New Arrangement

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New Arrangement
Studio album by Jackie DeShannon
Released September 1975
Genre Folk, country, pop, rock
Length 52:59
Label Columbia
Producer Michael Stewart
Jackie DeShannon chronology
Your Baby Is a Lady
(1974)
New Arrangement
(1975)
The Very Best of Jackie DeShannon (compilation)
(1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

New Arrangement is an album by Jackie DeShannon, released by Columbia Records (PC 33500) in 1975. It contains the first recording of "Bette Davis Eyes", written by Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon in 1974 and covered by Kim Carnes in the album Mistaken Identity (1981). Another song, "Boat to Sail," that features Brian Wilson and then-wife Marilyn singing backing vocals, was covered by The Carpenters in their 1976 album A Kind of Hush. Robert Christgau wrote about New Arrangement: "As an American songwriter who has escaped the confessional mode, and as a woman who can sing about subjects other than men, DeShannon exemplifies several healthy trends. The main thing this well-made record reveals, however, is an intelligent professionalism that matters about as much as a surge in enrollment in creative writing classes or women's liberation for female executives."[2]

Track listing:[1][edit]

  1. "Let the Sailors Dance" (Randy Edelman, J. DeShannon)- 4:00
  2. "Boat to Sail" (J. DeShannon)- 3:30
  3. "Sweet Baby Gene" (J. DeShannon, D. Weiss)- 2:53
  4. "A New Arrangement" (G. Ballentyne, J. DeShannon)- 3:16
  5. "Over My Head Again" (John Bettis, J. DeShannon)- 3:00
  6. "Bette Davis Eyes" (D. Weiss, J. DeShannon)- 2:45
  7. "Queen of the Rodeo" (D. Weiss, J. DeShannon)- 3:20
  8. "I Wanted It All" (J. Bettis, J. DeShannon)- 2:48
  9. "Murphy" (G. Ballentyne, J. DeShannon)- 3:11
  10. "Barefoot Boys And Barefoot Girls" (J. DeShannon, D. Weiss)- 3:04
  11. "Dreamin' as One" (D. Palmer, W. D. Smith)- 3:30

CD bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Pure Natural Love"* (Jackie DeShannon) - 2:45
  2. "Deep into Paradise"* (J. Bettis, J. DeShannon) - 3:42
  3. "Somebody Turn the Music On"* (John Bettis, J. DeShannon) - 3:39
  4. "All Night Desire"* (J. Bettis, J. DeShannon)- 3:34
  5. "Fire in the City"* (J. Bettis, J. DeShannon) - 3:25

Personnel:[3][edit]

Band:

Additional personnel:

  • Bob Claire - flute (3)
  • Mark Creamer - guitar (7)
  • Gary Dalton - electric guitar and solo (4)
  • Randy Edelman - piano (1, 2)
  • Buddy Emmons - steel guitar (5, 6)
  • Barry Fasman - Moog synthesizer
  • Victor Feldman - vibes (3)
  • Larry Knechtel - string ARP solo (11)
  • Peter Marshall - bass (3)
  • Kenny Rankin - guitar (3)
  • Seychelles Singers - vocals (10)
  • Leland Sklar - bass (11)
  • Brian Wilson - background vocals (2)
  • Marilyn Wilson - background vocals (2)
  • Michael Stewart - producer, arranger
  • Nick DeCaro - string arrangements (1)
  • Jimmie Haskell - string arrangements (11)
  • Steve Madeo - arranger

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Deming, Mark. "New Arrangement - Jackie DeShannon : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  2. ^ "CG: Jackie DeShannon/". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2012-07-25. 
  3. ^ "Jackie DeShannon - New Arrangement 1975". Waddywachtelinfo.com. 1980-01-01. Retrieved 2012-07-25.