On July 15, 1981.

On July 15, 1981,”Warner Bros” label released “Pirates”, the second Rickie Lee Jones. It was recorded January 1980 – April 1981, at “Warner Bros. Recording Studios” in Hollywood, and was produced by Lenny Waronker and Russ Titelman.


  • Rickie Lee Jones – vocals, guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, percussion, horn arrangements
  • Buzz Feiten– guitar
  • David Kalish – guitar
  • Steve Lukather– guitar
  • Dean Parks– guitar
  • Clarence McDonald– keyboards
  • Randy Kerber– keyboards
  • Neil Larsen– keyboards
  • Russell Ferrante– keyboards
  • Donald Fagen– synthesizer
  • Rob Mounsey– synthesizer
  • Sal Bernardi – vocals, harmonica
  • Chuck Rainey– bass
  • Victor Feldman– drums, percussion, keyboards
  • Steve Gadd– drums
  • Art Rodriguez – drums
  • Lenny Castro– percussion
  • David Sanborn– alto saxophone
  • Tom Scott– baritone and tenor saxophone
  • Jerry Hey– trumpet, flugelhorn, horn
  • Randy Brecker– trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Ralph Burns– orchestral arrangements
  • Michael Boddicker– synthesizer
  • Nick DeCaro – orchestral arrangements
  • Arno Lucas– backing vocals
  • Leslie Smith – backing vocals
  • Joe Turano – backing vocals
  • Loyd Clifft, Mark Linett– engineer
  • Mike Salisbury – design
  • Brassaï– front cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Rickie Lee Jones, except where noted.

  1. We Belong Together
  2. Living It Up
  3. Skeletons
  4. Woody and Dutch on the Slow Train to Peking – Rickie Lee Jones, David Kalish
  5. Pirates (So Long Lonely Avenue)
  6. A Lucky Guy
  7. Traces of the Western Slopes – Sal Bernardi, Rickie Lee Jones
  8. The Returns

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