1212

1212

by Barbara Manning
     
 
For all of her past recorded output, Barbara Manning has never been the most prolific of composers, her many albums relying instead on her gifts as an interpreter of other writers' songs; the achievement of 1212 isn't simply that it's made up largely of Manning originals, but that chief among them is her most ambitious creation to date, a stunning four-part

Overview

For all of her past recorded output, Barbara Manning has never been the most prolific of composers, her many albums relying instead on her gifts as an interpreter of other writers' songs; the achievement of 1212 isn't simply that it's made up largely of Manning originals, but that chief among them is her most ambitious creation to date, a stunning four-part mini-rock opera known collectively as "The Arsonist Story." The chilling tale of a young firestarter told from a series of narrative angles, it's a major triumph both lyrically and musically, expanding upon the folk-pop basics of Manning's previous records to conjure a truly haunting and complex story of abuse and destruction. The other originals are excellent as well, and the covers are particularly well-chosen, especially a rendition of Richard Thompson's "End of the Rainbow" which makes for a fittingly bleak coda to "The Arsonist Story."

Product Details

Release Date:
06/10/1997
Label:
Matador Records
UPC:
0744861022121
catalogNumber:
221

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Performance Credits

Barbara Manning   Primary Artist,Guitar,Piano,Violin,Vocals
Joey Burns   Organ,Bass,Guitar,Mandolin,Piano,Accordion,Cello,Steel Guitar,Vocals,Moog Synthesizer,Acoustic Bass
Jim O'Rourke   Organ,Guitar,Violin
John Convertino   Drums,Bass Drums,Marimbas,Triangle,sleigh bells
Bridget Keating   Violin
Thymme Jones   Trumpet
Craig Schumacher   Organ,Tambourine
Nick Luca   Moog Synthesizer,fender rhodes
Fernando Sanchez   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Barbara Manning   Producer
Joey Burns   Producer
Jim O'Rourke   Producer,Engineer
John Convertino   Producer
Craig Schumacher   Producer,Engineer
Nick Luca   Engineer

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