Girl at Her Volcano

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Girl at Her Volcano
EP by Rickie Lee Jones
Released 1983
Recorded 1978-1983
December 4, 1978 - March 8, 1983
Genre Alternative
Length LP/Cassette: 22:58; CD: 28:33
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Rickie Lee Jones
Rickie Lee Jones chronology
Pirates
(1981)
Girl at Her Volcano
(1983)
The Magazine
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Girl at Her Volcano is an EP and the third release by musician Rickie Lee Jones.

Overview[edit]

After touring through much of 1982 following the release of Pirates, Rickie Lee Jones released the Girl at Her Volcano EP. It contains three live recordings, a few new studio ones and recordings left over from earlier studio sessions.

"Something Cool (Live)" was not included on the original vinyl EP release and was originally from a cassette tape recording. Earlier recordings of this song can be found on June Christy's 1955 album Something Cool, and Julie London's 1960's After Midnight.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Lush Life" (Live) (Billy Strayhorn) 5:29 - Recorded at Perkins Palace, Pasadena, CA, 4-17-82 - Michael Ruff (piano), Reggie McBride (bass), Tony Braunagel (drums)
  2. "Letter from the 9th Ward/Walk Away Rene" (Rickie Lee Jones, Michael Brown/Tony Sansone, Bob Calilli) – 4:28 - Recorded March 1, 1983 - Michael Fisher (percussion), Michael Ruff, Michael Boddicker and Rickie Lee Jones (synthesizers), Reggie McBride (bass)
  3. "Hey Bub" (Rickie Lee Jones) – 2:20 - Recorded January 20, 1983 - Michael Boddicker, Rickie Lee Jones (synthesizers). This was the first song written for Pirates, 9-79
  4. "My Funny Valentine" (Live) (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 3:51 - Recorded at The Roxy, L.A., April 18, 1982 - Michael Ruff (piano)
  5. "Under the Boardwalk" (Kenny Young, Arthur Resnick) – 3:23 - Recorded March 8, 1983 - Victor Feldman (percussion, marimba), Lenny Castro (congas, triple scale); Leslie Smith, Michael Ruff, Arno Lucas, Sal Bernardi (vocals)
  6. "Rainbow Sleeves" (Tom Waits) – 3:41 - Recorded December 4, 1978 - Randy Kerber (piano), strings arranged by Johnny Mandel
  7. "So Long" (Rickie Lee Jones) – 2:06 - Neil Larsen (Fender Rhodes), Mike Ruff (vocals), Earle Dumler (oboe)
  8. "Something Cool" (Live) (Bill Barnes) – 3:49 [Bonus track only on CD release] - Recorded on cassette at Theater Carre, Amsterdam, September 3, 1979 - Neil Larsen, Lyle Mays (keyboards), Lenny Castro (percussion)

Personnel[edit]

Studio Rhythm Section:

Horns:

  • Chuck Findley -trumpet
  • Larry Williams - tenor saxophone
  • Earle Dumler - oboe

Strings:

  • Eddie Karan - conductor
  • Harry Bluestone - concertmaster
  • Frank DeCaro - string contractor
  • Nick DeCaro - strings and horn arrangements (except "Rainbow Sleeves")

Recording notes[edit]

  • Engineered and mixed by Mark Linettat Warner Bros. Recording Studios (Amigo) using 3M Digital System
  • Second engineers: Margaret Gwynne, Ken Tract
  • "So Long" and "Rainbow Sleeves" were originally recorded by Lee Herschberg
  • Production Assistance: JoAnn Tominaga, Annie Streer, Mark Linett, Steve Baker, Karen Appere, Liz Rosenberg.
  • Mobile Recording facilities "courtesy" Record Plant
  • Additional Recording at Jennifudy Studios, L.A.
  • Digitally Mastered by Bobby Hata at Warner Bros. Recording Studios
  • Cover drawing by Rickie Lee Jones
  • Back cover photography by Craig Dietz
  • Album design Rickie Lee Jones and Jeri McManus
  • Champion to the Teninch Protagonist: Bob Regehr
  • Here is "Valentine," to my father, memories hurling these songs under her volcano

References[edit]

Liner notes from Japanese CD release WPCP-3710

External links[edit]