Canon (album)

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Canon
Compilation album by Ani DiFranco
Released September 11, 2007
Recorded 1989–2007
Genre Indie rock
Folk rock
Length 140:52
Label Righteous Babe
Producer Ani DiFranco
Ani DiFranco chronology
Reprieve
(2006)
Canon
(2007)
Red Letter Year
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Austin Chronicle 2.5/5 stars[3]
Mojo 4/5 stars[4]
musicOMH 5/5 stars[5]
No Depression (positive)[4]
Paste (favorable)[6]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[7]
Stylus Magazine B[8]

Canon is a retrospective album by Ani DiFranco which was released on September 11, 2007. It contains songs covering her career to date. DiFranco re-recorded five songs that had been previously released: "Both Hands", "Overlap", "Napoleon", "Shameless" and "Your Next Bold Move".

The album spans from DiFranco's first studio album, Ani DiFranco, released in 1990, to her then most recent, Reprieve, which was released in 2006. DiFranco personally selected the songs that appear on Canon.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ani DiFranco.

There is a misprint on the package. The numbers 10 and 11 are transposed in the track list on the back, though the titles are in the correct sequence.

Canon One
  1. "Fire Door" – 2:58
    • from Like I Said (1993); originally on Ani DiFranco (1990)
  2. "God's Country" – 2:48
    • from Puddle Dive (1993)
    • Rory McLeod – harmonica
  3. "You Had Time" – 5:47
    • From Out of Range (1994)
  4. "Buildings and Bridges" – 4:02
    • From Out of Range (1994)
    • Alisdair Jones – bass
  5. "Coming Up" – 2:30
  6. "Cradle & All" – 4:17
  7. "Shy" – 4:46
  8. "32 Flavors" – 6:07
    • 5-8 from Not a Pretty Girl (1995)
  9. "Dilate" – 4:46
    • From Dilate (1996)
    • Michael Ramos – hammond organ
  10. "Distracted" – 1:08
    • From Living in Clip (1997)
  11. "Gravel" – 4:13
    • From Living in Clip (1997); original studio recording on Little Plastic Castle (1998)
  12. "Untouchable Face" – 3:37
  13. "Joyful Girl" – 4:29
    • 12-13 from Living in Clip (1997); original studio recordings on Dilate (1996)
  14. "Little Plastic Castle" – 4:03
    • From Little Plastic Castle (1998)
    • John Mills – baritone sax
    • Gary Slechta – trumpet
    • Jon Blondell – trombone
  15. "Fuel" – 4:00
    • From Little Plastic Castle (1998)
  16. "As Is" – 4:06
    • From Little Plastic Castle (1998)
    • Jerry Marotta – drums
  17. "Napoleon" (New version) – 4:37
    • Joseph Arthur – backing vocals
    • Greg Dulli – wurlitzer
  18. "Shameless" (New version) – 4:11
    • 17-18 original recordings on Dilate (1996)
Canon Two
  1. "Hello Birmingham" – 5:18
    • From To the Teeth (1999)
  2. "This Box Contains" – 0:28
  3. "Grey" – 5:10
  4. "Prison Prism" – 1:34
    • 2-4 from Reckoning (2002)
  5. "Marrow" – 5:18
    • From Revelling (2002)
  6. "Here For Now" – 3:06
    • From Evolve (2003)
    • Ravi Best – trumpet, voice
    • Todd Horton – trumpet, flugelhorn
  7. "Subdivision" – 3:45
  8. "Rain Check" – 4:00
  9. "Swim" – 3:05
    • 8-9 from Educated Guess (2004)
  10. "Paradigm" – 4:33
    • Tony Scherr – electric guitar
    • Niki Haris – voice
  11. "Manhole" – 3:44
  12. "Studying Stones" – 3:50
    • 10-12 from Knuckle Down (2005)
  13. "Hypnotized" – 4:11
  14. "78% H2O" – 3:30
  15. "Millennium Theater" – 3:16
    • 13-15 from Reprieve (2006)
  16. "Your Next Bold Move" (New version) – 4:58
    • Original recording on Reckoning (2002)
  17. "Both Hands" (New version) – 3:21
    • Original recording on Ani DiFranco (1990)
  18. "Overlap" (New version) – 5:20
    • Original recording on Out of Range (1994)

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel noted in track listing.

Both discs
  • Ani DiFranco:
    • vocals/voice on all tracks.
    • all instruments (One: 18; Two: 8-9)
    • all other instruments & sounds not performed by Todd Sickafoose (13-15)
    • all guitar (One: 17; Two: 6)
    • acoustic guitar (One: 1-9, 10-13, 16; Two: 1 & 7)
    • acoustic baritone guitar (Two: 3, 5)
    • bass guitar (One: 6-9)
    • electric guitar (One: 6; Two: 2, 4)
    • steel guitar (One: 6)
    • tenor guitar (One: 14-15)
    • guitar (Two: 10-12, 16-18)
    • percussion (Two: 17)
    • piano (One: 3)
    • shakers (Two: 7)
    • thumb piano & percussion (One: 5 & 8)
    • vibes (Two: 18)
    • wurlitzer (Two: 16-17)
  • Mike Dillon – vibraphone (One: 17; Two: 16, 18); percussion (Two: 16)
  • Jason Mercer – bass (One: 14-15; Two: 5-7); electric bass (Two: 1); bowed bass (Two: 3)
  • Allison Miller – drums (One: 17; Two: 17-18); percussion (Two: 17)
  • Todd Sickafoose – bass (One: 17); acoustic bass (Two: 12-15); string bass (Two: 10-12); upright bass (Two: 17-18); wurlitzer (Two: 11, 14-15); piano, pump organ (Two: 13)
One only
  • Sara Lee – bass (11, 12, 16); vocals (12)
  • Andy Stochansky – drums (4, 6-9, 11-15); vocals (11-12); percussion (8 & 13)
Two only
  • Jay Bellerose – drums & percussion (10-12)
  • Andrew Bird – violin, glockenspiel, whistling (11-12)
  • Shane Endsley – trumpet (5, 6); shakers (7)
  • Daren Hahn – drums (1, 5-7); percussion (6); shakers (7)
  • Hans Teuber – clarinet (5-7); all saxophones, flute, voice (6)
  • David Torkanowsky – keyboards, bass (16); percussion (17); wurlitzer (18)
  • Noe Venable – voice (10-12)
  • Patrick Warren – chamberlin, piano, sampler (10-12)
  • Julie Wolf – piano (1, 3, 6-7); organ (1, 6-7); accordion (3, 5); rhodes (5-6); vocals/voice (5-7); melodica, clavinet (6)

Production[edit]

  • New versions recorded by Mike Napolitano at the dugout in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mixed by Mike Napolitano and Ani DiFranco
  • Mastered by Bruce Barielle
  • Original version compilation mastered by Bruce Barielle
  • Produced by Ani DiFranco
  • Album oil paintings by Thomas Kegler

References[edit]

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