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Rickie Lee Jones
Contemporary Singer/Songwriter,Contemporary Pop/Rock
Recording date:
January 30, 1980
Date of release:
July, 1981
Recording location:
Warner Bros. Recoding Studios, North Hollywood, CA
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1678 mb
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1653 mb
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4.8 ★

Pirates is the second album by Chicago-born singer, songwriter, and musician Rickie Lee Jones, released in July 1981, two years after her eponymous debut Rickie Lee Jones.

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.

Pirates ‎(CD, Album, RE, RP). Warner Bros. Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab. MFSL 1-328.

Traffic From Paradise by Rickie Lee Jones. Naked Songs by Rickie Lee Jones. It’s Like This by Rickie Lee Jones. The Evening Of My Best Day by Rickie Lee Jones. Live At Red Rocks by Rickie Lee Jones. Pop Pop by Rickie Lee Jones. Ghostyhead by Rickie Lee Jones. The Devil You Know by Rickie Lee Jones. 5. Pirates (So Long Lonely Avenue). 7. Traces Of The Western Slopes. More albums from Rickie Lee Jones: Traffic From Paradise by Rickie Lee Jones.

Band Name Rickie Lee Jones. Data de aparición Julio 1981. Labels Warner Music Group. Estilo MusicalFolk Rock. Miembros poseen este álbum5. 1. We Belong Together. 2. Living It Up. 3. Skeletons.

Rickie lee jones - new album ‘Kicks’. Due out June 7, the album spans two decades (50s-70s) of pop, rock and jazz, presenting her unique and sophisticated interpretations of these songs. Miss Jones’ own label, OSOD (other side of desire) released KICKS with Thirty Tigers distributing.

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 We Belong Together Rickie Lee Jones Rickie Lee Jones 5:03
2 Living It Up Rickie Lee Jones Rickie Lee Jones 6:20
3 Skeletons Rickie Lee Jones Rickie Lee Jones 3:37
4 Woody and Dutch on the Slow Train to Peking Rickie Lee Jones / David Kalish Rickie Lee Jones 5:19
5 Pirates (So Long Lonely Avenue) Rickie Lee Jones Rickie Lee Jones 3:53
6 A Lucky Guy Rickie Lee Jones Rickie Lee Jones 4:16
7 Traces of the Western Slopes Sal Bernardi / Rickie Lee Jones Rickie Lee Jones 7:53
8 The Returns Rickie Lee Jones Rickie Lee Jones 2:23


Sal Bernardi - Composer, Harmonica, Vocals
Michael Boddicker - Synthesizer
Randy Brecker - Flugelhorn, Trumpet
Ralph Burns - Orchestral Arrangements
Lenny Castro - Percussion
Loyd Clifft - Engineer
Leslie Collman-Smith - Vocals (Background)
Ken Deane - Engineer
Nick DeCaro - Orchestral Arrangements
Steve Ettinger - Engineer
Donald Fagen - Synthesizer
Howard "Buzz" Feiten - Guitar
Victor Feldman - Drums, Keyboards, Percussion
Russell Ferrante - Keyboards
Vicki Fortson - Production Coordination
Steve Gadd - Box, Drums, Percussion
Stuart Gitlin - Engineer
Margaret Gwynne - Engineer
Michael Halsband - Photography
Lee Herschberg - Engineer, Mastering, Mixing
Jerry Hey - Flugelhorn, Horn, Trumpet
Rickie Lee Jones - Composer, Guitar, Horn Arrangements, Keyboards, Percussion, Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Vocal Arrangement, Vocals, Vocals (Background)
David Kalish - Composer, Guitar
Randy Kerber - Keyboards
Neil Larsen - Keyboards
Mark Linett - Engineer
Rob LoVerde - Mastering
Arno Lucas - Vocals, Vocals (Background)
Steve Lukather - Guitar
Clarence McDonald - Keyboards
Rob Mounsey - Synthesizer
Dean Parks - Guitar
Chuck Rainey - Bass
Art Rodriguez - Drums
Mike Salisbury - Cover Design, Design
David Sanborn - Sax (Alto), Saxophone
Elliot Scheiner - Engineer
Tom Scott - Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor)
Leslie Smith - Vocals, Vocals (Background)
Russ Titelman - Producer
JoAnn Tominaga - Production Coordination
Joe Torano - Vocals
Joe Turano - Vocals (Background)
Lenny Waronker - Producer
  • Cordalas
While I generally agree with All Music, they dropped the ball here. This is one of the masterpiece albums to arise from the 80's. It's simply perfect. It consists of tales of the downtrodden, but its ultimate message is to hang in there and things will get better. Much like her own life, we all have to rise from our ashes to one degree or another. If I was being sent to a desert island with only one album, I'd give strong consideration to making "Pirates" my choice. It just gets better with each listening.
  • nailer
Pirates is a wonderfully sad album; if you want to sit in your room and wallow in misery, songs like Skeletons and We Belong Together are sung with aching sorrow, and there is a lovely moodiness to everything.Pirates could have been a perfect album if not for the presence of Sal Bernardi, a performer who Jones kept sticking on her albums in spite of an annoying voice and little discernible talent. Unfortunately her duet with him is 8 minutes long, and it does drag down the album, but everything else is so good that I can live with it.
  • Vetitc
I am a huge longtime Rickie Lee Jones fan one of my favorite female muscians ever and this is my favorite album of hers. the first album (1979) is the other album i love from her a singer songwriter myself she is an influence on my writing and music for years . the best songs on this cd are We Belong Together Livin It Up Traces Of The Western World and So Lonley Ave are all beautiful wonderfully sung songs very soulful music. Rickie has such soul when she sings also very diverse she mixes folk jazz besides the r&b and rock and roll.she is one of the greatest female singer songwriters of all time and belongs in the rock and roll hall of fame. forgot to mention her acoustic guitar playing and piano which has always been great as well! listening to todays pop music i long for the good old days of music .this album is an example of when there were lot's of real muscially talented singer songwriters in the 1960's-80's Rickie Lee Jones Carly Simon Joni Mitchell etc !