She Talks to Rainbows

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She Talks to Rainbows
EP by
ReleasedSeptember 14, 1999
LabelKill Rock Stars[1]
ProducerJoey Ramone, Daniel Rey
Professional ratings
Review scores
Robert Christgau(1-star Honorable Mention)[3]
Entertainment WeeklyB-[4]
Rolling Stone[5]
The New Rolling Stone Album Guide[6]

She Talks to Rainbows is an EP by Ronnie Spector, released in 1999.[7][8][9] It was originally released in the UK via Creation Records.[10]


She Talks to Rainbows was produced by Joey Ramone and Daniel Rey.[11]

The EP contains two late-period Ramones songs ("She Talks to Rainbows", from ¡Adios Amigos!, and "Bye Bye Baby", from Halfway to Sanity), and versions of songs by The Beach Boys, Johnny Thunders, and The Ronettes. Brian Wilson had originally written "Don't Worry Baby" for Spector.[12]

Critical reception

Entertainment Weekly wrote that Spector's "bruised, cracked vocals work wonders on the Beach Boys’ 'Don’t Worry Baby'."[4] The Village Voice wrote: "Tough and ruefully tender, a dialectic of vulnerability and guts runs through the four songs."[13] Goldmine wrote that the EP "has a warmth and a richness that pulls you in from the first note, with Ronnie’s voice as mesmerizing as ever."[14]

Track listing

  1. "She Talks to Rainbows" (Joey Ramone)
  2. "Don't Worry Baby" (Brian Wilson, Roger Christian)
  3. "You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory" (Johnny Thunders)
  4. "Bye Bye Baby" (duet with Joey Ramone) (Joey Ramone)
  5. "I Wish I Never Saw the Sunshine" (live) (Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry, Phil Spector)


  1. ^ "Ronnie Spector Live Track On EP". MTV News.
  2. ^ "She Talks to Rainbows [US] - Ronnie Spector | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic" – via
  3. ^ "Robert Christgau: Album: Ronnie Spector: She Talks to Rainbows".
  4. ^ a b "Music Review: 'She Talks to Rainbows'".
  5. ^ "Ronnie Spector: She Talks to Rainbows [US] : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. October 13, 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-10-13.
  6. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian David (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. ISBN 9780743201698.
  7. ^ Hoffman, Jan (June 22, 2000). "PUBLIC LIVES; Ronnie Spector, Just Walking in a Rainbow (Published 2000)". The New York Times.
  8. ^ "Arts: She Talks to Rainbows". The Independent. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
  9. ^ "Ronnie Spector | Biography & History". AllMusic.
  11. ^ "Ronnie Spector". The A.V. Club.
  12. ^ "Reviews". CMJ New Music Report. CMJ Network, Inc. September 13, 1999 – via Google Books.
  13. ^ "Ronnie Spector". The Village Voice. March 9, 1999.
  14. ^ Prince, Patrick. "For Ronnie Spector, loving what you do is the best revenge". Goldmine Magazine: Record Collector & Music Memorabilia.