Courier (album)

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Courier
Courier.jpg
Live album by Richard Shindell
Released Feb 12, 2002
Recorded Feb 2, 2001
Genre Folk
Label Signature Sounds
Richard Shindell chronology
Somewhere Near Paterson
(2000)
Courier
(2002)
Vuelta
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
FAME (favorable)[2]
Fretplay 4.5/5 stars[3]
FolkWax (8/10)[4]
Kevin McCarthy (favorable)[5]
Lou's Reviews (favorable)[6]
Music Matters (favorable)[7]

Courier is the first live recording and sixth album by Richard Shindell. It includes many of his most popular originals from previous recordings, a cover of Lowell George's classic song, "Willin'", and what has been described as a "near-holy reading" of Bruce Springsteen's "Fourth of July, Asbury Park".[8]

Signature Sounds also offered a limited number of bonus EP's titled The Sonora Sessions, which included an additional seven tracks.

Courier[edit]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Richard Shindell, except where noted.

  1. "The Courier" 4:51
  2. "Memory of You" – 4:28
  3. "Next Best Western" – 4:17
  4. "Willin'" (Lowell George) – 3:15
  5. "The Kenworth of My Dreams" – 4:05
  6. "Nora" – 4:42
  7. "Arrowhead" – 5:07
  8. "Reunion Hill" – 4:24
  9. "Fishing" – 4:33
  10. "A Summer Wind, A Cotton Dress" – 4:04
  11. "On a Sea of Fleur de Lis" – 4:47
  12. "The Ballad of Mary Magdalen" – 5:11
  13. "Are You Happy Now?" – 4:10
  14. "Transit" – 7:32
  15. "Fourth of July, Asbury Park" (Bruce Springsteen) – 6:35

Recorded by Ben Wisch and Ron Schreier at the Emelin Theatre (Mamaroneck, NY) 3/16 and 17, 2001. Tracks 3 and 11 recorded at the Outpost in the Burbs (Montclair, NJ) on 2/2/01. Track 7 recorded at Bailey Building & Loan (Greenwich Village, NYC). Mixed by Ben Wisch. [9]

Personnel[edit]

Musicians: [9]

and on tracks 3 and 11:

on "Reunion Hill"

Other credits:

The Sonora Sessions[edit]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Confession" – 5:00
  2. "Abeulita" – 4:08
  3. "You Stay Here" – 5:00
  4. "Wisteria" – 5:23
  5. "Johnny Star Intro" – 0:42
  6. "Sonora's Death Row" (Kevin Blackie Farrell) – 4:19
  7. "Sonora's Death Row II" – 3:15

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Courier at AllMusic
  2. ^ FAME review
  3. ^ Fretplay review
  4. ^ Wood, Arthur, "Courier recalls Shindell's earlier works", FolkWax, February 13, 2002 (link requires a free subscription)
  5. ^ Kevin McCarthy review
  6. ^ Lou's Reviews
  7. ^ Music Matters review
  8. ^ Jeff Schwatcher, Review at the Allmusic (4.5/5)
  9. ^ a b Courier page at richardshindell.com