Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Ophelia
3 5:10
2 Life Is Sweet
3 5:12
3 Kind & Generous
3 4:07
4 Frozen Charlotte
5:23
5 My Skin
5:33
6 Break Your Heart
4:48
7 King of May
4:09
8 Thick as Thieves
6:58
9 Effigy
2:30
10 The Living
3:18
11 When They Ring the Golden Bells
9:33

Credits

CD 1

acoustic guitar:
Lokua Kanza (tracks 3, 6)
Craig Ross (guitarist) (tracks 5, 7)
Karen Peris (track 11)
acoustic guitar and electric guitar:
Craig Ross (guitarist) (track 2)
violin:
Hector Falcon (tracks 2, 6–7)
Krystof Witek (tracks 2, 6–7)
cello:
Michelle Kinney (tracks 1, 5, 8)
Garo Yellin (tracks 2–3, 6–7)
Hammond organ:
George Laks (track 10)
Hammond organ and Rhodes piano:
George Laks (track 7)
Hammond organ and Wurlitzer electric piano:
George Laks (track 3)
Natalie Merchant (track 9)
acoustic bass guitar:
Jay Brunga (track 5)
bass guitar:
Graham Maby (tracks 2–4, 6–8, 10–11)
theorbo:
Christopher Wilson (lute and theorbo player) (track 11)
trumpet:
Chris Botti (track 6)
strings arranger:
Karl Berger (tracks 2, 7)
viola:
Ralph Farris (tracks 2, 6–7)
Conway Kuo (tracks 2, 6–7)
membranophone:
Peter Yanowitz (tracks 1–8, 10–11)
tenor recorder:
Pamela Thorby (track 11)
organ and piano:
George Laks (track 1)
double bass:
William Hunt (UK string musician) (track 11)
electric guitar:
Daniel Lanois (track 8)
Graham Maby (track 1)
Don Peris (tracks 4, 11)
Craig Ross (guitarist) (tracks 3, 6)
Donnie Ward (track 6)
Todd Vos (track 1)
percussion:
Joakim Lartey (track 3)
piano:
George Laks (track 2)
Natalie Merchant (tracks 5, 10)
viola da gamba:
Richard Campbell (Viol Player) (track 11)
Wendy Gillespie (track 11)
Julia Hodgson (track 11)
Susanna Pell (track 11)
barrel organ:
Ken Appollo (track 1)
French horn:
Tom Varner (track 2)
Wurlitzer electric piano:
Natalie Merchant (track 4)
arranger:
Gavin Bryars (track 11)
assistant engineer:
Ricky Graham (engineer) (track 11)
assistant mixer:
Mike Scotella (tracks 1–11)
composer:
Natalie Merchant (tracks 1–11)
conductor:
Karl Berger (tracks 2, 7)
Gavin Bryars (track 11)
engineer:
Rupert Coulso (track 11)
John Holbrook (tracks 8–9)
Todd Vos (tracks 1–7, 10–11)
lyricist:
Natalie Merchant (tracks 1–11)
mixer:
Jim Scott (US recording engineer and producer) (tracks 1–11)
other vocals:
Carmen Consoli (track 1)
Camille Labro (track 1)
Rocio Paez (track 1)
Susanna Schmitz (track 1)
Bella Urina (track 1)
performer:
Fretwork (track 11)
translator:
Yungchen Lhamo (track 9)
vocals:
Natalie Merchant (tracks 1–11)
N’Dea Davenport (track 6)
Karen Peris (tracks 4, 11)
Yungchen Lhamo (track 9)
writer:
Dion de Marbelle (track 11)
medley including a recording of:
Ophelia (track 11)
recording of:
Break Your Heart (track 6)
Effigy (track 9)
Frozen Charlotte (track 4)
Kind & Generous (track 3)
King of May (track 7)
Life Is Sweet (track 2)
My Skin (track 5)
Ophelia (track 1)
The Living (track 10)
Thick as Thieves (track 8)