Burchfield Nines

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Burchfield Nines
Michael Franks Burchfield Nines CD.jpg
Studio album by Michael Franks
Released 1978 on vinyl record
1988 on CD
Genre Jazz
Length 37:21
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Tommy LiPuma
Michael Franks chronology
Sleeping Gypsy
Burchfield Nines
Tiger in the Rain

Burchfield Nines is a jazz vocal album by Michael Franks, released in 1978 by Warner Bros. Records.[1] It was Franks' fourth studio album after Sleeping Gypsy and prior to Tiger in the Rain.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Michael Franks.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "When The Cookie Jar Is Empty" 5:11
2. "A Robin Song" 3:49
3. "Wrestle A Live Nude Girl" 4:35
4. "Burchfield Nines" 4:40
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Meet Me In The Deerpark" 6:02
2. "Dear Little Nightingale" 5:02
3. "In Search Of The Perfect Shampoo" 4:06
4. "Vivaldi's Song" 4:12




  • Art design – John Cabalka
  • Design – Brad Kanawyer
  • Mixing – Al Schmitt, Capitol Recording Studios
  • Orchestral arrangement, conducting – Eumir Deodato
  • Photography – Jean Paglioso
  • Production coordinator – Noel Newbolt
  • Recording – Jeffery Kawalek, Al Schmitt


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

Gene DellaSala of Audioholics.com praised the vinyl record to CD transfer, stating the "sound quality of this CD is amazing, especially for its time frame."[4]


  1. ^ "Discography in Order of Release". MichaelFranks.com. Retrieved 2012-01-25. 
  2. ^ "AllMusic review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-01-25. 
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 79. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 
  4. ^ "Michael Franks : Burchfield Nines Review". audioholics.com. 2007-01-27. Retrieved 2012-01-25.