Youth Is Not For Pleasure (1985)

2019 under license to Sunset Pacific Records (now available on Digital Download and Streaming sites. CD AVAILABLE NOW with six bonus tracks - see Buy The Music page)

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  1. Youth Is Not For Pleasure
  2. This Scorched Earth
  3. Garden Of Delight
  4. Words Into Action
  5. No God In Heaven Tonight
  6. Visions Of An Aging Race
  7. Excavation
  8. Caution To The Wind
  9. The Edge
  10. Long Goodbye
  11. Uncertain Terms*
  12. I Know You're There*
  13. You Pays Your Dues (You Takes Your Chances)*
  14. Sky Will Open*
  15. Passion Paints A Portrait*
  16. Words Into Action (early version)*

*CD (only) Bonus Tracks

Produced By Second Language with Earle Mankey (except Words Into Action produced by Tony Berg, Second Language and Earle Mankey). Cover art by Sonja Brenna.

Band members: Jessie Jacobson, Toni Zeto, Jerome Faulkner, Jarrett Lesko, Brian Bielski.

Youth Is Not For Pleasure album notes (click here to read)


Souvenirs (1984) - Acme Recordings vinyl EP

CD/Digital release: Souvenirs (Revisited) (1981-1984) with bonus tracks - coming in 2020-2021.

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  1. Souvenirs
  2. In Absentia [version 2]
  3. Forbidden Fruit
  4. World Outside My Door [version 2]
  5. Tell-Tale Heart
  6. My Favorite Things*
  7. Afraid Of The Dark*
  8. World Outside My Door [version 1]*
  9. In Absentia [version 1]*
  10. Souvenirs (Dance Mix)
  11. Unspoken Words*
  12. Waves*
  13. e=mc2*
  14. In This World Tonight*
  15. Reason To Live*
  16. Under The Flame*
  17. Walking Wounded*
  18. Another Casualty*
  19. Innocents Like Angels*

*Bonus Tracks from 1981-1983

Produced by Ron Fair except tracks 2 + 4 produced by Ron Fair, Second Language & Earle Mankey. Cover art by Toni Zeto. Tracks 2, 4 remixed by Chris Fudurich.

Band members: Jessie Jacobson, Toni Zeto, Jerome Faulkner, Jarrett Lesko, Brian Bielski, Chris Hutchinson, Rick Winward.

read a review of Second Language's Souvenirs EP (Music Connection 1984)

Souvenirs [Revisited] album notes (click here to read)


WrongSpeak (1996) Nattering Nabobs Records

CD / Digital release coming in 2020-2021 with bonus online-only tracks.

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  1. Oblivion (Waiting)
  2. Swing Time
  3. Black Xmas
  4. Butterfly
  5. Twisted Wreckage
  6. A Million Ways To Tomorrow
  7. We've Come Undone (recorded live)
  8. Civilized
  9. Buy Me Everything
  10. Sore
  11. Andante's Inferno (Von Strugenhausen III) (instrumental)
  12. Let's Drink To That
  13. She Was High
  14. Too Far
  15. Fly In The Ointment
  16. Half Life

Produced By Jessie Jacobson and Michael James (except Swing Time and Civilized produced by Jessie Jacobson and Ken Jordan; Black Xmas and Sore produced by Jessie Jacobson and Chris Fudurich; Twisted Wreckage and We've Come Undone produced by Jessie Jacobson; Buy Me Everything and Andante's Inferno produced by Sam Graf and Jessie Jacobson). Album mixed by Michael James, Jessie Jacobson and Chris Fudurich. Cover art by Toni Zeto. Cover design by Toni Zeto, Cam Wilder & Jessie Jacobson.

Band members: Jessie Jacobson, Jarrett Lesko, Brian Bielski, Sam Graf, Katriina Huotari + Chris Fudurich.

WrongSpeak album notes (click here to read)

 

Shadow Across The Moon (1986-1991 + beyond) 

Double-CD / Digital release coming in 2020-2021.

Cover coming soon.

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CD 1: Shadow Across The Moon (1986-1991)
+ bonus tracks (1991-1992)

  1. Land Of The Living [1986]
  2. The Game
  3. Love's Not Lost
  4. Rapture (Capture Me)
  5. Say It
  6. Words Into Action [version 2]
  7. Long Goodbye [version 2]
  8. Welcome To Paradise [version 2]
  9. Until Yesterday Comes
  10. Heaven's Gate [version 2]
  11. Believe [version 2]
  12. Don't Want To Know*
  13. Tomorrow*
  14. All Fall Down*
  15. Pictures In My Head*
  16. Sinking Feeling*
  17. All Wrapped Up*
  18. Carnival Days*
  19. Land Of The Living [1992]*

CD 2: Demos & Bonus Tracks (1985-1987 + 1991 + 1994)

  1. Prisoner
  2. Love In The Realm Of The Senses [version 2]
  3. The Fire
  4. Under The Flame [version 4]
  5. Out Of The Spotlight
  6. The Call
  7. No Flight Of Fancy
  8. Mask
  9. Idle Hands
  10. Listen!
  11. Time Has Come [version 5]
  12. Not Your Own Man [rough mix]*
  13. Land Of The Living [demo]*
  14. Rapture (Capture Me) [demo]*
  15. The Game [demo]*
  16. Love's Not Lost [demo]*
  17. Say It [demo]*
  18. State Of Mind [demo]*
  19. Mask [alternate chorus]*
  20. I Spy The Lie [excerpt]*
  21. The Game [outro]*

