Our Precious City

by The Silver Hearts

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released January 1, 2004

The Silver Hearts are Jenny Ball (violin), Mike Bégin (guitar), Wyatt Burton (electric guitar), Trevor Davis (acoustic guitar), Charlie Glasspool (piano, trumpet), Jay Peters (percussion), Jesse Pilgrim (theremin, moogs), Kelly Pineault (accordion), Tom Reader (bass trombone), Brian Sanderson (sousaphone), Pat Walsh (harmonicas).

Lead vocal on tracks 5, 8, 10, 13: Trevor Davis
Lead vocal on tracks 1, 5, 9, 11, 15: Charlie Glasspool
Lead vocal on tracks 3, 6, 14: Kelly Pineault
Lead vocal on track 16: Tom Reader

Tracks 1, 10, 11, 15, written by Charlie Glasspool
Tracks 2, 6, 8, 12,13, 17, written by Trevor Davis
Tracks 3, 16, written by Dave Tough
Tracks 4 written by Tom Reader
Track 5 traditional, arranged by Dave Tough
Track 7 written by Mike Bégin and Kelly Pineult
Track 9 written by Kurt Weill
Track 14 written by Charlie Glasspool and Kelly Pineult

All songs published by The Silver Hearts (SOCAN), except for tracks 5 and 9.

Produced by the Silver Hearts and Bob Lanois.
Engineered and recorded by Bob Lanois at Bob's Shack.
Production assistance by Mithra Dubey at Killer Productions.
Mastered by Ian Osbourn at the PAU.
Design by Emmie Tsumura and Kelly Pineault.
Cover Art by Emmie Tsumura.
Layout by Jeramy Dodds, Leigh Kotsilidis, Kelly Pineault and Emmie Tsumura.
Title Script by John Mulvihill.

A special thanks to Mithra, we appreciate and value all of your efforts, and to Dave for writing such great songs, and playing with us in Peterborough. A special thanks to Cathy Petch. Thanks to Anthony Hignet, Bill Stunt at CBC, Anya Gwynne, Ian Osborn and Backlash Projects, Ray Henderson, Andrea Forsell at Word Works Press. Joe Hall, Trevor's family and friends, and to E.B. for inspiration, Miriam Stucky, The Sadies, Al Tuck, Carolyn Mark the best "terrible" hostess in the country, Paul from the Black Sheep, Ruth Magee, Emily, Stan and Janel Glasspool, Patti and Emily Shaughnessy, Bloodshot Bill and the Hubcaps for all your patience and humour, Richard Davis at the Canada Council for all your help, Kathrin Allgoewer at Queen Bee Management, The Hunter Street Hummer staff, the Mussells, Emmie Tsumura, The Burtons, Mitch and Ava Podolak, Mort and Emily Goss, sue, Julian and Jackson, Brian Mitolo, Capsule Music, Serena Ryder, Esther and Sashka, Hawksley Workman, Ford Pier, Jeramy Dodds, Geoff Berner, Lucas Doran, Johnathan Mucklow, Greg Clark at the Marquée, An Kosurko, Gary Magwood for your generosity, P.J. in Moncton, the Lanois family for your gracious hospitality, all the great staff at the Montréal House, Kristabelle, Marc and Alain Pineault, Peter André, Scooter, Don Skuce at Ed's Music, the Ball Family, Lance Loree and the Nonton Hotel, The Peterborough Arts Umbrella, Mark Hagarty, Jan Roos, Dugg Simpson in Vancouver, Magoo from the Blue Skies, Sarah Follett, Pascaline Knight and Jericho, Joe Hiscott, Tim and Jarret at Bluestreak, Dominic Lloyd, CKU in Alberta, and CKU in Ottawa.



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The Silver Hearts Peterborough, Ontario

Ensconced as the house band at the ancient, ramshackle tavern The Montreal House, the band attracted old friends and grew from a duo, to a quintet, to an anarchic horde of over a dozen players and singers, bringing a dark, absurdist edge to their reworkings of blues, country and tin-pan-alley music, and tore into originals, standards and contemporary covers with equal ferocity and grim glee. ... more

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