Mission Bell (Amos Lee album)

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Mission Bell
Studio album by Amos Lee
Released January 25, 2011
Genre Folk, neo soul
Label Blue Note
Producer Joey Burns
Amos Lee chronology
Last Days at the Lodge
(2008)
Mission Bell
(2011)
Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song
(2013)

Mission Bell is the fourth studio album by American musician Amos Lee, released on January 25, 2011. The album features Willie Nelson, Lucinda Williams, Sam Beam, Priscilla Ahn, Pieta Brown, James Gadson, and Calexico as guests on the album.[1] Joey Burns, of Calexico produced the album. Mission Bell debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with 40,000 copies sold in its first week, at the time the lowest ever total for a number-one album.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Amos Lee.

  1. El Camino - 4:02
  2. Windows Are Rolled Down - 3:57
  3. Violin (featuring Sam Beam) - 5:18
  4. Flower - 3:41
  5. Stay With Me (featuring Priscilla Ahn) - 3:13
  6. Out Of The Cold (featuring Pieta Brown) - 3:03
  7. Jesus (featuring James Gadson) - 3:21
  8. Hello Again - 4:09
  9. Learned A Lot - 4:30
  10. Cup Of Sorrow - 3:51
  11. Clear Blue Eyes (featuring Lucinda Williams) - 3:02
  12. Behind Me Now / El Camino Reprise (featuring Willie Nelson) - 9:10

Personnel[edit]

  • Amos Lee - vocal, guitar, fuzz guitar, vibraphone
  • Joey Burns - bass, guitar, backing vocal, keyboards, vibraphone
  • Jaron Olevsky - keyboards, percussion, backing vocal, bass, guitar, banjo
  • Greg Leisz - steel guitar, guitar, mandolin, dobro
  • John Convertino - drums, thunder drum
  • James Gadson - drums, tambourine, backing vocal
  • Jacob Valenzuela - trumpets
  • Craig Schumacher - synth bass, harmonica
  • Johnny O'Halloran - bowed saw
  • Brian Lopez - backing vocal
  • Sam Beam - backing vocal
  • Priscilla Ahn - backing vocal
  • Pieta Brown - backing vocal
  • Zach Djanikian - backing vocal
  • Mutlu Onaral - backing vocal
  • Lucinda Williams - vocal
  • Willie Nelson - vocal, nylon string guitar

Silver Thread Trio:

  • Gabrielle Pietrangelo - backing vocal
  • Laura Kepner-Adney - backing vocal
  • Caroline Isaacs - backing vocal

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[3] 1
US Billboard Top Rock Albums[4] 1

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