Sanctuary (The J. Geils Band album)

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Sanctuary
J. Geils Band - Sanctuary.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1978
RecordedLongview Farms, North Brookfield, Massachusetts
Record Plant Studios, New York City
GenreRock
Length36:52
LabelEMI
ProducerSeth Justman, Joseph Wissert
The J. Geils Band chronology
Monkey Island
(1977)
Sanctuary
(1978)
Best of The J. Geils Band
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB−[2]
Rolling Stone(favorable)[3]

Sanctuary is the eighth studio album by American rock band The J. Geils Band. The album was released in November 1978, by EMI Records.

A 1998 re-release on the Razor & Tie label added two bonus tracks, taken from the 1982 live album Showtime!.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Seth Justman and Peter Wolf, except where noted.

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."I Could Hurt You"3:53
2."One Last Kiss"4:19
3."Take It Back"3:18
4."Sanctuary"3:50
5."Teresa"3:46
Side two
No.TitleLength
6."Wild Man"5:22
7."I Can't Believe You"4:11
8."I Don't Hang Around Much Anymore"4:37
9."Jus' Can't Stop Me"3:36
Bonus tracks
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
10."I Do (Live)"Melvin Mason, Johnny Paden, Frank Paden, Jesse Smith, Willie Stephenson3:22
11."Land of a Thousand Dances"Chris Kenner3:27

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Seth Justman, Joseph Wissert
  • Engineer: David Brown, David Hewitt, Jon Mathias, Kooster McAllister, Frank Pavlich, David Thoener
  • Assistant engineers: Jesse Henderson, Jon Mathias
  • Mixing: David Thoener
  • Mastering: Joe Brescio, Elliot Federman
  • Project director: Mike Ragogna
  • Production coordination: David Richman
  • Arranger: Seth Justman
  • Layout design: Paula Bisacca
  • Photography: Alen MacWeeney, Rob Van Petten
  • Liner notes: John Tobler

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (United States)

Year Chart Position
1979 Pop Albums 49

Singles - Billboard (United States)

Year Single Chart Position
1979 "One Last Kiss" Pop Singles 35
1979 "Take It Back" Pop Singles 67

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Franck. "Sanctuary - J. Geils Band". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-09-24.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Sanctuary". Robert Christgau.
  3. ^ Dave Marsh (1979-03-08). "J. Geils Band: Sanctuary". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2018-09-24.