Leon Russell (album)

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Leon Russell
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Studio album by Leon Russell
Released 23 March 1970 (1970-03-23) (US)
24 April 1970 (UK)
Recorded September 1969 – January 1970 at Olympic Studios, London; Sunset Sound Studios, Los Angeles; Gold Star Studios, Los Angeles; Wally Heider Studios, Los Angeles and Ardent Studios, Memphis[1]
Genre Pop, rock
Length 38:47
Label Shelter Records (US)
A&M (UK)
Producer Leon Russell
Leon Russell chronology
Look Inside the Asylum Choir
(1968)
Leon Russell
(1970)
Leon Russell and the Shelter People
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [2]

Leon Russell is the debut solo album by the singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Leon Russell. It followed his debut with the Midnight String Quartet and a production by Russell and Marc Benno billed as the Asylum Choir.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Leon Russell except where indicated

  1. "A Song for You" – 4:08
  2. "Dixie Lullaby" (Russell, Chris Stainton) – 2:35
  3. "I Put a Spell on You" – 4:12
  4. "Shoot Out on the Plantation" – 3:13
  5. "Hummingbird" – 4:02
  6. "Delta Lady" – 4:05
  7. "Prince of Peace" (Russell, Greg Dempsey) – 3:05
  8. "Give Peace a Chance" (Russell, Bonnie Bramlett) – 2:23
  9. "Hurtsome Body" – 3:39
  10. "Pisces Apple Lady" – 2:53
  11. "Roll Away the Stone" (Russell, Dempsey) – 3:10

The CD re-issue contains the following bonus tracks:

  1. "Masters of War" (Bob Dylan) – 1:24
  2. "New Sweet Home Chicago" (Russell, Marc Benno) – 3:11
  3. "Jammin' with Eric" (Russell, Eric Clapton) – 4:14
  4. "Indian Girl" – 4:08
  5. "Shoot Out on the Plantation" (piano version) – 3:31
  6. "(Can't Seem To) Get a Line on You" (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards) – 4:16

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Leon-Russell-Leon-Russell/release/8017477
  2. ^ Leon Russell at AllMusic
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Hopkins, Jerry (21 January 1970). "Winwood, Watts & Starr as Sidemen". Rolling Stone. San Francisco: Straight Arrow Publishers, Inc. (50): 8. 
  4. ^ a b Castleman, Harry; Podrazik, Walter J. (1977). "1970: And God Had Indigestion". All Together Now: The First Complete Beatles Discography 1961–1975 (2nd ed.). New York: Ballantine Books. p. 87. ISBN 0-345-25680-8.