Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of the Story (An Album to Benefit War

Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of the Story (An Album to Benefit War

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Overview

Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years is one of the those tribute albums that doubles as advocacy (not to mention charity -- the proceeds from this album will to War Child UK). It's not that Carlile is an unknown -- her 2007 sophomore set The Story went gold, and both 2012's Bear Creek and 2015's The Firewatcher's Daughter reached the Billboard Top 10 -- but she's not as popular as perhaps she could be, and certainly her fame is eclipsed by some of her fans, as this 14-track tribute to The Story proves. While there are some Americana peers of Carlile's here -- the Indigo Girls appeared on Carlile's version of "Cannonball" and she's produced music by the Secret Sisters -- they're overshadowed by the superstars Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson, Pearl Jam, and Adele. If the Parton and Kristofferson covers play like a tip of the hat from the old guard, placing Carlile within part of country tradition, Pearl Jam and Adele reveal how her songs can withstand radical rearrangements: the Seattle rockers rave up "Again Today" and the British powerhouse turns "Hiding My Heart" into a torch song. Dating from 2011, Adele's track is one of the few selections here recorded prior to this project -- another is Ruby Amanfu's "Shadow on the Wall" -- and its existence helped Carlile assemble this project, recruiting the rest of the artists and smartly balancing rough-hewn roots artists with moody alt-rockers. What's striking about the album is how well Old Crow Medicine Show's bluegrass treatment of "My Song" fits next to Jim James' psychedelic "Wasted," or how the dark murmur of Torres' "Until I Die" gets resolved by Margo Price's stark "Downpour." This reveals the strength and elasticity of Carlile's songs, and if this record helps raise awareness of her talent in addition to funds for War Child, it will be worthwhile indeed.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/05/2017
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0889854229924
catalogNumber: 542299
Rank: 37610

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kris Kristofferson   Vocals
Dolly Parton   Vocals
Jeff Ament   Bass
Matt Cameron   Drums
Stone Gossard   Guitar
Mike McCready   Guitar
Amy Ray   Vocals
Emily Saliers   Vocals
Eddie Vedder   Vocals
Josh Lattanzi   Bass,Guitar
Dave Palmer   Piano,Keyboards
Laura Rogers   Vocals
Greg Wieczorek   Drums
Ruby Amanfu   Vocals
Chris Powell   Percussion,Drums
Scott Avett   Banjo,Vocals
Seth Avett   Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Critter Fuqua   Banjo,Vocals
Brandi Carlile   Banjo,Background Vocals
Miranda Lambert   Background Vocals
Brian Allen   Bass
Leroy Powell   Pedal Steel Guitar,Electric Guitar
Dave Cobb   Acoustic Guitar
Tim Hanseroth   Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Electric Guitar,Mellotron
Phil Hanseroth   Bass
Cary Ann Hearst   Sounds
Chris Stapleton   Guitar
Matt Douglas   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Michael Trent   Sounds
Ben Thomas   Guitar
Cory Younts   Mandolin,Vocals
Adele Adkins   Vocals
Matt Pynn   Pedal Steel Guitar
Josh Neumann   Cello
Dave Sherman   Keyboards,Wurlitzer
Brad Cook   Bass
Ketch Secor   Fiddle,Vocals
Brian Griffin   Drums
Kevin Hayes   Guitjo
Lydia Rogers   Vocals
Anderson East   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Phil Cook   Organ,Piano,Vocals
David Givan   Drums
Mackenzie Scott   Electric Guitar,Vocals
Chance McCoy   Guitar,Vocals
Libby Rodenbough   Violin
Margo Price   Vocals
Daniel Westerlund   Drums
Philip Towns   Piano,Hammond B3
Joe Andrews   Dobro
Pete Rimm   Hammond Organ
Kelly Kristofferson   Vocals
Morgan Jahnjg   Upright Bass
Ruby Dunphy   Drums

Technical Credits

Pearl Jam   Producer
Mark Howard   Engineer
John Burton   Engineer
Gary Paczosa   Producer,Engineer
Tom Rutledge   Engineer
Steven Wilson   Cover Art
Darrell Thorp   Engineer
Jim James   Producer,Engineer
Michelle Holme   Art Direction
Patrick Carney   Producer
Seth Avett   Producer,Engineer
Brandi Carlile   Producer
Dave Cobb   Producer
Tim Hanseroth   Producer
Phil Hanseroth   Producer
Chris Boerner   Engineer
Andy Dixon   Engineer
Michael Trent   Producer
Josh Evans   Engineer
Jaron Pearlman   Vocal Engineer
Floyd Reitsma   Engineer
Brad Cook   Producer
Rodaidh McDonald   Producer
Matt Ross-Spang   Engineer
Anderson East   Producer
Phil Cook   Producer
Jerry Streeter   Producer,Engineer
Shani Gandhi   Engineer

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