Actress Scarlett Johansson's recording debut features covers of ten Tom Waits songs. David Bowie lends his distinctive vocals to the tracks “Falling Down” and “Fannin’ Street,” while Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner and members of the band Celebration contribute throughout. The album was produced by Dave Sitek of the New York rock band TV on the Radio and boasts one original tune, "Song for Jo."
Performance CreditsScarlett Johansson Primary Artist
David Bowie Vocals
David Farrell Tambourine,Triangle
Stuart Bogie Saxophone,Bass Harmonica
Sean Antanaitis Organ,Synthesizer,Banjo,Guitar,Piano,Electric Piano,Tambourine,Kalimba,Bells,Vibes,Pump Organ,bass pedals,Music Box,Guitorgan,Wind Chimes,Bowls
David Andrew Sitek Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Drums,Vocals,Kalimba,Sampling
Tunde Adebimpe Vocals,Loops
Jaleel Bunton Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Piano,Slide Guitar
Martin Perna Flute,Saxophone
Chris Moore Synthesizer
Korey Richey Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Tambourine,Vocals,Bells,Rainstick
Technical CreditsTom Waits Composer
Kathleen Brennan Composer
William A. Welch Liner Notes
David Andrew Sitek Composer,Producer,Engineer,drum machine
Chris Moore Engineer
Scarlett Johansson Composer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Anywhere I Lay My Head based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Is that a robot or a cat? I'm sorry but this album is horrible. Even the music isn't appealing.
I'm scared for Scarlett. I never really liked her as a actress, and this just makes it worse. I'm scared that she'll be on Best Week Ever every week and they'll make fun of her. The show is incredibly funny, and it's like Scarlett made this album just so she would be mentioned on the show each week. Alternitive is not for Scarlett, neither is this buisness. She is not making a very good name for herself. Not at all.
this was the most outstanding album it should def. get a grammy!!!...im so excited i stole it from work and couldnt wait to listen to it and now its mine....forever!!!...scarlett you go girl...!!
I was really surprised when I listened to this album for the first time. It's very original and has a sound unlike no other. Some of the best songs include "Song For Jo", "I Wish I Was In New Orleans" and the title track. Scarlett's voice works well with the music, even if it's not the best out there. "Anywhere I Lay My Head" is worth a listen.
This album sounded pyschedelic and is strangly disturbing. It is very haunting.This is unlike anything I've ever heard before. However, I have to give credit to Scarlett Johanson for making such an original sounding record.
For those of you that have heard Johansson's version of "Summertime" -- don't expect this album to follow along the same lines. Rather than singing in the blues-inspired, jazzy tone she clearly possesses, Johansson uses the sultrier hues of her voice as she meanders her way through these songs. Occasionally it sounds almost as if she is speaking in rhythm rather than singing. In all, this is an interesting album with a great deal of potential -- so long as the public puts aside their view of the actress as a mere sex symbol and accepts the multi-talented and quirky Scarlett Johansson that Woody Allen knows and clearly appreciates.
I love scarlett but I do not think her vocals match up to her acting ability. She should keep her day job.