Surrender to Jonathan

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Surrender to Jonathan was Richman's return to a major label, and he constructed the album as a showcase of his finest, or at least most notorious, songs of the early '90s. "Egyptian Reggae" and "I Was Dancing in the Lesbian Bar" are hauled out of the woodwork and given moderately polished reworkings by Andy Paley. Even with the slicker sound, Jonathan remains Jonathan, and no amount of studio polish can erase the fact that his goofball, naive pop is better-suited for small clubs than records. There are a couple of worthy additions to his set list, "Not Just a 'Plus One' on the Guest List Anymore" and "Surrender," but Surrender ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Surrender to Jonathan was Richman's return to a major label, and he constructed the album as a showcase of his finest, or at least most notorious, songs of the early '90s. "Egyptian Reggae" and "I Was Dancing in the Lesbian Bar" are hauled out of the woodwork and given moderately polished reworkings by Andy Paley. Even with the slicker sound, Jonathan remains Jonathan, and no amount of studio polish can erase the fact that his goofball, naive pop is better-suited for small clubs than records. There are a couple of worthy additions to his set list, "Not Just a 'Plus One' on the Guest List Anymore" and "Surrender," but Surrender to Jonathan remains a marginal effort.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/10/1996
  • Label: Vapor Records
  • UPC: 093624629627
  • Catalog Number: 46296
  • Sales rank: 95,686

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jonathan Richman Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
William Bickelhaupt Horn
Ned Claflin Piano
Ernie Fields Jr. Horn
John Girton Bass
Andy Paley Piano
Tom Larkins Drums
Vine Street Horns Horn, Group
Dan Eisenberg Organ
Nick Augustine Bass
Jessica Henry Vocals
Frank Morroco Accordion
Technical Credits
Gary Burden Art Direction
Mark Linett Engineer
Andy Paley Producer, Audio Production
Thom Russo Engineer
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