The fifteen songs on the album grew out of the ‘Groanbox spirit’, which is incarnated in their mystical freedom boot and channeled through Cory and Michael, mere vessels of this strange force. Fourteen of the tracks are original compositions containing tales of trains, sea captains with scurvy, suicide, African princesses, the yearning for home, love vs. lust from the viewpoint of a convicted criminal facing a life sentence, and Bolivian fauna. The three short ‘Harefield’ songs were composed on the spot, two of which feature the beautifully out of tune antique upright piano abandoned backstage. The ‘cover’ track, “I’m Mississippi Bound” by the Delmore Brothers, was chosen for its simple, ethereal beauty, and was recorded at 4 am. If you listen closely, you can hear birds chirping.
- Cory Seznec on guitars, banjos (gourd and open-backed), harmonica, percussion and vocals
- Michael Ward-Bergeman on accordion, shackles, percussion and vocals
Produced by Yann Seznec and Michael Ward-Bergeman
Engineered by Yann Seznec
Mastered by Pat Collier and Yann Seznec
Photography by Cory Seznec and Sebastian Andrews
Copyright 2006, Groanbox Records. All Rights Reserved.
Edited by Groanbox on 21 Dec 2009, 21:37
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