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Rumble Doll is the debut full-length album from singer-songwriter Patti Scialfa. It features twelve tracks, eleven by Scialfa and one co-written with Mike Campbell. It also features a number of guest stars in production and playing roles, namely Mike Campbell and Bruce Springsteen, as well as; Kenny Aronoff, Jim Keltner, Nils Lofgren, Jeff Porcaro and Benmont Tench.

Rumble Doll
Patti Scialfa - Rumble Doll.jpg
Studio album by
Released1993
GenrePop Rock, Rock, AOR
Length48:50
LabelColumbia
ProducerMike Campbell, Bruce Springsteen
Patti Scialfa chronology
Rumble Doll
(1993)
23rd St. Lullaby
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars link

Allmusic's Tim Griggs gave the record 3 of 5 stars, and called it "a slow seduction". He called the title track "a gem", and praised the production, which he called "low-key compared to 60's girl singers produced by Phil Spector."

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Patti Scialfa, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Rumble Doll" 3:26
2."Come Tomorrow" 3:54
3."In My Imagination" 4:22
4."Valerie" 4:59
5."As Long as I (Can Be with You)" 4:47
6."Big Black Heaven" 3:38
7."Loves Glory" 3:47
8."Lucky Girl"Scialfa, Mike Campbell4:08
9."Charm Light" 3:44
10."Baby Don't" 3:11
11."Talk to Me Like the Rain" 3:44
12."Spanish Dancer" 4:50

ProductionEdit

  • Produced By Mike Campbell & Bruce Springsteen
  • Engineers: Mike Campbell, Rob Jaczko, Dennis Kirk, Mark Linett
  • Assistant Engineers: Martin Brumbach, Greg Goldman, Brandon Harris, David Knight, Tom Nellen, Mike Piersante, Richard Plank, Chuck Plotkin, Brian Soucy, Gabriel Sutter, Randy Wine
  • Mixing: Bob Clearmountain
  • Mastering: Stephen Marcussen
  • Bass: Mike Campbell

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Patti Scialfa, "Rumble Doll" CD Liner Notes; 1993, Columbia Records