Jukebox (Cat Power album)

Jukebox is the eighth album by Cat Power, the stage name and eponymous band of American singer-songwriter Chan Marshall. It was released on January 22, 2008 on Matador Records. A limited-edition silver foil deluxe package was also released containing a bonus disc with five extra songs.

Jukebox
Jukebox cat power album.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 22, 2008
Recorded2007, New York City, Dallas, and Miami
GenreIndie rock
Length41:33
LabelMatador
Cat Power chronology
The Greatest
(2006)
Jukebox
(2008)
Dark End of the Street
(2008)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic72/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[2]
Drowned In Sound[3]
The Guardian[4]
Los Angeles Times[5]
Mojo[6]
NME[7]
Pitchfork Media(5.7/10)[8]
Rolling Stone[9]
Spin[10]
Uncut[11]

The album is composed almost entirely of cover songs, save for "Song to Bobby" and "Metal Heart" ("Metal Heart" was previously recorded and released in 1998). It is Marshall's second record of cover songs; her first, The Covers Record, was released in 2000.

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Original artist(s)Length
1."New York"John Kander, Fred EbbLiza Minnelli2:00
2."Ramblin' (Wo)man"Hank WilliamsHank Williams3:47
3."Metal Heart"Chan MarshallCat Power3:53
4."Silver Stallion"Lee ClaytonThe Highwaymen2:52
5."Aretha, Sing One for Me"J Harris, Eugene WilliamGeorge Jackson[12]3:12
6."Lost Someone"James Brown, Bobby Byrd, Lloyd StallworthJames Brown & the Famous Flames2:50
7."Lord, Help the Poor & Needy"Jessie Mae Hemphill[13]Jessie Mae Hemphill2:37
8."I Believe in You"Bob DylanBob Dylan4:07
9."Song to Bobby" (original composition)Chan Marshall, Matt SweeneyCat Power4:17
10."Don't Explain"Arthur Herzog Jr., Billie HolidayBillie Holiday3:50
11."Woman Left Lonely"Spooner Oldham, Dan PennJanis Joplin4:07
12."Blue"Joni MitchellJoni Mitchell4:01
Total length:41:33
iTunes Store bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Original artist(s)Length
13."Could We" (original composition)Chan MarshallCat Power2:25
Borders bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Original artist(s)Length
13."Fortunate Son"J. C. FogertyCreedence Clearwater Revival4:22
Australian bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Original artist(s)Length
13."Breathless"Nick CaveNick Cave and the Bad Seeds5:05
Mexican bonus track
No.TitleWriter(s)Original artist(s)Length
13."Angelitos Negros"Andres Eloy Blanco, Manuel Alvarez MacisteEartha Kitt7:33
Limited edition bonus disc
No.TitleWriter(s)Original artist(s)Length
1."I Feel"Dwayne Carter, Christopher Dorsey, Terius Gray, Byron Thomas, Tab Virgil, Jr.Hot Boys2:48
2."Naked, If I Want To"Jerry MillerMoby Grape2:37
3."Breathless"Nick CaveNick Cave and the Bad Seeds5:05
4."Angelitos Negros"Andres Eloy Blanco, Manuel Alvarez MacisteEartha Kitt7:33
5."She's Got You"Hank CochranPatsy Cline3:30
Total length:21:33

Sales and chart positionsEdit

The album debuted at number 12 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling about 29,000 copies in its first week.[14] As of 2012, sales in the United States have exceeded 137,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.[15] It was awarded a gold certification from the Independent Music Companies Association which indicated sales of at least 100,000 copies throughout Europe.[16]

Chart (2008) Peak position
Australia Albums Chart 35
Austria Albums Chart 40
Belgian Albums Chart 7
Denmark Albums Chart 12
Dutch Albums Chart 63
France Albums Chart 4
German Albums Chart 18
Irish Album Chart 35
New Zealand Albums Chart 30
Norway Albums Chart 30
Swiss Albums Chart 20
Sweden Albums Chart 27
U.K. Albums Chart 32
U.S. Top Rock Albums 2
U.S. Top Independent Albums 3
U.S. Top Digital Albums 3
U.S. Top Internet Albums 7
U.S. Billboard 200 12

SalesEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
France 31,100[17]
United States 137,000[15]
Summaries
Europe 100,000[16]

PersonnelEdit

Dirty Delta Blues
  • Judah Bauer – guitar
  • Jim White – drums
  • Erik Paparazzi – bass
  • Gregg Foreman – piano, organ
Special Guests 

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jukebox by Cat Power". Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Drowned In Sound review Archived 2008-10-14 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Rogers, Jude (18 January 2008). "Cat Power, Jukebox". Retrieved 3 October 2016 – via The Guardian.
  5. ^ Times, Los Angeles. "CD: Cat Power". Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  6. ^ "Jukebox by Cat Power". Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  7. ^ NME.COM. "Cat Power - NME.COM". Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  8. ^ "Cat Power: Jukebox Album Review - Pitchfork". Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Rolling Stone review". Archived from the original on 2010-11-27. Retrieved 2017-09-02.
  10. ^ Spin review Archived 2011-05-18 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Uncut review Archived 2008-09-05 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ "George Jackson Discography". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 3 October 2016.
  13. ^ Tennille, Andy: "Matador Records Skips Important Credit on Cat Power's Jukebox", San Francisco Weekly; April 9, 2008.
  14. ^ Katie Hasty, "'Juno' Unseats Keys From Atop Album Chart", Billboard.com, January 30, 2008.
  15. ^ a b Streib, Lauren (November 2, 2012). "Cat Power Announces Possible Tour Cancellation, Bankruptcy". The Daily Beast. Retrieved August 4, 2017.
  16. ^ a b "Impala Press Release, Popkomm, Berlin, 9th October 2008". Impala. October 9, 2008. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  17. ^ "Les Albums les plus Vendus en 2008" (in French). InfoDisc. Archived from the original on October 18, 2011. Retrieved August 1, 2015.

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