Answering Bell

"Answering Bell" is a song by alt-country singer-songwriter Ryan Adams from his 2001 album Gold. It was released as a CD single in 2002.[1]

"Answering Bell"
Single by Ryan Adams
from the album Gold
GenreAlternative country
LabelLost Highway Records
Songwriter(s)Ryan Adams
Producer(s)Ethan Johns
Ryan Adams singles chronology
"New York, New York"
"Answering Bell"
Music video
"Answering Bell" on YouTube

The song features Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz on backing vocals.[2] When Ryan Adams performed the song on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in February 2002, Duritz sang with the band.[3]

Music videoEdit

A music video for the song, directed by Luke Scott, was shot in January 2002. Loosely based on The Wizard of Oz, the video features cameos by Elton John, Adam Duritz, and singer-songwriter Leona Naess,[4] who was briefly engaged to Adams.[5]

Adams reportedly got the idea for the video while sick in bed in a Hamburg, Germany hotel room, delirious from the flu medication he was taking. The singer-songwriter also claims that he asked Bryan Adams, who was staying in the same hotel at the time, to appear in the video, but Bryan turned him down.[6]

Track listingsEdit

European CD Single (released 2002)

  1. "Answering Bell" (LP version)
  2. "Touch, Feel & Lose" (live)
  3. "Answering Bell" (live)

UK Enhanced CD (released 16 April 2002)

  1. "Answering Bell (LP version)
  2. "The Bar Is A Beautiful Place"
  3. "Sweet Black Magic"
  4. "Answering Bell" (Video)

UK Live Hits EP (released 7 May 2002)

  1. "Answering Bell" (live)
  2. "New York, New York" (live)
  3. "To Be Young (Is To Be Sad, Is To Be High)" (live)
  4. "New York, New York" (Video)
  5. Photo Gallery
  6. Wallpaper
  7. Lyrics Sheet ("Answering Bell")
  8. Biography
  9. "Answering Bell" video clip
  • All live tracks recorded by KRO Radio 3FM's "Leidsekade Live" at the Paradiso in Amsterdam, Holland on 10/18/01

Personnel and production creditsEdit


  1. ^ "Albums / Singles". Archived from the original on 2012-01-27. Retrieved 2012-01-14.
  2. ^ Gold (Media notes). Ryan Adams. Universal City, CA: UMG Recordings, Inc. 2001. 088 170 235-2.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  3. ^ "02/26/02". Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2012-01-14.
  4. ^ D'Angelo, Joe (2002-01-16). "Ryan Adams Follows The Yellow Sick Road For New Video: News:". Archived from the original on 10 February 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-23.
  5. ^ "Ryan Adams Duets With Ex-Fiancee For iTunes - Stereogum". Stereogum. 2008-11-10. Retrieved 2011-01-23.
  6. ^ Serpick, Evan (2002-01-18). "Adams' Family: Music:". Retrieved 2011-01-23.

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