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The Jayhawks

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Vinyl Bunkhouse Records 1986 7001   Mark Olson, Gary Louris, Marc Perlman, Norm Rogers
TRACKS
1. Falling Star 2. Tried And True 3. Let The Critics Wonder 4. Let The Last Night Be The Longest (Lonesome Morning) 5. Behind Bars 6. Cherry Pie 7. The Liquor Store Came First 8. People In This Place 9. Misery Tavern 10. (I'm Not In) Prison 11. King Of Kings 12. Good Long Time 13. Six Pack On The Dashboard
REMARKS

Additional musicians - Cal Hand (steel guitar), Charlie Pine (piano on "King Of Kings")
Produced by Charlie Pine
This album is no longer in print. Only a few thousand copies were printed and it is very hard to find. Expect to pay aprox. $90 for a copy.

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Blue Earth

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Twin/Tone Records 1989 TTR 89151-2   Mark Olson (vocals, 12 & 6 string guitar), Gary Louris (vocals, lead guitar), Marc Perlman (electric & acoustic bass), Thad Spencer (drums)
TRACKS
1. Two Angels 2. She's Not Alone Anymore 3. Will I Be Married 4. Dead End Angel 5. Commonplace Streets 6. Ain't No End* 7. Five Cups Of Coffee** 8. The Baltimore Sun** 9. Red Firecracker*** 10. Sioux City 11. I'm Still Dreaming 12. Martin's Song
REMARKS

All songs Olson except * Perlman/Louris/Olson, **Olson/Louris, ***Louris/Olson
Additional musicians - Dan Gaarder (lead guitar on "Ain't No End", "Five Cups Of Coffee", "Dead End Angel"), Charlie Pine (organ on "Sioux City"), Norm Rogers ("Sioux City"), Jim Rondinelli (vocals on "Red Firecracker")
Produced by Jim Rondinelli, Tom Herbers and the Jayhawks

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Blue Earth Reissue

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CD

Rykodisc / Restless / Twin/Tone Records April 22, 2003 REST 73766   Mark Olson (vocals, 12 & 6 string guitar), Gary Louris (vocals, lead guitar), Marc Perlman (electric & acoustic bass), Thad Spencer (drums)
TRACKS
1. Two Angels 2. She's Not Alone Anymore 3. Will I Be Married 4. Dead End Angel 5. Commonplace Streets 6. Ain't No End* 7. Five Cups Of Coffee** 8. The Baltimore Sun** 9. Red Firecracker*** 10. Sioux City 11. I'm Still Dreaming 12. Martin's Song
Bonus Tracks: 13. Fingernail Moon 14. Two Minute Pop Song 15. Nightshade
REMARKS

All songs Olson except * Perlman/Louris/Olson, **Olson/Louris, ***Louris/Olson
Additional musicians - Dan Gaarder (lead guitar on "Ain't No End", "Five Cups Of Coffee", "Dead End Angel"), Charlie Pine (organ on "Sioux City"), Norm Rogers ("Sioux City"), Jim Rondinelli (vocals on "Red Firecracker")
Produced by Jim Rondinelli, Tom Herbers and the Jayhawks
Liner notes by Chris Morris, Senior Writer, Billboard

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Hollywood Town Hall

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Def American Recordings 1992 9 26829-2 USA Mark Olson (vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica), Gary Louris (vocals, electric guitar, fuzz guitar), Marc Perlman (bass), Ken Callahan (drums)
TRACKS
1. Waiting For The Sun 2. Crowded In The Wings 3. Clouds 4. Two Angels 5. Take Me With You (When You Go) 6. Sister Cry 7. Settled Down Like Rain 8. Wichita* 9. Nevada, California 10. Martin's Song
REMARKS

All songs Louris/Olson except *Louris/Olson/Perlman
Additional musicians - Benmont Tench, Nicky Hopkins, Charlie Drayton
Produced by George Drakoulias

Other versions:

UK LP: DEF AMERICAN 512 986-1 / Phonogram UK

5247200 2 (UK) 1993
Note: This European release has one extra track 11. Leave No Gold. The disc art has a typo and says "Hollyhood Town Hall"

Thai Cassette: DEF AMERICAN 514 700-4 / 1993
Note: "SALE IN THAILAND ONLY" on insert - further information

