Studio recording, released in 2000.
For The Lonely Ones
Long Black Dress
Driving Through Fall
All songs written by Unni Wilhelmsen, except 'Long Black Dress'; lyrics by Unni, music by Unni & Espen Jørgensen, and 'For The Lonely Ones'; lyrics & music by Unni and Espen Jørgensen.
Memories from the time I worked nights in down town Oslo. A step back to pick up something and have a look at it before I close some doors.
Malcolm Burn is producing and mixing. To watch him do it, is impossible to forget. We recorded in his house, Clouet St. Studio in New Orleans, fall 1999. We had wine with Emmylou Harris and hang outs at legendary Kingsway Studios (Daniel Lanois). Bob Egan (Wilco, Madrugada) popped by for a little pedal steel while the tape was running. Carlo Nuccio plays drums on this album and on Tori Amos' Under The Pink! Head technician Jim Watts and I listened to Ani DiFranco. Great food! Great candle lights!
The recordings deserve listening under good conditions (volume up, ipod and a bus seat :)
Back in the Blonde is a detailed, atmospheric head set record from a dream come true in New Orleans. It can handle a car stereo at night.
Vocals & harmony vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, acoustic short scale guitar, single finger piano & toy piano on 'Long Black Dress', harmonica on 'Fortune Friday'
Acoustic guitar, electric guitars, mando guitar, vocals on 'For The Lonely Ones', harmony vocals
Drums, piano on 'St. Cecilia'
Pedal steel guitar on 'Fortune Friday'
Produced by Malcolm Burn
Recorded by Jim Watts at Clovet St. Studio New Orelans, sept. 1999, assisted by Zak Koock
Mixed by Malcolm Burn and Jim Watts
Mastered by Bjørn Engelmann, Cutting Room, Stockholm, assisted by Henrik Jonsson
Front cover, illustrations and writing by Unni Wilhelmsen
Artwork by Rune Skalstad, Clockwork production
Photo by Petra Kolosh