Born into Trouble as the Sparks Fly Upward
|Born into Trouble as the Sparks Fly Upward|
|Studio album by The Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band|
|Released||October 8, 2001 (Europe)
October 22, 2001 (World)
|The Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band chronology|
|Fluffhouse Music Reviews|||
Born into Trouble as the Sparks Fly Upward is the second album by the Canadian band The Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band. It was released by Constellation Records in October 2001.
The title is most likely drawn from the Book of Job: "Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upwards" (5:7). It could also be taken from Jerome K. Jerome's Three Men in a Boat, where the same passage is paraphrased.
The album finds the band expanding from three members to six, with a similarly expanded name.
|1.||"Sisters! Brothers! Small Boats of Fire Are Falling From the Sky!"||9:07|
|2.||"This Gentle Hearts Like Shot Bird's Fallen"||5:47|
|3.||"Built Then Burnt [Hurrah! Hurrah!]"||5:41|
|4.||"Take These Hands and Throw Them in the River"||6:58|
|5.||"Could've Moved Mountains..."||10:59|
|6.||"Tho You Are Gone I Still Often Walk W/You"||4:48|
|7.||"C'monCOMEON (Loose An Endless Longing)"||8:06|
|8.||"The Triumph of Our Tired Eyes"||6:54|
- The Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra and Tra-la-la Band
- Thierry Amar – contrabass, vocals
- Beckie Foon – cello
- Ian Ilavsky – guitar, organ
- Efrim Menuck – guitar, piano, vocals, tapes, effects
- Jessica Moss – violin, vocals
- Sophie Trudeau – violin, vocals
- Other musicians
- Eric Craven – drums
- Jonah Fortune – trumpet, trombone on "C'mon Come on (Loose an Endless Longing)"
- Mischa and Sara – voices