Pretty Little Stranger

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Pretty Little Stranger
Joan Osborne - Pretty Little Stranger.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 13, 2006 (2006-11-13)
GenreCountry, pop
LabelVanguard, Capital
ProducerSteve Buckingham
Joan Osborne chronology
Christmas Means Love
Pretty Little Stranger
Breakfast in Bed
Professional ratings
Review scores
About.com5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[3]
People2.5/4 stars[4]
PopMatters6/10 stars[5]
Slant Magazine3.5/5 stars[6]

Pretty Little Stranger is the fourth studio album by Joan Osborne. The album is her first release on the independent Vanguard Records label, and has been her only album incorporating significant country influences.[5] The record was released in the UK on November 13, 2006 and in the US on November 14.[5]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Pretty Little Stranger" (Osborne)
  2. "Brokedown Palace" (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter)
  3. "Who Divided" (Osborne)
  4. "Holy Waters" (Andreas Uetz, Osborne)
  5. "What You Are" (Patty Griffin, Craig Ross)
  6. "Shake That Devil" (Osborne)
  7. "Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends" (Kris Kristofferson)
  8. "Time Won't Tell" (Beth Nielsen Chapman, Harlan Howard)
  9. "Dead Roses" (Osborne, Gary Nicholson)
  10. "After Jane" (Osborne)
  11. "'Til I Get It Right" (Red Lane, Larry Henley)
  12. "When the Blue Hour Comes" (Rodney Crowell, Roy Orbison, Will Jennings)
  13. "Losing You All Over Again" (Bonus Track)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums 58
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums 34


Lead vocals – Joan Osborne
Producer – Steve Buckingham[7]


  1. ^ Coleman, Cathy. "Joan Osborne - Pretty Little Stranger". Retrieved 2013-03-28. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Pretty Little Stranger - Joan Osborne". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-03-28. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Johnson, Beth (2006-12-01). "Pretty Little Stranger Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-03-28. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Arnold, Chuck; Souter, Ericka; Dougherty, Steve; Strauss, Chris; Warech, Jon (2006-11-27). "Picks and Pans Review: Joan Osborne (Pretty Little Stranger)". People. Retrieved 2013-03-28. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b c Gilstrap, Andrew (November 26, 2006). "Joan Osborne: Pretty Little Stranger". PopMatters. Retrieved September 6, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Keefe, Jonathan (2006-11-14). "Joan Osborne: Pretty Little Stranger". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2013-03-28. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Joan Osborne — Pretty Little Stranger