Joya (album)

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Studio album by Will Oldham
Released 27 October 1997
Genre Alt country
Length 40:29
Label Drag City
Will Oldham chronology
Arise Therefore
I See a Darkness
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Joya is the fifth album by Will Oldham, but the first (and only to date) album billed to his name, rather than the Palace or Bonnie 'Prince' Billy monikers. It was released in 1997 on Drag City. It also features Bob Arellano, Colin Gagon, and David Pajo.

Some copies of the album included a bonus disc entitled Little Joya (Drag City littleDC107), which was later reissued as a separate single in 1998 (Drag City DC107X).

In 2007, when the album became available for download through iTunes, the artist credit was changed to Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, with altered artwork reflecting the change.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Will Oldham.

  1. "O Let It Be"
  2. "Antagonism"
  3. "New Gypsy"
  4. "Under What Was Oppression"
  5. "The Gator"
  6. "Open Your Heart"
  7. "Rider"
  8. "Be Still and Know God (Don't Be Shy)"
  9. "Apocolypse, No!"
  10. "I Am Still What I Meant to Be"
  11. "Bolden Boke Boy"
  12. "Idea and Deed"

Little Joya (bonus disc)[edit]

  1. "Prologue"
  2. "Joya"
  3. "Exit Music (for a Dick)"