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Tomorrow The Green Grass

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American Recordings 1995 9 43006-2   Mark Olson (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar), Gary Louris (vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar), Marc Perlman (bass), Karen Grotberg (piano, Wurlitzer, vocals)
TRACKS
1. Blue 2. I'd Run Away 3. Miss William's Guitar 4. Two Hearts 5. Real Light 6. Over My Shoulder 7. Bad Time* 8. See Him On The Street 9. Nothing Left To Borrow 10. Ann Jane 11. Pray For Me 12. Red's Song** 13. Ten Little Kids
REMARKS

All songs Olson/Louris except *Farner, **Olson/Louris/Perlman
Additional musicians - Don Heffington (drums, percussion), Benmont Tench (organ), Greg Leisz (pedal steel guitar - "Ten Little Kids"), Lili Hayden (violin, viola - "I'd Run Away"), Tammy Rogers (violin - "Over My Shoulder"), Victoria Williams (backing vocals -
"Ten Little Kids", "Pray For Me"), Sharleen Spiteri (backing vocals - "Bad Time"), George Drakoulias (baritone guitar solo - "Two Hearts"), Paul Buckmaster (string arrangement - "Blue")
Produced by George Drakoulias

Reissue CK 69413

The European version of Tomorrow The Green Grass (American Recordings / 74321 31406 2 / Made in EC / 1995) includes a bonus disc which includes the following songs:
1. I'd Run Away (session for Dutch TV) 2. Blue (session for Dutch TV) 3. Last Cigarette 4. Break My Mind 5. Tomorrow The Green Grass 6. Darling Today 7. Up Above Your Head 8. Keith & Quentin 9. Leave No Gold

Japanese version: BMG / BVCP-829 / 1995 - further information

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Sound Of Lies

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American Recordings 1997 9 43114-2   Gary Louris (vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, 12 string electric guitar, bass pedals, chamberlain), Marc Perlman (bass, acoustic guitar, 12 string electric guitar, vocals), Karen Grotberg (piano, organ, Wurlitzer, mellotron, vocals), Tim O'Reagan (drums, acoustic guitar, vocals), Kraig Johnson (electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bong electric e-bow), Jessy Greene (violin, viola, cello)
TRACKS
1. The Man Who Loved Life 2. Think About It* 3. Trouble** 4. It's Up To You 5. Stick In The Mud 6. Big Star 7. Poor Little Fish 8. Sixteen Down 9. Haywire 10. Dying On The Vine* 11. Bottomless Cup*** 12. Sound Of Lies
REMARKS

All songs Louris except *Louris/Perlman, **Perlman/Louris, ***O'Reagan
Additional musicians - Matthew Sweet (vocals - "Sixteen Down"), Pauli Ryan (percussion - "Trouble", "Dying On The Vine"), George Drakoulias (chamberlain - "Dying On The Vine"
Produced by Brian Paulson and the Jayhawks

Reissue CK 65677

Sound Of Lies (cassette) American 1997 24 31144 (Canada)

The European version of Sound Of Lies (American 74321 46406 2) includes an additional track "I Hear You Cry" which was written and sung by Marc Perlman

Japanese version: FUNHOUSE / FHCA 1011 / 1997 - further information

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Smile

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Columbia / American Recordings 2000 CK 69522   The liner notes are not specific as to who is in the band on this album though through interviews we know that it was Gary Louris, Marc Perlman, Kraig Johnson, Tim O'Reagan and Karen Grotberg (who is listed as an additional musician on keyboards and vocals)
TRACKS
1. Smile (Gary Louris) 2. I'm Gonna Make You Love Me (Gary Louris/Taylor Rhodes) 3. What Led Me To This Town (Gary Louris/Marc Perlman/Karen Grotberg/Tim O'Reagan) 4. Somewhere In Ohio (Marc Perlman/Gary Louris, Tim O'Reagan, Bob Ezrin) 5. A Break In The Clouds (Gary Louris/Marc Perlman/ Karen Grotberg/Tim O'Reagan) 6. Queen Of The World (Gary Louris/Bob Ezrin) 7. Life Floats By (Gary Louris/Marc Perlman) 8. Broken Harpoon (Gary Louris) 9. Pretty Thing (Marc Perlman/Gary Louris) 10. Mr. Wilson (Gary Louris/Tim O'Reagan) 11. (In My) Wildest Dreams (Gary Louris/Marc Perlman/ Bob Ezrin) 12. Better Days (Gary Louris) 13. Baby, Baby, Baby (Gary Louris)
REMARKS

