Songs From the Village
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Songs From the Village
Songs from the Village
Songs from the Village by Jess & Matt.jpg
Studio album by
Released15 June 2018
LabelSony Music Australia
Jess & Matt chronology
Belmont Street
Songs from the Village
Singles from Songs from the Village
  1. "The Times They Are A-Changin'"
    Released: 26 January 2018[1]
  2. "Both Sides Now"
    Released: 16 February 2018[2]
  3. "The Sound of Silence"
    Released: 18 May 2018[3]

Songs from the Village is the second studio album by Jess & Matt. The album features 12 classic songs that defined a generation in the 1960s in Greenwich Village, New York.

Matt Price said: "It's 50, almost 60 years later, and these songs are just as influential as ever, and a lot of the messages - in songs like "The Times They Are a-Changin" - calling for equality, in this modern world it feels more relevant than ever. It was interesting coming back to those songs and seeing how they stood the test of time, and that the messages have come back around."[4][5]

The album was announced on 14 November 2017[6] alongside the album's pre-order and the announcement of a national tour with Rick Price and Jack Jones.[7]


Professional ratings
Review scores
auspOp3/5 stars[8]

David from auspOp said; "Most songs on this collection sit in the "classics" category... [and] to take them on is a challenge in itself, but to do so well is the other half of the battle." adding "Jess & Matt to do a really good job." David said "Matt's vocals dominate the majority of songs but it relegates Jess almost to backing vocalist duties on several songs.". He called out "The Sound of Silence" as the album highlight.[8]

Track listing

1."The Times They Are A-Changin'" (Bob Dylan song)Bob Dylan3:50
2."The Boxer" (Simon & Garfunkel song)3:59
3."Blowin' in the Wind" (Bob Dylan song)Bob Dylan2:54
4."Mrs. Robinson" (Simon & Garfunkel song)Paul Simon3:53
5."The Sound of Silence" (featuring Chris Isaak) (Simon & Garfunkel song)Paul Simon3:11
6."Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" (Bob Dylan song)Bob Dylan3:42
7."Scarborough Fair" (Simon & Garfunkel song)
  • Traditional
  • Paul Simon
  • Art Garfunkel
8."Leaving on a Jet Plane" (Peter, Paul and Mary song)John Denver3:37
9."The House of the Rising Sun" (featuring Rick Price) (The Animals song)Traditional3:17
10."Like a Rolling Stone" (Bob Dylan song)Bob Dylan4:43
11."Both Sides Now" (Joni Mitchell song)Joni Mitchell3:49
12."If I Had a Hammer" (Peter, Paul and Mary song)3:49
13."The Times They Are A-Changin'" (Reprise) (Bob Dylan song)Bob Dylan0:33


Chart (2018) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[9] 11

Release history

Country Date Format Label Catalogue
Australia[10][11] 15 June 2018 Sony Music Australia 88985463282


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  2. ^ "New Music Releases For 16 February 2018". noise11. 16 February 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "New Music Releases For 18 May 2018". noise11. 18 May 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Jess + Matt's Forthcoming Album Songs from the Village". Hush Hush Biz. 30 January 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "Jess + Matt's Songs From The Village". Femail. January 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Jess & Matt Announce National Tour + New Album". Jess and Matt Official. 14 November 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "Jess & Matt's National Tour & New Album "Songs from the Village"". Parade Management. 17 November 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ a b "DAVID REVIEWS JESS & MATT'S 'SONGS FROM THE VILLAGE'". auspOp. 1 July 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 25 June 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ "CD - Songs From The Village (The Sixties Folk Revolution) (Album)". JB Hi-Fi. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ "Songs From The Village by Jess & Matt". iTunes Store. Retrieved 2018.

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