Lovers Prayers

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Lovers Prayers
Ida's Lovers Prayers album cover.jpg
Studio album by Ida
Released January 29, 2008
Genre Indie rock, Indie folk, Baroque pop, Acoustic, Dream pop
Label Tiger Style Records
Producer Warren Defever, Ida
Ida chronology
Heart Like a River
(2005)
Lovers Prayers
(2008)

Lovers Prayers is the seventh and most recent studio album by American indie rock band Ida, released in 2008 on Tiger Style Records. It has been reviewed by Allmusic,[1] Pitchfork,[2] Magnet Magazine,[3] and PopMatters.[4] Band members Mitchell and Littleton performed songs from the album on the NPR newsmagazine show The Bryant Park Project.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Daniel Littleton, except as noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Lovers Prayers" 5:12
2. "The Weight of the Straw" 3:48
3. "The Love Below" 5:04
4. "Willow Tree" 4:16
5. "Worried Mind Blues" 4:09
6. "Gravity" (Karla Schickele) 4:39
7. "For Shame of Doing Wrong" (Richard Thompson, originally from Pour Down Like Silver) 3:16
8. "First Light" 5:07
9. "Kora" 5:01
10. "Surely Gone" 4:43
11. "The Killers 1964" 5:18
12. "See the Stars" 3:52
13. "First Take" 4:36
14. "Blue Clouds" 3:30

Personnel[edit]

Musicians
  • Jean Cook – violin
  • Levon Helm – drums on "First Light"
  • Michael Hurley – wurlitzer on "Worried Mind", viola on "Blue Clouds"
  • Ruth Keating – drums, percussion, glockenspiel, melodica, shruti box
  • Daniel Littleton – guitar, percussion, piano, harmonium, viola
  • Elizabeth Mitchell – guitar, harmonium, wurlitzer
  • Tara Jane ONeil – guitar, drums
  • Jane Scarpantoni – cello
  • Karla Schickele – bass, wurlitzer, tambourine, piano
  • Matt Sutton – guitar, pedal steel guitar
Technical personnel
  • Warren Defever – producer, engineer, mixing
  • Justin Guip – engineer, mixing
  • Sean Price – engineer
  • Daniel Littleton – engineer
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Tara Jane ONeil – art
  • Silver Mountain Media – design

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Marisa. "Lovers Prayers". Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-09-25. 
  2. ^ Colville, Liz (2008-03-10). "Ida Lovers Prayers". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2011-09-25. 
  3. ^ Pais, Noah Bonaparte (2009-01-29). "IDA: Lovers Prayers [Polyvinyl]". Magnet Magazine. Retrieved 2011-09-25. 
  4. ^ Fiander, Matthew. "Ida: Lovers Prayers". PopMatters. Retrieved 2011-09-25. 
  5. ^ "Ida Whispers a Prayer for 'Lovers'". The Bryant Park Project. 2008-01-28. Retrieved 2011-09-25.