Play It as It Lays (album)

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Play It as It Lays
Patti Scialfa - Play It As It Lays.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 11, 2007 (2007-09-11)
RecordedEarly 2007
GenreRock, Roots rock, AOR
LabelColumbia, Sony
ProducerSteve Jordan, Patti Scialfa, Ron Aniello
Patti Scialfa chronology
23rd St. Lullaby
Play It as It Lays
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Play It as It Lays is the third full-length album by singer-songwriter Patti Scialfa.

Track listing[edit]


All tracks are written by Patti Scialfa.

1."Looking For Elvis"3:59
2."Like Any Woman Would"4:15
3."Town Called Heartbreak"5:29
4."Play Around"3:51
5."Rainy Day Man"4:04
6."The Word"5:44
7."Bad For You"3:39
8."Run, Run, Run"3:24
9."Play It as It Lays"4:24
10."Black Ladder"2:12

"The Word", "Town Called Heartbreak" and "Like Any Woman Would" use elements or samples of songs written or recorded by other artists. Used by permissions.



  • Produced by Steve Jordan, Patti Scialfa, Ron Aniello
  • Recorded by Dave O'Donnell at Thrill Hill Studios
  • Mixed by Bob Clearmountain at Mix This!
  • Additional Engineering by Toby Scott, Eddie Jackson, Trina Shoemaker, Ron Aniello, Roger Moutenot, Brandon Duncan
  • Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering


[2] The Whack Brothers Rhythm Section:

Additional musicians:

  • Ron Aniello: Guitar, Keyboard
  • Errol "Crusher" Bennett: Percussion 2 and 3
  • Jeremy Chatzky: Bass 4 and 10
  • Patti Scialfa: Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Wurlitzer
  • Mark Stewert: Cello 1, 6, 9, Guitar 1, Banjo 9
  • Soozie Tyrell: Violin 6 and 9
  • Scott Tibbs: Synth Strings 9

Background Vocals

  • Soozie Tyrell 5, 6, 8 and 9
  • Lisa Lowell: 5, 6, 8 and 9
  • Michelle Moore: Bridge Vocal Solo 2, Background Vocals 3 and 8
  • Cindy Mizelle: 1, 3 and 8
  • Curtis King: 1


  1. ^ Play It As It Lays at AllMusic. Retrieved 12 August 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Play It as It Lays, Patti Scialfa, Columbia Records 88697 11293 2 (2007) CD