Deceiver (Chris Thile album)

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For the 1997 film starring Tim Roth, see: Deceiver (film).
Deceiver
Studio album by Chris Thile
Released October 12, 2004
Genre Bluegrass
Label Sugar Hill
Producer Chris Thile, Gary Paczosa
Chris Thile chronology
Not All Who Wander Are Lost
(2001)
Deceiver
(2004)
How to Grow a Woman from the Ground
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Harp (positive)[2]
Houston Chronicle 3.5/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[4]

Deceiver is the fourth solo album by American newgrass mandolinist Chris Thile, released on Sugar Hill in 2004. It features a total of 39 instruments, all played by Thile himself. The instruments played on the album include the mandolin, mandola, bass guitar, electric guitar, violin, banjo and various percussion instruments. In 2005, the album was nominated the Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical to the album's engineers, Thile and Gary Paczosa.

Musical style[edit]

In a 2007 interview, Chris Thile discussed what he musically envisioned for Deceiver:

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Wrong Idea" - 2:37
  2. "On Ice" - 3:52
  3. "Locking Doors" - 2:44
  4. "Waltz For Dewayne Pomeroy" - 3:03
  5. "Empire Falls" - 2:58
  6. "I'm Nowhere and You're Everything" - 5:54
  7. "Jessamyn's Reel" - 1:54
  8. "The Believer" - 2:35
  9. "This Is All Real" - 3:27
  10. "Ready For Anything" - 5:15

All songs by Chris Thile.

Personnel[edit]

  • Chris Thile - Music, Arranger, Producer, Art Direction, Design
  • Gary Paczosa - Producer, Engineer
  • Wendy Stamberger - Art Direction

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Harp review
  3. ^ Houston Chronicle review
  4. ^ Rolling Stone review
  5. ^ After Nickel Creek, Thile Continues to Grow. Cornell Daily Sun. Retrieved November 2, 2007