Brushfire Fairytales

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Brushfire Fairytales
BrushfireFairytales.jpg
Studio album by Jack Johnson
Released February 1, 2001
Recorded 2000
Genre Folk rock
Length 45:53
Label Everloving
Producer JP Plunier
Jack Johnson chronology
Brushfire Fairytales
(2001)
On and On
(2003)On and On2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Brushfire Fairytales is the debut album by singer-songwriter Jack Johnson. It was released in 2001 through Enjoy Records, a label that was later renamed Everloving Recordings.[2] The album's primary musicians are Johnson (vocals/guitars/piano), Adam Topol (drums/percussion) and Merlo Podlewski (bass). It was produced by J. P. Plunier, recorded and mixed by Todd Burke, with assistant engineers Andrew Alekel & Chad Essig. It was recorded near Hollywood and Vine just north of 6400 Sunset at 1520 N Cahuenga in Los Angeles at Grandmaster Recorders (formerly Bijou Studios in Hollywood), King Sound, and mastered by Dave Collins.[3] Guests include Tommy Jordan (steel drums on "Flake") and Ben Harper (slide guitar on "Flake").[4] The single "Flake" was Jack Johnson's first.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jack Johnson.

  1. "Inaudible Melodies" – 3:35
  2. "Middle Man" – 3:14
  3. "Posters" – 3:13
  4. "Sexy Plexi" – 2:07
  5. "Flake" – 4:40
  6. "Bubble Toes" – 3:56
  7. "Fortunate Fool" – 3:48
  8. "The News" – 2:26
  9. "Drink the Water" – 3:21
  10. "Mudfootball" (for Moe Lerner) – 3:03
  11. "F-Stop Blues" – 3:10
  12. "Losing Hope" – 3:52
  13. "It's All Understood" – 5:28
Japan bonus track
  1. "Inaudible Melodies" (live)[5] – 3:27
UK bonus tracks
  1. "Flake" (live) – 4:29
  2. "Inaudible Melodies" (live) – 3:27

Personnel[edit]

  • Jack Johnson - Vocals, guitars, piano on "It's All Understood"
  • Adam Topol - Drums, percussion
  • Merlo Podlewski - Bass guitar

Special Guests

  • Christopher Yeoh - mandolin
  • Tommy Jordan - steel drums on "Flake"
  • Ben Harper - slide guitar on "Flake"
  • Sam Beam - backing vocals on "It's All Understood" (uncredited on album)

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[6] Platinum 70,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[7] Gold 50,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[8] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[9] Platinum 1,000,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, MacKenzie. Brushfire Fairytales at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Release "Brushfire Fairytales" by "Jack Johnson" (cover art)". MusicBrainz. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Dave Collins (credits)". AllMusic. Retrieved June 14, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Orshoski, Wes (March 23, 2002). "Reviews & Previews; Rock: Jack Johnson "Flake" (4:38)". Billboard. p. 23. Retrieved June 14, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Jack Johnson - Brushfire Fairytales". Discogs. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2003 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  7. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Jack Johnson – Brushfire Fairytales". Music Canada. 
  8. ^ "British album certifications – Jack Johnson – Brushfire Fairytales". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Brushfire Fairytales in the search field and then press Enter.
  9. ^ "American album certifications – Jack Johnson – Brushfire Fairytales". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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