Perfect Day (Chris Whitley album)

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Perfect Day
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Studio album by Chris Whitley
Released July 25, 2000
Recorded March 28 & 29 2000
Genre Rock
Length 38:59
Label Valley Entertainment[1]
Producer Craig Street
Chris Whitley chronology
Live at Martyrs'
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Perfect Day
Rocket House
(2001)Rocket House2001
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Perfect Day is the sixth album by singer-songwriter and guitarist, Chris Whitley. It is his fifth studio album.

It is a full-length release of cover versions of "love songs". The album was recorded a trio and is subtitled "Featuring Billy Martin and Chris Wood". Martin and Wood are the rhythm section of Medeski Martin & Wood.

It was produced by Craig Street. The album was recorded live to half-inch two-track recorder by Danny Kopelson at 33​13 Recording in Brooklyn, New York.

This recording was also released in the Super Audio CD (SACD) format.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Spanish Harlem Incident" (Bob Dylan) – 2:38
  2. "Smokestack Lightning" (Chester BurnettHowlin' Wolf) – 4:41
  3. "China Gate" (Victor Young, Harold Adamson) – 3:08
  4. "Drifting" (Jimi Hendrix) – 2:34
  5. "She's Alright" (McKinley MorganfieldMuddy Waters) – 3:55
  6. "Perfect Day" (Lou Reed) – 3:31
  7. "The Wild Ox Moan" (Vera Hall, Ruby Pickens Tartt) – 3:09
  8. "The Crystal Ship" (John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, Jim MorrisonThe Doors) – 3:18
  9. "Spoonful" (Willie Dixon) – 5:04
  10. "Stones in My Passway" (Robert Johnson) – 3:18
  11. "4th Time Around" (Bob Dylan) – 3:46



  1. ^ "Perfect Day". Valley Entertainment. Retrieved 30 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ "Perfect Day SACD". Valley Entertainment. Retrieved 30 June 2010.