Silver Bell (album)

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Silver Bell
Patty Griffin - Silver Bell.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 8, 2013 (2013-10-08)
RecordedKingsway Studio, New Orleans, 2000
GenreFolk, folk rock, Americana
LabelA&M Records, UMe
ProducerJay Joyce, Craig Ross
Patty Griffin chronology
American Kid
Silver Bell
Servant of Love
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Silver Bell is an album by American singer-songwriter Patty Griffin, released on October 8, 2013, by A&M Records through UMe.[2] The album was originally recorded in New Orleans, Louisiana at Kingsway Studio, owned by producer Daniel Lanois, in 2000 as the follow-up to Griffin's second album Flaming Red.


During the original recording sessions in 2000 at Daniel Lanois' Kingsway Studio in New Orleans, Griffin recorded fourteen tracks, and was accompanied by Doug Lancio on guitar, John Deaderick on keyboards, Frank Swart on bass, and Billy Beard handling percussion. On the track "Truth #2", Emmylou Harris contributed harmony vocals with Griffin.[3] The album was newly mixed by producer Glyn Johns for release in 2013.[4]

Commercial performance[]

The album debuted at No. 64 on the Billboard 200,[5] and No. 5 on Top Folk Albums on the first week of its release.[6] The album has sold 21,000 copies in the United States as of September 2015.[7]

Track listing[]

All tracks are written by Patty Griffin, except where noted otherwise.

1."Little God" 5:05
2."Truth #2" 4:31
3."Boston" 4:03
4."Perfect White Girls" 3:49
5."Sooner or Later" 3:26
6."What You Are"Griffin, Craig Ross4:43
7."Silver Bell" 3:09
8."Fragile" 3:39
9."Mother of God" 4:15
10."One More Girl" 5:01
11."Sorry and Sad" 3:15
12."Driving" 4:18
13."Top of the World" 5:01
14."So Long" 5:07
Total length:59:16

Chart performance[]

Chart (2013) Peak
US Billboard 200[8] 64
US Folk Albums (Billboard)[9] 5
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[10] 22
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[11] 25


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (October 8, 2013). "Silver Bell - Patty Griffin : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved October 6, 2013.
  2. ^ Ruhlin, Claire (July 31, 2013). "Patty Griffin's Lost Silver Bell Album Set for October Release". Paste. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  3. ^ "Patty Griffin's New Album 'Silver Bell' Available October 8th 2013". Contact Music. Retrieved September 11, 2013.
  4. ^ Votaw, Emily (July 31, 2013). "Patty Griffin's Lost 'Silver Bell' Album to Be Released in October". Billboard. Retrieved August 4, 2013.
  5. ^ "Billboard 200". Billboard. October 26, 2013.
  6. ^ "Top Folk Albums". Billboard. October 26, 2013.
  7. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on September 17, 2015.
  8. ^ "Patty Griffin Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 24, 2015.
  9. ^ "Patty Griffin Chart History (Top Americana/Folk Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 24, 2015.
  10. ^ "Patty Griffin Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 24, 2015.
  11. ^ "Patty Griffin Chart History (Top Tastemaker Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 24, 2015.
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