My Fair, My Dark EP

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
With Levon Helm climbing onboard for two songs, My Fair, My Dark serves as reminder of Ida's folksy, country-leaning tendencies. The seven-song EP isn't all twang, of course; "Don't Wreck It," "Still Life," and the title track stick to the hushed, intimate sounds that earned the band its sadcore tag. But My Fair, My Dark sounds best during the remaining numbers, which feature close harmonies and competent fretwork on an array of mandolins, acoustic guitars, and ukuleles. Perhaps the most notable track is "All the Pain," an old-timey Dolly Parton cover that allows Elizabeth Mitchell to sing her rustic heart out. Elsewhere, the group covers John Martyn's "Road to Ruin" and ...
See more details below
Vinyl LP (Bonus Tracks / EP)
$11.39
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$11.99 List Price
Other sellers (Vinyl LP)
  • All (4) from $8.23   
  • New (4) from $8.23   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andrew Leahey
With Levon Helm climbing onboard for two songs, My Fair, My Dark serves as reminder of Ida's folksy, country-leaning tendencies. The seven-song EP isn't all twang, of course; "Don't Wreck It," "Still Life," and the title track stick to the hushed, intimate sounds that earned the band its sadcore tag. But My Fair, My Dark sounds best during the remaining numbers, which feature close harmonies and competent fretwork on an array of mandolins, acoustic guitars, and ukuleles. Perhaps the most notable track is "All the Pain," an old-timey Dolly Parton cover that allows Elizabeth Mitchell to sing her rustic heart out. Elsewhere, the group covers John Martyn's "Road to Ruin" and Annie Brigg's "The Time Has Come," the latter track featuring gorgeous coed vocals and Daniel Littleton's fingerpicked guitar. Ida's two original songs can't hold a candle to such covers, but that's far from disconcerting, given the quality of the band's own compositions on Lovers Prayers which was recorded at the same time as this effort and the exemplary musicianship displayed throughout.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/5/2008
  • Label: Polyvinyl Records
  • UPC: 644110015815
  • Catalog Number: 158
  • Sales rank: 338,963

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 My Fair, My Dark (3:15)
  2. 2 Don't Wreck It (3:48)
  3. 3 Road to Ruin (2:16)
  4. 4 The Pain of Loving You (2:49)
  5. 5 Late Blues (4:40)
  6. 6 Still Life (3:33)
  7. 7 The Time Has Come (3:35)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ida Primary Artist
Michael Hurley Viola, Group Member
Levon Helm Mandolin, Drums, Group Member
Lincoln Schleifer Bass, Group Member
Elizabeth Mitchell Harmonium, Vocals, Group Member
Tara Jane O'Neil Guitar, Group Member
Matthew Sutton Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Group Member
Peter Schickele Piano, Group Member
Karla Schickele Bass, Vocals, Wurlitzer, Group Member
Jean Cook Violin, Group Member
Daniel Littleton Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Vocals, Wurlitzer, Group Member
Technical Credits
Dolly Parton Composer
John Martyn Composer
Warren Defever Producer, Audio Production
Justin Guip Engineer
Tara Jane O'Neil Artwork
Ida Producer
Ida-Bandung Composer
Steve Fallone Mastering
Billy Collins Poetry
Sean Price Engineer
Daniel Littleton Engineer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously