Hollywood Town Hall

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Hollywood Town Hall
Studio album by The Jayhawks
Released September 15, 1992
Recorded Hollywood Sound and Pachyderm Studio
Genre Country rock, alt-country
Length 42:36
Label American Recordings
Producer George Drakoulias
The Jayhawks chronology
Blue Earth
(1989)
Hollywood Town Hall
(1992)
Tomorrow the Green Grass
(1995)

Hollywood Town Hall is a 1992 album by country rock revivalists The Jayhawks. It peaked at #11 on the Billboard Heatseekers and #192 on the Billboard 200. The cover art for the album was shot in Hollywood Township, Carver County, Minnesota.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [2]
Robert Christgau (neither) [3]
Entertainment Weekly (A) [4]

In his review for Allmusic, critic Ned Raggett praised the album and called the album "one of the more unlikely major label releases of 1992" and "accessible enough for should-have-been success... but bowing to no trends."[2] Music critic Robert Christgau gave the album neither rating[3] while David Browne of Entertainment Weekly gave the album an A rating and wrote of the influences he found in the recording.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Mark Olson and Gary Louris except "Wichita" by Olson, Louris and Marc Perlman.

  1. "Waiting for the Sun" – 4:19
  2. "Crowded in the Wings" – 4:55
  3. "Clouds" – 4:51
  4. "Two Angels" – 4:04
  5. "Take Me with You (When You Go)" – 4:50
  6. "Sister Cry" – 4:08
  7. "Settled Down Like Rain" – 3:00
  8. "Wichita" – 5:26
  9. "Nevada, California" – 4:05
  10. "Martin's Song" – 2:58
  11. "Leave No Gold" – 5:46 (bonus track on European CD)

2011 expanded reissue track listing[edit]

All songs by Mark Olson and Gary Louris except "Wichita" by Olson, Louris and Marc Perlman.

  1. "Waiting for the Sun" – 4:19
  2. "Crowded in the Wings" – 4:56
  3. "Clouds" – 4:51
  4. "Two Angels" – 4:04
  5. "Take Me with You (When You Go)" – 4:50
  6. "Sister Cry" – 4:08
  7. "Settled Down Like Rain" – 3:00
  8. "Wichita" – 5:26
  9. "Nevada, California" – 4:05
  10. "Martin's Song" – 2:57
  11. "Leave No Gold" – 5:48 (previously commercially unavailable in the U.S.)
  12. "Keith And Quentin" – 2:37 (previously commercially unavailable in the U.S.)
  13. "Up Above My Head" – 2:36 (previously commercially unavailable in the U.S.)
  14. "Warm River" – 3:23 (previously unreleased)
  15. "Mother Trust You To Walk To The Store" – 3:53 (previously unreleased)

Personnel[edit]

  • Mark Olson – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica, vocals
  • Marc Perlman – bass
  • Ken Callahan – drums on "Two Angels" and "Martin's Song"[5]
  • Gary Louris – electric guitar, fuzz guitar, guitar, vocals

Additional musicians:

Production notes[edit]

  • George Drakoulias – producer
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering
  • Tom Herbers – engineer
  • Brian Jenkins – engineer
  • Brendan O'Brien – engineer
  • Jim Rondinelli – engineer
  • Dale Lavi – photographer
  • Joe Henry – liner notes
  • Martyn Atkins – art direction

References[edit]

  1. ^ Photos and history of front cover art. Retrieved September 26, 2011
  2. ^ a b Raggett, Ned. "Hollywood Town Hall > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Christgau, Robert. "Hollywood Town Hall > Review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Browne, David (September 1992). "Hollywood Town Hall > Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d Drakoulias, George (2011). Hollywood Town Hall (booklet). The Jayhawks. American Recordings. pp. 9–11. 88697 72731 2. 

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