Regions of Light and Sound of God

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Regions of Light and Sound of God
Regions of Light and Sound of God.jpg
Studio album by Jim James
Released 5 February 2013
Genre Indie rock, psychedelic rock, alternative rock
Length 38:24
Label ATO
Producer Jim James
Jim James chronology
Tribute To
(2009)Tribute To2009
Regions of Light and Sound of God
(2013)
Eternally Even
(2016)Eternally Even2016
Singles from Regions of Light and Sound of God
  1. "Know Til Now"
    Released: 13 November 2012
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 79/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Consequence of Sound 4/5 stars[3]
The Independent 4/5 stars[4]
The Observer 4/5 stars[5]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[6]
Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars[7]
Pitchfork 7.8/10[8]
Paste Magazine 8.3/10[9]
The A.V. Club C+[10]

Regions of Light and Sound of God is the debut solo album by My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, first released on February 5, 2013.

Title[edit]

The name of the album comes from Lynd Ward's 1929 wordless novel Gods' Man, which was given to James while he was considering recording a solo album.[4]

Reception[edit]

Regions of Light and Sound of God debuted at No. 34 on the Billboard 200,[11] and No. 10 on the Top Rock Albums,[12] selling 17,000 copies in the first week. The album has sold 56,000 copies in the United States as of November 2016.[13]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)" 5:17
2. "Know Til Now" 6:26
3. "Dear One" 3:10
4. "A New Life" 4:28
5. "Exploding" 2:00
6. "Of the Mother Again" 3:53
7. "Actress" 4:38
8. "All Is Forgiven" 4:56
9. "God's Love to Deliver" 3:36

Personnel[edit]

  • Jim James - Composer, Producer, Engineering, Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Bass, Drums, Various Instruments
  • Jenice Heo - Art Direction
  • Gary Burden - Art Direction
  • Carl Broemel - Cover Photo
  • David Givan - Drums on tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9
  • Emily Hagihara - Percussion
  • Rick Kwan - Mixing
  • Bob Ludwig - Mastering
  • Tucker Martine - Engineer
  • Adriana Molello - Strings
  • Scott Moore - Strings
  • Kevin Ratterman - Mixing assistant
  • Ben Sollee - Strings
  • Knaht Voy Yilom - Photography
  • "Of the Mother Again" contains a sample of "Fat Dog" by Dr. Dog

Charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[11] 34
US Alternative Albums (Billboard)[14] 8
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[15] 7
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[12] 10
US Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[16] 1
US Vinyl Albums (Billboard)[17] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Regions of Light and Sound of God". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-02-05. 
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Regions of Light and Sound of God". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-02-05. 
  3. ^ Bray, Ryan (2013-02-05). "Album Review: Jim James – Regions of Light and Sound of God". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2013-02-05. 
  4. ^ a b Gill, Andy (2013-02-01). "Album review: Jim James, Regions of Light and Sound of God". The Independent. Retrieved 2013-02-05. 
  5. ^ Empire, Kitty (2013-02-03). "Jim James: Regions of Light and Sound of God – review". The Observer (The Guardian). Retrieved 2013-02-05. 
  6. ^ David Fricke (2013-02-05). "Jim James, Regions of Light and Sound of God (ATO)". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2013-02-05. 
  7. ^ Scheinmann, Ted (2013-01-31). "Album review". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2013-02-05. 
  8. ^ Harvey, Eric (2013-02-04). "Review". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2013-02-06. 
  9. ^ Wyeth, Wyndham (2013-02-05). "Album review". Paste Magazine. Retrieved 2013-02-06. 
  10. ^ Zaleski, Annie (2013-02-05). "Review". A.V. Club. Retrieved 2013-02-06. 
  11. ^ a b "Billboard 200". Billboard. February 23, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "Top Rock Albums". Billboard. February 23, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on November 4, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Alternative Albums". Billboard. February 23, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Independent Albums". Billboard. February 23, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Tastemaker Albums". Billboard. February 23, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Vinyl Albums". Billboard. February 23, 2013.