Additional musicians - Bob Ezrin (keyboards, synthesizer, percussion, vocals, accordian), Eric Heywood (pedal steel guitar, dobro), Patrick Seymour (synthesizer), The Armadillo String Quartet and friends
Produced by Bob Ezrin
Mixed by Jay Healy at The Village Recorder, LA
Engineered by Ed Ackerson at Flower Studios, MN

Japanese version: UICY-2028 - further information

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Rainy Day Music

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American Recordings / Lost Highway 2003 B0000080-02   Gary Louris, Marc Perlman, Tim O'Reagan, Stephen McCarthy
TRACKS
1. Stumbling Through The Dark* 2. Tailspin 3. All The Right Reasons 4. Save It For A Rainy Day 5. Eyes Of Sarajane 6. One Man's Problem 7. Don't Let The World Get In Your Way** 8. Come To The River 9. Angelyne 10. Madman 11. You Look So Young 12. Tampa To Tulsa** 13. Will I See You In Heaven*** 14. Stumbling Through The Dark (Reprise)**
REMARKS

All songs Gary Louris except *Gary Louris/Matthew Sweet, **Tim O'Reagan, ***Marc Perlman

Gary Louris - Vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, harmonica
Tim O'Reagan - Vocals, acoustic guitar, drums, congas, percussion, lead vocals [7, 12]
Marc Perlman - Bass
Stephen McCarthy - Vocals [4, 7, 9, 12], pedal steel [2, 6, 10], lap steel [8], banjo [1]
Ethan Johns - Acoustic guitar [2, 3, 4, 8, 10, 12], electric guitar [1, 5, 9], drums [7, 11], guitar loop [7], chamberlain [7, 13], harmonium [11], pump organ [11], piano [1, 11], dulcimer [8], percussion [1, 4, 7, 9, 11, 13]
Richard Clauson - Accordian [3, 9, 13], piano [1, 11], B-3 organ [5, 6], harmonium [1], chamberlain [12]
Chris Stills - Vocals [2, 3, 5, 8, 10], percussion [10]
Matthew Sweet - Vocals [2, 3, 5]
Jakob Dylan - Vocals [8]
Bernie Leadon - Banjo [2]

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Ethan Johans at Sunset Sound Recording Studio (Los Angeles, CA)
Executive Producer: Rick Rubin
Assistant Engineer: Chris Reynolds
Mastered by Richard Dodd
Demos recorded by Ed Ackerson at Flowers Studio (Minneapolis)
Manufactured and Marketed by Lost Highway Records

Initial copies of Rainy Day Music included a bonus CD with the following tracks:

1. Fools On Parade (Gary Louris, Marc Perlman, Tim O'Reagan)
Gary Louris: Vocals, Electric and Acoustic Guitar; Piano
Marc Perlman: Bass; Percussion
Tim O'Reagan: Vocals; Percussion; Drums
Recorded at Jayhawks rehearsal space
Mixed at Flowers Studios in Minneapolis by Ed Ackerson(originally released as an exclusive track for Spanish magazine Rock Sound)
2. Say Your Prayers (Gary Louris)
Gary Louris: Vocals; Acoustic Guitar
Marc Perlman: Bass
Tim O'Reagan: Vocals; Drums
Demo recorded at Flowers Studio on Minneapolis by Ed Akerson
Additional overdubs at Jayhawks rehearsal space
3. All The Right Reasons (Gary Louris)
Gary Louris: Lead Vocal; Acoustic Guitar
Richard Clauson: Accordian
Acoustic version recorded at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles
Produced and mixed by Ethan Johns
4. Caught With A Smile On My Face (Gary Louris)
Gary Louris: Lead Vocal; Acoustic Guitar
Marc Perlman: Bass
Tim O'Reagan: Drums
Demo recorded at Flowers Studios in Minneapolis by Ed Akerson
Additional overdubs at Jayhawks rehearsal space
5. Tampa To Tulsa (Tim O'Reagan)
Tim O'Reagan: Lead Vocal; Acoustic Guitar; Percussion
Gary Louris: Acoustic Guitar; Background Vocals; Harmonica
Acoustic version recorded at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles
Produced and mixed by Ethan Johns
6. Waiting For The Sun (Gary Louris/ Mark Olson)
Gary Louris: Lead Vocal; Acoustic Guitar; Harmonica
Acoustic performance April 26, 2002 at The Woman's Club, Minneapolis, MN
Live Sound by Wally Fleming

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