23rd St. Lullaby

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23rd Street Lullaby
Patti Scialfa - 23rd St. Lullaby.jpg
Studio album by Patti Scialfa
Released 2004
Genre Rock, Roots Rock, AOR
Length 12-track album 54:12, with live tracks 69:12
Label Columbia, Sony
Producer Steve Jordan, Patti Scialfa
Patti Scialfa chronology
Rumble Doll
23rd Street Lullaby
Play It As It Lays
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

23rd Street Lullaby is the second full-length album by singer-songwriter Patti Scialfa. Released in 2004, a full 11 years after her debut, Rumble Doll, it finds her writing all the songs by herself, as well as co-producing the disc with Steve Jordan.


Allmusic's Thom Jurek gave the disc four stars of five, saying that it is "a wise, grown-up record, yet it is guided by an untamed, wily heart." He praised the "deceptively simple and immediately accessible" melodies & lyrics, yet says that "they open into swirling wells of emotion carried in the cradle of reminiscence and the heart of desire." [2]

Track listing[edit]


All tracks written by Patti Scialfa.

No. Title Length
1. "23rd Street Lullaby" 4:21
2. "You Can't Go Back" 4:43
3. "Rose" 5:11
4. "City Boys" 2:43
5. "Love (Stand Up)" 5:25
6. "Yesterday's Child" 4:27
7. "Stumbling To Bethlehem" 4:08
8. "Each Other's Medicine" 2:58
9. "Romeo" 5:11
10. "State Of Grace" 4:21
11. "Chelsea Avenue" 4:55
12. "Young In The City" 4:29

Live Tracks[edit]

There are three live tracks tacked on after "Young In The City".

  1. 23rd Street Lullaby 5:11
  2. Spanish Dancer 4:55
  3. As Long As You Can Be 5:14


  • Produced By Steve Jordan & Patti Scialfa
  • Engineers – Roger Moutenot, Toby Scott, Trina Shoemaker, Eric Tew
  • Mixing – Bob Clearmountain
  • Mastering – Bob Ludwig



  1. ^ link at AllMusic. Retrieved 27 January 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Allmusic Review and Tracklist". Retrieved 27 January 2011. 
  • Patti Scialfa, "23rd Street Lullaby" 2004, Columbia Records