Brooke's next album, Steady Pull
(2001) reflected "relief and optimism." She again released it on her own label, commenting that there were "still plenty of dark corners on this record, but I wanted to push boundaries." A critic said she opened up more with this album. Her song "New Dress" (with background vocals from Crowded House frontman Neil Finn) was about a newfound romantic bliss. This rock-influenced album was co-produced by Brooke and music engineer Bob Clearmountain who worked with artists such as Bryan Adams, The Rolling Stones, The Corrs, and Hall & Oates. Later, her song "Your House" was included in the ABC series entitled Once and Again
. Brooke was featured as a guest vocalist with artists such as Lisa Loeb, Chris Botti and Patty Larkin, and has co-written tracks for Joe Sample's The Pecan Tree
In 2002 she moved from California to New York and married manager Patrick Rains. She performed two songs on Disney's Return to Never Land
(2002) soundtrack, a movie based on the Peter Pan story, contributing her original song "I'll Try" and a cover "The Second Star to the Right".
In 2003, Brooke revamped 1995's song "War" as a protest against the Gulf War. In 2004, she released Back in the Circus
with new material plus song covers from songs by The Alan Parsons Project, The Beach Boys, and James Taylor. The album was also released in the United Kingdom in 2005 and combined tracks with several Steady Pull
songs. Rolling Stone
described it as "stocked with lovingly detailed songs." In August 2006, she released a combination CD and DVD titled Live in New York
. In April 2007, Brooke released Careful What You Wish For
via Rykodisc distribution. "The vibe of the album," she wrote in notes for reporters, was "all about busting out, being on the edge, playing with great abandon to see what we could come up with."
Some Brooke songs have been sung or covered by other artists. Her tune "Because I Told You So" from Ten Cent Wings
was covered by Nick Lachey on his 2006 album What's Left of Me
. Her song "Inconsolable" from Plumb
was featured in a TV episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
entitled "Prophecy Girl". Buffy creator Joss Whedon enlisted Brooke to create "What You Don't Know," the theme song for the TV series Dollhouse
starring Eliza Dushku.
In 2008, Brooke appeared on the Tinker Bell
movie soundtrack with the song "Be True." The movie's soundtrack was released on October 14, 2008, a week before the DVD release and contains songs from and inspired by the film. In February 2008, Brooke recorded The Works
which was her seventh solo release. This effort was inspired by the music of late folk legend Woody Guthrie
. Brooke was invited by Guthrie's daughter Nora to sift through the private archives and hunt through Guthrie's unreleased material for possible adaptations. Brooke said she was "smitten" with Guthrie's work and going through it was like "going to church." She liked his poetic love songs like "My Sweet and Bitter Bowl" and spiritual deeper tunes like "My Battle" and loved Guthrie's "full spectrum of craziness" as she described his writings. Brooke's The Works
featured talented musicians including keyboard player Joe Sample, bassist Christian McBride, drummer Steve Gadd, and pedal steel guitarist Greg Leisz.
One reviewer lauded Brooke's "forceful, girlish voice" and described her tune "My Sweet and Bitter Bowl" as a "driving opener" and "standout" and described the entire suite of songs as "solid." The critic described the album as a "Brooke record" not a "Guthrie one". Another critic described the album as "Woody Guthrie's lyrics" with "an urbane new voice within Brooke's sleek, winking alt-pop ... if the Dust Bowl troubadour had matriculated at Amherst, he'd sound just like this." In 2008, she participated in the music album Songs for Tibet
, an initiative to support Tibetan Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso. The album was issued on August 5 via iTunes and on August 19 in stores. In 2009, she shared vocal duties with Davy Knowles on the song "Taste of Danger" on the album Coming Up For Air
from Davy Knowles & Back Door Slam.
Brooke was a judge on the 10th and 11th annual Independent Music Awards. She was also a judge for the 5th and 9th Independent Music Awards. According to Brooke in an interview, her favorite collaboration with other artists was the song "Forgiven" with Chris Botti (in Chris' 2002 CD The Very Best of Chris Botti
In 2010, Jonatha Brooke performed as the opening act of the French tour of Nolwenn Leroy, singing songs in English and in French, and joined Nolwenn Leroy for some duets.
In February 2014, Brooke opened in her one-woman play My Mother Has 4 Noses
off-Broadway at the Duke Theater in New York City. The play, written by Brooke, recounts in words and music Brooke's relationship with her mother, who suffered from dementia. It earned favorable reviews, including a "NY Times Critics' pick" designation. She released a CD of the same title simultaneously which one reviewer described as "an intimate, string laden album full of warmth and sadness."
In October 2016, Jonatha released the album Midnight. Hallelujah.
Recorded at Sweetwater Studios in Fort Wayne, IN, and mixed by Bob Clearmountain, the collection features a broader mix of instruments than her previous two albums. Brooke supported the release of the album with tour dates across the United States.
| Jonatha Brooke|
| Album|| Year|| Label||Notes||References|
| Grace in Gravity|| 1991|| || part of The Story|
| The Angel in the House|| 1993 || Elektra|| part of The Story|
| Plumb|| 1995|| Blue Thumb|| Tommy LiPuma = label owner|
| 10 Cent Wings|| 1997|| MCA|| |
| Jonatha Brooke Live|| 1999|| Bad Dog Records|| |
| Steady Pull|| 2001|| Bad Dog Records|| |
| Back in the Circus|| 2004|| Bad Dog Records|| |
| Live in New York|| 2006|| Bad Dog Records|| CD/DVD set|| |
| Careful What You Wish For|| 2007|| Bad Dog Records|| |
| The Works|| 2008|| Bad Dog Records|
| My Mother Has 4 Noses|| 2014|| Bad Dog Records|
| Midnight. Hallelujah.|| 2016|| Bad Dog Records|
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