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On September 18, 2007.

On September 18, 2007, “Silver Mountain Media Group” label released “Xmmer”, the ninth His Name Is Alive album. It was recorded in 2007, and was produced by Warren Defever.

Personnel:

  • Warren Defever – guitar, saxophone, trumpet, drums, kalimba
  • Andrea Morici – vocals
  • Hitoko Sakai – organ, drums, bells
  • Zach Wallace – bass, cello, dulcimer
  • Brett Lyman – drums
  • Eliot Bergman – drums
  • Jean Cook – violin, string arrangements
  • Chris Pattinger, Jamie Easter – drawings
  • Davin Brainard – photography

Track listing:

  1. Young Blood
  2. Go to Hell Mountain
  3. The Wolf Put His Mouth on Me
  4. How Dark Is Your Dark Side
  5. What Color Was the Blood
  6. Oh Miss Flower
  7. Put It in Your Mind
  8. Sangaree
  9. Intra Ultra
  10. Come Out the Wilderness
  11. When You Fall for Someone
  12. Come to Me

On September 9, 1991.

On September 9, 1991, “4AD” label released “Home Is in Your Head”, the second His Name Is Alive studio album. It was recorded 1989 – 1990, and was produced by Ivo Watts-Russell, John Fryer and Warren Defever.

Personnel:

  • Warren Defever – guitar, pencil guitar, bass, samples
  • Karin Oliver – vocals, guitar
  • Melissa Elliott – guitar, pencil guitar
  • Jymn Auge – guitar, song
  • Denise James – vocals, song
  • Karen Neal – vocals
  • Damian Lang – drums, rainmaker, crashers, bone
  • Ivo Watts-Russell, John Fryer – mixing
  • Gus Shaw – mastering
  • Vaughan Oliver/v23 – art direction, design
  • Dominic Davies – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Warren Defever, except where noted.

  1. Are You Comin’ Down This Weekend?
  2. Her Eyes were Huge Things
  3. The Charmer
  4. Hope Called in Sick [Song of Schizophrenia, Part One]
  5. My Feathers Needed Cleaning [Song of Schizophrenia, Part Two]
  6. The Well [Song of Schizophrenia, Part Three]
  7. There’s Something Between Us and He’s Changing My Words – Bone Machine
  8. The Phoenix, a Pool of Ice
  9. Are We Still Married?
  10. Put Your Finger in Your Eye
  11. Home is in Your Head
  12. Why People Disappear
  13. Here Eyes are Huge
  14. Save the Birds
  15. Chances are We are Mad
  16. Mescalina
  17. Sitting Still Moving Still Staring Outlooking
  18. Very Bad a Bitter Hand
  19. Beautiful and Pointless
  20. Tempe
  21. Spirit and Body
  22. Love’s a Fish Eye
  23. Dreams are of the Body/The Other Body

On June 25, 1990.

On June 25, 1990, “4AD” label released “Livonia”, the debut His Name Is Alive album. It was recorded 1985 – 1990, at “Graceland Studios” in New Boston, Michigan, and Warren Defever’s house in Livonia, Michigan, and was produced by Warren Defever, Ivo Watts-Russell, and John Fryer.

Personnel:

  • Warren Defever – guitars, basses, samples
  • Karin Oliver – vocals
  • Angie Carozzo – vocals
  • Jymn Auge – guitar
  • Tracy – bassoon
  • Damian Lang – percussion
  • Ivo Watts-Russell, John Fryer – mixing
  • Vaughan Oliver/v23 – art direction, design
  • Chris Bigg – design assistance
  • Beverly Carruthers – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Warren Defever, Karin Oliver, Angie Carozzo, Jymn Auge, Tracy and Damian Lang.

  1. As We Could Ever
  2. e-nicole
  3. If July
  4. Some and I
  5. fossil
  6. E-Nicole
  7. Caroline’s Supposed Demon
  8. Fossil
  9. reincarnation
  10. You and I Have Seizures
  11. How Ghosts Affect Relationships
  12. Darkest Dreams

On January 24, 2006.

On January 24, 2006, “Silver Mountain Media Group” and “Sony-BMG” labels released “Detrola”, the eighth His Name Is Alive album. It was recorded in 2005, at “Brown Rice Studio” in Detroit, Michigan, and was produced by Warren Defever.

Personnel:

  • Warren Defever – arranger
  • Andrea Francesca Morici – vocals
  • Erika Hoffmann – vocals
  • Lovetta Pippen – vocals
  • Jean Cook – vocals
  • Fender – vocals, saxophone, trumpet
  • Elliot Bergman – bass clarinet, flute, alto saxophone, maracas, piano
  • Faruq Zinji Bey – saxophone
  • Justin Walter – trumpet
  • Jacob Danziger – strings, violin
  • Jamie Saltsman – upright bass, bass instrument, strings
  • Scott Goldstein – drums
  • Daniel Piccolo – drums
  • Gentle Jamie – percussion
  • Olman Piedra – percussion
  • Hitoko Shakai – bells, drawing
  • Davin Brainard – drawing
  • Dion Fischer – drawing

Track listing:

All tracks by Warren Defever.

  1. Introduction (The Darkest Night)
  2. After I Leave U (Maybe Again When I Leave U)
  3. I Thought I Saw (Mama Don’t You Think I Know)
  4. In My Dreams (Sometimes Screw)
  5. *C*A*T*S* (Here Forever Always)
  6. Your Bones
  7. You Need a Heart (You Need a Heart to Live)
  8. You and Me
  9. Get Your Curse (Summer Left Your Heart Behind)
  10. Seven Minutes (Seven Minutes In Heaven)
  11. Send My Face (I’ll Send My Face to Your Funeral)