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Up Where We Belong
     

Up Where We Belong

by Buffy Sainte-Marie
 

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Buffy Sainte-Marie retired from record-making between 1976 and 1992, though she kept her hand in as a songwriter, notably co-writing the Oscar-winning number one 1982 hit "Up Where We Belong." She returned to recording with 1992's Coincidence and Likely Stories, and four years later she presented an album called Up Where We Belong, consisting of "songs

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Buffy Sainte-Marie retired from record-making between 1976 and 1992, though she kept her hand in as a songwriter, notably co-writing the Oscar-winning number one 1982 hit "Up Where We Belong." She returned to recording with 1992's Coincidence and Likely Stories, and four years later she presented an album called Up Where We Belong, consisting of "songs that people most often ask to hear at my concerts," most of them re-recordings of songs from her Vanguard Records albums of the 1960s and '70s. There is a simple arrangement of "Up Where We Belong" (the first time its songwriter had recorded it) with an acoustic guitar and what is probably a synthesizer aping strings, birds, and other gentle sounds. "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," a strident song about injustices to Native Americans in the manner of her early material, and folksinger Cliff Eberhardt's gentle "Goodnight" are repeated (in the same recordings) from Coincidence and Likely Stories. Sainte-Marie re-creates some of her other big songwriting successes, such as "Until It's Time for You to Go" (covered, she notes gratefully, by Barbra Streisand, the Boston Pops, and many others) and "Universal Soldier" (a hit for Donovan). "Now That the Buffalo's Gone" was perhaps the most striking of those early political songs for Native Americans, and it sadly remained relevant in 1996. Some of the other songs may be less familiar to those who are not ardent Sainte-Marie fans. Some of those fans may have decried her decision to remake their old favorites. But this album brought together the highlights of the career of an important songwriter who scored hits in three decades, material otherwise unavailable on one disc.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/30/2010
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0711297493023
catalogNumber:
1748201

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Buffy Sainte-Marie   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Strings,Keyboards,Vocals,Mouth Bow
Chris Birkett   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
George Doering   Guitar
Steve Forman   Percussion
Jack Lenz   Piano
Rick Marvin   Keyboards
Neil Stubenhaus   Bass
Tom Szczesniak   Bass
Patrick Cockett   Acoustic Guitar
Kevin Mackenzie   Percussion,Drums
Stoney Park   Sampling
Roger Jacobs   Organ,Guitar
John Robinson   Drums
Mike Hotain   Announcer

Technical Credits

Leonard Cohen   Composer,Lyricist
Buffy Sainte-Marie   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Lyricist,Producer,Liner Notes,Illustrations,Cover Illustration,Tray Card Art
Jack Nitzsche   Composer
Chris Birkett   Producer
Will Jennings   Composer
Jack Lenz   Executive Producer,String Arrangements
Rick Marvin   Producer
Jim McGrath   String Arrangements
Ian Plested   Engineer
Tony Volante   Engineer
Patrick Duffy   Art Direction
Denise Grant   Cover Photo,Tray Photo
Jim Birkett   Engineer
Redbull Singers   Drum Samples
Edmund Bull   Composer
Ivan Otis   Back Cover Photo
Traditional   Composer
Roger Jacobs   Engineer
Cliff Eberhart   Composer

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