Not So Much to Be Loved as to Love

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Not So Much to Be Loved as to Love
Studio album by Jonathan Richman
Released June 22, 2004
Recorded Mobius Studio, San Francisco
Length 38:35
Label Vapor Records, Sanctuary
Jonathan Richman chronology
Her Mystery Not of High Heels and Eye Shadow
(2001)
Not So Much to Be Loved as to Love
(2004)
Revolution Summer
(2007)
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Not So Much to Be Loved as to Love is an album by Jonathan Richman, released in 2004. The title is excerpted from The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi, "O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek ... to be loved, as to love."

The album contains two unlisted bonus tracks; "The Sea Was Calling Me Home" and an alternate version of the title track.

Errata[edit]

Incidentally, a typo appears twice on the SANCD290 CD sleeve in the title "The World Is Showing It's Hand", where the unfortunate contraction of "it is" creeps in to form a nonsensical title.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Not So Much to Be Loved as to Love" Version 1 – 2:53
  2. "Sunday Afternoon" – 1:18
  3. "Vincent Van Gogh" – 3:05
  4. "Cosi Veloce" – 3:31
  5. "He Gave Us the Wine to Taste" – 2:41
  6. "Salvador Dali" – 2:22
  7. "My Baby Love Love Loves Me" – 3:11
  8. "In che mondo viviamo" – 2:26
  9. "Behold the Lilies of the Field" – 3:07
  10. "Les etoiles" – 2:14
  11. "The World Is Showing Its Hand" – 2:24
  12. "Abu Jamal" – 2:18
  13. "On a du soleil" – 2:13
  14. "The Sea Was Calling Me Home" – 2:06
  15. "Not So Much to Be Loved as to Love" Version 2 – 2:46

Personnel[edit]

  • Jonathan Richman - vocals, guitar
  • Greg Keranen, Miles Montalbano - bass
  • Tommy Larkins - drums
  • Ralph Carney - brass, woodwind, percussion