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Learn more about 23rd Street Lullaby:

Format: CD
Sku: 61009984
UPC: 827969037126
UPC 14: 00827969037126
Release Date: 6/15/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. 23rd Street Lullaby ~ Patti Scialfa
2. You Can't Go Back ~ Patti Scialfa
3. Rose ~ Patti Scialfa
4. City Boys ~ Patti Scialfa
5. Love (Stand Up) ~ Patti Scialfa
6. Yesterday's Child ~ Patti Scialfa
7. Stumbling To Bethlehem ~ Patti Scialfa
8. Each Other's Medicine ~ Patti Scialfa
9. Romeo ~ Patti Scialfa
10. State Of Grace ~ Patti Scialfa
11. Chelsea Avenue ~ Patti Scialfa
12. Young In The City ~ Patti Scialfa
Patti Scialfa's long-awaited second album, her follow-up to Rumble Doll that's been 11 years in the making. Once again Patti wrote all the songs here, including "Rose" and "Love (Stand Up)," which she previewed for audiences at the Asbury Park holiday shows. Guests on the record include Nils Lofgren, Soozie Tyrell, and Bruce Springsteen. The new album includes 12 new songs plus a limited edition bonus disc with 3 live recordings. They album is co-produced by Patti and Steve Jordan.

The bonus CD includes live versions of "23rd Street Lullaby," "Spanish Dancer," and "As Long As I (Can Be With You)."

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Initial release includes a bonus disc with 3 live tracks.
Muze PNote Personnel: Patti Scialfa (vocals, recorder, harpsichord, harmonium, field organ, Hammond b-3 organ, keyboards); Nils Lofgren (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric 12-string guitar, lap steel guitar, dobro, mandolin, bass guitar); Marc Ribot (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, baritone guitar, nylon-string guitar, dobro, tres, banjo); Bobby Bandiera (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Larry Campbell (electric guitar, cittern); Bruce Springsteen (electric guitar, keyboards); Soozie Tyrell (violin, background vocals); Jane Scarpantoni (cello); Clifford Carter (piano, Wurlitzer piano, field organ, Hammond b-3 organ, Mellotron, keyboards); John Medeski (piano); Greg Cohen (double bass); Steve Jordan (bass guitar, drums, percussion, loops, background vocals); Will Lee , Willie Weeks (bass guitar); Lisa Lowell, Antoinette More, Michelle Moore, Tiffeny Andrews (background vocals).
Muze PNote Ignoring the fact that Patti Scialfa is married to Bruce Springsteen, it's easy to hear the musical cache she brings to the table, particularly within the confines of 23RD STREET LULLABY, her second album in over a decade. Scialfa uses her days spent as a struggling New York City musician in the late 1970s and early '80s for inspiration, and rang up a few buddies from back in that time of her life. Among the best-known names who contributed to these sessions are co-producer Steve Jordan, James Taylor sideman Clifford Carter, and fiddler/vocalist Soozie Tyrell, who is also a member of Springsteen's touring band.
Muze PNote The result is a batch of loosely autobiographical tales that hearkens back to that era's class of gritty urban singer-songwriters, including Graham Parker, Garland Jeffreys, and Lou Reed. Reminiscing about her days in the Chelsea section of Manhattan (see the atmospheric title cut), Scialfa writes about bad seeds (a twangy "City Boys"), fun-seeking waitresses (the doo-wop harmony-laden "Rose"), and grease monkeys (a wistful "Chelsea Avenue"). Sure, the characters that populate these songs are similar to those created by her husband (who unobtrusively contributes guitar and keyboards), but what do you expect from a native Jersey girl?

Producer: Patti Scialfa; Steve Jordan

Engineer: Trina Shoemaker

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Marc Ribot
Muze Guest Artist Nils Lofgren
Muze Guest Artist Soozie Tyrell
Muze Guest Artist Bruce Springsteen
Muze Guest Artist Greg Cohen
Muze Guest Artist John Medeski
Muze Guest Artist Will Lee
Muze Guest Artist Lisa Lowell

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Looking Into You: A Tribute To Jackson Browne

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 06/15/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2004
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 90371
Music Label Name Label : Columbia (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00827969037126

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.124)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "[A] sweeter, more confident effort....Sophisticated pop that frames Scialfa as a jaunty, East Coast version of Rickie Lee Jones or Bonnie Raitt."

Rolling Stone (p.151)
- Included in Rolling Stone's Top 50 Records Of 2004 - "Scialfa connects to her past with well-wrought, down-to-earth tunes."

Entertainment Weekly (p.85)
- "[T]here's an inviting, appealing earnestness to Scialfa's bruised-soul folk rock." - Grade: B

Q (p.122)
- 3 stars out of 5 - "Like a quieter, more thoughtful Sheryl Crow, Scialfa is a daughter of the city and her charms reveal themselves slowly."

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