Tell It to the Dust

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
After recording four albums under the moniker Varnaline a band seemingly comprised of whomever he felt like working with at the time, Anders Parker finally steps out from behind his alter ego for his first solo album, Tell It to the Dust, and truth be told it isn't all that different from what he's been doing all along. Tell It to the Dust leans a bit harder on Parker's pop influences than 2001's Songs in a Northern Key, but given the man's talent for writing smart but compelling hooks, that's a good thing, and his guitar work splits the difference between melodic warmth and aggressive crunch with skill and intelligence. Parker handles most of the instrumental chores here ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
After recording four albums under the moniker Varnaline a band seemingly comprised of whomever he felt like working with at the time, Anders Parker finally steps out from behind his alter ego for his first solo album, Tell It to the Dust, and truth be told it isn't all that different from what he's been doing all along. Tell It to the Dust leans a bit harder on Parker's pop influences than 2001's Songs in a Northern Key, but given the man's talent for writing smart but compelling hooks, that's a good thing, and his guitar work splits the difference between melodic warmth and aggressive crunch with skill and intelligence. Parker handles most of the instrumental chores here though a few friends stop by to help, including Jay Farrar of Son Volt and Sara Bell from Shark Quest, and his traditional blend of the fractured melodic wanderlust of indie rock and the roots-friendly vibe of Americana continues to inform these songs. The graceful sway of "Don't Worry Honey, Everything's Gonna Be Alright," the patent meditation of "Innocents," and the muscular hookiness of the title cut and "Goodbye Friend" prove that Parker's muse wasn't letting him down on these sessions, and this set ranks with his strongest work to date. While Tell It to the Dust doesn't sound like an especially more personal or revealing set than Parker's albums as Varnaline, it's good enough that one can understand why the man didn't feel like hiding behind a pseudonym, and with songs this good, the man has the right to crow a little.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/19/2004
  • Label: Baryon Records
  • UPC: 730876906525
  • Catalog Number: 3
  • Sales rank: 278,256

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Tell It to the Dust (6:24)
  2. 2 Goodbye Friend (4:00)
  3. 3 So It Goes (3:16)
  4. 4 Something New (3:59)
  5. 5 Innocents (4:02)
  6. 6 Don't Worry Honey, Everything's Gonna Be Alright (4:19)
  7. 7 Into the Sun (3:45)
  8. 8 Go Alone (3:35)
  9. 9 Come on Now (4:07)
  10. 10 Keep Me Hanging On (3:48)
  11. 11 Feel the Same (4:25)
  12. 12 Doornail (7:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Anders Parker Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Harmonica, Percussion, Piano, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Hammond Organ, Electric Piano, Vocals, Slide Guitar, E-bow, Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Jay Farrar Harmonica, Hammond Organ, Vocals, Guest Appearance, Hammond B3
Bo Taylor Bass, Guitar, Slide Guitar
Joan Wasser Violin
Greg Elkins Bass, Electric Guitar, Vox Organ
Judson Ehrbar Percussion, Drums, Vocals, Guest Appearance
Sara Bell Hammond Organ
Kendall Meade Acoustic Guitar, Electric Piano, Vocals, Guest Appearance
Tianna Kennedy Cello
Kendall Mead Electric Piano, Vocals
Technical Credits
Greg Calbi Mastering
Adam Lasus Engineer
Andy Taub Engineer
Bo Taylor Engineer
Joan Wasser String Arrangements
Sue Kappa Engineer
Anders Parker Composer, Producer, String Arrangements, Audio Production
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    i love this record!

    this is the second cd i have by anders parker. great songs in the style of neil young and big star. one of my favorites of the year...

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