The Crane Wife

The Crane Wife

by The Decemberists

CD

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Product Details

Release Date: 10/03/2006
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0094635398427
catalogNumber: 53984
Rank: 6214

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Decemberists   Primary Artist
John Moen   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Eyvind Kang   Violin,Viola
Nate Query   Percussion,Electric Bass,Cello,Background Vocals,Upright Bass
Chris Walla   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Laura Veirs   Vocals,Talking
Ezra Holbrook   Background Vocals
Chris Funk   Dulcimer,Banjo,Bouzouki,Guitar,Percussion,Pedal Steel Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Hurdy-Gurdy
Colin Meloy   Acoustic Guitar,Bouzouki,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Jenny Conlee   Percussion,Piano,Accordion,Glockenspiel,Hammond Organ,Background Vocals,Pump Organ,Wurlitzer,Moog Bass
Steve Drizos   Hand Drums

Technical Credits

Tucker Martine   Producer
Chris Walla   Producer
Colin Meloy   Composer
Carson Ellis   Illustrations
Dawn Barger   Management

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The Crane Wife 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
FlavorBritt More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite CDs of all time. The whole CD flows from start to finish, and the songs range from eerie to joyous and fun. Absolutely fantastic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Decemberists are one of my favorite bands ever, but this album is a bit of a let down compared to their older work. They do have some really great songs on here, like the Shankill Butchers, and the Summersong.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is such a cute album, Valencia, The Perfect Crime and Summersong are absolutely wonderful
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been listening to this CD in Barnes and Noble (where I work) for a while now and I have to say I am still not sick of it! I still look forward to hearing it! They have a beautiful Irish influenced sound with wonderful harmony and fun accoustics! It is a great CD!
ZombieMom More than 1 year ago
From the opening of "Crane Wife 3" to the closing of "Sons and Daughters", a remarkable album. Colin Meloy's music & lyrics get better and better, and the band's arrangements and musicianship matches. Favorites: "Crane Wives" (1, 2 & 3), "Yankee Bayonet" (duet with Laura Viers), and the aforementioned "Sons and Daughters".
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is music that kids and parents alike can enjoy mutually. It's not defined by cultural trends, but by history and variety. It incorporates so much that is tried and tested, while mixing it up constantly. Definately worth your time to check out!
KMaryG More than 1 year ago
I am addicted to this CD. I listen to it constantly, finding it calms me down when going through rough times. The music tells a magnificent story which is wonderful to listen to. This story tells the story of life and the melody seems to follow life's patterns- mostly good with the times of hardship. The CD takes you through a journey that leaves the listener in touch with their emotions and enlightened. Definitely worth listening to. (My personal favorites include Shankill Butchers, Crane Wife 1 & 2, and Sons & Daughters.)
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