Bayleaf (album)

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Studio album by Stone Gossard
Released September 11, 2001
Recorded 1999–2001 in Seattle, Washington
Genre Alternative rock
Length 39:43
Language English
Label Epic
Producer Pete Droge
Stone Gossard chronology
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Blender3/5 stars[2]

Bayleaf is the first solo studio album by Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard. It was released on September 11, 2001, on Epic Records.


The album features ten songs written over a span of four to five years.[3] The album was recorded by Gossard over a ​2 12-year period in Seattle, Washington and completed in 2001.[3] Gossard worked with producer Pete Droge. Gossard sang lead vocals on seven out of the album's ten tracks, while guest vocalists Pete Droge and Ty Willman sang on the remaining three tracks. Gossard also contributed drums and piano to the album, as well as guitar, bass and vocals. Former Pearl Jam drummer Matt Chamberlain contributed his drumming to two tracks, "Bore Me" and "Fits". The album was mixed by Matt Bayles. The album's cover art was illustrated by Beth Haidle. The album's songs feature a mellow sound influenced by Frank Black, Rufus Wainwright, and The Rolling Stones.[4] The album charted at number 37 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart. Greg Prato of Allmusic said, "While not as strong as his output with Brad, Bayleaf still has its moments."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Stone Gossard.

1."Bore Me"3:45
7."Every Family"3:12
8."Unhand Me"3:46
10."Fend It Off"3:03
Japanese bonus track

All tracks written by Gossard.

11."Can't Stop"3:53
Online bonus track
11."Shame On You"5:38


Additional musicians and production

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2001) Position
Top Heatseekers[5] 37


  1. ^ a b Prato, Greg. "allmusic ((( Bayleaf > Review )))". Allmusic. Retrieved May 20, 2009. 
  2. ^ Quantick, David. "Stone Gossard: Bayleaf"[permanent dead link]. Blender. Retrieved on May 20, 2009.
  3. ^ a b Stout, Gene. "Gossard Picks Up the Mike on Solo Album". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. September 11, 2001.
  4. ^ Cohen, Jonathan (2001-08-29). "Gossard's 'Bayleaf' Falls From Pearl Jam Family Tree". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2001-09-02. Retrieved 2009-01-22. 
  5. ^ "Stone Gossard – Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-11-13.