RICKIE LEE JONES
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab used the original ¼" analog master tapes to master this classic 1981 album!
Rickie Lee Jones' Pirates arrived like a cloudburst in the desert of Eighties formula pop music and recycled heavy-metal rock. So wrote Stephen Holden in Rolling Stone in his five-star review of the eclectic artist's sophomore record, a 1981 set that continues to defy eras and styles.
Accompanied by an all-star lineup that includes trumpeter Randy Brecker, Steely Dan icon Donald Fagen, session pro Victor Feldman, and legendary jazz arranger Ralph Burns, the singer-songwriter achieves a musical nirvana that encompasses post-bop, coffeehouse folk, bohemian pop, romantic soul, Beat poetry, and Broadway showtunes. Albums with this kind of stylistic magnitude, close-up intimacy, and emotional intensity come around only once or so a decade.
Remastered from the original analog master tapes, MoFi's limited-edition hybrid SACD captures every nuance of this great-sounding studio masterpiece.
Pakaged in New Numbered Limited Edition Mini LP Style Packaging!
1. We Belong Together|
2. Living It Up
4. Woody and Dutch on the Slow Train to Peking
5. Pirates (So Long Lonely Avenue)
6. A Lucky Guy
7. Traces of the Western Slopes
8. The Returns
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