The Rime of the Ancient Mariner tiger 025
"It is an ancient Mariner,
And he stoppeth one of three.
`By thy long grey beard and glittering eye,
Now wherefore stopp'st thou me?"
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge is an epic poem and now also an epic 25 track album/multimedia project from The Tiger Lillies.
Recording commenced in 2008 in Oakland, California with Myles Boisen (who also worked with us on Grammy nominated The Gorey End) and continued for 3 more years. Illustrious musicians were conscripted in to play, shout and stomp on the recordings, all for dry bread and rum. Artist Mark Holthusen foolishly agreed to join the crew and set to work producing images, a video and finally a monstrous multimedia film on 2 screens that will accompany the songs in live performances. The premier of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner will be at La Maison de la Musique, Nanterre, France on 16-18 March 2012.
The new cd has finally arrived in port, telling the tale of the Mariner and his fall from grace, journey to hell and back and his final redemption.
Double CD in gatefold digipack cover plus 12 page booklet with lyrics and photos.
The crew of the Ancient Mariner are
Martyn Jaques - Lead Vocals, Accordion, Dobro Guitar, Ukulele, Piano
Adrian Stout - Double Bass, Bass Guitar, Theremin, Musical Saw, Sleigh Bells, Backing Vocals
Adrian Huge - Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Myles Boisen - Guitar, Banjo, Tuned Gongs, Sound Design
Kim Boekbinder - Toy Piano
Rube Waddell (Freddi Price, Kirk Lomard, Max Baloian, Larry Henderson, Mark Growden, Morgan Guberman) - Stomps and Vocals
Seth Ford-Young - Bowed Bass
Alex Kelly - Cello
Matthias Bossi - Pump Organ
Chris Grady - Trumpet
Philip Greenlief - Tenor Saxaphone
Karen Kihlstedt - Tuned Gongs
Aurora Josephson, Carla Kihlstedt, Laurie Amat - Vocals
Interlude Text - read by Freddi Price
Basic tracks recorded November 4, 2008
at Guerrilla Recording, Oakland, California by Myles Boisen
and May 19-21, 2009
at Tin Pan Alley Studio, London by Steve Kent
Produced by The Tiger Lillies and Myles Boisen
Mixed and mastered by Myles Boisen
Performance on tour produced by Maison de la Musique de Nanterre, The Tiger Lillies and Quaternaire,
Design by Michal Horevaj and Dirk Walter
Art Direction and Photography by
This album is dedicated to our dear fan JAN ARILD who was a sailor
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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 28 February, 2012.
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