Joanna Newsom ‎– Have One On Me

Drag City ‎– DC390, Drag City ‎– dc390
3 × Vinyl, LP, Album
Box Set

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A1 Easy
Cello – Sascha GroschangDouble Bass – Andrew RoitsteinDrums [Drum Set] – Neal MorganFlute – Phaedon SinisPiano, Vocals – Joanna NewsomTrombone – Andrew StrainTrumpet – Eric OberthalerViola – Djeina HarutaViolin – Katie Kresek, Philip Payton, Yeolim Nam
A2 Have One On Me
Alto Recorder, Recorder [Tenor, & Bass Recorder] – Judith LinsenbergBacking Vocals – Lily StormBassoon – Shawn Jones (3)Drums [Drum Set], Timpani – Neal MorganFiddle [Tarhu], Kemenche [Kemençe] – Phaedon SinisHarp, Vocals, Backing Vocals – Joanna NewsomHorn – Alex CamphouseOboe – Laura ReynoldsPiano – Dan CantrellRecorded By [Bulgarian Tambura, Kaval] – Ryan FrancesconiTambura [Bulgarian Tambura], Kaval – Ryan FrancesconiTimpani – Dan KoretzkyTrumpet – Eric OberthalerViolin – Katie Kresek, Philip Payton
A3 '81
Harp, Voice – Joanna Newsom
B1 Good Intentions Paving Company
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, Banjo, Mandolin – Ryan FrancesconiDrums [Drum Set], Percussion – Neal MorganOrgan [Hammond Organ] – Dan CantrellPiano, Vocals, Backing Vocals – Joanna NewsomRecorded By [Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Electric Bass] – Ryan FrancesconiTrombone – Andrew Strain
B2 No Provenance
Bass Clarinet – Patrick CressBassoon – Shawn Jones (3)Flute – Phaedon SinisHarp, Vocals – Joanna NewsomOboe – Laura Reynolds
B3 Baby Birch
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Tambura [Bulgarian Tambura], Banjo, Mandolin [Mondolin], Recorder [Soprano Recorder] – Ryan FrancesconiDrums [Drum Set], Percussion, Backing Vocals – Neal MorganHarp, Vocals – Joanna NewsomRecorded By [Bulgarian Tambura, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Soprano Recorder] – Ryan FrancesconiRecorded By [Recording Of Backup Vocals] – Dana Gumbiner
C1 On A Good Day
Harp, Voice – Joanna Newsom
C2 You And Me, Bess
Backing Vocals – Greg Moore (2), Thom Moore (2)Harp, Vocals – Joanna NewsomHorn – Alex CamphouseRecorded By [Recording Of Backup Vocals] – Dana GumbinerTrombone – Andrew StrainTrumpet – Eric Oberthaler
C3 In California
Acoustic Guitar, Tambura [Bulgarian Tambura], Banjo – Ryan FrancesconiBassoon – Shawn Jones (3)Cello – Sascha GroschangDouble Bass – Andrew RoitsteinDrums [Drum Set], Timpani – Neal MorganFlute – Phaedon SinisHarp, Vocals – Joanna NewsomHorn – Alex CamphouseOboe – Laura ReynoldsPiano – Dan CantrellRecorded By [Bulgarian Tambura, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo] – Ryan FrancesconiTrumpet – Eric OberthalerViola – Djeina HarutaViolin – Katie Kresek, Philip Payton
D1 Jackrabbits
Harp, Voice – Joanna Newsom
D2 Go Long
Acoustic Guitar, Tambura [Bulgarian Tambura], Banjo – Ryan FrancesconiHarp [3 Harps], Vocals – Joanna NewsomKora – Kane MathisRecorded By [Bulgarian Tambura, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Kora] – Ryan Francesconi
D3 Occident
Piano, Voice – Joanna Newsom
E1 Soft As Chalk
Drums [Drum Set], Percussion – Neal MorganPiano, Vocals – Joanna NewsomRecorded By [Additional Recording Of Percussion] – Neal MorganRecorded By [Recording Of Piano, Vocals And Drums, Recording Of Percussion] – Dana Gumbiner
E2 Esme
Harp, Voice – Joanna Newsom
E3 Autumn
Cello – Sascha GroschangDrums [Drum Set] – Neal MorganHarp, Vocals – Joanna NewsomHorn – Alex CamphouseTrombone – Andrew StrainTrumpet – Eric OberthalerViola – Djeina HarutaViolin – Katie Kresek, Philip Payton, Yeolim Nam
F1 Ribbon Bows
Cello – Sascha GroschangDrums [Drum Set] – Neal MorganHarp, Vocals – Joanna NewsomMandolin, Tambura [Bulgarian Tambura] – Ryan FrancesconiRecorded By [Bulgarian Tambura, Mandolin] – Ryan FrancesconiViolin – Katie Kresek, Philip Payton
F2 Kingfisher
Alto Recorder, Recorder [Tenor Recorder] – Judith LinsenbergCello – Sascha GroschangCornet – Eric OberthalerDrums [Drum Set], Percussion – Neal MorganHarp, Vocals – Joanna NewsomHarpsichord, Organ [Pump Organ], Accordion – Dan CantrellRecorded By [Bulgarian Tambura, Kaval] – Ryan FrancesconiTambura [Bulgarian Tambura], Kaval – Ryan FrancesconiTrombone – Andrew StrainVielle, Rebec – Shira KammenViola – Djeina HarutaViola da Gamba – David Morris (7)Violin – Katie Kresek, Philip Payton
F3 Does Not Suffice (In California, Refrain)
Drums [Drum Set], Percussion – Neal MorganElectric Guitar, Banjo – Ryan FrancesconiPiano, Vocals – Joanna NewsomRecorded By [Electric Guitar, Banjo] – Ryan FrancesconiViolin – Lila Sklar

