Love and Its Opposite

Love and Its Opposite

by Tracey ThornTracey Thorn


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Tracy Thorn is back with the starkly beautiful Love And Its Opposite on Merge Records. Partnering again with Berlin-based producer Ewan Pearson (who worked on much of Out of the Woods and more recently with Delphic), Love And Its Opposite is an album that is striking in its simplicity.

Recorded in Berlin and London, and featuring guest contributions from Hot Chip's Al Doyle, The Invisible's Leo Taylor, Swedish singer-songwriter Jens Lekman, Nashville songwriter-drummer Cortney Tidwell, and Lost Valentinos' guitarist Jono Ma, Love And Its Opposite is steeped in a compassionate directness.

The tight, often undecorated arrangements for guitar, piano, bass, and drums (and a smattering of strings and woodwinds) serve ten songs over a compact 39 minutes that confront the full unvarnished weight of complex relationships in flux.

Love And Its Opposite is a humane and truthful collection from one of our finest singers and songwriters. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 05/18/2010
Label: Merge Records
UPC: 0673855037929
catalogNumber: 379
Rank: 48388

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tracey Thorn   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Celeste,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Pamela Thorby   Recorder
Oliver Kraus   Cello
Beki Doe   Violin
Jens Lekman   Vocals
Todd Tidwell   Bass
Cortney Tidwell   Drums,Vocals
Doyle   Bass,Electric Guitar
Jono Ma   Electric Guitar
Yannick Grandjean   Cello
Thomas Roussel   Violin

Technical Credits

Lee Hazlewood   Composer,Lyricist
Tracey Thorn   Composer,Lyricist
Kate St. John   Recorder Arrangement
Oliver Kraus   String Arrangements
Beki Doe   String Arrangements
Bruno Ellingham   Engineer
Ewan Pearson   Producer,Engineer
Balazs Havasi   Composer
Peter Funke   Engineer
Yannick Grandjean   String Arrangements
Thomas Roussel   String Arrangements
Kristof Hajos   Composer,Lyricist
John Gilsenan   Artwork

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