Storyville (album)

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This article is about the album. For other things named Storyville, see Storyville (disambiguation).
Studio album by Robbie Robertson
Released September 30, 1991
Recorded 1991
Genre Rock
Length 54:37
Label Geffen Records
Producer Robbie Robertson, Gary Gersh, Stephen Hague
Robbie Robertson chronology
Robbie Robertson
Music for the Native Americans
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (C)[2]
The Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[3]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[4]

Storyville is Robbie Robertson's second solo album. It is focused on the famous jazz homeland section of New Orleans and on that part of the South in particular. He contributed one song ("Breakin' the Rules") to Wim Wenders' soundtrack to his 1991 film, Until the End of the World.

In 2005 the album was reissued together with Robbie Robertson as 2CD in an expanded edition, both with two bonus tracks.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Robbie Robertson unless otherwise indicated.

  1. "Night Parade" – 5:05
  2. "Hold Back the Dawn" – 5:25
  3. "Go Back to Your Woods" (Robertson, Bruce Hornsby) – 4:48 produced by Robertson and Gersh
  4. "Soap Box Preacher" – 5:17
  5. "Day of Reckoning (Burnin' for You)" (Robertson, David Ricketts) – 6:43
  6. "What About Now" (Robertson, Ivan Neville) – 5:08
  7. "Shake This Town" – 5:21
  8. "Breakin the Rules" – 5:48
  9. "Resurrection" – 5:18
  10. "Sign of the Rainbow" (Robertson, Martin Page) – 5:24 produced by Robertson, Hague and Page

Bonus tracks on the 2005 expanded edition:

  1. "Storyville" – 1:10   previously unreleased Storyville outtake
  2. "The Far, Lonely Cry of Trains" – 2:51


Additional personnel[edit]

Horn Section #1 (arranged by Wardell Quezergue)[edit]

Horn Section #2 (arranged by Wardell Quezergue)[edit]

Horn Section #3 (arranged by Mark Isham)[edit]

Code Blue[edit]

Rebirth Brass Band[edit]

Zion Harmonizers[edit]



Year Chart Position
1991 The Billboard 200 69


Year Single Chart Position
1991 "What About Now" Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 15
1991 "What About Now" Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 28
1991 "Go Back to Your Woods" Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 32


  1. ^ Mark Deming. "Storyville - Robbie Robertson | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  2. ^ "CG: Robbie Robertson". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2013-09-15. 
  3. ^ Willman, Chris (September 29, 1991). "ALBUM REVIEW : ROBBIE ROBERTSON: "Storyville", Geffen". 
  4. ^ "Storyville". Rolling Stone.