Various Artists - Crayon Angel: A Tribute to the Music of Judee Sill CD


American Dust is proud to announce the fall 2009 release of CRAYON ANGEL: A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF JUDEE SILL, featuring new recordings by Beth Orton, Bill Callahan, Ron Sexsmith, Final Fantasy, Nicolai Dunger, Marisa Nadler & Black Hole Infinity, Colossal Yes (with members of Six Organs of Admittance and Comets on Fire), Meg Baird, Frida Hyvönen, Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear and Department of Eagles, P.G. Six, Trembling Blue Stars, Princeton, plus our very own Bye Bye Blackbirds and Shalants.

Judee Sill was the first artist signed to David Geffen's Asylum Records and released two cherished cult LPs, 1971's Judee Sill and 1973's Heart Food, before vanishing from the music scene and eventually dying of a drug overdose in North Hollywood, California. Though forgotten for years, her music has enjoyed a period of rediscovery since her two studio albums were reissued on CD in 2005.

In addition to cover versions of songs from Judee's modest recorded output, Crayon Angel also features TWO NEW JUDEE SILL-PENNED SONGS, for which sheet music, but no known original recordings, survive. BETH ORTON brings to life the complex and lovely "Reach for the Sky," while BILL CALLAHAN records the epic slow-burn number "Like a Rainbow," a co-write with Judee's onetime boyfriend Lal Baum (great-grandson of Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum – how about that?).


Track list: 

01 Ron Sexsmith: “Crayon Angel”

02 Beth Orton: “Reach for the Sky”

03 Daniel Rossen: “Waterfall”

04 Frida Hyvönen: “Jesus Was a Cross Maker”

05 Shalants: “Lopin Along Thru the Cosmos”

06 Final Fantasy: “The Donor”

07 Nicolai Dunger: “Soldier of the Heart”

08 Trembling Blue Stars: “Lady-O”

09 Colossal Yes: “The Phoenix”

10 Marissa Nadler & Black Hole Infinity: “The Kiss”

11 Princeton: “Down Where the Valleys Are Low”

12 The Bye Bye Blackbirds: “There’s a Rugged Road”

13 Meg Baird: “When the Bridegroom Comes”

14 Bill Callahan: “For a Rainbow”

15 P.G. Six: “Til Dreams Come True”