Joanna Newsom ‎– Have One On Me

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Easy 6:04
Have One On Me 11:02
'81 3:52
Good Intentions Paving Company 7:02
No Provenance 6:25
Baby Birch 9:30
On A Good Day 1:49
You And Me, Bess 7:13
In California 8:42
Jackrabbits 4:23
Go Long 8:03
Occident 5:31
Soft As Chalk 6:29
Esme 7:56
Autumn 8:02
Ribbon Bows 6:11
Kingfisher 9:11
Does Not Suffice 6:45

Versions (7)

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
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 + Box) Drag City DC390CD Australia 2010 Sell This Version
DC390CD Joanna Newsom Have One On Me(3xCD, Album, Promo + Box) Drag City DC390CD US 2010 Sell This Version
DC390, dc390 Joanna Newsom Have One On Me(3xLP, Album + Box) Drag City, Drag City DC390, dc390 US 2010 Sell This Version
DC390, dc390 Joanna Newsom Have One On Me(3xLP, Album, MP + Box) Drag City, Drag City DC390, dc390 US 2010 Sell This Version
DC390C Joanna Newsom Have One On Me(3xCass, Album) Drag City DC390C US 2018 Sell This Version

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.Richard.

.Richard.

September 14, 2019
referencing Have One On Me, 3xLP, Album + Box, DC390, dc390
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:

https://www.analogplanet.com/content/newsom-has-lot-say-3-lp-fairy-tale-0
studentism

studentism

June 22, 2019
referencing Have One On Me, 3xLP, Album + Box, DC390, dc390
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.
medida

medida

July 16, 2018
referencing Have One On Me, 3xLP, Album + Box, DC390, dc390
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...
jwages

jwages

October 15, 2017
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Have One On Me, 3xLP, Album + Box, DC390, dc390
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)
markpotato

markpotato

March 20, 2017
referencing Have One On Me, 3xLP, Album + Box, DC390, dc390
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.
markok1847

markok1847

February 9, 2016
referencing Have One On Me, 3xCD, Album + Box, DC390CD
I see that it is still available (or a new repress) in 2016 in my local record store. Any idea how this might sound? Im in the EU:
helderlevi

helderlevi

February 7, 2016
referencing Have One On Me, 3xCD, Album + Box, DC390CD
Lot of surface noise on this press and defect in track two ... all this things not eliminate quality of joanna music, but I think joanna deserves a new press with higher quality, consistent with the quality of this album.
flowinpoet74

flowinpoet74

December 16, 2015
referencing Have One On Me, 3xLP, Album + Box, DC390, dc390
Just got a copy from her show and it's a solid listen. Earlier pressing may be faulty? This 2015 purchase ain't.
gapapad

gapapad

October 15, 2015
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Have One On Me, 3xLP, Album + Box, DC390, dc390
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.
7bitBrain

7bitBrain

April 9, 2015
referencing Have One On Me, 3xLP, Album + Box, DC390, dc390
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 About.com 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.