Funnel Cloud (album)
|Studio album by Hem|
|Released||September 5, 2006|
|Producer||Dan Messé, Gary Maurer|
|All Things Considered (NPR)||(positive) |
|Daily News||(positive) |
Funnel Cloud is the fourth album by folk rock band Hem. It was released on Nettwerk on September 5, 2006. Considered the band's most ambitious work to date, they recorded the album accompanied by a 21-piece orchestra, as well as James Iha of the Smashing Pumpkins.
The concept was conceived on the day of lead singer Sally Ellyson's wedding, during which the party had to evacuate to storm cellars due to a number of tornadoes that touched down in the area.
All songs written by Dan Messé, except where noted.
- We'll Meet Along The Way (Messé, Steve Curtis) - 2:04
- He Came To Meet Me (Curtis) - 4:23
- Not California (Messé, Gary Maurer) - 4:13
- Funnel Cloud - 3:16
- Too Late To Turn Back Now (Messé, Maurer) - 3:06
- The Pills Stopped Working (Messé, Maurer) - 4:47
- Hotel Fire (Messé, Maurer) - 3:51
- Great Houses Of New York - 3:11
- Curtains - 3:03
- Old Adam - 2:39
- The Burnt-Over District - 2:33
- Reservoir (Curtis) - 3:19
- I'll Dream Of You Tonight (Curtis) - 3:58
- Almost Home - 2:02
- Sally Ellyson - vocals
- Dan Messé - piano, accordion, glockenspiel
- Gary Maurer - guitar, mandolin
- Steve Curtis - guitar, mandolin, banjo, back-up vocals
- George Rush - bass guitar
- Mark Brotter - drums
- Bob Hoffnar - pedal steel guitar
- Heather Zimmerman - violin
- Greg Pliska - orchestral arrangements
- Funnel Cloud at AllMusic
- Ochs, Meredith (15 September 2006). "An Anthem for Post-Summer from Hem". All Things Considered. NPR. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
- Farber, Jim (22 September 2006). "Brooklyn Lullaby". Daily News. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
- Raposa, David (14 December 2006). "Hem: Funnel Cloud". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
- Hem Transcends Adversity On 'Funnel Cloud' | Billboard
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