Sleepless (Peter Wolf album)

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Sleepless
Peter Wolf - Sleepless.jpg
Studio album by Peter Wolf
Released September 10, 2002
Recorded Sear Sound, New York, NY
Genre Rock
Length 40:36
Label Artemis
Producer Peter Wolf, Kenny White
Peter Wolf chronology
Fool's Parade
(1998)
Sleepless
(2002)
Midnight Souvenirs
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars link

Sleepless is the sixth solo album by Peter Wolf, released in 2002. The album ranked 427 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.[1]

Wolf told The Boston Phoenix in 2002 that he had a "pessimistic sensibility" in his approach to making the album with no great expectations about the album’s commercial viability after watching his previous record "die on the vine" due to his then label (along with several others) being "swallowed up in (a) big corporate conglomerate". He explained that he "made this record figuring, ‘I have a lot of different interests, a lot of different roots, and this is the painting I feel like painting right now.’ And what’s the single? There is no single. I wasn’t thinking of hooks."[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Growin' Pain" (Angelo Petraglia, Wolf) – 3:12
  2. "Nothin' but the Wheel" (John Scott Sherrill, Wolf) – 4:34
  3. "A Lot of Good Ones Gone" (Will Jennings, Wolf) – 3:33
  4. "Never Like This Before" (Isaac Hayes, Booker T. Jones, David Porter, Wolf) – 3:21
  5. "Run Silent, Run Deep" (Timothy S. Mayer, Wolf) – 4:13
  6. "Homework" (Dave Clark, Al Perkins, Otis Rush) – 2:39
  7. "Five O'Clock Angel" (Jennings, Wolf) – 3:00
  8. "Hey Jordan" (Jennings, Wolf) – 3:03
  9. "Too Close Together" (Sonny Boy Williamson, Wolf) – 2:24
  10. "Some Things You Don't Want to Know" (Jennings, Wolf) – 2:31
  11. "Oh Marianne" (Jennings, Wolf) – 4:19
  12. "Sleepless" (Jennings, Wolf) – 4:05

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Peter Wolf - producer
  • Kenny White - producer
  • Rob Eaton - engineer
  • Chris Rival - engineer
  • Tom Waltz - engineer
  • Dave Westner - engineer
  • Ben Wisch - engineer
  • Steve Mazur - assistant engineer
  • Jacques Obadia - assistant engineer
  • Rob Eaton - mixing
  • Phil Greene - mixing
  • Dave Westner - mixing
  • Ben Wisch - mixing
  • Bob Ludwig - mastering
  • Rob Eaton, Dave Westner - recording
  • Karen Rome - project coordinator
  • Jill Dell'Abate - session coordinator
  • Frank Olinsky - design
  • Joe Greene - photography
  • Frank Olinsky - cover photo

Charts[edit]

AlbumBillboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2002 Top Independent Albums 39

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Peter Wolf, 'Sleepless'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Music | My dinner with Peter