East of the Sun (Tuatara album)

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East of the Sun
Tuatara - East of the Sun.jpg
Studio album by Tuatara
Released June 12, 2007 (2007-06-12)
Genre World music, Alternative rock
Label Fast Horse
Producer Barrett Martin
Tuatara chronology
The Loading Program
East of the Sun
West of the Moon

East of the Sun is the fifth album from collaborative group Tuatara, and part of a double album release with West of the Moon. It is the first Tuatara album with lyrics, sung by a variety of guest vocalists.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Waterhole" (Peter Buck, Barrett Martin, and Scott McCaughey) – 3:56 (vocals by McCaughey)
  2. "The Spaniard" (Buck, Gary Louris, Martin, and McCaughey) – 4:08 (vocals by Louris)
  3. "Bones, Blood and Skin" (Buck, Jessy Greene, Martin, and McCaughey) – 4:43 (vocals by Greene)
  4. "Silo Spring Violets" (Coleman Barks, Buck, Martin, and McCaughey) – 3:29 (vocals by Barks)
  5. "Trouble Rides In" (Buck, Martin, McCaughey, and Dean Wareham) – 3:26 (vocals by Wareham)
  6. "Missionary Death Song" (Buck, Martin, McCaughey) – 2:51 (vocals by McCaughey)
  7. "A Spark in the Wind" (Buck, Mark Eitzel, Martin, and McCaughey) – 2:56 (vocals by Eitzel)
  8. "Madrigal" (Buck, Louris, Martin, and McCaughey) – 4:14 (vocals by Louris)
  9. "All the Colors in the World" (Buck, Martin, McCaughey, Mark Olson) – 4:40 (vocals by Olson and Victoria Williams)
  10. "Orpheus Must Die" (Buck, John Wesley Harding, Martin, and McCaughey) – 3:20 (vocals by Harding and Gina Sala)
  11. "Your Ghost Town" (Buck, Martin, McCaughey, and Wareham) – 1:12 (vocals by Wareham)
  12. "Thank You Jesus" (Barks, Buck, Martin, and McCaughey) – 1:26 (vocals by Barks)
  13. "Rainbow Drops" (Buck, Martin, McCaughey, and Victoria Williams) – 2:50 (vocals by Williams)
  14. "Love Is" (Buck, Louris, Martin, and McCaughey) – 4:50 (vocals by Louris)
  15. "Oxman Spoonmaker" (Barks, Buck, Martin, and McCaughey) – 3:47 (vocals by Barks)

Tuatara members[edit]

  • Peter Buck – acoustic and electric guitars, banjo, dulcimer
  • Dave Carter – trumpet
  • Jessy Greene – violin, cello
  • Kevin Hudson – electric and upright bass
  • Barrett Martin – drums, vibraphone, piano, organ, Arabic drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Scott McCaughey – acoustic and electric guitars, piano, organ, harmonica, backing vocals
  • Elizabeth Pupo-Walker – percussion