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Little Wild One is the sixth studio album by Joan Osborne released under Saguaro Road Records on September 9, 2008. On this album she was assisted again by producers/writers Rob Hyman, Eric Bazilian, and Rick Chertoff who also worked with her on her breakthrough album Relish.[10] The album was recorded at Elm Street Studios and Red Door Recording.[11]

Little Wild One
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 9, 2008
RecordedElm Street Studios
GenreRock, Soul
LabelSaguaro Road M19666
ProducerRick Chertoff, Rob Hyman, Eric Bazilian
Joan Osborne chronology
Breakfast in Bed
Little Wild One
Bring It On Home
Singles from Little Wild One
  1. "Sweeter Than The Rest"
    Released: September 2008
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Metacritic(65/100) [1]
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars [2]
The Austin Chronicle3/5 stars [3]
Entertainment WeeklyB [4]
The Music Box3/5 stars [5]
Paste(4.4/10) [6]
People4/4 stars [7]
PopMatters7/10 stars [8]
Q3/5 stars [1]
Slant Magazine3.5/5 stars [9]
Uncut2/5 stars [1]

The first single was "Sweeter Than The Rest".[12]

Osborne toured to support her newest album, beginning on September 25 at the Music Hall in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.


Track listingEdit

1."Hallelujah in the City"E. Bazilian, R. Chertoff, R. Hyman, J. Osborne4:16
2."Sweeter than the Rest"E. Bazilian, R. Chertoff, R. Hyman, J. Osborne4:08
3."Cathedrals"J. Clifford4:16
4."Little Wild One"E. Bazilian, R. Hyman, J. Osborne3:31
5."Rodeo"E. Bazilian, R. Chertoff, D. Forman, R. Hyman, J. Osborne3:39
6."To the One I Love"E. Bazilian, R. Chertoff, R. Hyman, J. Osborne4:25
7."Daddy-O"E. Bazilian, R. Chertoff, D. Forman, R. Hyman3:28
8."Meet You in the Middle"J. Osborne3:45
9."Can't Say No"E. Bazilian, R. Chertoff, R. Hyman, J. Osborne4:48
10."Light of the World"Rev. G. Davis, J. Osborne3:59
11."Bury Me on the Battery"R. Hyman, J. Osborne3:03
12."If The End Has Come" (Exclusive Borders Bonus Track)J. Osborne4:43


Chart performanceEdit

Chart (2008) Peak
U.S. Billboard 200 193


  1. ^ a b c Critic reviews at Metacritic
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ The Austin Chronicle review
  4. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  5. ^ The Music Box review
  6. ^ Paste review
  7. ^ People review
  8. ^ PopMatters review
  9. ^ Slant Magazine review
  10. ^ Official Page :: News. Retrieved August 7, 2008.
  11. ^ "Joan Osborne – Little Wild One". Retrieved 2014-02-10.
  12. ^ Official Page :: News. Retrieved September 19, 2008.

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