Live-in-the-studio album documents the second Broadside Electric lineup at the height of its powers. It was recorded just before Melissa Demian's departure, and her vocals are front and center on an eclectic selection of pieces (ranging from a Swiss carnival march to Italian Baroque opera), anchored by "Tam Lin," "Town of Ballybay," "15 Bricks at the Bottom of the Pond," and the twisted "Acano Mlada Nevesto." Also available on Digalog® chrome cassette (CS 1703C). Also re-released on CD in 1997 (CS 1703D).
With Melissa's impending departure from the band in fall 1994, we knew that most of these songs would never be heard again, at least not like this. So we went into the studio with audience, donuts, and juice, and recorded all our songs live in an attempt to preserve the sound and spirit of our concerts. Maybe listening to this album will remind you, as it does us, of good times spent with good friends.
released January 1, 1994
Broadside Electric is:
Melissa Demian: Lead vocals, Appalachian dulcimer
Tom Rhoads: Lead vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, recorder, harmonica, whistle
Jim Speer: Bass guitar, clarinet, backing vocals
Helene Zisook: Violin, viola, mandolin, backing vocals
Produced by Broadside Electric and Adam Glickman
Recorded and Mixed 1994 at Chill Factor Studios, Ardmore, PA
Engineered by Adam Glickman
Special guests and Mooing: Lewis Becker, Emily Gavin, Ben Lewis, Brni Mojzes, Alan Rose
Special guests, did not "moo": Mike Ciul, Dan Riles
Cover design by J. Speer
Artwork produced by H. Zisook
Digital Post-Production by Ray Monahan at Digital Domain, Philadelphia, PA
Manufactured by Healey Disk, Ottawa, Ontario
Adam Glickman who did the work of 10 men
Rachel Hall for Frejlexs, Han-an-Tow, The Cliffs of Mohir, and other great ideas
Alan Rose for constant equipment loans and years of support and advice
Gail Rundlett for When I Was a Fair Maid and Three Drunken Maidens
Eoghan Ballard for the Irish version of Ar Fa La La Lo
Robert and Marianne Pulver for the tapes from which we took Altfrangg
Brownlow Speer, Frank Herrmann, S.J., and Arthur Madigan, S.J. for Latin translations
Lewis Becker for the juice
The Rhoads and Speer families for their continued support
Paul Grzelak for making it impossible for us not to press CDs of this recording
William the Conqueror for many Norman influences
Tommy Joyner for everything else.
As we re-release this recording on CD, we remember fondly the time we spent with Ray Monahan working on this and two other recordings. We miss him.
Unless otherwise, all selections are traditional, arranged by
Melissa Demian, Tom Rhoads, Jim Speer, and Helene Zisook.
The New St. George © Warlock Music Ltd.
Miner's Night Out © Colorado Music
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