“Girl At Her Volcano” is a seven-song EP by Rickie Lee Jones originally released as a 10″ record. It’s a charming collection featuring Billy Strayhorn’s standard “Lush Life” as well as the Left Banke bit “Walk Away Renee” which should give some sense of Jones’ breadth.
Jones released her auspicious self-titled debut album in 1979 and its equally impressive follow-up,“Pirates”,in 1981. By the spring of 1983, she apparently was not close to having a third full-length collection of all original songs ready, so “Girl At Her Volcano” appeared instead.
The assemblage of live and studio cover songs and original outtakes was pressed up as a 10″ vinyl disc containing seven tracks, while the simultaneously issued cassette version boasted one bonus track, a live performance of the June Christy signature song, “Something Cool” recorded in Amsterdam in 1979.
This was, then, an EP or a “mini-album”. A minor, but enjoyable change of pace.
Limited Edition. Quiex II. Audiophile. Demo Copy. EP. 10″. 1979. Warner 23805-1 B. Mint*****