Carney (Leon Russell album)

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Carney
Studio album by Leon Russell
ReleasedJune 26, 1972 (1972-06-26)
GenrePop, rock
Length37:29
LabelShelter
ProducerDenny Cordell
Leon Russell
Leon Russell chronology
Asylum Choir II
(1971)
Carney
(1972)
Hank Wilson's Back
(1973)
 
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Carney
Studio album by Leon Russell
ReleasedJune 26, 1972 (1972-06-26)
GenrePop, rock
Length37:29
LabelShelter
ProducerDenny Cordell
Leon Russell
Leon Russell chronology
Asylum Choir II
(1971)
Carney
(1972)
Hank Wilson's Back
(1973)

Carney is Leon Russell's third solo studio album, released in 1972. It peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 200 and was the first for Russell to contain a hit single—"Tightrope" b/w ""This Masquerade"—which reached number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Contents

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB−[2]

In his Allmusic review, critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine called "Tight Rope", the opening track, "…an excellent introduction to an off-kilter, confused, fascinating album." and said that the album "consolidates his two extremes, offering a side of fairly straightforward roots rock before delving headfirst into twisted psychedelia on the second side."[1] Critic Robert Christgau expressed similar sentiments, writing "Not the radical falloff some report—just slippage, the first side listenable and the second flaky."[2]

Track listing

All tracks composed by Leon Russell; except where indicated

  1. "Tight Rope" – 2:59
  2. "Out in the Woods" – 3:35
  3. "Me & Baby Jane" – 3:52
  4. "Manhattan Island Serenade" (Russell, C.R. Bridges) – 3:25
  5. "Cajun Love Song" (Russell, Eddie Miller) – 3:08
  6. "Roller Derby" – 2:22
  7. "Carney" – :47
  8. "Acid Annapolis" – 2:47
  9. "If the Shoe Fits" – 2:21
  10. "My Cricket" – 2:55
  11. "This Masquerade" – 4:22
  12. "Magic Mirror" – 4:56

Personnel

Chart positions

YearChartPosition
1972Billboard 2002

References

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Carney > Review". Allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/album/r17173. Retrieved November 23, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Christgau, Robert. "Carney > Review". Robert Christgau. http://www.robertchristgau.com/get_artist.php?name=Leon+Russell. Retrieved November 23, 2010.