Red Letter Days (album)

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Red Letter Days
Studio album by The Wallflowers
Released November 5, 2002
Genre Rock
Length 49:28
Label Interscope
Producer Tobias Miller & Bill Appleberry
The Wallflowers chronology
(Breach)
(2000)
Red Letter Days
(2002)
Rebel, Sweetheart
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[2]

Red Letter Days is fourth album by The Wallflowers, released in 2002. The album peaked at #32 on the Billboard 200. Red Letter Days was the first Wallflowers record that featured Jakob Dylan playing a majority of the lead guitar parts. The album had a much more aggressive sound than any of their previous releases, especially the song "Everybody Out of the Water," which they performed on The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn. The first single and only music video shot was for "When You're On Top." Although the album contains some profanity (in "Everybody Out of the Water"), it does not carry the Parental Advisory sticker. It was produced by the band's first guitarist Tobi Miller.

Up to May 2005, Red Letter Days had sold 208,000 copies, according to Nielsen Soundscan.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jakob Dylan.

  1. "When You're on Top" – 3:54
  2. "How Good It Can Get" – 4:11
  3. "Closer to You" – 3:17
  4. "Everybody Out of the Water" – 3:42
  5. "Three Ways" – 4:19
  6. "Too Late to Quit" – 3:54
  7. "If You Never Got Sick" – 3:44
  8. "Health and Happiness" – 4:03
  9. "See You When I Get There" – 3:09
  10. "Feels Like Summer Again" – 3:48
  11. "Everything I Need" – 3:37
  12. "Here in Pleasantville" – 4:10

The Japanese edition of the album included two bonus tracks, the original "The Empire In My Mind", and a cover of Nick Lowe’s (and Elvis Costello’s) "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding".

Other media[edit]

"Everybody Out of the Water" has been used in an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and "The Empire in My Mind" was the main theme of the television series The Guardian for its second and third seasons.

Band[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Rusty Anderson: Guitar
  • Jamie Caliri: Art direction, packaging, photography
  • David Campbell: String arrangements
  • Lenny Castro: Percussion
  • Marina Chavez: Cover photo
  • Ed Churney: Mixing
  • Tim Durfey: Tour manager
  • Femio Hernández: Assistant engineer
  • Courtney Kaiser: Background vocals
  • Ken Kraus: Legal advisor
  • Bill Lane: Engineer, engineering consultant
  • Tom Lord-Alge: Mixing
  • Stephen Marcussen: Mastering
  • Val McCallum: Guitar
  • Mike McCready: Guitar
  • Moe Z M.D.: Background vocals
  • Ben Peeler: Lap steel guitar
  • Dave Reed: Engineer
  • Bob Salcedo: Engineer
  • Louie Teran: Editing
  • Darrell Thorp: Assistant engineer
  • Rich Tosi: Assistant engineer
  • Robert Vosgien: Mastering
  • Mark Williams: A&R
  • Miles Wilson: Assistant engineer
  • Ed Wong: Studio technician

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