Recorded in the fall of '92 and released January '93, this was the first Broadside Electric album. Includes the original folk-metal version of "Mosé Salió de Misrayim," the rich vocals of "Henry Martin" and "The Six Questions," and the runaway reels of "40 lbs. of Yarn." Also available on CD (CS 1701D) and chrome cassette (CS 1701C).
released December 1, 1992
Melissa Demian: lead and backing vocals, Appalachian dulcimer
Tom Rhoads: lead and backing vocals, guitars, piano, soprano recorder, harmonica
Jim Speer: bass, clarinet, saxophone, alto recorder, synthesizer, backing vocals
Helene Zisook: violin, viola, mandolin, backing vocals
Recorded and mixed to DAT at Second Street Audio Production and Recording, Philadelphia, PA, Oct.-Dec. 1992. Engineered by Larry Freedman; produced by B.E. and Larry Freedman.
Digital assembly and editing by Ray Monahan at Digital Domain, Philadelphia, PA.
Disks and cassettes manufactured by American Helix, Lancaster, PA.
Special thanks to (in alphabetical order):
Larry Freedman for getting it all on tape.
Rachel Hall for her part in founding Broadside 2½ years ago, and for "Kitchen Girl," "Growling Old Man," lots of art and other good ideas.
Frances Rhoads for motivation and support, without which this record would never have existed.
Alan Rose for the loan of the 12-string guitar and Fender amp, for recommending Larry to us, and for freely loaning us his 4-track and lots of other gear, especially PA for our live shows; also for putting up with our rehearsing beneath his bedroom for two years!
David Schwartz for booking us over and over at the Red Raven, one of the most enjoyable places we've played.
Brownlow and Doris Speer for financial help with this project.
Thanks also to (in no particular order):
B. H. Bronson's Traditional Tunes of the Child Ballads; Joanne at the Mermaid (and Lou from the Open Circle); Sarah Smith for T-shirt art; Alan Rose; Lori Lippitz of the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band for "Yoshke;" Rhoda Gena and Gail Rundlett (Helene's and Melissa's teachers, respectively); Sam Williams for photography; Alan Rose; Mike Agranoff and the Folk Project; Dan Riles for sound, more photos and roadieing; Jeanne Braun; Philip Rhoads for business cards; Alan Rose; Freud and Marx; Regina Gordon; Voice of the Turtle; Andrea Cheng; and Alan Rose.
A final thank you to all who have turned out to see us play, from December 8th, 1990 to the present.
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