A Journal of the Plague Year (album)

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A Journal of the Plague Year
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Studio album by Tom Rapp
Released 1999
Genre Folk, folk rock
Length 41:58
Label Woronzow
Producer Damon Krukowski
Nick Saloman, Ade Shaw
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A Journal of the Plague Year was an album released on CD in 1999 by American singer-songwriter Tom Rapp, leader of the 1960s/70s psychedelic folk group Pearls Before Swine. It was his first new album for 26 years, and included collaborations with Damon and Naomi and Nick Saloman.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Tom Rapp unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Silver Apples (a cappella)" – 1:56 (Yeats / Rapp)
  2. "The Swimmer (for Kurt Cobain)" – 3:51
  3. "Blind" – 3:15
  4. "Space" – 3:27
  5. "Mars" – 3:23
  6. "Hopelessly Romantic" – 3:38
  7. "Running in My Dream" – 4:52
  8. "Wedding Song" – 4:15
  9. "Silver Apples II (for Simeon)" – 2:35 (Yeats / Rapp)
  10. "Shoebox Symphony" – 10:46
    1. Where Is Love?
    2. State U
    3. Just Let the Grass Grow


  • Tom Rapp: Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
  • Olvardil Prydwyn: Harp, Mandolin, Shenai, Flute
  • Naomi Yang: Bass, Vocals
  • Damon Krukowski: Drums, Percussion, Vocals
  • Nick Saloman: Guitar, Organ, Drums, Mellotron
  • Ade Shaw: Bass, Effects
  • David Rapp: Electric Guitar
  • Carl Edwards: Violin, Vocals
  • Andrea Troolin: Cello

Other credits[edit]

  • Produced and engineered by Damon Krukowski at Kali Studios, Cambridge, Mass.
  • Except "Shoebox Symphony" produced by Nick Saloman and Ade Shaw

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