Ready for the Flood

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Ready for the Flood
Ready for the Flood.jpg
Studio album by Mark Olson & Gary Louris
Released Dec 1, 2008 (Europe)
Jan 29 2009 (US)
Recorded Sage & Sound Studios, Hollywood, CA
Genre Alternative country
Length 55:02
Label New West
Producer Chris Robinson
Mark Olson chronology
The Salvation Blues
(2007)
Ready for the Flood
(2008)
Many Colored Kite
(2010)
Gary Louris chronology
Acoustic Vagabonds
(2007)
Ready for the Flood
(2008)

Ready for the Flood is an album by former Jayhawks bandmates Mark Olson and Gary Louris, released in 2008. It was their first collaboration since Olson had left the band in 1992.

The songwriting and recording sessions for the album resulted from a visit by Louris to Olson's home in California in late 2001. The duo asked Chris Robinson to produce the recording. They briefly toured to support the album.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [2]
Paste (8.3 of 10) [3]

Writing for Allmusic, music critic Mark Deming called the album "...unlikely to disappoint fans of their old band. But while they mine a thoughtful country-folk vein that's not far removed from Jayhawks territory, Olson and Louris take a somewhat softer, more acoustic-based, balladic approach here than they did in the Jayhawks days, lending Ready for the Flood a warm, honeyed glow."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Mark Olson & Gary Louris

  1. "Rose Society" – 3:12
  2. "Bicycle" – 3:52
  3. "Turn Your Pretty Name Around" – 4:51
  4. "Saturday Morning on Sunday Street" – 3:53
  5. "Kick the Wood" – 4:04
  6. "Chamberlain, SD" – 3:42
  7. "Black Eyes" – 4:25
  8. "Doves And Stones" – 3:22
  9. "My Gospel Song for You" – 3:44
  10. "When the Wind Comes Up" – 3:39
  11. "Bloody Hands" – 3:25
  12. "Life's Warm Sheets" – 2:47
  13. "Trap's Been Set" – 4:08
    US Bonus Tracks:
  14. "Precious Time" – 3:26
  15. "Cotton Dress" – 2:58

Personnel[edit]

  • Mark Olson – vocals, acoustic guitar, Fender Rhodes, Melodeon
  • Gary Louris – vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica
  • George Reiff – bass
  • Jimi Hey – drums
  • Chris Robinson – harmonica, backing vocals
  • Jason Yates – Hammond B-3 organ
  • Ben Peeler – banjo, dobro

Production notes

  • Michael Nieves – executive producer
  • David Gorman – executive producer
  • Chris Robinson – producer
  • Beau Raymond - engineer
  • Joe Gastwirst – mastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flannigan, Erik. "Alone together again". No Depression (magazine). Retrieved February 15, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Deming, Mark. "Ready for the Flood > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  3. ^ Harrison, Shane. "Ready for the Flood > Review". Paste. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 

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