Seeing Things (album)

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Seeing Things
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Studio album by
ReleasedJune 10, 2008
Recorded2007–2008
GenreAlternative rock, folk rock
Length37:55
LabelColumbia
ProducerRick Rubin
Jakob Dylan chronology
Seeing Things
(2008)
Women + Country
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Billboard(favorable)[2]
Blender4/5 stars[3]
Hartford Courant(favorable)[4]
PopMatters8/10 stars[5]
Rolling Stone2.5/5 stars[6]
The Skinny2/5 stars[7]
Spin3/5 stars[8]

Seeing Things is singer-songwriter Jakob Dylan's first solo studio album. The album was released on June 10, 2008,[9] by Columbia Records and was recorded at the Hollywood Hills home of producer Rick Rubin.[10]

Dylan performed songs from the album for a small group on May 8, 2008 at Nissan's Live Sets in Los Angeles, California. Videos of these performances are available for viewing at Jakob Dylan @ Yahoo Music.

Dylan also announced his first solo tour with his band The Gold Mountain Rebels to promote the album beginning May 17, 2008, with appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman on June 11, on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on July 15, and on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on August 4.[11]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Jakob Dylan, except "I Told You I Couldn't Stop" composed by Dylan and Matt Sweeney.

  1. "Evil Is Alive and Well" – 3:56
  2. "Valley of the Low Sun" – 3:57
  3. "All Day and All Night" – 3:28
  4. "Everybody Pays as They Go" – 3:00
  5. "Will It Grow" – 4:49
  6. "I Told You I Couldn't Stop" – 4:14
  7. "War Is Kind" – 3:08
  8. "Something Good This Way Comes" – 3:39
  9. "On up the Mountain" – 3:45
  10. "This End of the Telescope" – 3:59

Personnel[edit]

  • Jakob Dylan – bass, guitar, vocals
  • Rick Rubin – producer
  • Z. Berg – musician
  • Mathieu Bitton – art direction, design
  • Jason Boesel – musician
  • Lindsay Chase – production coordination
  • Rich Egan – management
  • Jason Lader – engineer, mixing
  • Dana Nielsen – engineer [12]
  • Vlado Meller – mastering
  • James Minchin – photography
  • Mark Santangelo – assistant

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 24[13]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Billboard review
  3. ^ Blender review
  4. ^ Hartford Courant review
  5. ^ PopMatters review
  6. ^ Rolling Stone review
  7. ^ The Skinny review
  8. ^ Spin review
  9. ^ Jakob Dylan reveals details of first solo album
  10. ^ Hirschberg, Lynn (September 2, 2007). "The Music Man". The New York Times. Retrieved May 23, 2010.
  11. ^ Jakob Dylan at Myspace
  12. ^ AllMusic 'Seeing Things' Credits
  13. ^ "Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 2008-06-24.