The Decemberists ‎– The Crane Wife

Capitol Records ‎– CDP 0946 3 81618 2 0
CD, Album
File, AAC, Limited Edition


  • Artwork By [Design] – Carson Ellis, Colin Meloy and Mike King
  • Artwork By [Illustrations And Lettering] – Carson Ellis
  • Artwork By [Layout] – Mike King
  • Backing Vocals [Backing Voice]Ezra Holbrook
  • Backing Vocals [Backing Voice], Keyboards [Some Keyboardy Bits]Christopher Walla*
  • Double Bass [Upright Bass], Bass [Electric], Cello, Backing Vocals [Backing Voice], PercussionNate Query
  • Drums [Hand]Steve Drizos
  • Drums, Backing Vocals [Backing Voice], PercussionJohn Moen
  • Engineer [Assistant]Rich Hipp
  • Guitar [Electric], Bouzouki, Banjo, Guitar [Square Neck], Hurdy Gurdy, Guitar [Pedal Steel], Dulcimer [Hammered], Percussion, Backing Vocals [Backing Voice]Chris Funk
  • Mastered ByRoger Seibel
  • Mixed ByTucker Martine (tracks: CD-01 to CD-02c, CD-04 to CD-10)
  • Organ [Hammond], Accordion, Electric Piano [Wurlitzer], Piano, Organ [Pump], Synthesizer [Moog], Glockenspiel, Backing Vocals [Backing Voice], PercussionJenny Conlee
  • Other [A & R] – Ron Laffitte and Laurel Stearns
  • Other [Booking] – Kevin French
  • Other [Legal] – Gillian Bar
  • Other [Management] – Dawn Barger
  • PerformerThe Decemberists
  • Photography [Band Portraits Drawn From Photographs By] – Autumn de Wilde
  • ProducerChristopher Walla*, The Decemberists, Tucker Martine
  • Viola, ViolinEyvind Kang
  • Voice, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar [Electric], Bouzouki, PercussionColin Meloy
  • Written-ByColin Meloy


This release exclusively sold at Starbucks Coffee locations in the United States includes an additional card insert which is redeemable for two bonus tracks, only downloadable through the iTunes Music Store until March 31, 2007. <br><br> <u>Additional liner notes from booklet:</u> <br> <font size="1">All songs written by Colin Meloy, published by Osterozhna! Music (BMI) <br> Recorded at Kung Fu Bakery in Portland, Oregon between April and June, 2006 <br> <i>Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)</i> mixed by Christopher Walla at BJB <br> Mastered by Roger Seibel at SAE Mastering in Phoenix, AZ <br><br> Thank you: Tucker Martine, Christopher Walla, Dawn Barger, Sarah Smith, Kevin French, Rich Hipp, Carson Ellis, Mike King, Ron Laffitte, Laurel Stearns and all at Capitol Records, Autumn de Wilde and crew, Rachel Demy, Deborah Orr, Tim Ellis, Slim Moon, Maggie Vail and everyone at KRS, Chad Crouch, Rob Jones, Corrina Repp, Mark Staben, Wade Holmes, Paul Dalen, Adam Katz, Stef Zagorski, Kong, Marcel Cacdac, Ian Perkins, Joe Cunningham, Victor Paul, Sean Nelson, Bob Stark, Allen Garren, Laura Veirs, Alela Diane, Eyvind Kang, Ezra Holbrook, Petra Haden, Eugene and everyone at Eugenio's, Marissa Maier, Sarah Dykes, Kendrick Brown, Maile Meloy, Paul Montagne, Hank Meloy, Scout Funk, Rachel Blumberg, Steve Drizos, Lewi Longmire, James Beaton, Seann McKeel, Fang, Dave "Chronic Freeze" Friedlander, Connie Wohn, Bernadette Spear, John Burch, Gillian Bar, Rosemary Carroll, Phil Sarna, Patrick Templeman and everyone at PSBM, Cascade Media, D'Addario Strings, AKG Acoustics, Universal Audio, John Blasioli, Scott McCaughey, Wesley Stace and all our Friends and Family. <br><br> Dedicated to Henry Elis Meloy, Scout Fahey McKeel Funk, and the memory of Harriett Meloy and Louise Query </font>

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C1 0946 3 53984 1 0 The Decemberists The Crane Wife(2xLP, Album) Capitol Records C1 0946 3 53984 1 0 US 2006 Sell This Version
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