January 4, 2010 – 4:09 am

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PARIS 2009 [no label, 2CD]

Live at Studio 105, Paris, France, November 26, 2009. Very good satellite broadcast.

Even when Rickie Lee Jones has a new album out about once every two years, each new release is still a much-anticipated one and 2009’s Balm In Gilead was no exception. Commenting on the new album, BigO’s Philip Cheah noted: “In many ways, her new work is literally reflected in the new album’s title, where Gilead, a place in ancient Palestine where balm is found. While the album doesn’t reach the experimentation of her earlier work, it instead dwells on reflection and healing.”

Even when she’s out promoting the new album, the show turns into a grand showcase of some of Jones’s greatest hits. Or as Randy Lewis, when reviewing the album in the LA Times music blog, said, Jones is assessing her place in life as she turns 55.

Thanks to coisamaravil for sharing the tracks on the Dime site and to bojangles for the artwork.

Note: Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. Please try again later. Kindly email us at [email protected] if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Disc 1 (55:21)
Track 101. Radio Intro (3.0MB)
Track 102. Easy Money (5.4MB)
Track 103. Weasel And The White Boys Cool (8.2MB)
Track 104. Chuck E’s In Love (5.2MB)
Track 105. The Last Chance Texaco (6.4MB)
Track 106. Sailor Song (7.0MB)
Track 107. Beat Angels (6.4MB)
Track 108. A Tree On Allenford (7.6MB)
Track 109. It Must Be Love (7.5MB)
Track 110. Ghostyhead/His Jeweled Floor (20.3MB)

Disc 2 (55:46)
Track 201. Living It Up (13.4MB)
Track 202. We Belong Together (8.8M)
Track 203. Pirates (So Long Lonely Avenue) (10.1MB)
Track 204. The Horses (9.3MB)
Track 205. Bonfires In Hell (8.6MB)
Track 206. Remember Me (4.1MB)
Track 207. Nobody Knows My Name (5.6MB)
Track 208. Wild Girl (7.4MB)
Track 209. Autumn Leaves (9.6MB)

Rickie Lee Jones - vocals, guitar, piano
Sal Bernardi - guitar, harmonica
Rob Wasserman - bass

Click here to order Rickie Lee Jones’s Balm in Gilead.

  1. 9 Responses to “RICKIE LEE JONES - PARIS 2009”

  2. Thanks for the RLJ in Paris.

    By manofamillionchords on Jan 5, 2010

  3. The sound quality was very good and I liked the stripped down arrangements, but her voice sounds terrible. I couldn’t get past the first four songs, and they’re songs I really like. Ouch. Thanks, nevertheless, for the post.

    By Dave C. on Jan 6, 2010

  4. To manofamillionchords
    You should persevere and listen to it.
    If you’re a fan, you’ll get something out of it.
    Maybe you’re not really a fan.

    Anyway I found these track refreshing and clean and worth the time listening.
    Charming and simple, like Rickie

    By flattsfisher on Jan 6, 2010

  5. hello, please NOTE: i’m honestly just trying to learn, and ascertain the difference between bootlegs and pirate-legs; are these performances
    legal? i need to know, only for future reference, i.e. f/e: would this offering be cool with RLJ since it could (possibly) lead to more primary-release sales, in future? thx, bd

    By brad dorset on Jan 9, 2010

  6. Note to Dave C: This is an amazing recording. How would your voice sound after being ‘on the road’ for 25 years? Rickie Lee Jones delivers a fantastic career retrospective here. Listen again. Thanks for this!

    Note to Brad Dorset: It seems you came to this site by mistake or missed the ‘disclaimer’. These are ROIOs. Shared for free. NOT FOR SALE.

    By Adam Dean on Jan 12, 2010

  7. Well even though you did not answer my question, this is an extremely impressive site you run. A tasteful, eclectic collection of fine music. ( I should have just asked you about publishing and royalties involved, to begin with). I think I see now how this (FTP?) thing works. Thanks for your information and reply. brad

    By brad dorset on Jan 15, 2010

  8. Thanks for the great concert BigO.

    Why is it…that on radio broadcasts in European countries (France, Germany etc)…that the djs so often have to chatter all through the concert? They don’t usually talk during the songs, but they blather on all through the applause and artist’s (in this case Rickie Lee’s) remarks. It is extremely annoying.

    I don’t really expect an answer. I’m just venting. :)

    By gerald on Feb 5, 2010

  9. This show blew my doors off. Incredible performance, stripped down
    and jazzy, with piles of character and nuance. Sal’s guitar is restrained
    and perfect. Wasserman’s bass is another killer voice in the mix. I love her
    “Naked” release, but this is an altogether different animal. Her rework
    of “living it up” (with her daughter’s european dance influence) is amazing and refreshing. She is a true original. BTW, her voice is excellent too.

    By fortwaldron on Jul 9, 2012

  10. Hello,

    I have clicked on the links, however they appear not to be working.

    Would it be possible to make these available to download.

    Thank You



    By Jake on Feb 24, 2019

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