01. Civil Twilight
02. Hymn of the Medical Oddity
03. Relative Surplus Value
04. Tournament of Hearts
05. Virtute the Cat Explains Her Departure
06. Elegy for Gump Worsley
10. Reunion Tour
Reunion Tour is another superb tome from indie rock's most singular narrators, the Weakerthans. The new album was recorded after-hours above a closed factory in the cold Canadian spring, weaving the frontier loneliness of the environment into rich lyrical yarns four years in the making. Songs such as "Sun in an Empty Room" and "Civil Twilight" tell of individual journeys with a melancholic empathy that Paste magazine has described as "songs of brutal beauty, little rock n roll vignettes that perfectly capture the malaise of the peculiar, disorienting times in which we live."
Stephen Carroll - Guitars , Vocals , Pedal Steel , Keyboards
John K Samson - Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
Greg Smith - Bass, Vocals, Keyboards
Jason Tait - Drums, Percussion, Vibes, Glockenspiel, Keyboards, Banjo, Loops
Recorded in 11 days in March, 2007, at Prairie Recording Co., Winnipeg,
and 4 days in April, 2007, at The Junkshop, Toronto.
Engineered by Cam Loeppky and Sean Dealey, Winnipeg, and Dave McKinnon, Toronto.
Mixed by Daryl Smith in May, 2007, at Baker Studios Ltd., Victoria.
Mastered by Brett Zilahi, June 13th, 2007, at Joao Carvalho Mastering, Toronto.
Trumpet on Reunion Tour and Bigfoot! by Michael Barth.
Trombone on Reunion Tour and Bigfoot! by Tyler Greenleaf.
Flute on Reunion Tour by Izabella Budai.
Additional snare press rolls on Reunion Tour by Sean Dealey.
Trumpet on Elegy for Gump Worsley by Julie Penner.
Banjo on Elegy for Gump Worsley recorded at House of Chintz, Toronto.
Howling noises on Bigfoot! created by Iner Souster Golf Cart, the Fridge and his Vacuum.
Illustrations by Simon Hughes. Cover image:
Untitled, 2007. Photo: William Eakin.
Layout and Design by Mike Carroll.
Live Sound by Cam Loeppky.
Merchandising and various labour by Pete Wagner.
Webmastering by Luke D. Heiken.
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US Rel. Date: 09/25/2007
EU Rel. Date: 09/24/2007
Average Fan Rating: 5.00
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