The Historical conquests of Josh Ritter

The Historical conquests of Josh Ritter - 2007 / Sony Victor / Independent Records


Performed by:

Zack Hickman double bass, electric bass, acoustic and electric guitar, baritone guitar, trombone, lap steel, background vocals
Liam Hurley drums and percussion
Sam Kassirer electric and acoustic pianos, organs, guitar, vibraphone, percussion
Josh Ritter vocals and guitars

With the Great North Sound Society Orchestra:

Tony Barba tenor sax, clarinet
Ariane Barbanell exclamations
Matt Douglas alto sax, baritone sax, bass clarinet, background vocals
Bill Fagley talking, vocals
Kirk Knuffke trumpet, flugelhorn
Joelle Lurie opera
Doug Rice background vocals, the runner
Sarah Whitney violins

Strings written and arranged by Sam Kassirer. Horns arranged by Sam Kassirer and Zack Hickman.

All songs written by Josh Ritter c/p Rural Songs (ASCAP)

Recording track list

  1. To the Dogs or Whoever — 3:02
  2. Mind's Eye — 2:53
  3. Right Moves — 3:44
  4. The Temptation of Adam — 4:12
  5. Open Doors — 2:35
  6. Rumors — 3:31
  7. Edge of the World — 1:41
  8. Wait for Love — 3:46
  9. Real Long Distance — 2:42
  10. Next to the Last Romantic — 2:49
  11. Moons — 0:51
  12. Still Beating — 3:49
  13. Empty Hearts — 4:40
  14. Wait for Love (You Know You Will) — 2:37

The Historical conquests of Josh Ritter: release info

2007 / Sony Victor / Independent Records

Produced by Sam Kassirer. Recorded at The Great North Sound Society.

All tracks engineered by Brandon Eggelston except for Edge of the World, Wait for Love, and Moons engineered by Sam. Still Beating and Adam engineered by Brandon and Sam. Additional recording by Kris Smith at Q Division.

Mixed by Jacquire King at the LBT, except Wait for Love and Adam which were mixed by Sam, Brandon, and Jacquire; and Edge of the World, which was mixed by Sam and Jacquire.

Mastered by Jeff Lipton and Jessica Thompson at Peerless.