1990 (Daniel Johnston album)

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Studio album by Daniel Johnston
Released January 1990 (1990-01)
Recorded 1988
Label Shimmy Disc
Producer Kramer
Daniel Johnston chronology
It's Spooky
(1989)It's Spooky1989
Artistic Vice
(1991)Artistic Vice1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

1990 is the eleventh album by American singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston. It was released in January 1990,[2] through record label Shimmy Disc.


It was originally intended that all tracks would be first studio recordings.[citation needed] However, Johnston's ongoing problems with mental illness prevented him completing an album's worth of sessions.[citation needed] As a result, the album is compiled from studio recordings, home recordings and live performances. Johnston alludes to this in the film The Angel and Daniel Johnston – Live at the Union Chapel when he mentions that the album had originally intended to be called 1989, but they had not been able to release it that year.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Daniel Johnston, except as noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Devil Town"   1:05
2. "Spirit World Rising"   6:14
3. "Held the Hand"   1:42
4. "Lord Give Me Hope"   6:25
5. "Some Things Last a Long Time" Jad Fair, Johnston 4:54
6. "Tears Stupid Tears" (live at CBGB)   3:27
7. "Don't Play Cards with Satan" (live at CBGB)   4:23
8. "True Love Will Find You in the End"   1:51
9. "Got to Get You into My Life" John Lennon, Paul McCartney 4:26
10. "Careless Soul" (live at Hoboken, New Jersey) James H. Stanley 2:23
11. "Funeral Home" (live at Pier Platters, Hoboken, New Jersey) based on "Cadillac Ranch" by Bruce Springsteen[3] 3:13
12. "Softly and Tenderly" Will Lamartine Thompson 4:50


Additional personnel
  • Macioce – sleeve photography


  1. ^ Cook, Stephen. "1990 – Daniel Johnston : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. AllRovi. Retrieved May 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ Yazdani, Tarssa; Goede, Don (2006). Hi, How Are You?: The Life, Art, & Music of Daniel Johnston (2nd ed.). Last Gasp. ISBN 0-86719-667-X. 
  3. ^ http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2006-09-19/features/0609190189_1_devil-and-daniel-johnston-jeff-feuerzeig-satan

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