Martha Wainwright (album)

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Martha Wainwright
Studio album by Martha Wainwright
Released April 2005
Recorded 2005
Genre Folk-Pop
Length 49:08
Label MapleMusic, Zoë Records
Producer Martha Wainwright and Brad Albetta
Martha Wainwright chronology
Martha Wainwright
(2005)
I Know You're Married But I've Got Feelings Too
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (7.8/10)[2]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[3]

Martha Wainwright is the self-titled debut album of Montreal singer Martha Wainwright, released in 2005. The album received generally favourable reviews.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Martha Wainwright except where noted.

  1. "Far Away" – 2:54
  2. "G.P.T." – 2:44
  3. "Factory" – 3:32
  4. "These Flowers" – 4:11
  5. "Ball & Chain" – 3:18
  6. "Don't Forget" – 4:11
  7. "This Life" – 6:01
  8. "When the Day Is Short" – 3:46
  9. "Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole" – 3:14
  10. "TV Show" – 4:09
  11. "The Maker" – 4:08
  12. "Who Was I Kidding?" – 4:10
  13. "Whither Must I Wander" (Stevenson/Vaughan Williams) – 2:47

"Special Edition" bonus tracks[5][edit]

  1. "Bring Back My Heart" (feat. Rufus Wainwright) - 3:17
  2. "Baby" - 3:56
  3. "Dis, Quand Reviendras-tu?" (Barbara) - 4:10

Personnel[edit]

  • Martha Wainwright – vocals, electric guitar (track 11), guitar, producer
  • Cameron Greider – electric guitar (tracks 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, and 11)
  • Bill Dobrow – drums (tracks 1–3, 5, 8, 10, and 11)
  • Brad Albetta – bass guitar (tracks 1, 3, 6, 7, and 11), upright bass (track 9), Moog bass (track 4), keyboards (tracks 3, 4, 6, and 7), Rhodes (track 9), electric guitar (track 3)
  • Joe McGinty – piano (tracks 1 and 7), keyboards (tracks 7 and 11)
  • Jeff Hill – bass guitar (track 2)
  • Tom Mennier – piano (tracks 2–5, 10, 13) keyboards (track 2), Wurlitzer (track 3), background vocals (track 4)
  • Jane Scarpantonicello (track 2)
  • Lily Lanken – background vocals (tracks 2, 4, 5, 8, and 10)
  • Dan Reiser – drums (track 3)
  • Kate McGarrigle – banjo (track 3), piano (track 6)
  • Erin Hillharp (tracks 4 and 13)
  • Garth Hudsonorgan (track 4), keyboards (track 12), alto saxophone (track 12)
  • Rufus Wainwright – background vocals (track 6)
  • Alan Besozi – percussion (track 6)
  • Dan Albetta – electric guitar (track 7)
  • JC Hopkins – electric guitar (track 7)
  • Disco D – drum programming (track 7)

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
Norwegian Album Chart 39[2]
Swedish Albums Chart 49[3]
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 43[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ From the five-song EP, I Will Internalize, also released by MapleMusic, and which preceded the full album release. Songs excluded from the "special edition" were "I Will Internalize" and "New York, New York, New York".