To Be Still

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
Like her debut The Pirate's Gospel, To Be Still, the follow-up from alternative folk artist Alela Diane, is an intimate, haunting affair that showcases her songwriting and singing skills. Focused chiefly on Diane's voice and acoustic guitar, To Be Still recalls both the classic female folk singers like Karen Dalton and the spookier, more associative dimensions of contemporary artists like Marissa Nadler and Nina Nastasia. But while her voice lilts and lulls, it's the poetry of her lyrics and their evocative narratives that make this sophomore effort truly shine. ~ Anthony Tognazzini
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
Like her debut The Pirate's Gospel, To Be Still, the follow-up from alternative folk artist Alela Diane, is an intimate, haunting affair that showcases her songwriting and singing skills. Focused chiefly on Diane's voice and acoustic guitar, To Be Still recalls both the classic female folk singers like Karen Dalton and the spookier, more associative dimensions of contemporary artists like Marissa Nadler and Nina Nastasia. But while her voice lilts and lulls, it's the poetry of her lyrics and their evocative narratives that make this sophomore effort truly shine. ~ Anthony Tognazzini
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/17/2009
  • Label: Rough Trade Us
  • UPC: 883870048811
  • Catalog Number: 488

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dry Grass & Shadows (3:11)
  2. 2 White as Diamonds (3:36)
  3. 3 Age Old Blue (3:59)
  4. 4 To Be Still (5:26)
  5. 5 Take Us Back (4:43)
  6. 6 The Alder Trees (3:27)
  7. 7 My Brambles (4:58)
  8. 8 The Ocean (3:42)
  9. 9 Every Path (4:12)
  10. 10 Tatted Lace (4:47)
  11. 11 Lady Divine (5:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alela Diane Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Human Whistle
Michael Hurley Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Nina Gerber Guitar
Pete Grant Pedal Steel Guitar
Rich Stanmyre Upright Bass
Neal Morgan Percussion
Luke Janela Cello
Dan Elkan Piano
Matt Bauer Banjo, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Otto Hauser Percussion
Mariee Sioux Vocals
Alina Estelle Hardin Vocal Harmony
Tom Bevitori Bass
Tom Menig Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, Xylophone, 12-string Guitar, Vocal Harmony
Rondi Soule Violin
Craig Thomas Wurlitzer
Alina Hardin Vocals
Technical Credits
Adam Selzer Producer
Dan Elkan Producer, Audio Production
Alela Diane Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Tom Menig Producer, Engineer, Audio Production
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    GREAT VOICE!

    Found her album reading the back pages of NME which show touring bands. She has a wonderful voice and the album has good selecctions. Avery pleasant listen

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