Jesse Come Home
|Jesse Come Home|
|Studio album by James Gang|
|Released||February 7, 1976|
|Genre||Rock, hard rock|
|Producer||Howard & Ron Albert|
|James Gang chronology|
Jesse Come Home is the ninth and final album by James Gang, released in 1976. This album is the only one recorded with lead guitarist Bob Webb and keyboardist Phil Giallombardo (Giallombardo had been an early member of the band prior to their first recording). The album title refers to the "namesake" of the band: Jesse James. The cover features an atmospheric painting with the folk hero riding off into the sunset, leading to fan speculation over the years that the album was always intended as the band's last. While James Gang reunited several times in the years to follow their 1977 breakup, this remains the band's final studio work.
Both Jesse Come Home and its predecessor Newborn have been released on one compact disc by Wounded Bird Records.
Writing for Allmusic, critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote of the album "was the James Gang's final album, and it's not too difficult to see why. Ignoring the group's continuing failure to write strong songs, the main problem of the album lies in the bland, uninspired playing of the entire group."
All songs by Phil Giallombardo & Bob Webb, except where noted.
- "I Need Love" (Phil Giallombardo) – 3:17
- "Another Year" – 3:59
- "Feelin' Alright" (Jay Giallombardo, Jim Fox, Dale Peters, Bob Webb) – 3:26
- "Peasant Song" – 3:56
- "Hollywood Dream" – 3:12
- "Love Hurts" – 3:29
- "Pick Up the Pizzas" (Webb) – 2:30
- "Stealin' the Show" – 3:58
- "When I Was a Sailor" – 6:46
- Bob Webb – guitars, lead (2, 8) and backing vocals
- Phil Giallombardo – keyboards, lead (1, 3-6, 9) and backing vocals, piano
- Dale Peters – bass guitar, backing vocals, percussion
- Jim Fox – drums, backing vocals, percussion, keyboards
- Nelson Flaco Pedron – percussion