Chore of Enchantment

Chore of Enchantment is a studio album by the alternative rock band Giant Sand.[1] It was released in March 2000 by Thrill Jockey.[2]

Chore of Enchantment
Chore of Enchantment album cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 7, 2000
RecordedTucson, New York City and Memphis
GenreAlternative rock, folk rock
Length59:53
LabelThrill Jockey / Loose Music (Europe)
Producer
Giant Sand chronology
Build Your Own Night It's Easy
(1997)
Chore of Enchantment
(2000)
The Rock Opera Years
(2000)

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [2]
The Austin Chronicle     [3]
The Guardian     [4]
NME8/10[5]
Q     [6]
Record Collector     [7]
Rolling Stone     [8]
Spin8/10[9]

The British music journalism publication NME praised the album's "raw but tender empathy in songs full of unexpected departures".[5]

LegacyEdit

The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[10]

Track listingEdit

All tracks were written by Howe Gelb.

  1. "Overture" – 0:48
  2. "(Well) Dusted (For the Millennium)" – 3:47
  3. "Punishing Sun" – 3:13
  4. "X-Tra Wide" – 3:27
  5. "1972" – 1:03
  6. "Temptation of Egg" – 3:41
  7. "Raw" – 3:29
  8. "Wolfy" – 4:25
  9. "Shiver" – 4:00
  10. "Dirty from the Rain" – 3:34
  11. "Astonished (In Memphis)" – 5:32
  12. "No Reply" – 4:34
  13. "Satellite" – 6:48
  14. "Bottom Line Man" – 4:41
  15. "Way to End the Day" – 4:47
  16. "Shrine" – 2:04

PersonnelEdit

  • Howe Gelb – guitar, piano, vocals
  • John Convertino – drums
  • Joey Burns – bass guitar, cello, guitar, backing vocals
  • Juliana Hatfield – backing vocals (6)
  • Sofie Albertsen Gelb – backing vocals (9, 15)
  • Jim Dickinson – mellotron (2), piano, organ (11)
  • John Parish – piano, pump organ (15), door shutter (16)
  • Kevin Salem – guitar (3), acoustic guitar (4), mellotron (9)
  • Susan Marshall-Powell – backing vocals (4, 11)
  • Jackie Johnson – backing vocals (4, 11)
  • William Brown – backing vocals (4)
  • Rich Mercurio – drums (4, 9)
  • John Abbey – bass guitar (4, 8, 12)
  • Rob Arthur – mellotron (4), organ (9, 12)
  • Nick Luca – piano (5)
  • Neil Harry – pedal steel (7)
  • Alan Bezozi – drum loop (8)
  • Scott Loder – bass guitar (9)
  • David Mansfield – pedal steel (9, 12), banjo (9)
  • Lydia Kavanaugh – backing vocals (12)
  • Paula Brown – bass guitar, backing vocals (13)
  • Rainer Ptacek – slide guitar (16)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Giant Sand Chore of Enchantment". exclaim.ca.
  2. ^ a b Huey, Steve. "Chore of Enchantment – Giant Sand". AllMusic. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  3. ^ Mellen, Kim (March 17, 2000). "Giant Sand: Chore of Enchantment (Thrill Jockey)". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  4. ^ Costa, Maddy (March 31, 2000). "Beach comas". The Guardian.
  5. ^ a b Martin, Gavin (March 16, 2000). "Giant Sand – Chore Of Enchantment". NME. Archived from the original on May 23, 2000. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  6. ^ "Giant Sand: Chore of Enchantment". Q (164): 107. May 2000.
  7. ^ Pearlman, Mischa (December 2011). "Giant Sand – Chore of Enchantment". Record Collector (395). Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  8. ^ Bresnick, Adam (April 13, 2000). "Giant Sand: Chore of Enchantment". Rolling Stone: 132.
  9. ^ McElfresh, Suzanne (June 2000). "Giant Sand: Chore of Enchantment". Spin. 16 (6): 152. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  10. ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (March 23, 2010). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 978-0-7893-2074-2.

External linksEdit