Rickie Lee Jones - It's Like This (2LP, 45RPM, 200g)
Rickie Lee Jones - It's Like This (2LP, 45RPM, 200g)
Rickie Lee Jones - It's Like This (2LP, 45RPM, 200g)
Rickie Lee Jones - It's Like This (2LP, 45RPM, 200g)

Rickie Lee Jones - It's Like This (2LP, 45RPM, 200g)

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Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Organ, Vocals – Rickie Lee Jones [click here to see more vinyl featuring Rickie Lee Jones]

Acoustic Bass – Michael Elizondo, Paul Nowinski, Richard Davis (A2)

Acoustic Guitar – John Pizzarelli

Bass Clarinet – Jeff Dellisant

Drums – Carl Allen, Peter Erskine, Rick Marotta

Organ – Bruce Brody

Percussion – Bashiri Johnson

Saxophone – Alex Foster

Trombone – Conrad Herwig


2 LPs,  standard sleeve

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 200g

Record color : black

Speed : 45 RPM

Size : 12'’



Record Press : Quality Record Pressings

Label : Analogue Productions

Original Label : Prestige

Produced by Bruce Brody, Rickie Lee Jones

Remastered at AcousTech

Originally released in 2000

Reissued in 2008

Tracks :

Side A :

1. Show Biz Kids
2. Trouble Man
3. For No One
4. Smile
5. Low Spark of High Heeled Boys

Side B :

1. On The Street Where You Live
2. I Can't Get Started
3. Up A Lazy River
4. Someone To Watch Over Me
5. Cycles
6. One Hand, One Heart

Awards :

TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Informal


"This lovely set of intimately arranged and meticulously recorded covers, originally issued in 2000, is precisely the kind of semi-obscure album in need of a quality all-analog reissue…The superbly natural sound produced by this record is what spending big bucks on an audio system is all about. Set the volume appropriately and Ms. Jones'll draw you into the studio for a personal song recital…This is one to savor." Michael Fremer, www.musicangle.com

« Not since Billie Holiday has there been a vocalist who so completely transforms a song into her own. On It's Like This, eclectic folkie Rickie Lee Jones envelops standards, showtunes, '70s soul, and even slick jazz-rock, interpreting them with her familiar childlike, breathy shouts. In a very similar vein as 1991's Pop Pop, Jones pulls together a collection of diverse songs from throughout the 20th century and gives them a sparse, fragile spin, kind of like Diana Krall and Björk sharing coffee at an all-night diner. Produced by Bruce Brody (who has also worked with Maria McKee and Bette Midler), this album is really a showcase for the dynamic vocalist -- her voice pitching and yawing like a sloop far out at sea. Several notable artists scatter themselves unobtrusively throughout the album like Joe Jackson, Ben Folds, John Pizzarelli, and Taj Mahal; each lend a subtle bassline or harmony vocal, cautiously not stepping on any of Jones' delicate lines. Her passionate, earthy version of Marvin Gaye's "blaxploitation" hit "Trouble Man" is as soulful as her cover of the Beatles' "For No One" is pleading, each reaching out to the listener like a whisper from an inch away. Jones' unmistakable style is unlike anyone else's, and that fact alone will turn away some potential listeners; however, for fans of gentle jazz-pop, It's Like This is an intimate, dreamy wander through the songbooks of the last century. » AllMusic Review by Zac Johnson

"…this effort from 2000 shows Jones conjuring such magic with the material that she deserves as much attention for reworking standards as do Carly Simon or Linda Ronstadt. Kicking off with Steely Dan's 'Show Biz Kids,' and with appearances by Joe Jackson and Ben Folds, among the highpoints is the Beatles' 'For No One' that ranks as among the finest Beatles cover ever. And considering that they number in the tens of thousands, that's about as high as praise gets." Album of the Month, Ken Kessler, Hi-Fi News, April 2008

"The Rickie Lee Jones 45rpm is AWESOME UNREAL AMAZING!!! I have to get a backup copy. I'll play this one to death." – Danny Kaey, Positive-Feedback Online


AllMusic : 3 / 5 , Discogs : 4.14 / 5 ,  Michael Fremer : Music = 9/11 Sound = 10/11  ,  Hi-Fi News : Recording = 5/5 Performances = 5/5

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