Giant Sand: Chore of Enchantment

On March 7, 2000, “Thrill Jockey” label released “Chore of Enchantment”, the 15th Giant Sand album. It was recorded in 1999, in Tucson, New York City and Memphis, and was produced by John Parish, Jim Dickinson and Kevin Salem.

Personnel:

  • Howe Gelb– vocals, guitar, piano
  • Joey Burns – bass, cello, guitar, backing vocals
  • John Convertino– drums
  • Neil Harry – pedal steel
  • David Mansfield– pedal steel, banjo
  • Kevin Salem – guitar, acoustic guitar, mellotron
  • Rainer Ptacek– slide guitar
  • Rob Arthur – mellotron, organ
  • Nick Luca – piano
  • Jim Dickinson– mellotron, piano, organ
  • John Parish– piano, pump organ, door shutter
  • Paula Brown – bass, backing vocals
  • Scott Loder – bass
  • John Abbey – bass
  • Rich Mercurio – drums
  • Alan Bezozi – drum loop
  • Lydia Kavanaugh – backing vocals
  • Susan Marshall-Powell – backing vocals
  • Jackie Johnson – backing vocals
  • William Brown – backing vocals
  • Juliana Hatfield– backing vocals
  • Sofie Albertsen Gelb – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Howe Gelb.

  1. Overture
  2. (Well) Dusted (For the Millennium)
  3. Punishing Sun
  4. X-Tra Wide
  5. 1972
  6. Temptation of Egg
  7. Raw
  8. Wolfy
  9. Shiver
  10. Dirty from the Rain
  11. Astonished (In Memphis)
  12. No Reply
  13. Satellite
  14. Bottom Line Man
  15. Way to End the Day
  16. Shrine

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