Jacksonville City Nights

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Jacksonville City Nights is the second of three releases from Ryan Adams & The Cardinals during 2005. Cold Roses received high praise from the press and was considered by many as Adam`s finest work as a solo artist. With its strong songwriting, solid performances and "old school" country flavor, Jacksonville City Nights is the perfect follow-up to Cold Roses.

As with Cold Roses, The honky-tonk infused Jacksonville City Nights was produced by Tom Schick with all 14 songs written and recorded by Ryan Adams & The Cardinals: J.P. Bowersock (electric guitar), Brad Pemberton (drums), Jon Graboff (pedal steel, 12 string guitar, mandolin, tambourine, backing vocals) and Catherine Popper (bass, keyboards, backing vocals). Jacksonville City Nights also features a haunting duet with Norah Jones, "Dear John". While the songs on Cold Roses found inspiration from such artists as The Grateful Dead and Neil Young, Jacksonville City Nights, while still hinting at the country-rock influences, incorporates some of the finest ingredients of traditional country music. Incredibly consistent from start to finish.

Specifications

Label Universal Music Group
SKU 63979913
UPC 602498806548
UPC 14 00602498806548
Format CD
Release Date 9/27/2005
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Author Ryan Adams
Compilation Appearance Timeless-Hank Williams Tribute
Compilation Appearance Stars & Guitars
Compilation Appearance Love Is Hell
Compilation Appearance Elizabethtown, Vol. 1
Compilation Appearance Elizabethtown, Vol. 2
Compilation Appearance Longest Ride (Original Soundtrack)
Artist Influence Bob Dylan
Artist Influence Emmylou Harris
Artist Influence Gram Parsons
Artist Influence Hsker D
Artist Influence Neil Young
Artist Influence Steve Earle
Artist Influence Steve Forbert
Artist Influence The Band
Artist Influence The Byrds
Artist Influence The Replacements
Artist Influence The Rolling Stones
Artist Influence The Smiths
Artist Influence Uncle Tupelo
Artist Influence Van Morrison
Artist Influence Willie Nile
Artist Contemporary Ben Kweller
Artist Contemporary Caitlin Cary
Artist Contemporary David Gray
Artist Contemporary Ed Harcourt
Artist Contemporary Erick Baker
Artist Contemporary Gillian Welch
Artist Contemporary Ian Matthews
Artist Contemporary Jackie Greene
Artist Contemporary Jason Isbell
Artist Contemporary Jeff Buckley
Artist Contemporary Jim Allen (Singer/Songwriter)
Artist Contemporary Joe Henry
Artist Contemporary Joe Purdy
Artist Contemporary Josh Abbott (Alt Country)
Artist Contemporary Josh Ritter
Artist Contemporary Justin Rutledge
Artist Contemporary Justin Townes Earle
Artist Contemporary Kim Richey
Artist Contemporary Mark Curry
Artist Contemporary Mark Kozelek
Artist Contemporary Matt White (Singer/Songwriter)
Artist Contemporary Neko Case
Artist Contemporary Patterson Hood
Artist Contemporary Pete Yorn
Artist Contemporary Rhett Miller
Artist Contemporary Richard Buckner
Artist Contemporary Richard Julian
Artist Contemporary Robbie Fulks
Artist Contemporary Scott Miller
Artist Contemporary T. Hardy Morris
Artist Contemporary The Matin?e (Indie Pop)
Artist Contemporary The Pernice Brothers
Artist Contemporary The Storys
Artist Contemporary The Strokes
Artist Contemporary Tim Carroll
Artist Contemporary Wilco
Artist Contemporary Will Oldham
Artist Follower Brendan Benson
Artist Follower David Ramirez
Artist Follower Jeff Klein
Artist Follower Jesse Malin
Artist Follower Mason Jennings
Artist Follower Minibar
Artist Follower Pierce Edens
Artist Follower The Districts
Artist Follower Wes Finch
Technical Info
Engineer Tom Schick; Tom Gloadly; Ryan Adams
Producer Tom Schick; Tom Gloadly; Tom Schick
CatalogID 4707
Lable Name Lost Highway
Released 09/27/2005
Original Release 2005
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 46m : 16s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602498806548
Musical Guests
Norah Jones
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Ryan Adams (vocals, acoustic guitar, piano); Jon Graboff (various instruments, background vocals); J.P. Bowersock (electric guitar); David Gold (violin, viola); Michael Panes, Connie Ellison, Mary Kathryn Van Osdale, Claudia Chopek, Carl Gorodetzky, Pamela Sixfin, Alan Umstead, David Angell, Catherine Umstead (violin); Jim Grosjean, Kris Wilkinson, Gary VanOsdale (viola); Julia Kent, Bob Mason , Carole Rabinowitz-Neuen (cello); Glenn Patscha (piano, background vocals); Joe McGinty (piano); Catherine Popper (keyboards, bass instrument, background vocals); Brad Pemberton (drums); Byron Isaacs (background vocals); Norah Jones (vocals, piano).
Audio Mixers: Ryan Adams; Tom Schick.
Recording information: Emerald Studios, Nashville, TN; Lono Studios, New York, NY.
Photographer: Danny Clinch.
Ryan Adams's sophomore album with his Cardinals backing band, and his second studio offering of 2005, JACKSONVILLE CITY NIGHTS finds the ever-prolific singer/songwriter in his twangy, Gram Parsons-inspired persona. In fact, on "Dear John," jazz/pop superstar Norah Jones plays Emmylou Harris to Adams's Parsons, as the two settle into a slow, smoky duet.
While JACKSONVILLE has an energetic moment or two ("The Hardest Part"), it never wanders anywhere near Adams's amped-up ROCK N ROLL territory. In general, this is melancholy, down-tempo alt-country, which, given Adams's past in Whiskeytown, explains why the performer sounds so at ease here. "A Kiss Before I Go" begins the album on a wistful note, setting the tone with barroom piano lines and weepy pedal-steel work. On "Hardest Way to Fall," Adams indulges in a sauntering Dylan-like vibe, while "September" proves to be almost haunting in its minimalism. Although Adams's artistic reach occasionally exceeds his grasp, JACKSONVILLE CITY NIGHTS finds the artist playing to his strengths, resulting in one of his most consistent records.
Artist Overview
Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams started out as the leader of Whiskeytown, one of the most highly regarded alt-country bands of the late 1990s. By 2000, he was a solo artist, delivering a mostly acoustic set of Dylanesque tunes on HEARTBREAKER. By the time the follow-up GOLD came out a year later, Adams was the It Boy of America, turning up on MTV and seemingly every magazine cover.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (No. 984, p.148) - 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...[A]n unadulterated return to form..."
Disc 1
1 Kiss Before I Go, A
2 End, The
3 Hard Way To Fall
4 Dear John
5 Hardest Part, The
6 Games
7 Silver Bullets
8 Peaceful Valley
9 September
10 My Heart Is Broken
11 Trains
12 PA
13 Withering Heights
14 Don't Fail Me Now
Product Attributes
Artist Adams,Ryan
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc

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