This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That

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This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That
Studio album by Marnie Stern
Released October 7, 2008
Genre Experimental, indie rock
Length 41:08
Label Kill Rock Stars
Producer Zach Hill
Marnie Stern chronology
In Advance of the Broken Arm (2007) This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That (2008) Marnie Stern (2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (8.3/10)[2]
Slant 4/5 stars[3]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4/5 stars[4]

This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That is the second album by Marnie Stern, it was released on October 7, 2008 on Kill Rock Stars.[5][6] The album's title comes from an Alan Watts quote[7] in his work On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are (1966), which was in turn a quotation from James Broughton's The Bard and the Harper (1965)[citation needed]. Broughton also used the quote in his art film This Is It (1971)[8]

Pitchfork named This Is It... the 44th greatest album of 2008.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Prime" – 2:28
  2. "Transformer" – 2:09
  3. "Shea Stadium" – 3:38
  4. "Ruler" – 3:52
  5. "The Crippled Jazzer" – 4:19
  6. "Steely" – 4:00
  7. "The Package Is Wrapped" – 3:45
  8. "Simon Says" – 3:20
  9. "Vault" – 3:26
  10. "Clone Cycle" – 3:32
  11. "Roads? Where We're Going We Don't Need Roads" – 2:59
  12. "The Devil is in the Details" – 3:39

Personnel[edit]

Performers[edit]

  • Marnie Stern: vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • John-Reed Thompson: bass, keyboards, organ
  • Zach Hill: drums, bass, keyboards, piano

References[edit]