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Regions of Light and Sound of God is the debut solo album by My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, first released on February 5, 2013.

Regions of Light and Sound of God
Regions of Light and Sound of God.jpg
Studio album by
Released5 February 2013
GenreIndie rock, psychedelic rock, alternative rock
Length38:24
LabelATO
ProducerJim James
Jim James chronology
Tribute To
(2009)
Regions of Light and Sound of God
(2013)
Eternally Even
(2016)
Singles from Regions of Light and Sound of God
  1. "Know Til Now"
    Released: 13 November 2012
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic79/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[2]
Consequence of Sound4/5 stars[3]
The Independent4/5 stars[4]
The Observer4/5 stars[5]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[6]
Slant Magazine3.5/5 stars[7]
Pitchfork7.8/10[8]
Paste Magazine8.3/10[9]
The A.V. ClubC+[10]

TitleEdit

The name of the album comes from Lynd Ward's 1929 wordless novel Gods' Man, which was given to James while he was considering recording a solo album.[4]

ReceptionEdit

Regions of Light and Sound of God debuted at No. 34 on the Billboard 200,[11] and No. 10 on the Top Rock Albums,[12] selling 17,000 copies in the first week. The album has sold 56,000 copies in the United States as of November 2016.[13]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLength
1."State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)"5:17
2."Know Til Now"6:26
3."Dear One"3:10
4."A New Life"4:28
5."Exploding"2:00
6."Of the Mother Again"3:53
7."Actress"4:38
8."All Is Forgiven"4:56
9."God's Love to Deliver"3:36

PersonnelEdit

  • Jim James - Composer, Producer, Engineering, Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Bass, Drums, Various Instruments
  • Jenice Heo - Art Direction
  • Gary Burden - Art Direction
  • Carl Broemel - Cover Photo
  • David Givan - Drums on tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9
  • Emily Hagihara - Percussion
  • Rick Kwan - Mixing
  • Bob Ludwig - Mastering
  • Tucker Martine - Engineer
  • Adriana Molello - Strings
  • Scott Moore - Strings
  • Kevin Ratterman - Mixing assistant
  • Ben Sollee - Strings
  • Knaht Voy Yilom - Photography
  • "Of the Mother Again" contains a sample of "Fat Dog" by Dr. Dog

ChartsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Regions of Light and Sound of God". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-02-05.
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Regions of Light and Sound of God". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-02-05.
  3. ^ Bray, Ryan (2013-02-05). "Album Review: Jim James – Regions of Light and Sound of God". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2013-02-05.
  4. ^ a b Gill, Andy (2013-02-01). "Album review: Jim James, Regions of Light and Sound of God". The Independent. Retrieved 2013-02-05.
  5. ^ Empire, Kitty (2013-02-03). "Jim James: Regions of Light and Sound of God – review". The Observer (The Guardian). Retrieved 2013-02-05.
  6. ^ David Fricke (2013-02-05). "Jim James, Regions of Light and Sound of God (ATO)". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2013-02-05.
  7. ^ Scheinmann, Ted (2013-01-31). "Album review". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2013-02-05.
  8. ^ Harvey, Eric (2013-02-04). "Review". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2013-02-06.
  9. ^ Wyeth, Wyndham (2013-02-05). "Album review". Paste Magazine. Retrieved 2013-02-06.
  10. ^ Zaleski, Annie (2013-02-05). "Review". A.V. Club. Retrieved 2013-02-06.
  11. ^ a b "Billboard 200". Billboard. February 23, 2013.
  12. ^ a b "Top Rock Albums". Billboard. February 23, 2013.
  13. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on November 4, 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |website= (help)
  14. ^ "Alternative Albums". Billboard. February 23, 2013.
  15. ^ "Independent Albums". Billboard. February 23, 2013.
  16. ^ "Tastemaker Albums". Billboard. February 23, 2013.
  17. ^ "Vinyl Albums". Billboard. February 23, 2013.