I Had a New York Girlfriend

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I Had a New York Girlfriend
Studio album by Robert Forster
Released 1995
Recorded 1994, Sing Sing and Fortissimo studios, Melbourne, Australia
Genre Rock
Length 38:42
Label Beggars Banquet
Producer Robert Forster
Robert Forster chronology
Calling from a Country Phone
(1993)
I Had a New York Girlfriend
(1995)
Warm Nights
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

I Had a New York Girlfriend is the third album by Robert Forster. It consists of cover versions of twelve of his favourite songs and unlike his previous albums contains no original compositions.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Nature's Way" (Randy California) – 2:25
  2. "Broken Hearted People" (Guy Clark) – 3:47
  3. "Echo Beach" (Mark Gane) – 2:53
  4. "Tell Me That It Isn't True" (Bob Dylan) – 2:36
  5. "2541" (Grant Hart) – 3:46
  6. "Anytime" (Herbert "Happy" Lawson) – 3:55
Side two
  1. "Locked Away" (Steve Jordan, Keith Richards) – 3:27
  2. "Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)" (Neil Diamond) – 2:49
  3. "Alone" (Tom Kelly, Billy Steinberg) – 3:12
  4. "Bird" (Michael Hansonis) – 4:47
  5. "Frisco Depot" (Mickey Newbury) – 2:36
  6. "3 A.M." (Bill Anderson, Jerry Todd) – 2:29

Personnel[edit]

  • Robert Forster – guitar, vocals, handclaps
  • Suzy Ahearn – backing vocals
  • Gordy Blair – bass
  • Warren Ellis – violin
  • Dave Graney – growl
  • Mark C. Halstead – backing vocals
  • Mick Harvey – bass, guitar, backing vocals
  • Rod Hayward – guitar
  • Graham Lee – pedal steel, backing vocals
  • Clare Moore – drums, backing vocals, handclaps
  • Charlie Owen – guitar, dobro
  • Andy Parsons – backing vocals
  • Conway Savage – organ, piano, backing vocals, handclaps
  • Rob Snarski – backing vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ I Had a New York Girlfriend at AllMusic