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The Adult Storybook

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Released  16 January 2009
Length  34:22
Recorded  September 2007, June – November 2008 in Mad Dog Studios, Burbank
Genre  Pop, soul, jazz, indie pop, pop rock
Producer  Bing Wang and Joanna Wang
Joanna & Wang Ruo-lin / The Adult Storybook (2009)  The Things We Do for Love / The Adventures of Bernie the Schoolboy (2011)

The Adult Storybook is an album by New Tokyo Terror, a project of Joanna Wang. The album was included as a second disc in the release of Joanna & Wang Ruo-lin, her second album. Wang has stated that the songs that became The Adult Storybook were the work she sought to release as her second album, but her record company insisted on material that they saw as more commercial: 'My own album ended up being a "buy one get this as a bonus disc" next to the array of songs we ended up adding.'


Track listing

All songs written and composed by Joanna Wang.

  1. "Adult Crap" – 3:39
  2. "I Guess I'm Paranoid" – 2:57 f
  3. "Longing For Romance" – 3:27
  4. "His Remedy" – 3:17
  5. "Nobody's A Nun" – 3:08
  6. "Even If We Did" – 4:47
  7. "How I Feel About Businessmen" – 2:15
  8. "Man" – 2:21
  9. "Palpitation" – 3:39
  10. "I'm Pathetic Enough" – 4:52
  11. "Thoughts Of A Teacher" - 0:37 (Hidden track)


  • Joanna Wang - vocals
  • Roger Joseph Manning Jr. - piano, electric piano, organ, harmonium, keyboard
  • Freddy Koella - acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo
  • Paul Bushnell - bass, whistling
  • Brian MacLeod - drums, percussion
  • Production

  • Producers - Bing Wang, Joanna Wang
  • Engineer - Eric Corne
  • Second engineers - Sadaharu Yagi, John Nuss
  • Mixing - Craig Burbidge, Eric Corne
  • Mastering - Pete Doell
  • Album design - Joanna Wang, S.M. Cumberworth
  • References

    The Adult Storybook Wikipedia

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