Trouble (Ray LaMontagne album)
Trouble is the debut album by singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne. It was released on September 14, 2004 in the United States, and on September 20, 2004 in the United Kingdom. Although the album was released in 2004, the song didn't enter the top five of the UK charts until August 2006. The album was produced by Ethan Johns, released on RCA Records, marketed by BMG and distributed by Stone Dwarf Records.
|Studio album by|
|Released||September 14, 2004|
Los Angeles, California
|Ray LaMontagne chronology|
|Drowned in Sound||9/10|
|The Village Voice||C+|
"Burn", "Trouble", and "All the Wild Horses" were featured in the second season of the American television show Rescue Me. "Hold You In My Arms" was featured in the 2007 season finale of the television show Grey's Anatomy. The album has sold 239,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Jennifer Stills and Sara Watkins are featured on several tracks. The album cover was designed by Jason Holley, and was chosen by LaMontagne as a "powerful and poetic piece of art".
Popular Australian singer-songwriter Missy Higgins did a cover for the song "Burn" on January 20, 2005 at the Cairns Convention Centre in Australia. "Jolene," was also covered by the Zac Brown Band, a country music band.
The song "Shelter" was featured in the film Prime (2005).
The song "How Come" was featured in the film The Devil Wears Prada (2006).
The song "Jolene" plays during the ending credits of the film The Town (2010).
- All tracks written by Ray LaMontagne, except "Hold You in My Arms".
- Ray LaMontagne - acoustic guitar, vocals, harmonica
- Ethan Johns - Producer, engineer, mixing, string arrangements, additional guitar, drums, percussion, piano, bass guitar, harmonium
- David Low - Cello, contractor
- Julie Gigante - Violin
- Phillipe Levy - Violin
- Mark Robertson - Violin
- Roger Wilkie - Violin
- Sara Watkins - Fiddle on "Hannah" and "Jolene"; background vocals on "Hannah"
- Jen Stills - Background vocals on "Narrow Escape"
- Chris Reynolds - Engineer
- Ashley Newton, Steve Ralbovsky, James Cerreta - A&R
- Robin C. Hendrickson, Brett Kilroe - Art Direction
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Platinum||484,929|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000^|
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LaMontagne is blessed with a wood-smoky Paul Rodgers-meets-Norah Jones delivery, oozing the rough-hewn sensitivity of mid-'70s Marlboro ads and Kris Kristofferson movies... He's something special indeed.
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- Jones, Alan (March 11, 2016). "Official Charts Analysis: Adele's 25 returns to No.1". Music Week. Intent Media. Retrieved March 12, 2016.
- "British album certifications – Ray Lamontagne – Trouble". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved January 20, 2016. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Trouble in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
- "American album certifications – Ray Lamontagne – Trouble". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved January 20, 2016. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.