Marry Me (album)
|Studio album by|
|Released||July 10, 2007|
|St. Vincent chronology|
|The A.V. Club||A|
|This Is Fake DIY|||
|Yahoo Music UK||9/10|
Marry Me is the debut studio album by American musician St. Vincent. It was released on July 10, 2007, in the United States and on September 3, 2007 in the United Kingdom, through Beggars Banquet Records. The album is named after a running gag from the television show Arrested Development. As of 2009, the album has sold an estimated amount of 30,000 copies.
"I was working on Marry Me before I joined The Polyphonic Spree and then I finished it while touring with them. Sufjan Stevens heard it and asked me to be in his band and open for him. While I was opening for Sufjan in London, the people from Beggars Banquet were there, so I got a record deal based off of that performance. Mike Garson had recorded with The Polyphonic Spree on The Fragile Army, so I got to know him, and he was a really, really kind, sweet guy. He was doing this thing on MySpace at the time where people would basically send him tracks, and he would do his amazing Mike Garson thing on top of it. I think that's how we did it: I sent him my song 'Your Lips Are Red' and he just did his awesome crazy Mike Garson thing. I don't think I own a copy of this album! I think I have a file somewhere, but it's on a laptop that has died. I haven't heard it in years. Listening back to your old records feels a little like looking at a high-school yearbook." – Annie "St Vincent" Clark
All tracks written by Annie Clark, except where noted.
|2.||"Jesus Saves, I Spend"||3:56|
|3.||"Your Lips Are Red" (Clark, Daniel Hart)||4:41|
|5.||"Paris is Burning"||4:20|
|6.||"All My Stars Aligned"||3:47|
|7.||"The Apocalypse Song"||3:47|
|8.||"We Put a Pearl in the Ground" (Mike Garson)||1:10|
|11.||"What Me Worry?"||3:56|
|Japanese bonus track|
|12.||"These Days" (Jackson Browne)||3:19|
- Annie Clark – voices, guitars, bass, piano, organ, Moog, synthesizers, clavieta, xylophone, vibraphone, dulcimer, drum programming, triangle, percussion
- Daniel Hart – violin
- Rick Nelson – violin, viola, cello, upright bass
- Nathan Blaz – cello
- Heather Macintosh – cello
- Lauren Ross – flute, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, French horn
- Louis Schadwron – French horn
- Mike Garson – grand piano
- Merrilee Challiss – choir
- Jessica Grant – choir
- Andrea Paschal – choir
- Lester Nuby – vibraphone
- Daniel Farris – choir, synthesizer, percussion
- Mark Pirro – bass (track 1)
- Al Carlson – sound design (track 9)
- Aynsley Powell – drum programming (track 9)
- Brian Teasley – drums, percussion
- Annie Clark – production, engineering, mixing
- Brian Teasley – production, additional engineering
- Daniel Farris – production, engineering, mixing
- Mike Garson – additional engineering
- Jeff Halbert – additional engineering
- Al Carlson – additional engineering
- John Golden – mastering
- Tod Seelie – cover photo
- Mary Manning – cover photo styling
- Hanni El Khatib – design and layout
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