Restoration Ruin

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Restoration Ruin
Studio album by Keith Jarrett
Released 1968
Recorded March 12, 1968
Genre Folk Rock
Length 29:33
Label Vortex Records
Keith Jarrett chronology
Life Between the Exit Signs
(1967)
Restoration Ruin
(1968)
Somewhere Before
(1968)

Restoration Ruin is an album by Keith Jarrett on which he performs vocals, guitar, harmonica, soprano saxophone, recorder, piano, organ, electric bass, drums, tambourine and sistra, recorded and released on the Vortex label in 1968.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Richie Unterberger awarded the album 2½ stars and states "Restoration Ruin is a real oddity in the Jarrett catalog: a vocal album on which he plays all the instruments. And not a jazz vocal album, either, but a folk-rock one in which he alternates -- quite literally, track to track -- between sub-Dylan outings and more folk-Baroque ones that echo the late-'60s work of artists like Love and Tim Buckley".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Keith Jarrett
  1. "Restoration Ruin" - 2:20
  2. "All Right" - 2:47
  3. "For You and Me" - 2:40
  4. "Have a Real Time" - 2:51
  5. "Sioux City Sue New" - 2:50
  6. "You're Fortunate" - 2:21
  7. "Fire and Rain" - 2:50
  8. "Now He Knows Better" - 2:58
  9. "Wonders" - 4:02
  10. "Where Are You Going?" - 3:53
  • Recorded at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York on March 12, 1968.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keith Jarrett discography accessed April 5, 2010
  2. ^ a b Unterberger, R. Allmusic Review accessed April 5, 2010