Patchwork (album)

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Studio album by Bobbie Gentry
Released May 1971 (1971-05)
Recorded February 1970
May 19, 1970
April 13, 1971
Hollywood Sound Studios,
Hollywood, CA
Genre Country
Length 47:18
Label Capitol
Producer Bobbie Gentry
Bobbie Gentry chronology
Bobbie Gentry Portrait
Sittin' Pretty
Singles from Patchwork
  1. "But I Can't Get Back"/"Marigolds and Tangerines"
    Released: 1971

Patchwork[1][2] is Bobbie Gentry's sixth and final album, released in 1971. The first of four albums released that year, although the only album of new material as the other releases that same year were retitled reissues of earlier albums, Patchwork was also written and produced by her with John Guess engineering. Larry Muhoberac was credited with interlude arrangements; George Tipton arranged "Belinda" and "Your Number One Fan", Jerry Toth arranged "Billy the Kid" and "Miss Clara/Azusa Sue" was arranged by John Cameron.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
Rolling Stone link

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Bobbie Gentry

Side one[edit]

  1. "Benjamin"
  2. "Interlude 1"
  3. "Marigolds and Tangerines"
  4. "Interlude 2"
  5. "Billy the Kid"
  6. "Interlude 3"
  7. "Beverly"
  8. "Interlude 4"

Side two[edit]

  1. "Miss Clara/Azusa Sue"
  2. "Interlude 5"
  3. "But I Can't Get Back"
  4. "Jeremiah"
  5. "Interlude 6"
  6. "Belinda"
  7. "Mean Stepmama Blues"
  8. "Your Number One Fan"
  9. "Interlude 7"
  10. "Somebody Like Me"
  11. "Lookin' In"

Cover art[edit]

The original cover art for the album is an uncredited painting of Gentry. According to the liner notes for the 2004 compilation Chickasaw County Child, the painting, along with the one on the cover of the previous album, Fancy, is believed to have been done by Gentry herself.[3]


  1. ^ Patchwork at AllMusic
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ Holly George-Warren, liner notes for Chickasaw County Child: The Artistry of Bobbie Gentry (Shout Factory DK 322778, 2004)