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Dial-A-Song: 20 Years of They Might Be Giants

Dial-A-Song: 20 Years Of They Might Be Giants is a 2002 compilation album by They Might Be Giants issued by Rhino Records and compiled by singer, songwriter, and guitarist John Flansburgh. Despite its name, the compilation does not include tracks from the band's "Dial-A-Song" service. It is instead an anthology of various album and live tracks from the band's history, spanning their full career up to the time of its release. It includes tracks from every album starting with 1986's They Might Be Giants up through No!, their first children's album, which was released only three months before this compilation.

Dial-A-Song: 20 Years of They Might Be Giants
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Compilation album by
ReleasedSeptember 17, 2002
Recorded1985–2002
GenreAlternative rock
Length150:16
LabelRhino Records
ProducerVarious
CompilerJohn Flansburgh
They Might Be Giants chronology
They Got Lost
(2002)
Dial-A-Song: 20 Years of They Might Be Giants
(2002)
Bed, Bed, Bed
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The Austin Chronicle3/5 stars[2]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide5/5 stars[4]
The Village VoiceA[5]

The first disc focuses mainly on the group's singles and better-known album tracks. Disc two delves into more obscure fan favorites and live cuts.

Contents

Song notesEdit

Some of the songs on the album are actually different versions than the original, such as:

Track listingEdit

All songs by They Might Be Giants unless otherwise noted.

PersonnelEdit

  • Zachary Alford [6] – drums
  • Amy Allison – vocals
  • Danny Alonso – engineer
  • Susan Anderson – photography
  • Paul Angelli – engineer, mixing
  • Ben Bailes – engineer
  • Alan Bezozi – tambourine, drums (snare)
  • Mark Bishop – engineer
  • Albert Caiati – engineer
  • Bruce Calder – assistant
  • Steve Calhoon – drums
  • Laura Cantrell – vocals
  • Ron Caswell – tuba
  • Bob Clearmountain – mixing
  • Paula Court – photography
  • Reuben Cox – photography
  • Hal Cragin – bass
  • Peter Dilg – producer
  • Patrick Dillett – producer, engineer, mixing
  • TJ Doherty – engineer
  • Edward Douglas – engineer
  • Tom Durack – producer, mixing
  • Sheryl Farber – editorial supervision
  • Mark Feldman – violin
  • John Flansburgh – guitar, keyboards, vocals, compilation
  • Alan Ford – engineer
  • Paul Fox – producer
  • Cheryl Fugate – project assistant
  • Tony Gillis – engineer
  • Barbara Glauber – design
  • Matt Gold – engineer
  • Robin "Goldie" Goldwasser – vocals
  • Sue Hadjopoulas – percussion, conga
  • Michael Halsband – photography
  • Cosmo Heidtman – engineer
  • Dan Hersch – remastering
  • Dan Hickey – drums
  • Nicholas Hill – vocals
  • Kurt Hoffman – horn, horn arrangements, string arrangements
  • Al Houghton – engineer
  • Jim Hughes – compilation
  • Bill Inglot – remastering
  • Hiro Ishihara – engineer
  • Luis Jardim – percussion
  • Beverly Joel – design
  • Julie Kantner – photography
  • Gregor Kitzis – violin
  • Julian Koster – singing saw
  • Bill Krauss – producer, engineer
  • Chris Laidlaw – engineer
  • Rich Lamb – engineer
  • Clive Langer – producer
  • Ron Lawrence – viola
  • Dan Levine – trombone
  • Mark Leviton – compilation
  • John Linnell – accordion, keyboards, saxophone, vocals, compilation
  • Frank London – trumpet
  • Tony Maimone – bass
  • Elma Mayer – vocals
  • April Milek – project assistant
  • Dan Miller – guitar, synth guitar
  • Katherine Miller – engineer
  • Roger Moutenot – engineer, mixing, whip
  • UE Nastasi – assistant
  • Tim Newman – trombone
  • Alex Noyes – engineer
  • Jim O'Connor – trumpet
  • Alex Olsson – engineer
  • Mark Pender – trumpet
  • Randy Perry – project assistant
  • Mauro Refosco – percussion
  • David Robbins – engineer
  • Marc Salata – product manager
  • Erik Sanko – bass
  • Tim Scanlin – A&R
  • Eric Schermerhorn – acoustic guitar, guitar
  • Adam Schlesinger – keyboards, programming, producer
  • Brent Sigmeth – engineer
  • Brian Speiser – mixing
  • Jason Spittle – engineer
  • Peter Stampfel – banjo, vocals
  • Mark Stern – photography
  • Ed Thacker – engineer, mixing
  • They Might Be Giants – producer
  • Greg Thompson – engineer
  • Sarah Vowell – liner notes
  • Danny Weinkauf – bass
  • Jeff White – compilation
  • Alan Winstanley – producer, mixing
  • Krystof Witek – violin
  • Jeremy Wolff – photography
  • Steve Woolard – discographical annotation
  • Lyle Workman – guitar
  • Garo Yellin – cello
  • Toshikazu Yoshioka – engineer

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Dial-A-Song: 20 Years of They Might Be Giants - They Might Be Giants". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-11-30.
  2. ^ Caligiuri, Jim (2002-12-13). "They Might Be Giants". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 2018-11-30.
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Omnibus Press. ISBN 9780857125958.
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 808. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert (2002-12-24). "Re-make/Re-model". The Village Voice. Retrieved 2018-11-30.
  6. ^ Discogs - Zachary Alford - (profile & discography)

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