Seeing Things (album)

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Seeing Things
Studio album by Jakob Dylan
Released June 10, 2008
Recorded 2007–2008
Genre Alternative rock, folk rock
Length 37:55
Label Columbia
Producer Rick Rubin
Jakob Dylan chronology
Seeing Things
(2008)
Women + Country
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Billboard (favorable)[2]
Blender 4/5 stars[3]
Hartford Courant (favorable)[4]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[5]
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[6]
The Skinny 2/5 stars[7]
Spin 3/5 stars[8]

Seeing Things is singer-songwriter Jakob Dylan's first solo studio album. The album was released on June 10, 2008,[9] by Columbia Records and was recorded at the Hollywood Hills home of producer Rick Rubin.[10]

Dylan performed songs from the album for a small group on May 8, 2008 at Nissan's Live Sets in Los Angeles, California. Videos of these performances are available for viewing at Jakob Dylan @ Yahoo Music.

Dylan also announced his first solo tour with his band The Gold Mountain Rebels to promote the album beginning May 17, 2008, with appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman on June 11, on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on July 15, and on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on August 4.[11]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Jakob Dylan, except "I Told You I Couldn't Stop" composed by Dylan and Matt Sweeney.

  1. "Evil Is Alive and Well" – 3:56
  2. "Valley of the Low Sun" – 3:57
  3. "All Day and All Night" – 3:28
  4. "Everybody Pays as They Go" – 3:00
  5. "Will It Grow" – 4:49
  6. "I Told You I Couldn't Stop" – 4:14
  7. "War Is Kind" – 3:08
  8. "Something Good This Way Comes" – 3:39
  9. "On up the Mountain" – 3:45
  10. "This End of the Telescope" – 3:59

Personnel[edit]

  • Jakob Dylan – bass, guitar, vocals
  • Rick Rubin – producer
  • Z. Berg – Musician
  • Mathieu Bitton – art direction, design
  • Jason Boesel – musician
  • Lindsay Chase – production coordination
  • Rich Egan – management
  • Jason Lader – engineer, mixing
  • Dana Nielsen - engineer [12]
  • Vlado Meller – mastering
  • James Minchin – photography
  • Mark Santangelo – assistant

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 24[13]

Seeing Things debuted at number 24 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart with 24,000 copies sold in its first week.

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