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Album Review

After the critical (and commercial) success of her debut two years earlier, Rickie Lee Jones had a lot riding on her sophomore album, Pirates. From the opening track, "We Belong Together," Jones served notice that she was willing to challenge herself and experiment with more unusual, complex song structures. Her unique phrasing and style reflect her interest in beat poets and the bohemian lifestyle, and on this album she relies on more obscure imagery than the direct, detailed observations on comrades used on her first album. There are a wide range of musical influences represented (rock, jazz, soul), but the acoustic arrangements are more piano-based than most of her other albums. While there is an undercurrent of reflection on failed romances, Jones also reveals her playful side with songs like "Woody and Dutch." The musical and lyrical variety on the album is best represented in the album's centerpiece, "Pirates (So Long Lonely Avenue)," where she moves through mood and tempo changes with ease. Although the songs may not immediately grab the listener, the lyrical and musical complexities ultimately make this album more rewarding with every listen.

Customer Reviews

Pirates lost on vinyl and now re found

showing my age but thanks to I tunes have now been re-united with this timeless classic , still has lots of majic and twists and turns , a must in any collection

One of my classics

I first heard this album in 1983, and was already familiar with her debut album. This is still one of my all time favourite albums. Fanatstic, Iconic, unforgettable

Utterly Beautiful

Her second album, now almost a quarter of a century old but timeless in every way. Not a bad track on here (unlike her later efforts which became somewhat patchy). Lyrically, sonically almost perfect. One of the few albums i have absolutely no hesitation about offering 5 stars. I'm amazed there are so few reviews of this gem.

Biography

Born: 08 November 1954 in Chicago, IL

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Once touted as the natural successor to Joni Mitchell, singer/songwriter Rickie Lee Jones proved no less idiosyncratic or mercurial; like Mitchell, Jones experienced significant commercial success at the outset of her career, but a restless creative spirit — combined with a stubborn refusal to fit comfortably into...
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