*Bonus Tracks

Produced By Tony Berg (CD 1 Tracks 1-7 + CD 2 Track 21); Frank Wolf (CD 1 Tracks 10-12); Jessie Jacobson, Richie Owens & Jarrett Lesko (CD 1 Track 8); Tony Berg, Richie Owens & Jessie Jacobson (CD 1 Track 9); Jessie Jacobson & Ken Jordan (CD 1 Tracks 13, 19); Jessie Jacobson (CD 1 Tracks 14-18 + CD 2 Tracks 1-9 + 12-20); Jessie Jacobson & Toni Zeto (CD 2 Track 10); Michael James & Jessie Jacobson (CD 2 Track 11).
CD 1 Tracks 8, 9 mixed by Ken Jordan with Second Language;
CD 1 Tracks 14-16, 18, 19 mixed by Ken Jordan and Jessie Jacobson.
Engineers: Frank Wolf, Dan Bates, Ken Jordan, Frankie Blue Sposato, Tony Berg, Michael JamesJessie Jacobson and Jarrett Lesko.
Mastered by Sonja Brenna.
Artwork by Mike Murray.

Band members: Jessie Jacobson, Jarrett Lesko, Brian Bielski, Toni Zeto, Jerome Faulkner, David 'Spiggy' Miller, Richie Owens, Katriina Huotari, Sam Graf. With guest members Akani Fletcher, Dan Nolton and Freida Woody.

Shadow Across The Moon album notes (click to read)

 

Silent Crossing (1987-1989) 

CD / Digital release coming in 2020-2021.

Cover coming soon.

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  1. Without A Net
  2. Pay No Mind
  3. Silent Crossing
  4. What More Do You Want
  5. Swing Time [version 1]
  6. We Stumble
  7. Uncertain Terms [version 2]
  8. All Or Nothing
  9. When Les Was More
  10. Curtains...I
  11. Deep*
  12. State Of Mind*
  13. Heaven's Gate [version 1]*
  14. Believe [version 1]*
  15. Welcome To Paradise [version 1]*
  16. Remember (Surrender) [rough mix]*
  17. Words Into Action [version 4]*
  18. Without Annette [outtake]*
  19. Silent Crosstalk [outtake]*
  20. When More Was Less [outtake]*

*Bonus Tracks

Produced By Jessie Jacobson & Jarrett Lesko.
Engineered and Mixed by Jessie Jacobson & Jarrett Lesko
except Tracks 1, 17 mixed by Chris Fudurich; Tracks 2-4 mixed by Frankie Blue Sposato & Second Language.

Band members: Jessie Jacobson, Jarrett Lesko, Brian Bielski, David 'Spiggy' Miller, Richie Owens.

Silent Crossing album notes (click here to read)

 

GroupThink - Second Language Improvisations (1996-1999) 

Double-CD / Digital release coming in 2020-2021.

Cover coming soon.

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CD 1: Stampede (Improvisations 1996-1999 except 1991)

  1. Stampede
  2. Post-Suture
  3. Blueshift
  4. Blue Sunset
  5. Inner Eyes
  6. Cowgirl Junkets
  7. Try It On For Size
  8. Wading For The Song
  9. Polka Dot Dress
  10. Cowed By Chunkies
  11. Times Are Tough
  12. Elder Statesmen
  13. Oh Hell

CD 2: Vegans Of Aging Wrecks (Improvisations 1996-1999)

  1. Stubbing Westwood
  2. Knife-Edge Males
  3. Tears Of Stone
  4. 2Ls Of The Tirade
  5. Beguiled Banned
  6. Grey Easter
  7. Gently Rotten Mega-Scene
  8. I've Had It Up To Here With Hate And Fear
  9. Strangled Daze Heir Plain
  10. Vegans Of Aging Wrecks

Recorded live on DAT By Jessie Jacobson
-except-
Stampede produced and engineered by Jessie Jacobson, Jarrett Lesko & Chris Fudurich; mixed by Chris FudurichStampede is a studio improvisation (bass, vocal & drums) with spontaneous guitars and shaker overdubbed.

Band members: Jessie Jacobson, Jarrett Lesko, Brian Bielski with Toni Zeto, Sam Graf, Mike Murray, Dan Nolton, Chris Fudurich, Katriina Huotari and guest Brandon Jordan (KillRadio) - all playing in different combinations.

GroupThink album notes (click to read)

 

Spread It All Around (1995-1997 + 2020) 

Digital release coming in 2021.

Cover coming soon.

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  1. Spread It All Around
  2. Whisper
  3. Walk Away
  4. Shuttered
  5. Quicksilver
  6. Bad Day
  7. Self-Defense
  8. Three Little Words
  9. My Love Is
  10. If Love's Not Enough
  11. Where Are You Going
  12. Kiss And Tell
  13. Twilight
  14. Done
  15. Big Bad World
  16. Morbid Curiosity
  17. What More Do You Want [version 2]*
  18. All Fall Down [version 2]

*Bonus Tracks

Produced By Jessie Jacobson & Jarrett Lesko except All Fall Down by Frank Wolf & Jessie Jacobson.
Engineered by Chris Fudurich, Jessie Jacobson & Jarrett Lesko
Mixed by Chris Fudurich.

Band members: Jessie Jacobson, Jarrett Lesko, Brian Bielski, Mike Murray, Chris Fudurich.

Spread It All Around album notes (coming soon)