Perishable Fruit

Perishable Fruit

by Patty Larkin
     
 

Producing herself, Patty Larkin banned percussion instruments from her seventh album, a gimmick that extenuated her usual interest in texture over content, which has always distinguished her from other folkies but also frustrated some fans. This time, her self-imposed stricture forced her and her fellow musicians to sacrifice virtuosity for invention, and they did… See more details below

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Producing herself, Patty Larkin banned percussion instruments from her seventh album, a gimmick that extenuated her usual interest in texture over content, which has always distinguished her from other folkies but also frustrated some fans. This time, her self-imposed stricture forced her and her fellow musicians to sacrifice virtuosity for invention, and they did come up with some unusual sounds. But Larkin still often seemed to be at an emotional distance from her material, except when she was expressing irritation. The most impassioned performances and clear lyrics came when she was singing about what seemed to matter the most to her, "The Road" and, in "Wolf at the Door," the music business. In contrast, the love songs were idealized at best and vague at worst, and the singer rarely seemed involved in any case.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/26/1997
Label:
Windham Hill Records
UPC:
0729021035425
catalogNumber:
10354

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Patty Larkin   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bouzouki,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar,Vocals,Slide Guitar
Jane Siberry   Background Vocals
Michael Manring   Bass,Fretless Bass Guitar
Richard Gates   Bass,Fretless Bass Guitar
Jennifer Kimball   Background Vocals
Marc Shulman   Electric Guitar,tiple
Bette Warner   Vocals,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Ben Wisch   Background Vocals
Ben Wittman   Mandolin,Percussion,Berimbau,Mallets,Lap Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Percussion
Gideon Freudmann   Cello

Technical Credits

Patty Larkin   Producer,Engineer
Sonny Mediana   Art Direction
Bette Warner   Engineer
Alan Williams   Engineer
Ben Wisch   Engineer
Ben Wittman   Contributor
Ary Barroso   Composer
Andy Hollinger   Engineer
Dave Chalfant   Engineer
Hank Deckon   Composer
A. Roberts   Composer

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