Notes from the Treehouse

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Notes from the Treehouse
Notes From The Treehouse cover.jpg
Studio album by Alessi's Ark
Released May 4, 2009 (UK), September 18, 2012 (US)
Genre Folk, pop
Label Virgin
Producer Mike Mogis
Alessi's Ark chronology
Friend Ships EP
Notes from the Treehouse
Live Session
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Observer 3/5 stars link
Drowned in Sound 7/10 stars link
The Sun 3/5 stars link
BBC favorable link
Daily Mirror 4/5 stars link

Notes from the Treehouse is the debut studio album by the British singer-songwriter Alessi Laurent-Marke, otherwise known as Alessi's Ark, released in 2009. It was produced by Mike Mogis of Bright Eyes and recorded at his studio in Omaha, Nebraska. Rough Trade also exclusively sold the album with a limited edition CD that included four acoustic tracks of songs not on the album, including a cover of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Simple Man" and came in a sleeve with artwork by Laurent-Marke. This limited edition CD was recorded by Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons.

The track "Memory Box" was premiered in an episode of the FOX television series Dollhouse.

The album was released in the US for the first time on September 18, 2012. The release was preceded by a competition on Alessi's Ark's website and Facebook page to design a new cover for the US version of the album, which was won by Evalie Wagner.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Alessi Laurent-Marke unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Magic Weather" - 2:40
  2. "The Horse" - 2:14
  3. "Over The Hill" - 3:27
  4. "Ribbon Lakes" - 2:43
  5. "Constellations" - 5:06
  6. "The Asteroids Collide" - 4:08
  7. "Woman" - 2:54
  8. "Memory Box" - 3:29
  9. "Hummingbird" - 4:53
  10. "The Dog" - 2:27
  11. "Glendora" - 6:03
  12. "Cotton And The Thread" - 3:01

iTunes Bonus Tracks[edit]

  1. "For One Year" - 2:42
  2. "King Bee" - 1:42

Rough Trade Bonus CD[edit]

  1. "Witch" - 2:18
  2. "Pinewoods" - 4:35
  3. "Money" - 1:40
  4. "Simple Man" - 3:29 (Ronnie Van Zant, Gary Rossington)