Cassandra Wilson’s ‘New Moon Daughter’ is a studio album by .Released on March 4, 1996 by Blue Note.
Track Listing : 1.Strange Fruit (Lewis Allan) – 05:33 . 2.Love Is Blindness (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.) – 04:53 . 3.Solomon Sang (Cassandra Wilson) – 05:56 . 4.Death Letter (Son House) – 04:12 . 5.Skylark (Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer) – 04:08 . 6.Find Him (Cassandra Wilson) – 04:37 . 7.I’M So Lonesome I Could Cry (Hank Williams) – 04:50 . 8.Last Train To Clarksville (Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart) – 05:15 . 9.Until (Cassandra Wilson) – 06:29 . 10.A Little Warm Death (Cassandra Wilson) – 05:43 . 11.Memphis (Cassandra Wilson) – 05:04 . 12.Harvest Moon (Neil Young) – 05:01
Musicians : Cassandra Wilson – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar . Chris Whitley – Guitar . Gary Breit – Hammond Organ . Kevin Breit – Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Banjo, Bouzouki . Brandon Ross – Acoustic & Electric Guitar . Gib Wharton – Pedal Steel Guitar . Mark Peterson – Bass . Lonnie Plaxico – Bass . Charles Burnham – Violin . Tony Cedras– Accordion . Jeff Haynes – Percussion, Bongos . Cyro Baptista – Percussion, Jew’S-Harp, Shaker . Dougie Bowne – Percussion, Drums, Whistle, Vibraphone . Graham Haynes – Cornet . Lawrence Butch Morris – Cornet . Peepers – Background Vocals
Production : Produced By Craig Street Danny Kopelson – Engineer, Mixing . Greg Calbi – Mastering . John Chiarolanzo – Assistant Engineer . Bill Emmons – Assistant Engineer . Scott Gormley – Assistant Engineer . Fred Kervorkian – Assistant Engineer . Steve Regina – Assistant Engineer . John R. Reigart Iii – Assistant Engineer . Tom Schick – Assistant Engineer
Package : David Mayenfisch – Photography . Berkeley Barnhill Stewart – Graphic Design
Recorded In 1995 – 1996 At The Turtle Creek Barn, Bearsville, Ny; Sound On Sound, New York City.
Released On March 4, 1996 By Blue Note.
The arrangements are fuller and a bit more conventional than on Dawn, but no less intoxicating. The songs are dotted with plunked acoustic guitars and the occasional violin or steel guitar, resulting in music for a mystical foggy swamp. […]
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The singer and her producer range far a-field in search of unorthodox material. “Strange Fruit,” a darkly compelling rendition of one of the most poignant poems ever written, weighs heavy on the album. […]
Which isn’t to mention the “Strange Fruit” that establishes the surpassing weirdness of Billie’s original, or the disastrous Monkees cover, designed to prove she has a sense of humor I’m now convinced isn’t there. […]