Sings Greatest Palace Music

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.

Sings Greatest Palace Music
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 23, 2004 (2004-03-23)
GenreAlternative country
LabelDrag City
ProducerMark Nevers, Will Oldham
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy chronology
Master and Everyone
Sings Greatest Palace Music
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
BBC Musicmixed[2]
The Guardian5/5 stars[3]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleOriginal version fromLength
1."New Partner"Viva Last Blues4:31
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 Wake4:08
5."The Brute Choir"Viva Last Blues3:41
6."I Send My Love to You"Days in the Wake2:28
7."More Brother Rides"Viva Last Blues3:04
8."Agnes, Queen of Sorrow"Hope3:13
9."Viva Ultra"Viva Last Blues3:56
10."Pushkin"Days in the Wake4:01
12."Riding"There Is No-One What Will Take Care of You3:42
13."West Palm Beach""West Palm Beach"4:03
14."No More Workhorse Blues"Days in the Wake2:56
15."I Am a Cinematographer"Days in the Wake7:44


Credits adapted from liner notes.

  • 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


Chart Peak
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[6] 90
UK Albums (OCC)[7] 63


  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 %22Prince%22 Billy – Greatest Palace Music" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  7. ^ "Bonnie Prince Billy". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 16, 2017.

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