Rickie Lee Jones (album)


#1

Rickie Lee’s first album is quite the audiophile classic. For good reasons too. Great material and fine performances all round. Over the years I have picked up numerous recordings of this album. For the most part they are all good. The 2008 180g vinyl sounds great. In my digital collection my favourite is an original German vinyl ripped at 24-96. Don’t ask where I got it because I don’t remember. What I can say is it sounds fantastic and I don’t have to go through the vinyl routine. Files like these make digital fun. Not so much because of convenience , which is a nice by-product, but because they sound so good. When digital first reared its head back in the 80s I was sucked in to all the hype of perfect sound forever. Now it would seem that, 30 years later, I have finally arrived.


#2

+1. RLJ is a love her or leave her kind of artist. I happen to have been a fan of hers from pretty much the start, although not everything she’s put out has been on my list of hits. I have an original issue release of her first that sounds great, although I would like to hear if some of the other releases sound better.


#3
+1. RLJ is a love her or leave her kind of artist. I happen to have been a fan of hers from pretty much the start, although not everything she's put out has been on my list of hits. I have an original issue release of her first that sounds great, although I would like to hear if some of the other releases sound better.


I would not like to lead you down the path to the devil but, if you look around, you may well find multiple downloads of this album.

#4

Count me in as a fanboy!

I’ve always liked Pirates myself.

And Naked Songs.

And Ghostyhead!

She just sings like a “dirty little girl”.

One wonders how she learned to sing that way at such a young age?

A biography or auto would be a fun read.

Steven B-)


#5

http://www.rickieleejones.com/interviews/italianinterview.htm


#6

Yeah…gotta love her quirky style. I get off on Naked Songs, Pirates and It’s Like This as well


#7

Don’t forget Pop! Pop!

If you’ve never tried Ghostyhead it is different than others. But still enjoyable but does take a little getting used to.

Steven B-)


#8

Having never been able to stomach “Chuck E’s,” I never bothered to listen to any more. I picked up her first album because of this thread. It is vastly more interesting than I expected. Good recommendation.


#9

@Elk,

You gotta get Pirates and Naked Songs too.

Steven B-)


#10

I’ll take a look.


#11
Having never been able to stomach "Chuck E's," I never bothered to listen to any more. I picked up her first album because of this thread. It is vastly more interesting than I expected. Good recommendation.


I know what you mean about her big hit Chuckies in Love but the rest of the album is way ahead of its time. The song Last Chance Texaco is my favourite. Like Steven says, have a listen to Pirates & Naked Songs. Another of my favourites is Its Like This. It sounds great & is available in all types of audiophile formats. If you don't like her quirky style, don't bother but if you do, well she's just great!

#12

Spinning this cd as I write - awesome stuff. Always a treat when you can have audiophile sound and great music together on one disc.