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On March 4, 2003.

On March 4, 2003, “Saddle Creek Records” label released “The Ugly Organ”, the fourth Cursive studio album. It was recorded in 2003, and was produced by Tim Kasher and Mike Mogis.

Personnel:

  • Tim Kasher- lead vocals, guitars, organ
  • Ted Stevens- guitars, backing vocals
  • Matt Maginn- bass
  • Clint Schnase- drums, percussion
  • Gretta Cohn– cello
  • Chris Acker – trombone
  • Jenny Lewis- additional vocals
  • Mike Mogis- vibraphone, keyboards, bells, rhythm guitar

The “Staying Alive” Choir

  • Mike Mogis
  • Clark Baechle
  • Todd Baechle
  • Julee Dunekacke
  • Rob Hawkins
  • Alisa Henzman
  • Renee Ledesma Hoover
  • Alex McManus
  • J. Mogis
  • Conor Oberst
  • Sara Wilson
  • Lexie Dougan
  • Katie Torresan
  • AJ Mogis– engineer
  • Mike Mogis– engineer
  • Doug Van Sloun – mastering

Track listing:

  1. The Ugly Organist
  2. Some Red-Handed Sleight of Hand
  3. Art is Hard
  4. The Recluse
  5. Herald! Frankenstein
  6. Butcher the Song
  7. Driftwood: A Fairy Tale
  8. A Gentlemen Caller
  9. Harold Weathervein
  10. Bloody Murderer
  11. Sierra
  12. Staying Alive

On April 9, 2007.

On April 9, 2007, “Saddle Creek” label released “Cassadaga”, the seventh Bright Eyes studio album. It was recorded in 2006, and was produced by Mike Mogis. In February 2008, the album won “Grammy Award” for “Best Recording Package”.

Personnel:

  • Conor Oberst– voice, guitar, piano, synthesizer
  • Mike Mogis– voice, guitar, bass, pedal steel, lap steel, mandolin, dobro, percussion , vibraphone, baritone, ukulele, glockenspiel
  • Nate Walcott– organ, piano, electric piano, string, orchestral and woodwind arrangement
  • Ward– voice, guitar
  • Janet Weiss– drums
  • Clark Baechle– percussion
  • Stacy DuPree– voice
  • Sherri DuPree– voice
  • Z Berg– voice
  • Rachael Yamagata– voice
  • Hassan Lemtouni – voice
  • Chris MacDonald- voice
  • Gillian Welch– voice
  • Ted Stevens– voice
  • Sean Foley – voice
  • Maria Taylor– voice
  • Andy LeMaster– voice
  • Jake Bellows– voice
  • Suzie Katayama – conductor
  • Bill Meyers – conductor
  • Dan McCarthy– bass
  • Jason Boesel– voice, drums
  • Anton Patzner– violin
  • David Rawlings– guitar
  • Tim Luntzel– bass
  • John McEntire– percussion , electronics
  • Michael Zerang – percussion
  • Jonathan Crawford – percussion
  • Dan Bitney – percussion
  • Dan Fliegel – percussion
  • David Moyer – bass clarinet
  • Brian Walsh – clarinet, bass clarinet
  • Shane Aspegren– drums, percussion
  • Sarah Wass – flute
  • Myka Miller – oboe
  • Stefanie Drootin– bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Conor Oberst, except where noted.

  1. Clairaudients (Kill or Be Killed)
  2. Four Winds
  3. If the Brakeman Turns My Way – Conor Oberst, Jason Boesel
  4. Hot Knives
  5. Make a Plan to Love Me
  6. Soul Singer in a Session Band
  7. Classic Cars
  8. Middleman
  9. Cleanse Song
  10. No One Would Riot for Less
  11. Coat Check Dream Song – Conor Oberst, Nate Walcott
  12. I Must Belong Somewhere
  13. Lime Tree

 

On August 13, 2002.

On August 13, 2002, “Saddle Creek” label released “Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground”, the fourth Bright Eyes album. It was recorded December 2001 – January 2002, at “Presto!”, in Lincoln, Nebraska, and was produced by Mike Mogis.

Personnel:

  • Conor Oberst– voice, guitar, piano, rhodes, organ
  • Mike Mogis– banjos, bells, hammered dulcimer, vibraphone, glockenspiel, mandolin, guitar, dobro, pedal steel
  • Matt Focht, Clint Schnase, Mike Sweeney– drums
  • Todd Baechle, Jenny Lewis, Blake Sennett, Choir – vocal harmonies
  • Andy LeMaster– vocal harmonies, electric guitar, keyboards
  • Clark Baechle– drums, clarinet
  • Clay Leverett – drums, vocal harmonies
  • Jiha Lee– flute, vocal harmonies
  • Chris Brooks – piano
  • Gretta Cohn– cello
  • Sean Cole– harmonica
  • Julee Dunekacke– French horn
  • Margaret Fish – bassoon
  • Orenda Fink– trumpet, vocal harmonies
  • Jason Flatowicz– trombone
  • Tiffany Kowalski– violin
  • Matt Maginn, Casey Scott– bass
  • Katie Muth– oboe
  • Ted Stevens– electric guitar
  • Maria Taylor– piano, organ, vocal harmonies

Track listing:

  1. The Big Picture
  2. Method Acting
  3. False Advertising
  4. You Will. You? Will. You? Will. You? Will
  5. Lover I Don’t Have to Love
  6. Bowl of Oranges
  7. Don’t Know When But a Day Is Gonna Come
  8. Nothing Gets Crossed Out
  9. Make War
  10. Waste of Paint
  11. From a Balance Beam
  12. Laura Laurent
  13. Let’s Not Shit Ourselves (To Love and to Be Loved)