Come to Where I'm From

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Come to Where I'm From
Studio album by Joseph Arthur
Released April 11, 2000
Recorded Sound City, Sunset Sound
Genre Alternative rock
Length 56:04
Label Real World Records
Virgin Records
Producer T-Bone Burnett, Rick Will, Tchad Blake, Joseph Arthur
Joseph Arthur chronology
Vacancy (EP)
(1999)
Come to Where I'm From
(2000)
Junkyard Hearts EPs
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
EW.com (9.1/10)
Mojo 4/5 stars
The A.V. Club/The Onion 3/5 stars
Pitchfork Media (7.4/10) link
Wall of Sound 3/5 stars

Come to Where I'm From is the second official studio album by Joseph Arthur released by Real World Records on April 11, 2000. The album was co-produced by T-Bone Burnett, and features the singles "Chemical" and "In the Sun."

I wanted to get the songs down in a way that was true to them and true to myself. I really wanted them to have humanity in them. I wanted an element of a gamble in it. I think too much music sounds too contained. I wanted it to sound like it could go out of control at any minute. I didn't want it produced to death. – Joseph Arthur[1]

Real World Records reissued the album in July 2012, as a part of their Real World Gold series.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Joseph Arthur

No. Title Length
1. "In the Sun"   5:36
2. "Ashes Everywhere"   4:51
3. "Chemical"   4:11
4. "History"   5:40
5. "Invisible Hands"   5:14
6. "Cockroach"   3:02
7. "Exhausted"   4:46
8. "Eyes on My Back"   4:03
9. "Tattoo"   4:10
10. "The Real You"   5:27
11. "Creation or a Stain"   4:34
12. "Speed of Light"   4:30

Singles[edit]

In the UK, there were two singles released from the album:

Rusty Water[edit]

On March 11, 1999, a promo CD titled Rusty Water was released via Virgin Records. The CD featured 13 tracks, most of which would later be re-recorded, edited, and remixed to become Come to Where I'm From. As this was not the official finalized release, few promos were made.

  1. "Crawlin' on Bones" (a.k.a. "Cockroach") – 3:04
  2. "In the Sun" (Early Version) – 5:24
  3. "Exhausted" (Early Version) – 4:03
  4. "History" – 5:37
  5. "Chemical" – 4:06
  6. "Cocaine Blind" – 3:17
  7. "Freeze You Out" – 4:30
  8. "Tattoo" – 4:07
  9. "Eyes on My Back" – 4:12
  10. "In the Distance" – 3:24
  11. "California" – 4:14
  12. "Otherside" – 3:16
  13. "Invisible Hands" – 5:26

The songs "Cocaine Blind" and "Otherside" (later renamed "The Other Side") appeared as B-sides to the "In the Sun" single. "California," "Freeze You Out," and "In the Distance" have not been released or re-recorded since this promo was issued.

Artists[edit]

  • Joseph Arthur: guitar and vocals on all tracks.
  • Carla Azar: drums on tracks 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12; background vocals on track 6; shaker (percussion) on track 8.
  • T-Bone Burnett: piano on track 6.
  • Markus Dravs: programming on track 4.
  • "Eugene": "Fuzzheart" on track 11.
  • Ben Findlay: acoustic guitar on track 4.
  • Nadia Lanman: cello on track 1.
  • Jim Keltner: drums on track 5.
  • "Stella": background vocals on track 1.
  • Rick Will: "explosions" on track 5; synthesizer on tracks 7 and 9.

Credits[edit]

  • All songs by Joseph Arthur.
  • Produced by T-Bone Burnett, Joseph Arthur and Rick Will, except:
    • Tracks 1, 5 and 12 produced by Tchad Blake.
  • Mixed by Rick Will.
  • Engineered by Rick Will.
  • Additional engineering by Ben Findlay.
  • Assistant Engineering by Nick Raskulinecz and Kevin Dean Marek.
  • Recorded at Sound City, Sunset Sound and Real World Studios.
  • Mastered by Stephen Marcussen at A&M Mastering.
  • Album cover drawings and paintings by Davies.
  • Booklet photography by Anton Corbijn.
  • Art direction and design by Zachary James Larner with Joseph Arthur at Bombshelter NYC.
  • Dedicated to the memory of Joseph Leon.

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