Tarzana Kid

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Tarzana Kid
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 9, 1974
GenrePop, rock
Length29:57
LabelReprise
ProducerErik Jacobsen, John Sebastian
John Sebastian chronology
The Four of Us
(1971)
Tarzana Kid
(1974)
Welcome Back
(1976)

Tarzana Kid is an album by American singer-songwriter John Sebastian, released in 1974. The album was a commercial failure and did not chart. His next album which featured "Welcome Back" was his last for the Reprise label.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau(C-)[2]

In his retrospective Allmusic review, critic William Ruhlmann wrote "while this sounds like a hodgepodge, John Sebastian manages to pull it off with his usual aplomb."[1]

Reissues[edit]

Tarzana Kid was reissued on CD in 2007 by Collectors' Choice Music and in 2008 by Rhino Entertainment.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by John Sebastian except where noted.

  1. "Sitting in Limbo" (Jimmy Cliff, Gully Bright) – 3:29
  2. "Friends Again" – 2:28
  3. "Dixie Chicken" (Lowell George, Fred Martin) – 3:49
  4. "Stories We Could Tell" – 3:09
  5. "Face of Appalachia" (Lowell George, John Sebastian) – 4:20
  6. "Wildwood Flower" (Traditional) – 1:43
  7. "Wild About My Lovin'" – 3:05
  8. "Singing the Blues" (Melvin Endsley) – 2:22
  9. "Sportin' Life" (Traditional) – 3:09
  10. "Harpoon" – 2:23

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Erik Jacobsen – producer
  • John Sebastian – producer
  • Donn Landee – engineer
  • John Boyd – engineer
  • Peter Granet – engineer
  • Steve Jarvis – engineer
  • David Paich – string arrangement

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ruhlmann, William. "Tarzana Kid > Review". AllMusic. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Tarzana Kid > Review". Robert Christgau. Retrieved March 18, 2017.