous by the Tennessee Williams play. Produced by John Porter (of Roxy Music)
and Mark Howard, Desire is the first new music Jones has written in over a
The Other Side of Desire could not have been written without the backdrop of New
Orleans; its river, trains, barroom ghosts and sudden bands all playing the same
song. "On this side, things are a little slower, friendlier, more
old-fashioned than the rest of the world," describes Rickie. "A little
poorer perhaps, and a bit more dangerous than it ought to be, but I love it
The opening track "Jimmy Choos" is classic Jones, a song designed to make us
feel better while telling the story of a well-dressed lady throwing pop bottles
off a rooftop. "I thought she might be a transvestite, but in the end it
didn't matter," adds Rickie. "Whomever is wearing those shoes, come out
tonight, someone loves you." The Cajun waltz "Valtz de Mon Pere (Lovers'
Oath)" is remembering what it's like to be 'the lover,' and the honky-tonk blues
"J'ai Connias Pas" is the tale of not getting picked up in a bar.
The hymn-like "Infinity" is Jones' belief that there is no beginning and no end,
and we are all riding waves of light. She describes "Feet on the Ground" as
"Gladys Knight Soul meets Abbey Road ballad in the alley for a dime bag."
"Christmas in New Orleans" is an amalgam of recent ballads Jones had written.
The song speaks for a generation and a time of great love: How could we explain
a time as crazy as ours / How would I explain a love / that fell down from the
stars / and burned a light into the dark / that was my life for a while.
"This work is inspired by many years of not writing anything and sitting with
all the events of my life until I had something to paint with," says Rickie.
"So now, no beret, no boyfriends, no badass bravado. I am badass. But who
cares…I have had many decades to live with fame, and I understand it now better
than I did when I was young. What I do not and do desire, and what I am able to
accept, and give. These things come to me now, the great tidings of age."
• 180g Vinyl
• Gatefold Jacket
• Includes a download of the LP and one bonus song
1. Jimmy Choos
2. Valtz de Mon Pere (Lovers' Oath)
3. J'ai Connais Pas
4. Blinded By the Hunt
1. I Wasn't Here
2. Christmas In New Orleans
4. Feet On the Ground
5. Finale; (A Spider In the Circus of The Falling Star)
|This is not like Her older music sort of like a Dreamscape not Rockin, the recording is good quality and well mastered. I am not sure what others will think it was strange...|