Through the Trees

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Through The Trees
Studio album by The Handsome Family
Released 1998
Genre Alternative country
Length 44:25
Label Carrot Top, Loose Music
Producer Dave Trumfio, Brett Sparks
The Handsome Family chronology
Invisible Hands
(1997)
Through the Trees
(1998)
Down in the Valley
(1999)

Through the Trees is the third full-length album released by alternative country band The Handsome Family. It was released 1998 by Carrot Top Records (North America) / Loose Music (Europe).

Through the Trees was nominated by Mojo readers as one of the most important Americana CDs of the 1990s.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All music by Brett Sparks; all lyrics by Rennie Sparks, except as noted.

  1. "Weightless Again" – 3:40
  2. "My Sister's Tiny Hands" – 3:27
  3. "Stalled" – 2:28
  4. "Where The Birch Trees Lean" – 3:22
  5. "Cathedrals" – 3:24
  6. "Down In The Ground" – 2:45
  7. "The Giant Of Illinois" – 3:05
  8. "Down In The Valley Of Hollow Logs" – 3:31
  9. "I Fell" – 4:16
  10. "The Woman Downstairs" – 4:49
  11. "Last Night I Went Out Walking" (lyrics by Brett Sparks) – 4:26
  12. "Bury Me Here" – 2:46
  13. "My Ghost" (lyrics by Brett & Rennie Sparks) – 2:26

Credits[2][edit]

  • Brett & Rennie Sparks - voice, guitar, banjo, bass, dobro, melodica, autoharp, drum machine, piano, etc. except as follows
  • Jeff Tweedy - backup vocals, tracks 3, 4, 5, 7; guitar, end of track 4; rhythm guitar, track 5
  • Dave Trumfio - additional percussion; bass on "Stalled"
  • Jessica Billey - violin on "Down In The Ground"
  • Dave Smith and Dave Winer of The Baltimores - horns on "My Ghost"
  • Brad Miller - band photo

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.handsomefamily.com/mojo90samericana.html
  2. ^ cf. Brett & Rennie Sparks (1998): Credits. In Through The Trees [CD booklet]. Chicago: Carrot Top Records.

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