The Brightness

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The Brightness
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Studio album by Anaïs Mitchell
ReleasedFebruary 13, 2007
GenreFolk, Indie folk
LabelRighteous Babe Records
ProducerMichael Chorney
Anaïs Mitchell chronology
Hymns for the Exiled
The Brightness
Country E.P.
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

The Brightness is the third album by American folksinger Anais Mitchell, released February 13, 2007 on Righteous Babe Records. It was recorded at The Bristmill in Bristol, Vermont and produced by Michael Chorney. In December 2012, the song 'Of a Friday Night' was played as the Weather on episode 12 of Welcome to Night Vale, "The Candidate", but was mislabeled as 'The Brightness'. "Hades and Persephone" was included in Mitchell's musical Hadestown, based on her studio album of the same name and retitled "How Long?"

Track listing[edit]

  1. Your Fonder Heart
  2. Of a Friday Night
  3. Namesake
  4. Shenandoah
  5. Changer
  6. Song of the Magi
  7. Santa Fe Dream
  8. Hobo's Lullaby
  9. Old-Fashioned Hat
  10. Hades & Persephone
  11. Out of Pawn