Day After Tomorrow (Joan Baez album)

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Day After Tomorrow
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 9, 2008
RecordedDecember 2007 – March 2008 in Nashville, TN
Genre Folk
Label Proper
Producer Steve Earle
Joan Baez chronology
Bowery Songs
Day After Tomorrow
Whistle Down the Wind
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Day After Tomorrow is a studio album by American singer and musician Joan Baez, released in 2008, her first one in 5 years. The album features songs written by such composers as Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, T Bone Burnett, Patty Griffin, Thea Gilmore and Steve Earle. Earle also produced the album. It was recorded in Nashville between December 2007 and March 2008.


The album is released by Proper records in Europe and Razor & Tie in North America. It debuted on the UK Albums Chart at number 100. [3] In the US it became her first charting album in 29 years, reaching number 128 on the Billboard 200 in its opening week. [4] It was also nominated for a Grammy (Best Contemporary Folk Album).

Track listings

  1. "God Is God" (Steve Earle) – 3:29
  2. "Rose of Sharon" (Eliza Gilkyson) – 3:34
  3. "Scarlet Tide" (Elvis Costello, T Bone Burnett) – 2:25
  4. "Day After Tomorrow" (Tom Waits, Kathleen Brennan) – 5:31
  5. "Henry Russell's Last Words" (Diana Jones) – 3:37
  6. "I Am a Wanderer" (Earle) – 2:30
  7. "Mary" (Patty Griffin) – 3:54
  8. "Requiem" (Gilkyson) – 3:55
  9. "The Lower Road" (Thea Gilmore) – 4:11
  10. "Jericho Road" (Earle) – 3:29


Chart positions

Chart (2008)Peak
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) [5] 95
UK Albums (OCC) [6] 100
US Billboard 200 [7] 128

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