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  • Arranged By [Additional Piano Arrangements]Ryan Francesconi (tracks: A2, C3)
  • Arranged By [Additional Violin Arrangement]Lila Sklar (tracks: F3)
  • Arranged By [Additional Vocal Harmony Arrangement]Greg* (tracks: C2), Neal Morgan (tracks: B3), Ryan Francesconi (tracks: A2), Thom Moore (2) (tracks: C2)
  • Arranged By [Harp, Piano & Vocal Arrangements By]Joanna Newsom
  • Arranged By, Conductor [Conduced By]Ryan Francesconi
  • Cover [Cover Photo Hand-Painted], Painting [Cover Photo Hand-Painted]Becca Mann
  • LayoutDan Osborn
  • Mastered BySteve Rooke
  • Mixed ByJim O'Rourke (tracks: A1, A2, B2, C1, C2, F2), Noah Georgeson (tracks: A3 to B3, C3 to F1, F3)
  • Photography By [All Photographs]Annabel Mehran
  • Producer [Produced By]Joanna Newsom
  • Recorded By [Recording Of All Other Instrumentation]TJ Doherty*
  • Recorded By [Recording Of Harp, At King Sound & Pictures]Noah Georgeson (tracks: A3, D1, D2)
  • Recorded By [Recording Of Harp]TJ Doherty* (tracks: A2, B2 to C3, D2, E2 to F2)
  • Recorded By [Recording Of Piano]TJ Doherty* (tracks: A1, B1, D3, F3)
  • Recorded By [Recording Of Vocals]Noah Georgeson (tracks: A1 to D2, E2 to F3)
  • Songwriter [All Songs Written By]Joanna Newsom
  • Typography [Calligraphy]Corrina Taylor
  • Written-By [Drum Parts & Percussion Written], Drums [Drum Parts Performed By], Percussion [Percussion Performed By]Neal Morgan


Back Cover:
© & ℗ 2010 Drag City Inc.

© 2010 Joanna Newsom, BMI
T.J. Doherty:
Recording of harp and piano at Radiostar Studios, in Weed, CA.
Recording of all other instrumentation (except where indicated) at Fantasy Studios in Berkley, CA, and Sear Sound, in New York, NY.
Noah Georgeson:
Recording of vocals and harp at King Sound And Pictures in Laurel Canyon L.A., CA
Ryan Francesconi:
Recording of all Bulgarian tambura, acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, electric bass, kaval, and soprano recorder parts, at the Quarry House, in Trinidad, CA.
Recording of Kora at the Cedar House, in Seattle, WA.
Dana Gumbiner:
Piano, vocals and percussion recorded at Station to Station in Grass Valley, CA.
Neal Morgan:
Additional recording of percussion in portland, OR.
Noah Georgeson:
Mixing at King Sound and Pictures, in Laurel Canyon L.A., CA
Jim O'Rourke:
Mixing at Magnet Studios, Tokyo, Japan.
Mastering at Abbey Road Studios, London, England.

Other Notes:
Outer box, with 8-page booklet containing lyrics and credits.
'Mastered at' RTI means here 'Processed At'. RTI identified with matrix.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 81484-0390-1 3
  • Barcode (String): 781484039013
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): DC-390 A 18740.1 (3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): 18740.2 (3)... DC-390 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): 18740.3 (3)... DC-390 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): 18740.4 (3)... DC-390 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side E): DC-390 E 18740.5 (3)...
  • Matrix / Runout (Side F): 18740.6 (3)... DC-390 F
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DC390CD Joanna Newsom Have One On Me(3xCD, Album + Box) Drag City DC390CD US 2010 Sell This Version
DC390C Joanna Newsom Have One On Me(3xCass, Album) Drag City DC390C US 2018 Sell This Version
DC390CD Joanna Newsom Have One On Me(3xCD, Album + Box) Drag City DC390CD Asia 2010 Sell This Version
DC390CD Joanna Newsom Have One On Me(3xCD, Album, Promo + Box) Drag City DC390CD US 2010 Sell This Version
DC390CD Joanna Newsom Have One On Me(3xCD, Album + Box) Drag City DC390CD Australia 2010 Sell This Version


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September 14, 2019
I actually think this record sounds very good and i dont have any issue with the vocals in particular.

