Annotation

Recorded July - September 2008 at Flora in Portland, OR. Mixed in October 2008 at Supernatural Sound in Oregon City, OR.
Mastered at SAE.

Booklet includes lyrics and illustrations of characters: Margaret, William, Rake, Queen.

℗© 2009 Capitol Records, LLC.
Printed in USA. Made in USA.
Music from EMI

Annotation last modified on 2017-01-18 09:45 .

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Prelude
3 3:04
2 The Hazards of Love 1 (The Prettiest Whistles Won’t Wrestle the Thistles Undone)
4.5 4:19
3 A Bower Scene
4 2:09
4 Won’t Want for Love (Margaret in the Taiga)
4.35 4:07
5 The Hazards of Love 2 (Wager All)
3.5 4:25
6 The Queen’s Approach
2.5 0:29
7 Isn’t It a Lovely Night?
3.5 3:39
8 The Wanting Comes in Waves / Repaid
4.35 6:26
9 An Interlude
3 1:40
10 The Rake’s Song
3.5 3:16
11 The Abduction of Margaret
4.5 2:07
12 The Queen’s Rebuke / The Crossing
4.5 3:56
13 Annan Water
4.5 5:11
14 Margaret in Captivity
4.35 3:08
15 The Hazards of Love 3 (Revenge!)
4 3:22
16 The Wanting Comes in Waves (reprise)
4.5 1:31
17 The Hazards of Love 4 (The Drowned)
4 5:57

Credits

CD 1

acoustic guitar:
Colin Meloy (tracks 2, 5, 7–10, 13–14, 16–17)
violin:
Keiko Araki (tracks 1, 14–17)
Greg Ewer (tracks 1, 14–17)
electric bass guitar [electric bass]:
Nate Query (tracks 4–5, 8, 10–11, 14)
cello:
Collin Oldham (tracks 1, 14–17)
Hammond organ [Hammond B-3 organ]:
Jenny Conlee (tracks 1, 3–5, 8, 11–14, 16–17)
drums (drum set) [the drums]:
Jenny Conlee (track 10)
Chris Funk (Portland multi-instrumentalist, member of The Decemberists) (track 10)
John Moen (tracks 2–5, 7–8, 10–12, 14, 16–17)
bass guitar:
Nate Query (tracks 3, 12, 16–17)
bass guitar [bowed bass]:
Nate Query (track 14)
bouzouki:
Chris Funk (Portland multi-instrumentalist, member of The Decemberists) (track 9)
Marxophone:
Jenny Conlee (track 17)
Chris Funk (Portland multi-instrumentalist, member of The Decemberists) (track 13)
hurdy gurdy [hurdy-gurdy]:
Chris Funk (Portland multi-instrumentalist, member of The Decemberists) (track 13)
baritone guitar:
Chris Funk (Portland multi-instrumentalist, member of The Decemberists) (track 12)
strings [string] arranger:
Jenny Conlee (tracks 1–17)
Nate Query (tracks 1–17)
viola:
Adam Hoornstra (tracks 1, 14–17)
mandolin:
Chris Funk (Portland multi-instrumentalist, member of The Decemberists) (track 13)
membranophone [hand drum]:
John Moen (track 13)
pedal steel guitar:
Chris Funk (Portland multi-instrumentalist, member of The Decemberists) (tracks 7, 17)
synthesizer:
Jenny Conlee (tracks 1–2)
Chris Funk (Portland multi-instrumentalist, member of The Decemberists) (tracks 7–8, 11, 13, 15)
Nate Query (track 14)
guitar [Nashville guitar]:
Colin Meloy (track 17)
banjo:
Chris Funk (Portland multi-instrumentalist, member of The Decemberists) (track 17)
double bass [upright bass]:
Nate Query (tracks 2, 7–8, 13)
electric guitar:
Chris Funk (Portland multi-instrumentalist, member of The Decemberists) (tracks 3–5, 8, 11–12, 14, 16)
Colin Meloy (tracks 3–5, 8, 11–12, 14)
percussion:
Chris Funk (Portland multi-instrumentalist, member of The Decemberists) (tracks 5, 10)
John Moen (tracks 5, 8, 10, 13)
Colin Meloy (track 15)
hammered dulcimer:
Chris Funk (Portland multi-instrumentalist, member of The Decemberists) (tracks 3, 11, 13)
tenor guitar:
Chris Funk (Portland multi-instrumentalist, member of The Decemberists) (track 2)
piano:
Jenny Conlee (tracks 4–5, 8, 14, 16–17)
Chris Funk (Portland multi-instrumentalist, member of The Decemberists) (tracks 3, 11)
accordion:
Jenny Conlee (tracks 7, 13)
harpsichord:
Jenny Conlee (tracks 8, 15–16)
12 string guitar [12-string acoustic guitar]:
Colin Meloy (track 4)
autoharp:
Chris Funk (Portland multi-instrumentalist, member of The Decemberists) (track 13)
Wurlitzer electric piano [Wurlitzer piano]:
Jenny Conlee (track 2)
additional guest background vocals:
Jim James (track 16)
Shara Worden (track 16)
assistant recording engineer:
Rich Hipp (tracks 1–17)
background vocals [backing voice]:
John Moen (tracks 2, 4)
Jim James (tracks 1, 14)
composer:
Colin Meloy (tracks 1–8, 8, 8–17)
guest electric guitar:
Robyn Hitchcock (track 9)
guest background vocals:
Jim James (track 14)
guest background vocals [backing voice]:
Rebecca Gates (track 17)
Jim James (tracks 16–17)
Becky Stark (tracks 5, 17)
Shara Worden (tracks 8, 16)
guest other vocals [yelling]:
Shara Worden (track 10)
guest vocals:
Becky Stark (tracks 4, 7, 11, 14)
Shara Worden (tracks 8, 12)
lyricist:
Colin Meloy (tracks 2–8, 8, 8, 10–17)
mixer:
Tucker Martine (tracks 1–17)
other vocals [yelling]:
Chris Funk (Portland multi-instrumentalist, member of The Decemberists) (track 10)
John Moen (track 10)
producer:
The Decemberists (tracks 1–17)
Tucker Martine (tracks 1–17)
recording engineer:
Tucker Martine (tracks 1–17)
vocals:
Natalie Briare (track 15)
Clara Ell (track 15)
Joseph Ell (track 15)
Colin Meloy (tracks 2–5, 7–8, 10–11, 13–14, 16–17)
mixed at:
Supernatural Sound in Oregon City, Oregon, United States (2008-10) (tracks 1–17)
recorded at:
Flora in Portland, Oregon, United States (2008-07 – 2008-09) (tracks 1–17)
part of:
parts:
Repaid (track 8)
recording of:
A Bower Scene (track 3)
An Interlude (The Hazards of Love) (track 9)
Annan Water (track 13)
Prelude (The Hazards of Love) (track 1)
Repaid (track 8)
The Rake's Song (track 10)