The Psalms

The Psalms

by Jessi Colter

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Overview

The Psalms

The plainspoken title The Psalms may suggest a straightforward gospel album, but this 2017 album is anything but straightforward. Jessi Colter recorded The Psalms with Lenny Kaye, the guitarist best known for his collaboration with Patti Smith. The pair became acquainted when Kaye was assisting Colter's late husband Waylon Jennings in writing his autobiography and, during this time, the writer discovered that the singer would often sit at her piano and improvise melodies to passages from the Book of Psalms. Convinced this was a great idea for an album, Kaye held two sessions in 2007 and 2008 -- not long after Colter released the Don Was-produced Out of the Ashes -- and then he spent the next several years augmenting the spare sketches with tastefully chosen musicians. The result is striking, unlike anything Jessi Colter has ever released: it's hushed and haunting, an elegiac testimonial to the power of enduring faith.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/24/2017
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0889854049126
catalogNumber: 540491
Rank: 37272

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jessi Colter   Primary Artist,Piano,Voices
John H. Jackson   Mandolin,Violin
Kooper   Synthesizer,Guitar,French Horn,Hammond Organ,Electric Piano
Lenny Kaye   Acoustic Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar,Electric Bass,Electric Guitar
Jenni Muldaur   Background Vocals
Bobby Previte   Cymbals,Drums,Tambourine,Triangle,Snare Drums
Paul Dugan   Bass,Electric Bass,Bass Strings
Sarah Small   Background Vocals
Mia Theodoratus   Harp
Willa Roberts   Background Vocals
Jesse Lauter   Mellotron
Shelley Thomas   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Jessi Colter   Composer
Lenny Kaye   Composer,Producer
Jon Lupfer   overdub engineer
Paul Dugan   String Arrangements
Frank Harkins   Art Direction
Kenneth LaFave   Composer
Jeff Berner   overdub engineer
Jesse Lauter   overdub engineer
Eric Spring   Engineer,overdub engineer
Sean Cahalin   overdub engineer

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