Quiet Places

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Quiet Places
Quiet Places Buffy Sainte Marie.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1973
ProducerNorbert Putnam, Buffy Sainte-Marie
Buffy Sainte-Marie chronology
Quiet Places
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone(mixed)[2]

Quiet Places is Buffy Sainte-Marie's ninth album and her last for Vanguard Records, with whom she had had a very strained relationship ever since the financial disaster of the experimental Illuminations. In fact, her next album, Buffy, had already been recorded before Quiet Places was actually released and was not to find a label for many months after she had completely broken with Vanguard.

Musically, Quiet Places covered similar territory to her previous album, and was again recorded in Nashville with Norbert Putnam co-producing and such session stalwarts as the Memphis Horns and keyboardist David Briggs backing her voice and guitar. Sainte-Marie's dislike of the promotion for "Mister Can't You See" from her previous album caused Vanguard not to release any singles from the album.[3] A single "I Wanna Hold Your Hand Forever"/"Jeremiah" was issued in May, but it failed to chart. Its B-side had been included on Moonshot, but its A-side had not been included on any album nor on the CD reissue in 2001. Quiet Places thus not unexpectedly failed to dent the Billboard Top 200.

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Buffy Sainte-Marie except where noted.

  1. "Why You Been Gone So Long" (Mickey Newbury) – 2:56
  2. "No One Told Me" – 3:05
  3. "For Free" (Joni Mitchell) – 4:07
  4. "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain When She Comes" – 2:29
  5. "Clair Vol's Young Son" – 2:23
  6. "Just That Kind of Man" – 2:47
  7. "Quiet Places" – 2:31
  8. "Have You Seen My Baby? (Hold On)" (Randy Newman) – 3:12
  9. "There's No One in the World Like Caleb" – 2:58
  10. "Civilization" (Boudleaux Bryant) – 2:20
  11. "Eventually" (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) – 3:37
  12. "The Jewels of Hanalei" – 3:11