Here is Michael Fremer’s (analogplanet) review of this:


June 22, 2019
I also have a sealed copy from 2010 I just opened (..I've been _extremely_ busy for the past decade). The vocals in particular sounded a little buried to me, so I cued up a lossless digital version and cut back and forth between the two. To my ears, the digital master is superior in every way. (I realize how unreliable a test this was, but to be fair, my bias was towards the vinyl sounding better.) The closest thing I can liken it to is having poor-quality speakers and having to crank up them up to unreasonably high volumes before they start sounding reasonable. A quality pair sounds good at any volume.

These have rather unforgiving grooves that will readily expose deficiencies in your setup. I almost convinced myself that my setup was solely the problem when a lot of the snaps/crackles/pops disappeared after I pulled out a Hi-Fi News Test LP and made some tracking adjustments. At the same time, I don't have anywhere near as many issues with the rest of my collection. (Just to note, I cleaned the records on a Nitty Gritty before a first playthrough. Rega P6 fitted with a Hana-SL, blah blah.)

Overall, a rare miss for a Drag City RTI pressing. The record sleeves are very pretty, though, so that's something.


July 16, 2018
About the pressing: I bought this box -sealed- when it first came out, and sounded horrible and with lots of surface noise from the very first play. Specially second side of the third album, it's unhearable. I tried to clean the lps, just in case, even with dedicated wax -wood glue cleaning style- and nothing, surface noise is really disturbing. It's a pity, the production of the whole album is fantastic, delicate and warm. Sounds beautiful in digital. So, could this be a bad pressing affecting just to some copies? All these mixed reviews doesn't make sense at all...


October 15, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
My copy of this release is flat as can be and has a very low noise floor. Some light pops here and there that cleaning will likely resolve. Huge soundstage and fantastic separation. Very linear sound across the frequency spectrum with punchy mid-bass. Vocals are sweet and warm as are the tones overall. High frequencies are crisp and delicate without being bright. Pianos, strings and harps are right in the room and sound incredibly natural. This recording is mixed beautifully. This album was made for vinyl listening. I recommend this release. (Rega Planar 3, Exact 2 cart, PSE Studio SL, Linn LK85, Linn interconnects, Linn Katans)


March 20, 2017
Picked up a sealed copy, sounds fantastic except side E which was sealed with lots of tiny scratches down about half of the side (maybe you've seen those before, I have) so there's recurring flickery pops for about half of that side. Listenable enough for me to live with it though, I got it for a killer price.


December 16, 2015
Just got a copy from her show and it's a solid listen. Earlier pressing may be faulty? This 2015 purchase ain't.


October 15, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
Yeah i bought mine in 2012, when i first started collecting, and hardly ever played it since because of how bad it sounded to me, even as a newbie with a cheap setup. I played it again today, in anticipation of the new album and it's actually ridiculous how bad my copy sounds. Not only is there a lot of surface noise, but the music itself sounds completely flat and dampened, as if my needle is covered in dust or the grooves have been worn out from heavy play (they haven't i bought it new and hardly played it). It actually bummed me out how bad it sounded, considering how beautiful the music is.

Some people here mentioned that it might be a mastering issue, but i doubt it given how much of a perfectionist Joanna is, and that she herself listens to vinyl records at home. I'm thinking it's more likely to be a pressing fault, which is why I'll probably pick up another copy soon, the music deserves better. I had similar issues with my first copy of MEM and then picked up a replacement which was miles better in terms of pressing quality.


April 9, 2015
In response to other posts, my copy is not noisy at all, in fact it sounds perfect throughout. Maybe you got a copy that got contaminated by the manufacturing environment.

Here's some critical reception via Wikipedia, as well as my own personal thoughts on this album:

Anthony Carew of gave the album 5 stars calling Have One On Me "colossal" and "all of the tremors and squeaks of her original screech have been smoothed out, her polished-stone voice rolling syllables into honeyed slurs", aside concluding that "armed with more beautiful singing, more rich orchestration, and more open emotion, there's not a difficult note on here; it's two hours amounting to a staggering portrait of an artist defiantly staking her claim as one of the greatest of the 21st century.

My opinion is that this set of LPs is superior to all her other albums except Ys. as produced by Van Dyke Parks. Both albums I believe were mixed by Jim O'Rourke. With this combination you can't go wrong. The entire album is over 2 hours and it does not have a duff track. Another critic say: "If you like the harp, unique female singers, poetry, smart things, brilliant things, amazing things, and/or amazing music, this list is for you."

In my opinion, this all is among her best, ranking behind only the Van Dyke Parks produced 'Ys.' which is my favourite. She is an artist that gets better as she progresses and matures. Demonstrates restraint and harmonic beauty that is increasingly evident through her albums chronologically. A gem of inspired song-craft, with her harp, voice, and piano instrumentation all performed by herself, embellished with delicate orchestration used as accents to make for Joanna's lush and full bodied recording which is self produced on this one. Mixing done by a master, Jim O'Rourke.


September 23, 2014

Great album, but the pressing is a bit mediocre! Lots of surface noise!


September 30, 2012
Much to my delight I got the vinyl box for my birthday. So I was horrified to find that when I put the first record on- it's not Joanna Newsom! What the actual fuck! It's some European droning music. Very upset. Anyone else had this bizarre issue?