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)Look Inside the Asylum Choir1968
Leon Russell
(1970)
Leon Russell and the Shelter People
(1971)Leon Russell and the Shelter People1971
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.