Jonathan Richman ‎– I, Jonathan

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Tracklist

Parties In The U.S.A 4:42
Tandem Jump 2:10
You Can't Talk To The Dude 2:49
Velvet Underground 3:23
I Was Dancing In The Lesbian Bar 3:40
Rooming House On Venice Beach 5:04
That Summer Feeling 6:02
Grunion Run 2:31
A Higher Power 3:02
Twilight In Boston 4:08

Versions (6)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Rounder CD 9036, ROUNDER CD 9036 Jonathan Richman I, Jonathan(CD, Album) Rounder Records, Rounder Records Rounder CD 9036, ROUNDER CD 9036 US 1992 Sell This Version
ZENSOR ZS 129, ZENSOR CD 129 Jonathan Richman I, Jonathan(CD, Album) Zensor, Zensor ZENSOR ZS 129, ZENSOR CD 129 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
Rounder C 9036, RO 9036 Jonathan Richman I, Jonathan(Cass, Album, CrO) Rounder Records, Rounder Records Rounder C 9036, RO 9036 US 1992 Sell This Version
CR02804 Jonathan Richman I, Jonathan(LP, Album, Club, Ltd, Num, RE, Sky) Craft Recordings CR02804 US 2020 Sell This Version
CR00283 Jonathan Richman I, Jonathan(LP, Album, RE) Craft Recordings, Rounder Records CR00283 UK, Europe & US 2020 Sell This Version
Rounder CD 9036, ROUNDER CD 9036 Jonathan Richman I, Jonathan(CD, Album, RE) Rounder Records, Rounder Records Rounder CD 9036, ROUNDER CD 9036 US Unknown Sell This Version

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DarreLP

DarreLP

June 10, 2021
edited 3 months ago
referencing I, Jonathan, LP, Album, RE, CR00283
My first Craft Recordings purchase and...I'm not impressed. I've purchased two copies of this and both had awful looking surface defects (dimples, pimples, and a rippled surface). The first copy was bad enough that it was audibly noticeable. The second is at least audibly OK, but still sloppy quality control here. On top of that, I tried purchasing directly from Craft and it took them 3 weeks to tell me that they were out of stock. C'mon, Craft. I was expecting a bit more from you.

(That said, as for the music, this is one of Jonathan's best. Second only to Modern Lovers, IMHO)
Brisarahtops

Brisarahtops

April 20, 2021
referencing I, Jonathan, LP, Album, RE, CR00283

This album will have you dancing at a lesbian bar!
max_samhain

max_samhain

April 12, 2021
referencing I, Jonathan, LP, Album, RE, CR00283
Im buying really a lot of records and I always wondered about these many commenty here on discogs by people complaining about pressing defaults (ok, I avoid budget reissues anyway so maybe that's the reason why I was lucky yet). BUt now it got me... my copy had a pressing defect on side 2: track 2 and 3 are accompanied by background noise..
boy_version

boy_version

April 8, 2021
referencing I, Jonathan, LP, Album, RE, CR00283

Super quiet, flat, sounds great. So glad this was finally pressed!
hylle100

hylle100

January 19, 2021
referencing I, Jonathan, LP, Album, RE, CR00283

My pressing is not great. There's an annoying sound from the grooves all though side A, and even worse on side B.
Mastering is great though!
andys80s

andys80s

December 23, 2020
referencing I, Jonathan, LP, Album, RE, CR00283
My new black vinyl copy just came warped. Anyone else have this problem? Cover a cheap blow up job. Looks bad.
sadpeacock

sadpeacock

October 22, 2020
referencing I, Jonathan, LP, Album, RE, CR00283
Got this direct from CFAFT on black vinyl.
Extra hats off to Craft for solving an issue and giving me a full refund.

Sadly as people note, paper inner that had some residue from pressing plant that left a surface chip.
Paper scuff and a slight warp that creates a low bass thump on rotation. NOT what you want on a JR record.

Plays good for free, but still want a proper copy!
Besides that...
Great mastering.
Quiet.
Great art and presentation.

As always have to suggest to anyone doing a reissue.
For Fucks Sake spend the extra $0.15 per unit and get Poly lIned Inner Sleeve!

jrsmusic

jrsmusic

October 16, 2020
referencing I, Jonathan, LP, Album, RE, CR00283
This reissue from Craft sounds absolutely stunning. Bass is prominent and there's a good separation of instruments otherwise. Nice black vinyl too, has that wet look.
robo467

robo467

September 12, 2020
referencing I, Jonathan, LP, Album, RE, CR00283

So glad this is on vinyl. Great package and fine sounding master. Now if someone will only re issue the 80's classic "It's Time For"...
areminder2102

areminder2102

September 9, 2020
referencing I, Jonathan, LP, Album, Club, Ltd, Num, RE, Sky, CR02804
Limited to 1000 or 1056? The hype sticker says 1000 however my copy has 0365/1056 foil stamped on back.