Sings Greatest Palace Music

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Sings Greatest Palace Music
Singsgreatestpalacemusic albumcover.jpg
Studio album by Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
Released March 23, 2004 (2004-03-23)
Genre Alternative country
Length 58:03
Label Drag City
Producer Mark Nevers, Will Oldham
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy chronology
Master and Everyone
(2003)Master and Everyone2003
Sings Greatest Palace Music
(2004)
Superwolf
(2005)Superwolf2005
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
BBC Music mixed[2]
The Guardian 5/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork 5.0/10[4]
PopMatters mixed[5]

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy Sings Greatest Palace Music is a 2004 studio album by Bonnie 'Prince' Billy. It features new recordings of songs from his Palace Music era (1993–1997), recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with a large group of country session musicians. Guest musicians include Eddie Bayers, Stuart Duncan, Mark Fain, Mike Johnson, Hargus "Pig" Robbins, Andrew Bird and Bruce Watkins.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Original version from Length
1. "New Partner" Viva Last Blues 4:31
2. "Ohio River Boat Song" "Ohio River Boat Song" 2:54
3. "Gulf Shores" "West Palm Beach" 3:54
4. "You Will Miss Me When I Burn" Days in the Wake 4:08
5. "The Brute Choir" Viva Last Blues 3:41
6. "I Send My Love to You" Days in the Wake 2:28
7. "More Brother Rides" Viva Last Blues 3:04
8. "Agnes, Queen of Sorrow" Hope 3:13
9. "Viva Ultra" Viva Last Blues 3:56
10. "Pushkin" Days in the Wake 4:01
11. "Horses" "Horses" 3:45
12. "Riding" There Is No-One What Will Take Care of You 3:42
13. "West Palm Beach" "West Palm Beach" 4:03
14. "No More Workhorse Blues" Days in the Wake 2:56
15. "I Am a Cinematographer" Days in the Wake 7:44

Personnel[edit]

  • Hargus "Pig" Robbins – piano
  • Colin Gagon – accordion, trombone
  • Tony Crow – keyboards, synthesizer
  • Mark Fain – bass guitar
  • Matt Sweeney – electric guitar
  • Aram Stith – electric guitar
  • Dave Bird – electric guitar
  • Ned Oldham – electric guitar
  • Bruce Watkins – acoustic guitar
  • Mike Johnson – pedal steel guitar
  • Stuart Duncan – fiddle, mandolin
  • Andrew Bird – strings, glockenspiel, fiddle
  • D.V. DeVincentis – saxophone
  • Jack Carneal – percussion
  • Eddie Bayers – drums

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
UK Albums (OCC)[6] 63

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deming, Mark. "Sings Greatest Palace Music - Bonnie "Prince" Billy". AllMusic. Retrieved April 15, 2017. 
  2. ^ Jones, Chris (2003). "Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Greatest Palace Music - Review". BBC Music. Retrieved April 15, 2017. 
  3. ^ Peschek, David (March 18, 2004). "Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Sings Greatest Palace Music". The Guardian. Retrieved April 15, 2017. 
  4. ^ Linhardt, Alex (March 23, 2004). "Bonnie "Prince" Billy: Greatest Palace Music". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 15, 2017. 
  5. ^ Gilstrap, Andrew (March 23, 2004). "Bonnie "Prince" Billy: Sings Greatest Palace Music". PopMatters. Retrieved April 15, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Bonnie Prince Billy". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 16, 2017. 

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