Brushfire Fairytales

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Brushfire Fairytales
BrushfireFairytales.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 1, 2001[1]
RecordedDecember 2000
GenreFolk rock
Length45:53
LabelEverloving
ProducerJP Plunier
Jack Johnson chronology
Brushfire Fairytales
(2001)
On and On
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]

Brushfire Fairytales is the debut album by singer-songwriter Jack Johnson. It was released in 2001 through Enjoy Records, a label that was later renamed Everloving Recordings.[3] The album's primary musicians are Johnson (vocals/guitars/piano), Adam Topol (drums/percussion) and Merlo Podlewski (bass). It was produced by J. P. Plunier, recorded and mixed by Todd Burke, with assistant engineers Andrew Alekel & Chad Essig. It was recorded near Hollywood and Vine just north of 6400 Sunset at 1520 N Cahuenga in Los Angeles at Grandmaster Recorders (formerly Bijou Studios in Hollywood), King Sound, and mastered by Dave Collins.[4] Guests include Tommy Jordan (steel drums on "Flake") and Ben Harper (slide guitar on "Flake").[5] The single "Flake" was Jack Johnson's first.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jack Johnson.

  1. "Inaudible Melodies" – 3:35
  2. "Middle Man" – 3:14
  3. "Posters" – 3:13
  4. "Sexy Plexi" – 2:07
  5. "Flake" – 4:40
  6. "Bubble Toes" – 3:56
  7. "Fortunate Fool" – 3:48
  8. "The News" – 2:26
  9. "Drink the Water" – 3:21
  10. "Mudfootball" (for Moe Lerner) – 3:03
  11. "F-Stop Blues" – 3:10
  12. "Losing Hope" – 3:52
  13. "It's All Understood" – 5:28

Japan bonus track

  1. "Inaudible Melodies" (live)[6] – 3:27

UK bonus tracks

  1. "Flake" (live) – 4:29
  2. "Inaudible Melodies" (live) – 3:27

Personnel[edit]

  • Jack Johnson – vocals, guitars, piano on "It's All Understood"
  • Adam Topol – drums, percussion
  • Merlo Podlewski – bass guitar

Additional musicians

  • Sam Beam – backing vocals on "It's All Understood" (uncredited on album)
  • Ben Harper – slide guitar on "Flake"
  • Tommy Jordan – steel drums on "Flake"
  • Christopher Yeoh – mandolin

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[17] Platinum 70,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[18] Gold 50,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[19] 3× Platinum 45,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[20] Platinum 300,000double-dagger
United States (RIAA)[21] Platinum 1,000,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.
double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jack Johnson | Brushfire Fairytales". Apple Music. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  2. ^ Wilson, MacKenzie. Brushfire Fairytales at AllMusic
  3. ^ "Release 'Brushfire Fairytales' by "Jack Johnson" (cover art)". MusicBrainz. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  4. ^ "Dave Collins (credits)". AllMusic. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Orshoski, Wes (March 23, 2002). "Reviews & Previews; Rock: Jack Johnson "Flake" (4:38)". Billboard. p. 23. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  6. ^ "Jack Johnson – Brushfire Fairytales". discogs. Retrieved September 30, 2016.
  7. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Jack Johnson – Brushfire Fairytales". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  8. ^ "Lescharts.com – Jack Johnson – Brushfire Fairytales". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  9. ^ "Irish-charts.com – Discography Jack Johnson". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  10. ^ "Charts.nz – Jack Johnson – Brushfire Fairytales". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  11. ^ "Jack Johnson | full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  12. ^ "Jack Johnson Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  13. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Albums for 2002". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
  14. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 2002". Billboard. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
  15. ^ "ARIA Top 100 Albums for 2003". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
  16. ^ "Top Selling Albums of 2003". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved January 16, 2021.
  17. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2003 Albums" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association.
  18. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Jack Johnson – Brushfire Fairytales". Music Canada.
  19. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Jack Johnson – Brushfire Fairytales". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  20. ^ "British album certifications – Jack Johnson – Brushfire Fairytales". British Phonographic Industry.Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Brushfire Fairytales in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  21. ^ "American album certifications – Jack Johnson – Brushfire Fairytales". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 

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