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Respond
     

Respond

 
One of the few recognizable names on this two-CD compilation of Boston women songwriters, the ever solid Patty Larkin starts things off with "Angels Wings" from her 1997 Perishable Fruit. Never mind the fame factor, there are some talented ladies stepping up to contribute and benefit Respond Incorporated, a non-profit organization that assists battered women

Overview

One of the few recognizable names on this two-CD compilation of Boston women songwriters, the ever solid Patty Larkin starts things off with "Angels Wings" from her 1997 Perishable Fruit. Never mind the fame factor, there are some talented ladies stepping up to contribute and benefit Respond Incorporated, a non-profit organization that assists battered women and children. Although Aimee Mann is noticeably absent, check out Jules Verdone, who sounds a good bit like her. Kate Bush fans will appreciate the mandolin-infused jangle of Merrie Amsterburg, while connoisseurs of straight-ahead folk will find friends in Lori McKenna, Jess Klein, and Mary Gauthier. And if Catie Curtis is a favorite, listen closely. Not only does she toss in her own "Do Unto Others," but she also produces and sings with Linda Nawn and with Jenny Reynolds, who pays the favor forward with harmonies behind Respond producer Charan Devereaux. That's the way it goes with much of this album. Jennifer Kimball lends "Veering From the Wave," the title track from her solo debut album, as well as an appearance with Larkin. Perhaps styled after Ani DiFranco, Kris Delmhorst shines on "Weatherman," then sits in on cello and backing vocals for McKenna. Heck, even some of the support musicians can be heard on numerous tracks. Perhaps that helps keep the overall vibe as consistent as it is, though intermingling studio and live recordings makes the compilation's sonic quality a little uneven. To save the calm acoustics from falling into boring, check out "Ghost in the House," a moody piece by Laurie Geltman, "Two Boats," a peppy number driven by the lilting voice of Mary Lou Lord, and "Sad Girl," by the alternatively inclined Jen Trynin.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/19/1999
Label:
Signature Sounds
UPC:
0701237124728
catalogNumber:
1247

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Catie Curtis   Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer,Shaker
Patty Larkin   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Christopher Williams   Background Vocals
Juliana Hatfield   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Track Performer
Jennifer Trynin   Track Performer
Duke Levine   Electric Guitar
Wendy Beckerman   Background Vocals
Rob Laurens   Harmonica
Peter Adams   Piano,Hammond Organ
Roy Bittan   Organ
Dow Brain   Keyboards
Paul Bryan   Bass
Billy Conway   Percussion,Drums
Mike Denneen   Synthesizer
Tom Dube   Tambourine,Background Vocals
Melissa Ferrick   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Richard Gates   Bass
Jennifer Kimball   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Chris Lannon   Background Vocals
Matt Leavenworth   Violin
Tony Levin   Bass Guitar
Eric Parker   Drums
Tim Pierce   Electric Guitar
Doug Plavin   Drums
Greg Porter   Bass Guitar
Mike Richardson   Drums
Nick Saloman   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Carol Sharar   Background Vocals
Joe Sublett   Alto Saxophone
John Troy   Bass
Tom West   Hammond Organ
Alan Williams   Organ
Ben Wittman   Percussion,Keyboards
Barbara Kessler   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Patti Barkas   Background Vocals
Chris Rival   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Electric Guitar
John Sands   Percussion,Drums
Woody Giessmann   Drums
Leland Sklar   Bass
Mary Lou Lord   Vocals,Track Performer
Martin Sexton   Bass,Electric Guitar
Merrie Amsterburg   Mandolin,Vocals,Track Performer
David "Goody" Goodrich   Electric Guitar
Faith Soloway   Track Performer
Jules Verdone   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Track Performer
Laurie Geltman   Electric Guitar,Vocals,12-string Guitar,Track Performer
Chris Foley   Drums
Joe Ranieri   Percussion,Drums
John Sprague   Bass
Pamela Means   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Lori McKenna   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Mary Gauthier   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Jess Klein   Track Performer
Linda Sharar   Track Performer
Alexis Shepard   Track Performer
Kris Delmhorst   Track Performer
Colleen Sexton   Track Performer
Jim Ryan   Bass
Kerri Powers   Track Performer
Peter Linton   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Catie Curtis   Producer,Contributor
Patty Larkin   Producer,Contributor
Juliana Hatfield   Producer,Contributor
Jennifer Trynin   Contributor
Dawn Atkinson   Executive Producer
Roy Bittan   Producer
George Black   drum programming
Paul Caruso   Producer,Engineer
Steve Churchyard   Engineer
Mike Denneen   Producer,Engineer
Tom Dube   Producer,Engineer
Eric Kilburn   Producer,Engineer
Jennifer Kimball   Contributor
Chris Lannon   Producer,Engineer
Tom Rothrock   Producer,Engineer
Rob Schnapf   Producer,Engineer
Ed Thacker   Engineer
Bette Warner   Producer
Alan Williams   Producer
Ben Wittman   Arranger,Producer
Barbara Kessler   Contributor
Chris Rival   Producer,Engineer
Tom Richards   Engineer
Mary Lou Lord   Contributor
Deb Pasternak   Contributor
Merrie Amsterburg   Contributor
Faith Soloway   Contributor
Ed Valauskas   Producer
Jules Verdone   Contributor
Laurie Geltman   Producer,Contributor
Steve Friedman   Engineer
Pamela Means   Contributor
Lori McKenna   Contributor
Mary Gauthier   Contributor
Jess Klein   Contributor
Linda Sharar   Contributor
Alexis Shepard   Contributor
Colleen Sexton   Composer
Charan Devereaux   Contributor
Sandi Hammond   Contributor

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