Chore of Enchantment

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Chore of Enchantment
Chore of Enchantment album cover.jpg
Studio album by Giant Sand
Released March 7, 2000
Recorded Tucson, New York City and Memphis
Genre Alternative rock, folk rock
Length 59:53
Label Thrill Jockey / Loose Music (Europe)
Producer
Giant Sand chronology
Build Your Own Night It's Easy
(1997)
Chore of Enchantment
(2000)
The Rock Opera Years
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Austin Chronicle 4/5 stars[2]
NME 8/10[3]

Chore of Enchantment is a studio album by alternative rock band Giant Sand. It was released in March 2000 on Thrill Jockey.[1]

Reception[edit]

British music journalism publication NME praised the album's "raw but tender empathy in songs full of unexpected departures".[3]

Legacy[edit]

The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks were written by Howe Gelb.

  1. "Overture" – 0:48
  2. "(Well) Dusted (For the Millennium)" – 3:47
  3. "Punishing Sun" – 3:13
  4. "X-Tra Wide" – 3:27
  5. "1972" – 1:03
  6. "Temptation of Egg" – 3:41
  7. "Raw" – 3:29
  8. "Wolfy" – 4:25
  9. "Shiver" – 4:00
  10. "Dirty from the Rain" – 3:34
  11. "Astonished (In Memphis)" – 5:32
  12. "No Reply" – 4:34
  13. "Satellite" – 6:48
  14. "Bottom Line Man" – 4:41
  15. "Way to End the Day" – 4:47
  16. "Shrine" – 2:04

Personnel[edit]

  • Howe Gelb – guitar, piano, vocals
  • John Convertino – drums
  • Joey Burns – bass, cello, guitar, backing vocals
  • Juliana Hatfield – backing vocals (6)
  • Sofie Albertsen Gelb – backing vocals (9, 15)
  • Jim Dickinson – mellotron (2), piano, organ (11)
  • John Parish – piano, pump organ (15), door shutter (16)
  • Kevin Salem – guitar (3), acoustic guitar (4), mellotron (9)
  • Susan Marshall-Powell – backing vocals (4, 11)
  • Jackie Johnson – backing vocals (4, 11)
  • William Brown – backing vocals (4)
  • Rich Mercurio – drums (4, 9)
  • John Abbey – bass (4, 8, 12)
  • Rob Arthur – mellotron (4), organ (9, 12)
  • Nick Luca – piano (5)
  • Neil Harry – pedal steel (7)
  • Alan Bezozi – drum loop (8)
  • Scott Loder – bass (9)
  • David Mansfield – pedal steel (9, 12), banjo (9)
  • Lydia Kavanaugh – backing vocals (12)
  • Paula Brown – bass, backing vocals (13)
  • Rainer Ptacek – slide guitar (16)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chore of Enchantment at AllMusic
  2. ^ 2000
  3. ^ a b "Chore Of Enchantment review". nme.com. 2005-09-12. Retrieved 2016-05-26. 
  4. ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (23 March 2010). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 978-0-7893-2074-2. 

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