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Shelter is the second album by American country rock band Lone Justice, released in November 1986.

Shelter
Lone Justice - Shelter.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1986[1]
Studio
GenreCountry rock
Length44:03
LabelGeffen
ProducerLittle Steven, Jimmy Iovine, Lone Justice
Lone Justice chronology
Lone Justice
(1985)
Shelter
(1986)
BBC Radio 1 Live in Concert
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]

Track listingEdit

Writing credits adapted from the album's liner notes.[3]

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."I Found Love"Maria McKeeSteven Van Zandt, McKee4:15
2."Shelter"McKee, Van ZandtVan Zandt, McKee4:37
3."Reflected (On My Side)"McKeeShane Fontayne, McKee4:57
4."Beacon"McKeeFontayne, McKee4:18
5."Wheels"McKeeMcKee5:05
6."Belfry"McKeeFontayne, Van Zandt, McKee5:03
7."Dreams Come True (Stand Up & Take It)"McKee, Gregg SuttonSutton4:06
8."The Gift"McKeeMcKee4:16
9."Inspiration"McKeeSutton3:49
10."Dixie Storms"McKeeMcKee3:37

Singles track listing and formatsEdit

"I Found Love" 12" US Promotional Single (PRO-A-2645)

  1. "I Found Love" (LP Version) (McKee, Van Zandt) 4:15
  2. "I Found Love" (LP Version) (McKee, Van Zandt) 4:15

"I Found Love" 12" UK Picture Disc (GEF 18TP)

  1. "I Found Love" (Extended Remix) (McKee, Van Zandt)
  2. "I Found Love" (LP Version) (McKee, Van Zandt)
  3. "If You Don't Like Rain" (McKee, Fontayne)

"Shelter" 12" US Single (20570-0A)

  1. "Shelter" (LP Version) (McKee, Van Zandt) 4:37
  2. "Belfry" (LP Version) (McKee, Fontayne, Van Zandt) 5:03
  3. "I Can't Look Back" (McKee) 4:40

PersonnelEdit

Adapted from the album's liner notes.[3]

Critical receptionEdit

Jon Pareles, music critic for The New York Times, gave high praise to McKee's singing and the band's musicianship, but described the album as something of a disappointment in that "the band's songwriting has grown weaker": whereas the songs of the debut album were filled with "down-to-earth details that make country music hit home", those of Shelter "are much vaguer – they're about abstracted emotions rather than recognizable people".[4]

ChartsEdit

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1987 Billboard 200 65

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1986 "Shelter" Mainstream Rock Tracks 26
1987 "Shelter" Billboard Hot 100 47

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lone Justice - Shelter". Rate Your Music. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  2. ^ Chrispell, James. "Shelter - Lone Justice : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved March 28, 2013.
  3. ^ a b Shelter on Discogs. Discogs.com. Retrieved on June 24, 2019.
  4. ^ Pareles, Jon (December 15, 1986). "Rock: Lone Justice". The New York Times. Retrieved August 18, 2018.