"With her expressive soprano voice employing sudden alterations of volume and force, and her lyrical focus on Los Angeles street life, Rickie Lee Jones comes on like the love child of Laura Nyro and Tom Waits on her self-titled debut album. Given the population of colorful characters who may or may not be real people that populate her songs -- Chuck E., Bragger, Kid Sinister, and others -- she also might have had Bruce Springsteen in her bloodline (that is, the Springsteen of his first two albums), and her jazzbo sensibility suggests Mose Allison as a grandfather. Rickie Lee Jones is an astounding debut album that simultaneously sounds like a synthesis of many familiar styles and like nothing that anybody's ever done before, and it heralds the beginning of a potentially important career." - AMG
A 2 sided Hot Stamper (Side I - A+ / Side II - A)
The record is Mint
The jacket is Mint-
The LP plays/sounds Mint++
Absolutely incredible sound. Deep, detailed Bass, warm mids and sweet, open treble. Her voice has 'body' and presence - sodetailed (Side I) that if you close your eyes she is there in front of you. The soundstage is open and almost 3D. Side II has the same sonic characteristics but not to such a high degree.
Surface noise is low level 'crackles' mostly on a few extremely quiet passages on Side II.
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