Local Gentry

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Local Gentry
Local Gentry.jpg
Studio album by Bobbie Gentry
Released August 26, 1968
Recorded May 10–July 20, 1968
Capitol Recording Studio, Hollywood, CA
Genre Female vocal
Length 33:23
Label Capitol
Producer Kelly Gordon
Bobbie Gentry chronology
The Delta Sweete
(1968)The Delta Sweete1968
Local Gentry
(1968)
Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell
(1968)Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell1968
Singles from Local Gentry
  1. "Sweete Peony"
    Released: September 1968[1]
  2. "The Fool on the Hill"
    Released: October 1968[2]

Local Gentry is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Bobbie Gentry. It was released on August 26, 1968, by Capitol Records.

In 2006, Australian label Raven Records released the album on CD for the first time, paired with 1968’s The Delta Sweete.

In 2007, the album was made available for digital download.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

Crirical reception[edit]

Billboard magazine’s review of the album, published in the issue dated September 7, 1968, said, "Bobbie (Billie Joe) Gentry deserts the Delta for Beatle land, including a stunning "Eleanor Rigby" as well as her own dust Delta dramas. Mississippi melodies includes the self-penned "Sweete Peony" and "Ace Insurance Man", both sensitively set against the Beatles' "Here, There and Everywhere” and Kenny Rankin’s "Peaceful" – all with lush arrangements tuned in on the charts."[4]

Track listing[edit]

Original release (1968)

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
1. "Sweete Peony" Bobbie Gentry June 1968 2:26
2. "Casket Vignette" Gentry July 20, 1968 2:34
3. "Come Away Melinda" Fran Minkoff, Fred Hellerman May 13, 1968 3:21
4. "The Fool on the Hill" John Lennon, Paul McCartney July 20, 1968 3:44
5. "Papa's Medicine Show" Jamie Horton May 14, 1968 3:50
6. "Ace Insurance Man" Gentry June 1968 3:33
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
1. "Recollection" Gentry July 20, 1968 2:20
2. "Sittin' Pretty" Gentry, Kelly Gordon June 1968 3:19
3. "Eleanor Rigby" Lennon, McCartney May 15, 1968 2:27
4. "Peaceful" Kenny Rankin May 10, 1968 2:51
5. "Here, There and Everywhere" Lennon, McCartney May 10, 1968 2:28

Sittin' Pretty (1971)

Cover art of the 1971 Sittin' Pretty release.
Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
1. "Sweete Peony" Bobbie Gentry June 1968 2:26
2. "Casket Vignette" Gentry July 20, 1968 2:34
3. "The Fool on the Hill" John Lennon, Paul McCartney July 20, 1968 3:44
4. "Papa's Medicine Show" Jamie Horton May 14, 1968 3:50
5. "Ace Insurance Man" Gentry June 1968 3:33
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Recording date Length
1. "Recollection" Gentry July 20, 1968 2:20
2. "Sittin' Pretty" Gentry, Kelly Gordon June 1968 3:19
3. "Eleanor Rigby" Lennon, McCartney May 15, 1968 2:27
4. "Peaceful" Kenny Rankin May 10, 1968 2:51
5. "Here, There and Everywhere" Lennon, McCartney May 10, 1968 2:28

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bobbie Gentry - Sweete Peony". Retrieved 10 June 2018. 
  2. ^ "Bobbie Gentry - The Fool On The Hill". Retrieved 10 June 2018. 
  3. ^ "Local Gentry - Bobbie Gentry | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 June 2018. 
  4. ^ "Billboard Magazine - September 7, 1968" (PDF). American Radio History. Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 13 June 2018.