California Years

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California Years
California Years (Jill Sobule album) cover art.jpg
Studio album by Jill Sobule
Released April 14, 2009
Length 49:58
Label Pinko Records
Producer Don Was
Jill Sobule chronology
Underdog Victorious
(2004)
California Years
(2009)
A Day At The Pass
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
Blurt (favorable) link
Entertainment Weekly B+ link
PopMatters 7/10 stars link
Robert Christgau (2-star Honorable Mention) link
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars link
The Washington Post (favorable) link

California Years is the seventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Jill Sobule,[1] released on April 14, 2009, on Sobule's own label, Pinko Records. The album was produced by Don Was and financed completely by fan donations to Sobule's website jillsnextrecord.com.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Robin Eaton and Jill Sobule except where noted.

  1. "Palm Springs" – 4:42
  2. "San Francisco" – 4:50
  3. "Nothing to Prove" – 3:09
  4. "Where Is Bobbie Gentry?" – 3:11
  5. "A Good Life" – 3:05
  6. "Sweetheart" – 3:01
  7. "Empty Glass" (Sobule, Elise Thoron) – 3:10
  8. "League of Failures" – 4:47
  9. "Wendell Lee" – 4:42
  10. "Bloody Valentine" – 3:38
  11. "Mexican Pharmacy" – 2:59
  12. "While You Were Sleeping" (Bill Demain, Sobule) – 3:06
  13. "Spiderman" (Bill Demain, Sobule) – 3:20
  14. "The Donor Song" (Sobule) – 1:45

Three tracks recorded for prospective inclusion on California Years did not make the final cut: "Mom", "The Rapture" and "Gotta Get Me Some" (the latter track, like "Empty Glass", originally written for the musical Prozak and the Platypus).

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ OCLC 318462969, 316838379, 760096799
  2. ^ "California Years". AllMusic.com. Retrieved 3 February 2014.