Born into Trouble as the Sparks Fly Upward

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Born into Trouble as the Sparks Fly Upward
Studio album by The Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band
Released October 8, 2001 (Europe)
October 22, 2001 (World)
Recorded Hotel2Tango
Genre Post-rock, minimalist
Length 58:17
Label Constellation CST018
Producer Howard Bilerman
The Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band chronology
He Has Left Us Alone but Shafts of Light Sometimes Grace the Corner of Our Rooms...
(2000)
Born into Trouble as the Sparks Fly Upward
(2001)
"This Is Our Punk-Rock," Thee Rusted Satellites Gather + Sing,
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Fluffhouse Music Reviews 9/10 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media (7.7/10.0)[3]

Born into Trouble as the Sparks Fly Upward is the second album by the Canadian band The Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band. It was released by Constellation Records in October 2001.

The title is most likely drawn from the Book of Job: "Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upwards" (5:7).[4] It could also be taken from Jerome K. Jerome's Three Men in a Boat, where the same passage is paraphrased.

"This Gentle Hearts Like Shot Bird's Fallen" was used in the climax to the David Gordon Green film Snow Angels.

The album finds the band expanding from three members to six, with a similarly expanded name.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Sisters! Brothers! Small Boats of Fire Are Falling From the Sky!"   9:07
2. "This Gentle Hearts Like Shot Bird's Fallen"   5:47
3. "Built Then Burnt [Hurrah! Hurrah!]"   5:41
4. "Take These Hands and Throw Them in the River"   6:58
5. "Could've Moved Mountains..."   10:59
6. "Tho You Are Gone I Still Often Walk W/You"   4:48
7. "C'monCOMEON (Loose An Endless Longing)"   8:06
8. "The Triumph of Our Tired Eyes"   6:54
Total length:
58:17

Personnel[edit]

The Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra and Tra-la-la Band
Other musicians
  • Eric Craven – drums
  • Jonah Fortune – trumpet, trombone on "C'mon Come on (Loose an Endless Longing)"
  • Mischa and Sasha – voices
Technical

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