The Woman's Boat

The Woman's Boat

by Toni Childs
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The Woman's Boat

After the less successful critical and commercial fortunes of her second record, House of Hope, Toni Childs jumped labels from A&M to Geffen for her third release, The Woman's Boat, in 1994. She also enlisted a new producer in David Botrill, with whom Childs shares production credits. Recorded at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios, The Woman's Boat features an impressive array of musicians including David Rhodes, Robert Fripp and Trey Gunn. The album itself is an ambitious song-cycle exploring the female perspectives from the heartbeats of the opening track "Womb" through the ten-minute confessional epic "Death," which closes the record. In between, there's the sonic rush of "Welcome to the World," which gracefully juxtaposes a mother's expression of fear and optimism to her unborn child, and the ominous tone of "Predator" expressing the darker side of human nature. The music edges Childs deeper into world music territory with its exotic instrumentation and rhythms. The Woman's Boat is a rich, complex and, occasionally, meandering work that, while failing to return Childs to mainstream success, does reward the listener.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/04/1997
Label: Geffen Gold Line Sp.
UPC: 0720642461822
catalogNumber: 24618

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Toni Childs   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Vocals
Sultan Khan   Sarangui
Trey Gunn   Stick
David Bottrill   Voices
Caroline Dale   Cello
Robert Fripp   Guitar
Lee Harris   Percussion
Sabine Kabongo   Voices
Peter McKinney   Drums
David Rhodes   Guitar
Carole Rowley   Voices
Jimmy Smyth   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Piano
Kate St. John   Cor anglais
Martin Tillman   Cello
Dinesh   Tabla,Voices
Ben Findlay   Voices
Kirsty Allen   Voices
Ron Reeves   Didjeridu

Technical Credits

Toni Childs   Producer
Ron Aslan   Programming,Engineer
David Bottrill   Producer
Kevin Reagan   Art Direction
Jules Brooks   Programming

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The Woman's Boat 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Woman's Boat is a completely amazing, brilliant conception. An avid music listner, I have not yet encountered such rich musical genius as Miss Childs. Severely overlooked, seems her honesty must frighten some. For those of you who are not scared, this album will become one of your most prized personal posessions.