Heart Food

Heart Food

by Judee Sill


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Heart Food

The second album Judee Sill made proved to be her last. This brief though enjoyable outing took its toll on Sill -- a notoriously slow songwriter -- during its making, turning her back to her recently kicked heroin addiction and away from the desire to create more music. Instead of using an outside arranger for the strings (as she did on her previous album), Sill did all of the work herself. Her lack of formal training and the immense amount of orchestral overdubs certainly would have made such an outing a hardship for anyone. The album doesn't suffer much from its sometimes syrupy exterior, though -- the songs are almost as strong as any of those from her debut. To wit, Heart Food suffers only in comparison to its predecessor; otherwise, it's a stellar example of the kind of singer/songwriter fare the music industry was mining in the early '70s. The supporting cast of top L.A. studio musicians solidifies Sill's unique brand of country-flavored pop, which moves from introspective meanderings to loping rock, often within a single song. [This edition of the album contains bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date: 12/12/2006
Label: Water
UPC: 0646315795929
catalogNumber: 959

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Judee Sill   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Doug Dillard   Musician
Buddy Emmons   Musician
Bill Plummer   Musician
Lynn Blessing   Musician
Gloria Jones   Vocals,Musician
Louie Shelton   Musician
Jim Gordon   Drums
Bobbye Hall   Percussion,Musician
David Bearden   Musician
Gene Cipriano   Wind,Musician
Assa Drori   Musician
Oma Drake   Musician
Jesse Ehrlich   Cello,Musician
Chris Ethridge   Musician
Ronald Folsom   Musician
Harris Goldman   Musician
James Gordon   Musician
Leonard Malarsky   Musician
Spooner Oldham   Musician
Richard Perissi   Musician
Emil Richards   Percussion,Musician
Ralph Schaeffer   Musician
Carolyn Willis   Musician
Tibor Zelig   Musician
Vincent DeRosa   Horn,Musician
Ray Kelly   Musician
Bill Kurasch   Musician
Jim Gordon   Musician
Gloria Jones   Musician
Louie Shekton   Musician
David Schwartz   Musician

Technical Credits

Buddy Emmons   Contributor
Ray Kelley   Contributor
Gloria Jones   Contributor
Andy Partridge   Liner Notes
Judee Sill   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Orchestration
Jim Gordon   Contributor
Ronald Folsom   Contributor
Ron Fulsom   Contributor
William Kurash   Contributor
Henry Lewy   Producer
Jim O'Rourke   Author
Pat Thomas   Reissue Producer
Anthony Hudson   Art Direction
Nathaniel Russell   Reissue Design

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